The cost to do business with Coweta County’s planning and zoning departments have gone up.
The Coweta County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved fee changes for the county’s Zoning and Development Review services at their meeting Tuesday.
The fee changes are the first since 1999, and in county documents, it was suggested that the price increases were due to increases in postal fees. First class postage will go from 33 cents to 60 cents on July 1.
In addition, the work conducted by zoning and development has increased since the last time the zoning fees were adjusted. According to county documents, Coweta County dealt with, on average, 10-15 zoning cases per year in the late 90s.
According to Angela White, assistant director of development services with the county, in a county document, there will be 20 zoning cases in the next six week period, and the Board of Zoning Appeals meets each month now with an average of seven cases for review.
For plan review fees, multi-family developments will go from $500 for the first building and $100 for each additional building to $600 for the first building and $150 for each additional building. Offices will go from $500 and $200 to $600 and $250.
Commercial developments will go from $500 for the first building and $250 for each additional building to $600 for the first building and $250 for the first building, while industrial developments will go from $500 for the first building and $200 for each additional building to $600 for the first building and $250 for each additional building.
Land disturbance and grading fees will go from a $550 base and $65 for each disturbed acre for a $2,000 maximum to a $650 base, $75 for each disturbed acre and a $3,000 maximum.
Subdivision review fees have climbed as well, from $100 for a preliminary plat, for construction plans and erosion control plans and a final plat, to $300 for a preliminary plat, $500 for construction plans and erosion control plans and $300 for a final plat.
For lot fees, a one-time user fee of $750, up from $600, will be assessed prior to issuing a building permit on any lot of a subdivision, with $100 assessed for the purpose of tree preservation, while “as-built” site plan review fees go from $100 to $300.