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Building Design Stock Plan Review#

Are variations or options allowed in a stock plan?highlight_off
Can I have more options than are shown on the application?highlight_off
Is stock plan a building permit?highlight_off
Do stock plans expire?highlight_off
What can I expect from the review process?highlight_off

Why Review? Reviews address code at the design phase which reduces costly re-construction and failed inspections by reviewing for compliance prior to construction. 

Who Reviews? The project is reviewed by many City Departments for compliance with building codes, land use code, zoning, historic, flood plain, and other project specific requirements.

I received an e-mail that a "Resubmittal is Requested," does that mean I have to submit for a new permit or start from the beginning? 

No, your stock plan has not been denied. This just means that:

  1. A reviewer may need additional information, clarification, or has questions about your project. 
  2. Or a specific drawing, critical detail, page or form may be missing from the submittal.
  3. Or plans do not comply with codes/requirements and need to be revised to show compliance. 

How do I resubmit my plans/documents?

Follow the resubmittal instructions in the email you received. New documents should be named v2 (v=version   #=round of review).

How long will it take to process a resubmittal?

Resubmittals have priority and are typically assigned a two week max turn around after submitted for building code items. You may contact the reviewer directly for questions about their timeline.

Stock Plan Review Status

  1. Use the Citizen Portal
  2. Under the Building category, select 'Search permits' (see photo above)
  3. Enter the  stock plan number (SP0xxxx), scroll down, click  'Search'.
  4. Click 'Record Info' for drop down list of options (top left corner)
  5. Select 'Workflow Tasks'
    • No icon = task has not been activated/routed yet (not complete)
    • Hourglass = not completed, in process, or additional items are needed from the applicant.
    • Green check mark = completed task
  6. Click the grey triangle/arrow next to each task to view holds/comments from each reviewer.

Building and Zoning Review Times 

This chart provides target review dates for Zoning (Land Use Code Compliance review) and Building Code review. For most permit types Zoning (Land Use Code Compliance) will activate and open up the workflow of the permit and start the review time for building and all departments.

  • Target dates are subject to change due to workload.
  • Times are given in calendar days.

 

Project Type

Zoning Review Time 

Building Code Review Time

All Stock Plans

7

21

Do I need a permit for a sales trailer or sales office in a model home?highlight_off

Stock Plan Design Review#

Building Type Requirements Fees NEW! Starting 01/01/2022 Submit

Single Family Detached House

R-3

Single Family House Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com 

Residential Secondary Building (garage, carport, etc.) 

S or U

Coming Soon $200 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Duplex (Two Family)

R-3

Duplex (Two Family) Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Single Family Attached Townhome Building

R-3

Single Family Attached Townhome Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Multi-family Building

R-2

Multi-Family Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

$2000 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Commercial Secondary Building (Garage etc.)

S or U

Commercial Secondary Building Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Lot Specific Permits#

Submittal Requirements
Document Required Description  Naming Conventions
Permit Application * Building Permit Application

*Combine both documents into a single PDF

Apps - Address - v1

Example:

Apps - 1234 Example St - v1

Housing Model Variety Affidavit * Housing Model Variety Form
Site Plan  Lot specific site plan drawn to scale, showing the building with distance to property lines and adjacent structures on the same lot (if any) and setbacks. 

Site Plan - Address - v1

Example:

Site Plan - 1234 Example St - v1

Lot Specific Foundation Plans

Lot specific footing and foundation design stamped and signed by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer. (Framing Plans do not need to be included).

NOTE: Even though preliminary foundation plans are reviewed with stock plan design, soils types and water table vary across Fort Collins, and within developments, which is why site-specific foundation design is required. 

FF Plans - Address - v1

Example:

FF Plans - 1234 Example St - v1

How to calculate lot specific permit fees NEW! Starting 01/01/2022#

Step 1: Calculate plan check feehighlight_off
Occupancy Type Plan Check Fee 

Single Family Detached House

R-3

$275 

Residential Secondary Building (Garage etc) 

S or U

$100

Duplex (Two Family)

R-3

$275 (per unit)

Single Family Attached (Townhome) 

R-3

$275 (per unit)

Multi-family Building

R-2

$1000

Commercial Secondary Building (Garage etc.)

