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File #: R-2020-137    Version: 1 Name: Establish Admin Fees per State Statute 553.791
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2020 In control: Department of Development Services
On agenda: 6/17/2020 Final action: 6/17/2020
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Resolution No. R-2002-21 As Amended By Resolution No. R-2016-262 To Provide For The Addition Of An Administrative Fee When Owners And Contractors Hire A Private Provider For Plans Review And Building Inspection Services.
Attachments: 1. Reso to establish Admin Fees per State Statute 553.pdf, 2. State Statute 553-791
Title
A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Resolution No. R-2002-21 As Amended By Resolution No. R-2016-262 To Provide For The Addition Of An Administrative Fee When Owners And Contractors Hire A Private Provider For Plans Review And Building Inspection Services.


Strategic Plan Focus
Financial Management & Administration


Body

Staff Recommends: Approval of the Attached Resolution.

Explanation:
In its 2019 session, the State Legislature amended Section 553.791(2)(b) of Florida Statutes to prohibit local governments from charging fees for building inspections or plans review if the fee owner or contractor hires a private provider to supply building inspection or plans review services.

However, if local governments adopt an administrative fee, which is basically a discount applied to reduce the building inspection or plan review fee, taking into account cost savings the local government will experience by the fee owner or contractor utilizing a private provider for the services, then the administrative fee can be charged in lieu of the building inspection or plan review fee.

An analysis was performed using multiple cost allocation methodologies applied against each appropriation account of the building division budget to calculate the cost savings referenced in the Statute. The results of the analysis show that the City should discount the building inspection permit fee by 40% and the plans review fee by 45% to reflect cost reductions the City will experience by a fee owner or contractor using private providers for those services.

This resolution creates the new administrative fees for building inspections and plans review for those instances when a fee owner or contractor elects to have those services performed by private providers, and the new fees will enable the City to obtain revenues to pay for the costs of the administrative and auditing portions of the services it will continue to perform as set forth ...

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