LPC assesses fees to cover costs associated with issuing permits. Fees are charged only for work that also requires a Department of Buildings permit. LPC's fees are collected by the Department of Buildings, in addition to its own fees. For alterations, the LPC fee is based on the cost of the project. For new buildings, the fee is based on square feet.
There is no fee for a Permit for Minor Work, which does not require a permit from the Department of Buildings. Permits for Minor Work cover many types of standard restoration and maintenance work, such as repointing, brownstone repair, sidewalk work, work on ironwork and doors, and window replacement.
LPC assesses a flat fee of $95 for the first $25,000 of work, and $5 for each $1,000 worth of work above $25,000.
Example 1: The fee for a new storefront that costs $15,000 would be $95.
Example 2: The fee for a new storefront and related areaway work that costs $45,000 would be $195.
Example 3: The fee for a non-visible rooftop addition that costs $80,000 would be $370.
Example 4: The fee for three-story addition that costs $300,000 would be $1,470
LPC assesses a fee of 15 cents per square foot for new 1-3 family residences, and 25 cents per square foot for all other new buildings.
Example 1: The fee for a new 1, 2, or 3 family home of 6,000 square feet would be $900.
Example 2: The fee for a new multi-family, six-story building with 18,000 square feet would be $4,500.