TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND
BUILDING PERMIT FEES
$0.15 per square foot of functional space for each new dwelling unit or principle structure
$0.10 per square foot of functional space for each new building addition
$0.10 per square foot of functional space for each new accessory structure including, but not limited to sheds, porches, decks, garages, barns, workshops and stairs associated with an existing principle structure.
$75 for each new wharf, pier, ramp and float (requires pier permit application) + $100 if Planning Board review is required.
The minimum fee for any building permit is $25.00
After the fact permit fee (starting work without permit); triple the permit fee and possible enforcement action.
$100 Additional fee for applications requiring Planning Board review.
SUBDIVISION REVIEW FEES
$100 per lot or dwelling unit application fee, plus mailing and advertisement costs
$100 per amendment or revision application fee, plus mailing and advertisement costs
1. Fees are rounded down to whole dollars
2. Permits will not be issued or projects scheduled for review until fee is paid
3. Functional space includes basements and attics only when accessed by a fixed
Stairway and being finished.
4. The fees noted above are Town of Westport Island fees only. Other fees, including State fees may apply (e.g. Plumbing Permit fees include a DHS “Supplemental Fee” and a “Water Quality Improvement Fund” fee. See the Plumbing Inspector for details.
APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE OR APPEAL OF THE BUILDING CODE FEES
The following fees should accompany a petition for variance or appeal as they are applicable:
Residential (single lot) $75.00
Minor Subdivision $100.00
Major Subdivision $100.00 plus $5.00 for each lot over 5
In addition, applicant shall pay reasonable review costs incurred by the municipality including, but not limited to, review of the application by the municipal engineer or by legal council.
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS (Click here for Application Form)
q Completed permit application
o Obtain Valid E-911 address
o Install required signage
o Correct map & lot #
o Appropriate fee enc.
o Application signed
o If application is not signed by owner, attach letter of authorization
q Drawings of proposed const.
o Include all dimensions
o Show proposed use of area
o Include cross sectional drawing showing max. height of structure above grade
o Identify and dimension all proposed and existing driveways, parking areas and other non-vegetated surfaces
q Site plan
o Show entire parcel
o Show any road / rights of way
o Identify existing structures
o Locate proposed construction on plan
o Show setback from all lot lines and sidelines of roads or rights of way
o Show magnetic north on plan
o Identify existing and proposed cleared openings in vegetation
q Plumbing Permit
q Soil and Erosion Control Plan
o Activities that involve filling, grading or excavation require a plan for soil and erosion control. (See Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan form by clicking here)
o See Westport Island Shoreland Zoning Ordinance for details (extract can be seen by clicking here)
SHORELAND ZONING APPLICATIONS
q Information required for ‘All Permit Applications’ and;
o Complete shoreland zone section of application
(Slopes >20% apply only to proposed building site, not lot in general)
o Identify water body or wetland
Show setback from the high water line or upland edge of the wetland
SAMPLE SITE PLAN:
Updated on January 1, 2011