PTC to implement new building fees

Starting April 4, a new — and sometimes more expensive — structure for building fees will take effect in Peachtree City.

Gone will be a rate that calculates new building construction fees based on their square footage. Instead, the new fees take into account the total valuation of the project, based on either the contract for the work or a valuation table adopted twice a year by the International Code Council.

This will eliminate the difference between how a commercial project is valued and how residential construction is valued, city officials said.

The result is that while some fees will be higher, some other fees will also be lower than previously set, officials said.

“The new fee structure for building permits is a complete revision of how the fee is calculated,” said Community Development Director David Rast. “Previously, the rate was based on project square footage, and now it is based on total project valuation.”

Peachtree City requires a building permit to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. Also, individual building permits are required when changing any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system or replacing siding or roofs, or building a fence or swimming pool.

The new fees in part recognize that “economies of scale for larger projects should result in a lower fee per $1,000 as projects grow in value,” officials said in a news release.

The new rate structure also provides a significant penalty for those who perform any construction work without obtaining the proper permit. The new fees call for such instances to require a permit fee of “double the standard fee amount” so as to “encourage people to obtain permits at the correct time,” officials said.

Last year, the city outsourced nearly all of its building department to the private company SAFEbuilt, a nod to the city nearing its build-out.

Residents and contractors can view the new permit fee schedule on Peachtree City’s web site at

PTC Observer
PTC Observer's picture
Joined: 04/23/2007

equal taxes.....

pretty simple concept.

Mike King
Mike King's picture
Joined: 11/29/2006
For Goodness Sakes!

It's certainly nice to know that to obtain a permit to repair my roof, I will be charged $100.00. The same for a fence or siding. Now should I change contractors, the fee jumps to $200.00. Further, should the repair be required due to a storm or another act of God the city requires a 3-5 day wait for the permit to be issued. Of course these do not include weekends or holidays.

Thank you so much city staff for looking out for us private citizens!

What happens if I do the repairs myself and not bother to call the staffers?

bad_ptc's picture
Joined: 01/18/2006
Mike King, Good to have you back!

Please tell me Bonkers wasn't allowed back too?

roundabout's picture
Joined: 01/01/2011

Bonkers was an Independent. He won't be allowed back!

Mike King
Mike King's picture
Joined: 11/29/2006

Thank you.

Cyclist's picture
Joined: 05/15/2007
Mike King

I agree with's good to have you back.

pumpkin's picture
Joined: 08/19/2009

that's the way to pull in new business. idiots!

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