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Pulled my pool permit yesterday after having waited 7 months for Maricopa county to finish my wall permit. Cost was $3,500 for the pool permit. Does that seem as ridiculous as I think it does?
 

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Pulled my pool permit yesterday after having waited 7 months for Maricopa county to finish my wall permit. Cost was $3,500 for the pool permit. Does that seem as ridiculous as I think it does?

I don't know what the going rate is, but that sounds like bullshit to me. Pay that much money for a permit, which puts you in line for reassessment after the work is done, which then enables them to increase your property taxes accordingly. Seems like double taxation.

Permit costs should be deductible from any additional taxes you end up seeing as a result of the improvement - especially if the permit fees are that high.
 

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Pulled my pool permit yesterday after having waited 7 months for Maricopa county to finish my wall permit. Cost was $3,500 for the pool permit. Does that seem as ridiculous as I think it does?
Ouch. No clue about pools, but we just paid $2100 for a 220K fire remodel ( mostly strip to studs and rebuild interior plus new roof and minor other stuff (all trades)

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I’m >$2000 into a simple boundary adjustment.
 

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All depends on city/county. Some areas 350.00, highest Iv had was 8,000.00
Be glad your not in ca near ocean, or you could have another few thousand each for coastal commission, design review committee‘s, historic society’s, art district the list of BS goes on
Get people all the time asking why I don’t include permit fees in my contract. That only works if you build in handful of cities and know everyone’s fee‘s.
 

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Sounds like Arizona is catching up to California for permitting costs...
 

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If you guys would figure out how to get shit done at night then you wouldn’t have to worry about all that permit crap.

Work smarter. Not harder.🤪
How do you hide a pool from Google earth images? Cities have programs that compare old to new and can see additions or new structures. Pretty sure a pool will show.

But I have a friend trying to add a pool unpermitted in Portugese bend. The area is a current landslide so no pools allowed to be constructed. But he doesn't care. There was just a news clip about it. Houses have moved across property lines it's moving so fast.

My most recent permit for a 600 sq ft addition was $6050. Not including plan check fees, city business license and a few other fees.
 

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How long do they take to get approved usually? Assuming no issues.
 

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Tim would know for pool's. The addition I was referring to took 15 months. And I have 1 job that took 27 months for a ADU. All my local cities could care less about residents timelines.
 

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San Diego County 2024 pool permit fees.

$239 Plan Review Fee
$844 Permit Fee.


When I built my pool a few years back I paid a lady who’s business is to draw up your permit plans, then submits them to the County, and gets your permits. Then she delivers everything to you ready to go. She charged $500 to do everything, not including the permit fee, which at the time was well under $1000. I paid in total less then $1500 for everything.

San Diego County Permit Fees
 

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How do you hide a pool from Google earth images? Cities have programs that compare old to new and can see additions or new structures. Pretty sure a pool will show.

But I have a friend trying to add a pool unpermitted in Portugese bend. The area is a current landslide so no pools allowed to be constructed. But he doesn't care. There was just a news clip about it. Houses have moved across property lines it's moving so fast.

My most recent permit for a 600 sq ft addition was $6050. Not including plan check fees, city business license and a few other fees.
Way cheaper than a permit…

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How do you hide a pool from Google earth images? Cities have programs that compare old to new and can see additions or new structures. Pretty sure a pool will show.

But I have a friend trying to add a pool unpermitted in Portugese bend. The area is a current landslide so no pools allowed to be constructed. But he doesn't care. There was just a news clip about it. Houses have moved across property lines it's moving so fast.

My most recent permit for a 600 sq ft addition was $6050. Not including plan check fees, city business license and a few other fees.
Haven’t worked there in a while but in mid to late 90s seemed like I was up there often. The road was always bumpy but drive it Monday and go back Friday you’d noticed the shift in bumps.

And I swear there was one lil rolling hill I swear the front wheels came off the ground. Two weeks before it rolled nice at the top. The second time it was a hill then flat suddenly at top.
 

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Haven’t worked there in a while but in mid to late 90s seemed like I was up there often. The road was always bumpy but drive it Monday and go back Friday you’d noticed the shift in bumps.

And I swear there was one lil rolling hill I swear the front wheels came off the ground. Two weeks before it rolled nice at the top. The second time it was a hill then flat suddenly at top.
I was close to it earlier grabbing a sandwich from Busy Bees. Been a few weeks since I drove it. Few months ago a couple houses were lost not far from there. They claimed a under ground water issue. And none of them had flood insurance living on a hill. Houses red tagged and no where to go for a few of them.
 

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My current project I'm working is at $42,000 in school fees and $26,000 for water and sewer hookups. I paid $16,000 for plan check already and $10,000 for plans so far.

Haven't gotten to the permit fees yet. o_O
 

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Be glad your not in ca near ocean, or you could have another few thousand each for coastal commission, design review committee‘s, historic society’s, art district the list of BS goes on
If you have a house where the coastal commission has to get involved, then you already don't care how much anything costs you!
 

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This is kind of funny, that while I was reading this thread just now I had a knock on my door and I answer it to find a Maricopa County inspector here to take photos for grading and drainage, and he’s already updated it as passed on the website. Got an email five minutes after he walked out.
 
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