Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Proposed increases in Zoning permits and fees are big, and some drop
The Board of Supervisors meets Jan. 26 and supervisors will discuss a presentation from the staff on new zoning fees. You can see the list of fees with the current amount and the proposed amount here.
A few fee increases that caught my eye are a minor site plan review that costs $100 could cost $1,720 in the near future. An erosion and sediment residential permit that costs $625 could cost $1,260.
There are numerous other fees that drop by a range of $25 to $840. Most of the fees with decreases are by a few hundred dollars.
Supervisory Jerry Logan has already expressed great concern about the fees the county charges, believing that some are too high. These fees are coming up for review because the Board of Supervisors asked county staff to determine what the true cost of doing business is, and IT Director Brian Scott was put in charge of gathering the data.