Fee Schedules

When starting a project in the City of Sun Prairie your Fee Schedule Group will determine your permit cost. Below are brief descriptions of each Group Fee use. Building permit fees will be determined after a complete permit application review has been done by the Building Inspection Department.

Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 1
This use group shall include new construction and additions to residential buildings in which families or households live. This group shall include 1-Family, 2-Family and Multi-Family dwellings and their associated accessory structures. (See Group 4 and 5 for existing structure alterations).
Download the Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 1 Fees - Multi Fam (PDF).
Download the Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 1 Fees - 1 and 2 Fam (PDF).

 
Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 2
This use group shall include new construction and additions to general offices, professional offices, laboratories, barber shops, beauty salons, retail establishments, places where manufactured products are bought or sold, dry-cleaning establishments, cafeterias, restaurants, taverns, lodge halls, hotels, motels, shelters, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, CBRF and similar elderly care facilities, institutions, places of detention, clinics, hospitals, educational institutes, assembly halls, places of worship, funeral homes, exhibition buildings, libraries, theaters, gymnasiums, natatoriums, dance halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, arenas, armories, service garages and stations and building with similar uses. (See Group IV for existing structure alterations). Download the Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 2 (PDF).

Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 3
This use group shall include new construction and additions to:
  • Electric substations
  • Factories
  • Freight terminals
  • Heating plants
  • Machine shops
  • Refrigeration storage
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Steam and electric generating plants
  • Storage buildings
  • Transformer vaults
  • Warehouses
  • Other buildings not classified in Groups I and II
(See Group 4 for existing structure alterations). Download the Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 3(PDF).

Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 4 & 5
Alterations and repairs to all existing structures. For the purpose of determining the fee on the basis of estimated cost, it shall represent the actual cost for alterations and repairs to existing buildings, including all labor and material less the cost of the real estate as if done by competitive bids. Download the Building Permit Fee Schedule Group 4 (PDF).

More Information
Information you need to know about permits:
  • If your work has started prior to issuance of a building permit, the fees will be doubled.
  • Expired permits will be reissued at Ā½ of the original fee, unless work proceeded with an expired permit, then fees shall be the same as the original dollar amount.
  • Permits for 1 and 2 family dwelling unit construction, remodeling and additions shall be valid for a period of 24 months from date of issuance. All other permits are valid for 12 months from the date of issuance.
  • All permits have a $25 minimum fee or as listed above, whichever is greater.
  • In some cases, subdivision approval is also required. Contact your subdivision representative for more information.
  • This information is subject to change at any given time and may not be current. See City of Sun Prairie Ordinances for complete description.
  • You can contact our Departments with any questions by phone at 608-825-1184, by fax at 608-825-6879 or by email.