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Planning, Development & Building ConstructionCommunity Development Fees

Building Related Fees   ~   Impact Fees   ~   Development Related Fees

Building Related Fees
Miscellaneous Single Family Permits
$0 - $1000 $35.00*
$1,001 - $2,000 $70.00
$2,001 - $3,000 $77.00
$3,001 - $50,000 $77.00 + $9.00 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000
$50,001 and above $500.00 plus $3.50 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 over $50,000
New Structure Single Family Permits
$500 - $2,000 $35.00
$2,001 - $3,000 $38.50
$3,001 - $50,000 Add $4.50 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000
$50,001 and above $250 plus $3.50 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 over $50,000
Miscellaneous Commercial Permits
$0 - $1,000 $35.00
$1,001 - $2,000 $70.00
$2,001 - $3,000 $77.00
$3,001 - $50,000 Add $77.00 plus $9.00 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000
$50,001 and above $500 plus $4.00 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 over $50,000
Plan Checking Fee 75% of permit fee - non-refundable
New Structure Commercial Permits
$500 - $2,000 $35.00
$2,001 - $3,000 $38.50
$3,001 - $50,000 Add $4.50 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000
$50,001 and above $250 plus $4.00 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 over $50,000
Plans Checking Fee 75 % of permit fee - non-refundable
Flat Fee Permits
Construction Trailers $25.00
Demolition $50.00
Electrical < 200 amps $25.00
Electrical > 200 amps $35.00
HVAC Change Out $50.00 per unit single family or multi-family residential
Landscape Irrigation $100.00 plus surety deposit of $200. Surety is refundable if final inspection is approved within 6 months of permit issuance.
Manufactured Homes $25.00 plus applicable impact fees`
Moving a Structure $100.00
Spa (portable) $50.00
Swimming Pool or Spa Single Family $100.00 plus surety deposit of $200. Surety is refundable if final inspection is approved within 6 months of permit issuance.
Swimming Pool or Spa Commercial $150.00 plus surety deposit of $200. Surety is refundable if final inspection is approved within 6 months of permit issuance.
Tent or Air Supported Structure $50.00
Water Feature (Fountains) $100.00 plus surety deposit of $200. Surety is refundable if final inspection is approved within 6 months of permit issuance.
Other Building Related Fees

Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals

   $75
Reinspection $50.00
Remark Single Family Plans $50.00
Safety Inspection $100.00
Single Family Plan Checking for Withdrawn Permits $50.00 or 10% of permit fee, whichever is larger
Stop Work Double Permit Fee plus possible fine

* Fees shall be waived for single family construction alterations to enlarge, alter, repair, remodel or add additions to existing structures when the value of said alteration is less than $1,000. A permit is still required. Mechanical work is not subject to this waiver.

Building permit fees are based on a comparison of the declared value of construction and the minimum value of construction as outlined Building Valuation Data as published by the International Code Council. The fee is calculated using the higher of the two compared figures.

Impact Fees

Impact fees are due before a building permit will be issued for both residential and commercial construction. There are two types of Impact Fees. One is a Beaufort County fee and the other is a Town of Hilton Head Island fee.

The Beaufort County fee which is applicable in the Town of Hilton Head Island is composed of three charges: parks, roads and libraries. All three fees are applied to building permits for residential units including single family, manufactured homes, multi-family and duplex construction. Park and library fees are standard amounts; however road fees change based on the use. Contact 843-341-4757 for impact fee amount..

The Town of Hilton Head assesses a Transportation Impact Fee on all new development. Transportation impact fees are used to finance qualifying transportation improvements. Transportation impact fees for development are based on land use category and the number of trips generated by that particular use.

The fee required for single family residential construction is $635 for structures under 1,500 square feet of total construction (heated and unheated space combined). Structures over 1,500 square feet of heated and unheated space are charged a fee of $816. Manufactured housing is accessed a flat fee of $410 per unit.

For additional information and a schedule of impact fee calculations see Title 16 of the Town of Hilton Head Island Municipal Codeexternal link icon, Chapter 5, Article XVIII

Planning & Development Related Fees
Planning Commission
Zoning Map Amendment $500
Design Review Board
New Development-Conceptual $175
New Development-Final $175
Alteration or Addition $100
Minor External Change $50
Signs (including temporary sign) $25 + $25 per sign face
Waiver Request No Fee
Board of Zoning Appeals
Special Exception $200
Variance $250
Appeal $100
Development Plan Review
Abbreviated Development Plan Review $50 + $10 per unit
Residential (multi-family) $200 + $10 per lot/unit
Non-Residential (other than Hotel/Motel) $500 + $20/1,000 SF of GFA
Hotel/Motel $200 + $10/room + Non-Residential Fee for other GFA
Horizontal Construction Only - No new buildings (excluding subdivisions) $100
PUD Master Plan $300 + $2 per acre
Subdivision Review
Minor Subdivision Review $100 + $10 per lot
Major Subdivision Review $200 + $10 per lot
Pre-Clearing Inspection
First and Second Inspection No Fee
Each Reinspection $200 per inspection
Certificate of Compliance
First and Second Inspection No Fee
Each Reinspection $200 per inspection
Traffic Related Items
Traffic Impact Analysis Plan $250

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