Residential Construction

THESE ARE CONSIDERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION.


Initial Point of Contact: Tammie Loth, Development Coordinator, (830) 997-7521

THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE

STEP ONE

  • Acquire application for building permits and application for Historic Review if within Historic District.

STEP TWO
  • Submit completed application along with two copies of site plan, completed energy code compliance form and working drawings for plan review. Review requires a minimum twenty four hours.
  • Site plans must contain anything done on the site, ie. street curbing, driveway, walks, all structures, fences etc. and indicate required building setback. On uncurbed lots street curbing will be a requirement of the project.
  • Working drawings need dimensions, window and door sizes, plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment locations, electrical outlets, switches, lights, fans, and panel locations.
STEP THREE

Associated fees are as follows;


  • Building permit cost is based on fifteen ($.15) cents per square foot for everything under roof.
  • Accessory buildings are seven ($.07) cents per square foot.
  • Impact fee: See Impact Fee Ordinance, Chapter 5, Article X, CODE OF ORDINANCES, City of FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS
  • Initial electrical fee is three hundred dollars ($300) up to two hundred amps (200). An estimate from the electric department supervisor will be required for larger services.
  • Temporary meter loop connect is seventy five dollars ($75).
  • If water and sewer taps must be installed the cost are as follows:

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

These costs are in addition to the impact fees.

STEP FOUR

Obtain necessary permits and commence construction.  Required inspections include: Foundation (prior to pour), Plumbing Rough In, Temporary Electric, Water & Sewer Lines, Underground Electric, FPME (framing, plumbing top out, mechanical and electric rough ins), Gas, TOPS (permanent electric service), and Final.