City Code Fees Updates
Municipal Code Title 10 - Vehicles and Traffic
Ordinance effective on July 12, 2019
- Section 10.16.140 of the Douglas Municipal Code establishes the penalties for various parking violations (insert latest ordinance # here). This section was last updated in September 2018 to account for statutory assessments that were implemented in 2011 (Law Enforcement Safety Equipment - $13) and 2015 (Victim Rights Enforcement Assessment - $2). Additional assessments were imposed effective 1/1/2019; $9 Victim’s Rights Enforcement and $4 Peace Officer Training Equipment.
Changes to the state surcharge from 73% plus 10% Clean Elections to 68% plus 10% Clean Elections calls for increases to the overall fines in a measure to realize the same revenue as before rather than a loss.
- Section 10.18.040 Violation-penalty for disabled parking violations requires an amendment to comply with the fine amounts in Section 10.40.030.
- Section 10.28 Vehicle Impound Fees requires amendments based on revisions to Arizona Revised Statute§ 28-3511 which became effective 1/1/2019. Violations that were previously classified as criminal were reclassified as civil and no longer subject to mandatory impoundment provisions in the statute or our municipal code.
- Section 10.32 Commercial Motor Vehicle Routes is amended to add a prohibition on parking commercial vehicles, semitrailers or combinations thereof within residential areas inclusive of residential property.
- Section 10.40.020 Enforcement is amended to replace municipal court with consolidated court.
- Section 10.40.030 Violations-penalties requires similar updates to the fines in Section 10.16.140 to account for the additional assessments that went into effect 1/1/2019.
- Section 10.44.070 Civil citation is amended to replace municipal court with consolidated court.
Municipal Code Title 15 - Building and Construction
Ordinance effective on September 13, 2019We will be adding the following development fees that are currently not charged to new development in our City:
- Add non-refundable filing fees to all construction permits. Fees are $10, $15, $20, $30 and $40 depending on the value of the permit.
- Add Certificate of occupancy fees for residential at $25.00 and commercial at $50.00
- Add charges for maps at different sizes at 11x17 for $5.00, 17x24 for $8.00 and 24x36 for $10.00
- Add Right of Way Inspections and Fees:
- Trenching – Less than 200 ft: $20.00
- 200-400 ft: $25.00
- 401-600 ft: $35.00
- 601-1,000 ft: $50.00
- Greater than 1,000 ft: $50.00 plus $0.05 per ft. over 1,000
- Non construction right of way: $15.00
- Subdivision Phase Inspection Fee: $70.00
- Driveways-Commercial and Residential: $35.00
- Private Road Access: $50.00
- Power poles or other utility structure: $25.00
- Street Address Certification: $25.00
- Add mechanical inspections at $30.00
- Add Solar/PV Systems and Wind Turbines at $50.00
- Work begun without a permit: $125.00
- Removal of illegal sign: $25.00
- Add Re-roof permits at $50.00
- Add Paving permit for $30.00
- Add demolition permit for $15.00
We will revise existing fees that also include splitting different fees into commercial and residential.
- Increase valuation calculation for new signs from $23.50 per square foot to $40.00 per square foot.
- Increase zoning fees from $15.00 to $20.00
- Increase plumbing inspection permits from $29.65 to $45.00 for residential and add a commercial inspection at $100.00
- Increase electrical inspection permits from $54.00 to $55.00 for residential and add a commercial inspection at $100.00
- Increase inspections outside of normal hours from $47.00 to $50.00
- Increase reinspection fees from $47.00 to $50.00
- Increase fees for inspection for which no fee is specifically indicated from $47.00 to $50.00
- Increase additional plan review fees from $47.00 to $50.00
Municipal Code Title 12 - Operational changes and fee revisions for services and programs affecting Parks, Recreation, Aquatics, Special Events, and the Visitor Center.
Ordinance effective on September 13, 2019
Changes affecting park facilities, services, rec programs and special events include:
- Adding a liquor permit processing fee from $0 to $10
- Adjusting Ramada reservation fee from $5 to $15
- Adjusting the Recreation program fee range from $5-$25 to $5-$60
- Eliminate family rates from $40 per family and replace with an up to 50% discount
- Revise vendor booth spaces on city events on city property from $50 per event to $50 per day and $10 a day for informational booths
- Add $20.00 per day electrical hookups at City Parks or $100 per month
- Add rental equipment fees: $100 stage rental plus $70 staff setup or $35 staff setup for non-profits; $75 bleacher setup plus $25 staff setup; Portable lights $50 per day and $25 for non-profits
- Revise special event permit processing fee from $30 to $45 as well as adding a $50 late fee for special events requested 14 days or less
- Revise parade and public assembly from $30 to $40
- Eliminate exemption on City sponsored events and offer at 50% discount
Changes affecting Aquatics include:
- Revise swim fee discount passes for adults from $40 to $50 and if purchasing 3 or more passes from $33 to 35
- Revise swim fee discount passes for senior citizens if purchasing 3 or more passes from $18 to $20
- Revise racquetball passes for seniors from $25 to $30
- Add $15 per hour for lifeguard for private parties
Changes affecting the Visitor Center include:
- Revise Visitor Center fees per room that now includes a cleaning fee under various options of attendants and food and beverage options as listed in Chapter 12.70.
- Under 50 people no food from $60 to $70 and with food from $80 to $110
- Add nonprofit no food fee for $50 and $70 with food
- 50-100 people no food from $90 to $110 and with food from $110 to $130
- Add non-profit no food fee for $60 and $80 with food
- Over 100 people no food from $100 to $130 and with food from $120 to $150
- Add non-profit no food fee for $70 and $90 with food
- Use of kitchen facility (additional) from $100 to $120