The Saint Paul Planning Commission recently completed a study of fees
charged by the departments of Planning & Economic Development and Safety & Inspections for zoning reviews and applications. The study included applications reviewed by both the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission as well as administrative reviews conducted by staffs in each department. The study looked the cost to process each type of application compared to the existing fees. Fees were also compared to similar fees charged by the cities of Bloomington and Minneapolis.
The results of the study were incorporated into an ordinance
that was recommended by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.
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