Upcoming Development and Permit Fee Changes

On Monday, February 1, the Town Council will consider fee increases for residential and commercial building permits, as well as for various other applications and permits. The majority of the changes affect new construction and land development. The changes are for services the Town is currently providing not captured by the normal application and permit fees. The purpose of these fee changes is to recover the Town’s costs for those services.

There is a public hearing to discuss the land development-related proposed changes at the February 1 Town Council meeting; and prior to that, there was a public hearing at the December 14 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. All of the proposed changes, both building permit-related and land development-related, will be discussed during the February 1 Town Council meeting.

For general questions regarding the fees, the public is welcome to email the Town’s Assistant Town Manager, Tommy Dalton. Anyone is welcome to email the Town Council and Mayor simultaneously via email at towncouncil@flower-mound.com to provide their comments on the changes ahead of the meeting. 

To participate in the Town Council public hearing, please attend and fill out a speaker’s card prior to the start of the meeting if it is held in-person. If it is held virtually, please visit www.flower-mound.com/onlinemeeting to learn how to participate in the public hearing virtually. To view the meeting broadcast live online, visit www.flower-mound.com/fmtv or at https://www.facebook.com/FlowerMound.

New single-family residential building permit fees

Square Footage Current Fee Proposed Fee
2,000 sq. ft. or less $1,150 $1,275
2,001 to 2,500 sq. ft. $1,300 $1,508
2,501 to 3,000 sq. ft. $1,450 $1,843
3,001 to 4,000 sq. ft. $1,600 $2,345
4,001 to 5,000 sq. ft. $1,750 $3,015
5,001 to 7,500 sq. ft. $1,900 $4,188
7,501 to 10,000 sq. ft. $2,050 $5,863
10,001 sq. ft. or more $2,200 $6,701

Plan review fees

Building Fee Current Fee Proposed Fee
Single-family Non-refundable deposit of $100, due at plan submittal, that is applied to the building permit fee $250 due at plan submittal (in addition to permit fee)
Multi-family Non-refundable deposit of $100, due at plan submittal that is applied to the building permit fee 65% of the building permit fee due at plan submittal (in addition to permit fee)
Commercial Non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of building permit fee, due at plan submittal, that is applied to the building permit fee 65% of the building permit fee due at plan submittal (in addition to permit fee)

New commercial construction fees

Square Footage (sq. ft.) Current Fee Proposed Fee
1,000 sq. ft. or less $300 $450
1,001 sq. ft. or more $200 $330 + $0.12 per sq. ft.

Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical fees for new construction (each)

Square Footage (sq. ft.) Current Fee Proposed Fee
1,000 sq. ft. or less $100 $200
1,001 sq. ft. or more $75 $140 + $0.06 per sq. ft.

Various new permit fees

The Town does not currently charge a fee for these services/permits.
Type Proposed Fee
Racking permit $550
Reroof permit* $175
All pools/SPA or Umbrella Permit (UMB) plan review fee $100 (credited toward permit fee if issued)
Residential remodel or alteration plan review fee $100 (credited toward permit fee if issued)
Residential tree re-inspection fee $50

* A reroof permit was previously categorized as a “miscellaneous” permit and the fee was $175.

Site construction activities: grading, utility, paving, geotechnics, and site landscape

The Town does not currently charge a fee for these services/permits.
Activity Proposed Fee
Site development (DEV) permit  $500
Grading permit $250
Geotechnical permit Fee included with DEV permit fee
Landscape plan inspection fee $250
Landscape plan re-inspection fee $50

Tree survey review for development projects and residential lots

The Town does not currently charge a fee for these services/permits.
Activity Number of Specimen Trees Proposed Fee
Tree survey inspection 0-10 $100
Tree survey inspection 11-50 $200
Tree survey inspection 51-100 $300
Tree survey inspection 101+ $500

Development application plan review fees

The Town does not currently charge a fee for these services/permits.
Application Proposed Fee
Master Plan Amendment A $500 non-refundable plan review deposit is due at time of application submittal. The plan review deposit will be applied toward the cost of the application.
Zoning Amendment A $500 non-refundable plan review deposit is due at time of application submittal. The plan review deposit will be applied toward the cost of the application.
Specific Use Permit A $500 non-refundable plan review deposit is due at time of application submittal. The plan review deposit will be applied toward the cost of the application.
Site Plan A $500 non-refundable plan review deposit is due at time of application submittal. The plan review deposit will be applied toward the cost of the application.
Development Plan A $250 non-refundable plan review deposit is due at time of application submittal. The plan review deposit will be applied toward the cost of the application.
Plat A $250 nonrefundable plan review deposit is due at time of application submittal. The plan review deposit will be applied toward the cost of the application.
Multiple Plan Review A $250 additional plan review fee may be applied to any development application when 30% or more of the previously provided written comments are not addressed by the applicant, as determined by the Town Manager or their designee.
Development Agreement Review A $500 review fee is required for any application that requires a development agreement as determined by the Town Manager or their designee.
Vested Rights Petition A $1,500 review fee is required upon submittal of a petition for vested rights.

Plan amendments: amendments to approved development plans

The Town does not currently charge for these services/pemits.
Application Proposed Fee
Plan amendment application $250
Plan amendment inspection fee for landscape changes $100
Plan amendment landscape reinspection fee $50

Environmental site survey for development projects

The Town does not currently charge for these services/permits.
Activity Acreage Proposed Fee
Environmental survey 0 to 5 acres $100
Environmental survey 5+ to 20 acres $200
Environmental survey 20+ to 50 acres $300
Environmental survey 50+ acres $500