S or U 

$100
Step 2: Calculate building permit feehighlight_off
  • Identify occupancy type from chart below
  • Calculate cost per square foot for occupancy type
  • Add the total cost per square foot of each occupancy (if applicable). Take 65% of the total amount to calculate building permit fee to be collected at the time of permit issuance.
  • See the sales and use tax calculator below for use tax calculation – total labor and materials.

   
Occupancy Type Fee rate per square foot
R-2 (Apartment/Multi-Family)  $0.35 
R-3 (Single Family Detached/Duplex/Townhome)  $0.65 
S (Storage)  $0.40 
U (Utility)  $0.40 

Footing and Foundation Permit Fees

Footing and Foundation permits are optional and not available for additions, - New Buildings Only

Project Type

Footing and Foundation Permit Fee

Single Family Detached House

$150

Single Family Attached (Townhome)

$150

Duplex (Two Family)

$200

Multi-family

$1000

Footing and Foundation Permit Feeshighlight_off

Footing and Foundation Permit Fees.

Footing and Foundation permits are optional and not available for additions, - New Buildings Only

Project Type

Footing and Foundation Permit Fee

Single Family Detached House

$150

Single Family Attached (Townhome)

$150

Duplex (Two Family)

$200

New Manufactured Home

$150

Commercial Addition

$500

New Com-Ind Mixed Use Building (commercial/industrial/mixed use)

$500

Multi-family

$1000

Step 3: Permit fees assessed by other departmentshighlight_off
Fee Type by department Fee Description
City and County Sales/Use Tax 

4.65% on half of the total construction valuation – view Sales Tax website at https://www.fcgov.com/salestax/tax-rates.php

See sales tax calculator below

Capital Expansion Fees and Larimer County Regional Road Fees

Capital Expansion Fees:

  • Community Parkland 
  • Neighborhood Parkland 
  • Fire 
  • General Governmental Services 
  • Police

Based on square footage of a new building and or per dwelling unit for residential. https://www.fcgov.com/finance/capitalexpansion.php

Transportation Capital Expansion Fees and Larimer County Regional Road Fees:

Fees are based on type of development, new traffic being added to the transportation system, and last approved use for the site. Development categories are defined by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Trip Generation Manual, not the International Building and Residential Codes. For a detailed listing of fees, please visit: https://www.fcgov.com/engineering/tcef.php
Water & Sewer Fees:

Plant Investment Fees and Water Rights -- schedules and further information available by contacting a Utility Rate and Fee Specialist:

(970) 416-4252

utilityfees@fcgov.com 

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/business/builders-and-developers/plant-investment- development-fees

Stormwater Fee:

Plant Investment Fee - For further information contact a Utility Rate and Fee Specialist: 

(970) 416-4252

utilityfees@fcgov.com

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/business/builders-and-developers/plant-investment- development-fees
Electric Underground Secondary Service Charge:
  • Single Family Residence Elec. Secondary Service (typical) charges may vary depending on service …$ 2,030.00
  • Temporary Pedestal Service - per Single Family Residence (unattached)…$ 305.57

Other development charges may apply.

Additional information and electric development fee calculator:

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/business/builders-and-developers/plant-investment-

development-fees/electric-development-fee-estimator

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/rates-fees.php 

Contact Light & Power Engineering at:

(970) 221-6700 

electricprojectengineering@fcgov.com

Poudre School District Impact Fee (per dwelling unit)
  • Single Family Detached, or 2-4 attached dwelling units...$1,710.00
  • 5 or more attached dwelling units...$855.00
Thompson School District Impact Fee (per dwelling unit)
  • Single Family Detached, or 2-4 attached dwelling units...$1,382.00
  • 5 or more attached dwelling units...$946.00

 

Step 4: How to Payhighlight_off
Payment Method Permit Fee Range Transaction Fee

Debit / Credit Card  (Can be paid online starting October 4th)

 

$0.00 $2,500 

2.00% + $0.25 flat fee 

$2,500.01 and above 

2.75%  

eCheck (New! for online payments starting October 4th)

Any amount

$0.50 flat fee 

Check (drop checks in the blue drop box on the Northwest side of the building - 281 N. College Ave. Box is checked several times each business day)

Any amount  

 Free

Sales Tax Calculator#

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