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Fee Detail

Fee ID: 5671 Category: Building Permit Fees Fee Name: Strong Motion and Instrumentation Fee (SMI) Description (Short): The Strong Motion Fee is assessed on every building permit where a building discipline inspector is required as part of the field inspection. This fee funds the California State Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program. Description (Long):

This fee is charged based on project valuation and occupancy.  Group R occupancies of one to three stories in height, except hotels and motels pay $.00013 x Valuation. All other occupancies shall be assessed at a rate of $.00028 x Valuation. The minimum Strong Motion Fee assessment is $.50.

Contact Information: 916-322-9308; Ordinance Information: State law implemented in 1972. Refer to California Public Resources Code Section 2700-2709.1.
Fee Amount: See Long description Fee Purpose: Strong motion fees fund the purchase, installation, maintenance, data collection and interpretation of information collected from seismic instrumentation placed in geographic environments throughout the state. The results of this work are seismic records, record interpretations, and technical assistance available to the construction industry. Fee Calculation Type: Formula Calculation Note: Fee Type: Fee Attachment: