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
  • 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