Fee Schedule

Alarm Permit: $50.00

Animals (carrier pigeons, bees, domestic fowl/rabbits): $30.00 annually

Building Permit - Residential
  • Cost of total project up to $1,999.99: $30.00 plus $4.50 state fee
  • $2,000.00 or over: 1.5% of the total cost plus $4.50 state fee
  • Plan Review: $70.00 per hour
  • Inspections as required: $70.00 each

Building permit fees will be tripled if permit is not issued before work commences.

Burn Permit (temporary fireplaces/chimneys, etc.): $25.00 annually

Business Privilege License: $35.00 annually 
Contact Berks EIT at (610) 372-8439 or beitb@berkseit.com 

Commercial Certificate of Occupancy:
  • Inspection Fee: $150.00
  • Reinspection Fee: $150.00 (per reinspection)
Property Transfer Inspection (includes initial inspection & one reinspection if necessary):
  • Inspection Fee (1 unit): $100.00
  • Inspection Fee  (more than 1 unit): $25.00 per unit (+ $100 initial fee)
  • If less than 5 business days notice (not including holidays): $200.00
    Additional Reinspections:
  • 2nd Reinspection: $50.00
  • 3rd Reinspection: $75.00
  • 4th Reinspection: $100.00
  • 5th Reinspection: $125.00

Failure to attend initial inspection or reinspection; or if date of inspection or reinspection is changed within 10 days or less $100.00 ($50 administrative fee & $50 rescheduling fee)

Street/Sidewalk Opening Permit:
  • Sidewalk: $50.00 per cut
  • Basic Street: $100.00
  • Mains: first 100 feet or fraction thereof: $200.00
  • Each additional 100 feet or fraction thereof: $50.00
  • One time extension request (valid for 60 days): $50.00
Dumpster Permit/Storage Trailer:
  • Weekly: $25.00 per week
  • Monthly: $50.00 per month
  • 60 Day Maximum: $100 per occurrence 

Garage Sale Permit - 1st one is FREE
$5.00 for 2nd (Only 2 per year allowed by Ordinance)

Plumbing Permit:
  • State fee: $4.50
    Fixtures/Traps:
  • Each plumbing fixture & waste-discharging device trap: $20.00 for the 1st one & $5 for each additional
  • Each house sewer/sanitary sewer connection/repair: $25.00
  • Each water service connection (water distribution): $25.00
  • Each water heater: $25.00
  • Each repair/alteration of any plumbing system: $25.00
    In Addition to the Above:
  • Labor & materials costing between $0.00 & $1,000.00 (inspection fee): $50.00
  • Labor & materials costing in excess of $1,000.00 (inspection fee): $50.00 plus .005 x's the cost in excess of $1,000.00
  • Additional reinspections after the initial inspection: $50.00 each additional reinspection after the initial reinspection
  • Joint Municipal Authority of Wyomissing Valley (JMA) sewer tap-in fee: Per JMA
  • Borough of West Reading sewer tap-in fee: $1702.89 / EDU
  • Water tap-in fee: $1,500.15 / EDU

Plumbing permit fees will be tripled if permit is not issued prior to the commencement of work.

Plumbing License (annually): 
  • Master: $50.00
  • Journeyman: $25.00
Rental Housing Occupancy Permit:
  • 1 - 49 units: $100.00 per unit, per year
  • 50 or more units: $75.00 per unit, per year
  • Inspection Required Every Two Years (includes initial inspection & one reinspection)
  • Failure to attend initial inspection/reinspection; or if date of inspection/reinspection is changed within 10 days or less: $100.00/unit ($50 administrative fee & $50 rescheduling fee)
    Additional Reinspections:
  • 2nd Reinspection: $50.00
  • 3rd Reinspection: $75.00
  • 4th Reinspection: $100.00
  • 5th Reinspection: $125.00

Failure to attend initial inspection or reinspection; or if date of inspection or reinspection is changed within 10 days or less $100.00/unit ($50 administrative fee & $50 rescheduling fee)

Sign Permit: Initial or New Commercial Sign: $100.00 per sign

Solicitation Permit:
  • Daily: $25.00
  • Weekly: $100.00
  • Monthly: $250.00
  • Over month, up to a year: $500.00

Land Development and Subdivision Ordinance: $25.00

Land Development and Subdivision Application:  
  • Preliminary Plan: $1000.00
  • Final Plan: $1000.00   
Minor Subdivision $500.00    
  • Sketch plan: actual review fee

Zoning Application $50.00

Zoning Ordinance $25.00 (with map $50.00)

Zoning Permit $50.00

Zoning Hearing Board - Residential: $900.00

Zoning Hearing Board - Commercial (all businesses & apartment buildings with 3 or more units): $1500.00

Conditional Use Hearing $750.00