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I don't wanna start the process of submitting plans to the city until I have an idea of what to expect.... The building will be two levels, so that makes it 2500sq.ft. per level.... So I'm looking to understand how the permit cost is calculated and I'm also hoping you'd give me what you think will be the cost just so I have an idea.... is it $100 or $10,000 and what determines the cost?
Hello again, the permit cost is calculated on the assessed value of the completed project regardless of type of construction or home owner doing the work.Your very best move will be to stop by the Modesto builders exchange, walk up to the front desk, and tell them you are looking a little for a bit of free advice from an established local home builder... he will be way more than happy to give you the benefit of his experience with the *local burocracy in the hopes of getting part of your project.... that is crucial...you will not have to give him your name or location of the proposed building site.
Arrive between 7 and 8 am on a week day.I have seen projects in some cities where the building permit and ongoing inspection costs have been 30% or more of a finished project costs.Construction costs if you have work done by a contractor on that job will be between $70 and $100 per square foot if you do most of the work you can reduce that by 50% or so. CLICK HERE FOR THE NATIONAL AVERAGES AND BREAK DOWNAny closer estimate with the data given would be a disservice to you... each job is different... and for the purposes of permits and taxation, doing it yourself does not save any money.... it is the city that will determine the value in any case... even if you could show you got the work done for nothing and the materials free... the building permit costs and property taxes etc would remain the same.Modesto California costs will be 10 to 15% higher than the average shown here if the lot is level.Let me know what you think, we can go from there.Phil
Thank you very much, you've been a great help... I'll continue my research and will contact you if I have anymore questions.