Douglas County is increasing its building permit fee for the first time in a decade. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.
Douglas commissioners approved increasing the building permit fee by 3.2 percent after learning that the county charges one of the the cheapest rates in Western Nevada.
Carson City collects more than 5-thousand dollars to permit construction valued at $250,000.
Washoe County is charging more than 3-thousand for a similar project, while the new Douglas fee is about 26-hundred.
The last time the fee was raised was 2007 before the Great Recession.
The cost of a permit could increase further should voters approve a measure on the November ballot that would charge $400 per residential unit to help pay for roads.
You can read more at Northern Nevada Business View.