Commercial Construction

Initial point of contact: Tammie Loth, development coordinator, (830) 997-7521
  1. Step one - check zoning of subject property to insure compatibility of proposed use.
  2. Step two - meet with city planning department to discuss site plan, landscaping, screening, storm water detention, parking, historic district requirements, signs, impervious cover, and zoning.
  3. Step three - meet with city building department to discuss permitting and plan reviewing process, current adopted building codes, site requirements, occupancy type, construction type and accessibility requirements.
  4. Step four - meet with city engineering department to discuss addressing, water and sewer requirements and electrical needs.
  5. Step five - submit proper drawings and applications along with a completed energy code compliance work sheet for any required board actions, i.e., Planning and Zoning Commission and Historic Review Board.
  6. Step six - submit all construction drawings, energy code compliance work sheet, as well as proof of architectural barriers review to building department. Permit fees as well as other associated fees can be found on the fee schedule.  
The City of Fredericksburg has adopted the 2009 International Building Code.

Associated Commercial Construction Fees



A. Fees for building permits:

  1. Commercial buildings: new construction and added square footage- eighteen cents per square foot of floor space for the first two thousand five hundred (2500) square feet, plus ten cents per square foot for the next two thousand five hundred (2500) square feet, plus seven cents per square foot for the amount of floor space in excess of five thousand (5000) square feet, with a minimum fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
  2. Industrial buildings: eighteen cents per square foot of floor space for the first two thousand five hundred (2500) square feet, plus ten cents per square foot for the next two thousand five hundred (2500) square feet, plus seven cents per square foot for the amount of floor space in excess of the five thousand (5000) square feet, with a minimum fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
  3. Alterations not adding square footage will be based on the cost of construction.  

B. Impact fees:



See Impact Fee Ordinance, Chapter 5, Article X, CODE OF ORDINANCES, City of FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS

Water Connection Impact Fees:




¾" Water Meter $1,840.00
1" Water Meter $2,944.00
2" Water Meter $11,776.00




Sewer Connection Impact Fees (based on water meter size):



¾" Water Meter $2,160.00
1" Water Meter $3,456.00
2" Water Meter $13,824.00


C. Water and sewer tap fees:



Water Connections: Water meter & service connection includes up to 40 linear feet



Water
¾" Water Meter $1,500.00 + $37.50 per linear foot over 40 linear feet
1" Water Meter $1,550.00 + $38.75 per linear foot over 40 linear feet
2" Water Meter $1,750.00 + $43.75 per linear foot over 40 linear feet

Sewer Connections: Sewer connection includes up to 40 linear feet



Sewer
4" (new or replacement) $1,025.00 + $25.60 per linear foot over 40 linear feet
6" Property owner responsible, in accordance with City Ordinance



D. Electrical service: The owner is responsible for all costs on electrical service. An electrical service application must be filled out and submitted to the City of Fredericksburg electric department superintendent. An estimate will then be established and payment received before work commences.


E. Plan review fees:



Projects exceeding $250,000.00 in value will be assessed a plan review fee. This fee will be set at one half the building permit fee.


Larger projects may call for independent review from SBCCI and owner pays all costs incurred.