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					COMPARISONS
PERMITTING PROCESS

Costa Rica
• The CFIA has established minimum tariffs that must be charged by its licensed members. • The following minimum tariffs are required to be indicated on the Contract for Professional Consulting • Services, Contrato de Servicios Profesionales para Consultoria, which is submitted with your • construction plans.

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• • • • • FASE 1 Estudios Preliminares 0.5% Anteprojecto 1.0 to 1.5% Planos de Construccion 4.0% Y Especificaciones Tecnicas

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• FASE 2 • Direccion Tecnica 5.0% • Total minimum tariffs required 10.5%

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PERMITTING PROCESS SUMMARY • The number of services you choose to obtain from professionals in Costa Rica will depend upon the difficulty of your construction process. • Any adjustments or changes that need to be made during your homes construction can be minimized by hiring an experienced building contractor who understands the Costa Rican culture and language. • This previous experience combined with his knowledge of local building codes, requirements, suppliers, tradesmen, engineers and architects, will insure that construction of your plans will be completed as scheduled and within your budget.

FLORIDA
• • PERMIT FEES SUMMARY Building Department
– New Construction
» MINIMUM FEE: $50.00 ALL DIVISIONS – EXCEPT FIRE DEPT. $40.00

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Residential Structural 0.6% x RSM Electrical 0.20% x RSM Plumbing 0.23% x RSM Mechanical 0.14% x RSM Certificate of Occupancy $30.00 Radon Fee .01 per sq. ft of living area including garage Engineering Fee

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• • • Certification & Maintenance Fees .15 per $1000 of Est. Cost Fire Structural Permit . 20% 0f Est. Cost./RSM $40.00 min. Roof Permit 1% up to and including the first $4,000; plus 1.5% of Est. Cost in excess of $4,000 Storm Shutters 1% of Est. Cost

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• • • • • • • • • • • • • Commercial Structural Fire Fee .6% x RSM .20% x RSM

Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical (the fees for these disciplines shall be based on the schedule given to the right; (dollar values refer to the specific contract) 5% of the first $10,000 plus 4% of $10,001 to $25,000 plus 3% of $25,001 to $50,000 plus 2% of $50,001 to $100,000 plus 1% of $100,001 to $1,000,000 plus 0.5% of any amount over $1,000,001 of RSM Certificate of Occupancy $30.00 Radon Fee 01 per sq. ft of Building or area space Engineering Fee $75.00.

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• • 4. Manufacturers Specifications THE FOLLOWING BUILDING PERMITS WILL BE PRICED AT 1% OF THE ESTIMATED COST WITH A $50.00 MINIMUM, PLUS TAX, CERTIFICATION FEE AND PROCESSING FEE:

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CONCRETE WALL CANVAS AWNINGS OR CANOPIES PLUS MIN. FIRE FEE ($40.00) DISH ANTENNA PLUS ELECTRIC PERMIT FEE (SEE ELECTRIC FEES) DOCKS FENCE PLUS MIN.FIRE FEE ($40.00) (IF APPLICIABLE) LAND CLEARING MISCELLANOUS PERMITS RETAINING WALLS ROOF REVISIONS SCREEN ENCLOSURE STORM SHUTTERS SUN SHADE TOWERS UTILITY SHEDS WINDOWS AND DOORS WOOD DECK

JAMAICA
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION AUTHORITY ACT The Natural Resources Conservation (Permits and Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 Permit and Licences Fees (Pursuant to section 9 of the NRCA Act) A Project Types ���� Power generation plants, including hydro-electric plants and installation for the harnessing of wind power for energy production and nuclear reaction above 1 MW $25,000.00 ���� Electrical transmission lines and substations greater than 69 kv …………………………………………………………………………….. $25,000.00 ���� Pipelines and conveyors, including underground cables, gas lines and other such infrastructure with adiameter or more than 10 cm, for the transport of gas, oil or chemicals ……………………………….………………..$25,000.00 ���� Port and Harbour Development....................................................$25,000.00 ���� Shipyards ……………..……………………..………….…………….$25,000.00 ���� Marinas and Boatyards ……………………….………………… ….$25.000.00

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• • • • • Development projects Subdivisions of 10 to 50 lots …………………………………………………………………….…$15,000.00 Subdivisions of 51 lots or more ……………………………………………………………...………$15,000.00 for the first 50 lots plus $25 per lot ���� Housing projects of 10 – 50 houses ……………………………………………………………….……....$15,000.00 Housing projects of 51 houses or more …………………………………………………………………..….. $15,000.00 for the first 50 houses plus $25 per house ���� Hotel/resort complex of 12 to 50 rooms ……………………………………..………………..……………….$15,000.00 Hotel/resort complex of 51 rooms or more………………………………….……………….…..…………$15,000.00 for the first 50 rooms plus $40 per room. Airports and airfields, including runway expansion greater than 20% of the original length ………………………………………………………….….…$25,000.00

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• Office complexes of 5,000 square metres or greater ………………….………………………..………………..…$20,000.00 • Eco-tourism and nature tourism projects …………………………………………………..………..….$20,000.00 • Water treatment facilities, including water supply and desalination plants ……………………….…………………………........$20,000.00 • Dredging, excavation, clearing and reclamation of riverine, swamp, beach, wetlands or marsh areas ……………………...…$25,000.00 • Solid waste treatment and disposal facilities, including waste disposal installations, for incineration and chemical landfills or systems for the destruction, reprocessing or recycling of such wastes …………………………….…$25,000.00 • Cemeteries and crematoria …….…………………….… $25,000.00

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• B. Application Fees

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Permit $2000.00 Licence $2000.00 Licence Fee $7,500.00 Renewal Licence Fee $7,500.00.

• NB. The licence is to be renewed every five (5) years, two months prior to the expiration date. An additional fee of • $6,500.00 is charged for late renewals in addition to application fee of $2,000.00

Trinidad & Tobago

Public Sector Housing in Trinidad & Tobago

• New Housing Units


				
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