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If the efficiency dwelling unit is not a component of a multi-unit structure, provisions for mechanical equipment (heat, hot water, pressure tank, etc) will be required as well.
As there are many ways to approach the design of a dwelling there is not a hard and fast rule on the minimum dwelling size. Please keep in mind the above requirements if attempting a minimal sized dwelling. All light, ventilation and life safety requirements must be met regardless of dwelling size.
• Dwelling- $0.96/ sq. ft., plus $100.00 excavation fee. (including Finished Basements)• Garage- $0.56/ sq. ft., plus $100.00 excavation fee.• Deck- $0.62/ sq. ft.• Covered deck- $0.88/ sq. ft.• Finished basement- $0.77/ sq. ft.• Unfinished basement- $0.77/ sq. ft.• Remodel- $0.77/ sq. ft.• Dwelling addition- $0.96/ sq. ft., plus $100.00 excavation fee.
If the square footage equals less than $100.00, the fee will be the minimum $100.00 permit. Please contact your local fire district, fees may apply.
The wind load is 110 MPH per the 2012 International Residential Code for residential structures and 110 MPH per the 2012 International Building Code for commercial buildings.