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Escrow Information
In addition to the building permit fee, a separate check for a refundable deposit is required in the amounts below. These funds are held in escrow by the City as assurance for completion of the project, compliance with the building and zoning codes, compliance with all storm water and land disturbance ordinances, compliance with the approved site plans, and repair of damage to public property.

Escrow Deposits - Residential

Type of Work Being Done

Amount

Single Family Residence

$5,000

Room Addition / Garage Addition

$2,000

Swimming Pool

$3,000

Basement Finish / Interior Remodel ($5,000 or more)

$500

Retaining Wall / Deck ($5000 or more)

$500

All Projects Less Than $5,000*

Escrow Waived


Escrow Deposits - Commercial
Type of Work Being Done  Amount
Commercial project with a construction valuation of equal or more than $125,000  2% of the construction valuation not to exceed $10,000 
Commercial project with a construction valuation of equal or more than $10,000 but less than $125,000  $2,500 
Commercial project with a construction valuation of less than $10,000  $500


Escrow Deposits - Demolition

Type of Work Being Done

Amount

Site Improvement

Dependent on Cost of Construction

Moving of Building

$500


Escrow Deposits - Excavation

Type of Work Being Done

Amount

Driveway

$500

Greater than 3 feet from Road on Private Property

$50

Under Road or Close to Edge of Road on Private Property

$1,000

Utility Company Infrastructure Repairs

$1,000


Escrow Deposit Refunds
Escrow deposits are automatically refunded after the final inspection has been made and approved by the building inspector. There is no need for the contractor to call to request the refund, which are made twice a month.

For additional escrow information, please contact the Building Department at (314) 872-2500.

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