Licenses and Permits

The city of Monticello does not require a business license to operate a business within the city limits. However, in order to remain compliant with state law and maintain quality of city utilities, the city has several permits required for connection to local utilities as part of the building permit process.

The building & utilities permit process is initiated by submitting a Building Permit Application (Including building plans with application, which can expedite the process). Building permit fees are based on the estimated construction cost of the buildings; see the fee schedule below. After the Building Permit Application is received, the City Engineer will conduct a site inspection. Once the site is approved by the City Engineer, construction can begin.

At various stages of the construction process, the building's electrical, gas, and plumbing will have to be inspected before the building can be occupied or used; see the fee schedule for the various inspections below.

Building Permits:

New Residential Construction:
*$15 Permit Fee
*$0.15 per square foot under roof
*$35 per inspection (foundation, framing, masonry, final)
Residential Remodel
*$15 Permit Fee
*$2.00 per $1,000 of construction cost
*$35 per inspection
Commercial Construction:
*$50 Permit Fee
*$2.00 per thousand ($1,000) up to $2,000,000 construction cost then $1.00 per thousand ($1,000) for remainder
*State Fee $0.50 per thousand ($1,000) up to $2,000,000 construction cost up to $1,000 fee
*$35 per inspection

 

Utilities Permits:

Permit Fee $15
$.07 cents per sq/ft under roof (New Construction Only)
Inspection $35
Re-Inspection $35

Commercial: $1.00 per $1,000 of Plumbing Job

 

Electrical Permits:

Permit Fee $15
$.07 cents per sq/ft under roof (New Construction Only)
Inspection $35
Re-Inspection $35

Commercial:
$1 per $1,000 of Electrical Job

 

HVAC Permits:

Permit Fee $15
$.07 cents per sq/ft under roof (New Construction Only)
Inspection $35
Re-Inspection $35
Unit Change Out $35

Commercial:
$1 per $1,000 of HVAC Job

 

Moving Permits:

Manufactured and Mobile Home Placement $85
Manufactures and Mobile Home Moving Permit:
$50 refundable Cash Bond or $1000 Indemnity Bond
$25 per day of moving
Must have approval from the Chief of Police as to the route to be followed

 

Occupancy Permits:

Single Family $20
Multi-Family $30 Under 2000 Sq Ft
Multi-Family $50 Over 2000 Sq Ft
Business $40 Under 2000 Sq Ft
Business $60 Over 2000 Sq Ft

 

Roofing Permits:

Permit Fee $15
Inspection $35
Re-Inspection $35

Commercial:
Cost of Roofing Job X .005 = Permit Fee