FOR BUILDING PERMIT AND INSPECTION FEES, PLEASE CONTACT THE
BUILDING INSPECTION DIVISION:
Building Inspections | 303-538-7250 | buildings@ThorntonCO.gov
FOR LANDSCAPING PERMIT AND FEES, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR A PERMIT AND DETAILED FEES:
Landscaping Permit Application
FOR WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION FEES, PLEASE CONTACT THE
UTILITY BILLING OFFICE:
Utility Billing | 303-538-7370 | developmentfees@ThorntonCO.gov
Water Connection Fee Increase
DEVELOPMENT FEE CHECKLIST
The following list of fees includes most fees that are associated with land development in the City of Thornton. The list is not a comprehensive list of all fees.
Fees include one initial and two subsequent staff reviews of the application and supporting documentation. Subject to the Director’s discretion, each additional review by staff shall be assessed additional review fees equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the original application fee.
PLANNING & ZONING FEES
|Amendments (Development Permits and Appeals Board)||$290|
|Architectural review fee for residential units||$100/lot|
|Cash-in-lieu payment for park, open space and trail acreage requirements||Residential: $1.50/square foot|
Commercial: $3/square foot
|Comprehensive Plan Amendment||$350|
|Conceptual Site Plan||$695|
|Development Permit (original approval)||$580|
|Development Code Variance||$115|
|Development Code Text Amendment||$580|
|Inactivity Fee (applications that have not made a resubmittal within 180 days of the previous staff comment letter)||100% of initial application fee|
|Metropolitan District Service Plan Application Fee ||$6,500 (potential additional fees)|
|Metropolitan District Material Modification of Service Plan Application Fee||$4,000 (potential additional fees)|
|Minor Development Permit||$100|
|Oil and Gas Permit||$695.00 plus $15.00 per acre|
|Residential Development Allocation||$75/lot|
|Specific Use Permit (also requires a Development Permit)||$115|
|Subdivision Plat Application||$230 plus $15/acre|
|Subdivision Plat Amendments||$250|
|Temporary Use Permit||$90|
|Vacation of ROW||$250|
|Zoning to Planned Development District||$695 plus $15/acre|
|Zoning to Preservation/Revitalization District Plant||$290|
|Zoning Verification Letter||$45|
Development Engineering Plan Review Fees
Subject to the Director's discretion, if the DA discussions extend longer than six months or more than twenty hours for original DA's and ten hours for DA amendments, additional charges may be required to complete the agreement. This will be assessed by an overall charge of $50/hour, in 30-minute increments, per city staff member involved.
DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING REVIEW FEES
|Developer's Agreement (DA)||$1000 (potential additional fees)|
|Developer's Agreement (DA) Amendment||$500 (potential additional fees)|
|Construction Documents after 3rd review (at Director’s discretion)||$150/hour|
|Floodplain Development Permit||$600|
(Individual Single Family Lot: $150/lot)
Construction Permit Use Tax Calculations
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT USE TAX & FEES
|Construction Permit Fee||1.5% of total contract cost ($30 minimum)|
|Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure TV Inspection Fee||3% of sanitary sewer main cost|
|Franchise Permit Fee
|Materials Sales and Use Tax||3.75% of 50% of total contract cost (not applied toward grading costs)|
Construction Equipment Declarations
The Thornton Municipal Code requires all contractors that store or use construction equipment in the City to complete a construction equipment declaration form for all equipment with a purchase price of at least $2,500. A declaration is also required for all leased or rented construction equipment regardless of its value.
This declaration should be completed within
90 days of bringing the equipment into the City. If additional equipment is used on the project or if the equipment is used for a longer than originally anticipated, an additional declaration must be submitted at the completion of the project. For projects where the equipment is used for less than 90 days, the declaration must be filed within 10 days of substantial completion of the project.
All construction equipment is subject to use tax. The amount of use tax due depends on how long the equipment is located in the City and how much municipal sales/use tax was previously paid on the equipment. Do not confuse sales and use tax with SMM taxes paid upon registration of equipment.
Please complete an equipment declaration form for all equipment to be used on your project. If another City’s sales or use tax was paid on the equipment declared, please enclose documentation (such as invoices or assessment letters) showing payment of such tax. Upon receipt of the declaration, the City will calculate the amount of any tax due and will send an assessment. If the equipment is voluntarily declared, you will only be responsible for the tax due.
If the City discovers use of equipment through an audit of the project, you will be assessed for tax, penalty and interest.
Subcontractors bringing equipment into the City are also required to complete declaration forms, so please provide all your subcontractors with copies of the equipment declaration form. Forms can be obtained from the City Sales Tax Division or on pages eight and nine of the following link: Construction Permit Handout
If you have any questions, please call the City Sales Tax Division at 303-538-7400.