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Fee ID: 3149 Category: Building Permit Fees Fee Name: Technology Surcharge Fee (Building) Description (Short): The Technology Surcharge is a valuation based charge which has been in place since 1992. It is calculated as a percentage of the building permit fee and plan review fee combined. Description (Long):


The Technology Surcharge can only be refunded if no portion of the work authorized by the permit has commenced. Refund requests must be in writing and received within 120 days of the date of permit issuance.  The permit must be formally withdrawn, and deactivated by the permit holder. A $50 refund processing fee shall be deducted from all refunds. 

Contact Information:; City of Sacramento Call Center 311 or 916-264-5011 Ordinance Information: Resolution 2009-195
Fee Amount: See Calculation Note Fee Purpose: The technology fee is used to pay for the maintenance of current information systems and implementation of information system needs as they are identified. For activities which are only subject to the Plan Review fee or the Building Permit fee but not both the 8% surcharge is applied to these fees singularly. Fee Calculation Type: Formula Calculation Note: 8% of the Plan Review Fee (if applicable) and Building Permit Fee (if applicable). Fee Type: Fee Attachment: