Fees for applications and petitions filed pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance shall be paid to and collected by the Hamilton County Plan Commission and shall be deposited according to procedures established by the county auditor. No part of any fee shall be returnable to the applicant.
Any person or persons who shall initiate construction of a structure or change of use of a structure or property prior to obtaining an Improvement Location Permit/Building Permit, or any Plan Commission or BZA reviews and approvals, or any other required permits shall pay up to three times the amount of the nominal permit fee. The offenses are as follows:
1st offense: 1 1/2 times the regular fee.
2nd offense: 2 times the regular fee.
3rd offense: 3 times the regular fee.
Application Fee Exemption
No application fee shall be required to be paid by any Hamilton County or Township governmental agency for construction or remodeling of any public building or structure.
No fee or permit shall be required for normal maintenance and repair operations, including, but not limited to, roofing, flooring repairs, plumbing, and heating repairs and replacement, insulation and minor adjustments or replacements to building openings, such as doors and windows.