I'm courious what you other guys have to pay for a deck permit.
It's getting ridiculous at the city of austin permit office. Besides the fact you can only apply for a permit on mondays for a few hours & even fewer hours on wednesday, the permits are running around 800.00
Considering the major pita it is to go down there & get one I inquired about cost with some of the permit expediting services here. Most want around 750.00 for a deck permit or 150.00 per hour. So now I have to tell folks that do not want to pick up their own permit it'll be another 1500 bucks?
All the other neighboring cities are pretty easy to deal with & cheap other than Lakeway, they are as bad or worse that cofa.
Yes we just have to suck it up, what choice do we have?
I had a nice deck/pergola job ready to go other than the permit. I tell the guy he can save $ by getting the permit himself after I provide him with everthing he needs or I can do it for 600. He chooses to go himself, after spending two days at the permit office & not even getting the application finalized he calls me. Says he's frustrated with the city process & pulls the plug on the deal til this fall when he has more time.
The town I am in charges a flat fee of $25 for any permit (no inspections), some of the other municipalities charge from $10 to $25 per thousand, others don't even issue permits.
Is that the water and sewer hookup also? My town is 16 to 17k for permits impact fees and sewer/water hook up. Crazy.