… and they more than TRIPLED the cost. I was thinking they cost $32 before for some reason. They didn’t. They cost $50 before. Well, now they cost $160. Jeez. I wonder who came up with that number? I have a sneaking suspicion it was not derived through hiring a statistician. Wow. A 320 % increase. I’m surprised they didn’t just go ahead and make it $500.
For all the handwringing that has been directed at the San Francisco housing market, this city makes a GRIP off of real estate. Be it property taxes, transfer taxes, permit fees. Or $160 for a young woman to take five seconds out of her day at the building department office in order type a block and lot number into a database, hit enter, then hit print — this city milks property owners for all it can. And then some.
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well my frontstep friend, you clearly haven’t been reading SF Schtuff, because if you were, you would have known about this back in May and then reminded at the beginning of Sept and you’d be prepared for the increases. it’s not just 3r’s my little friend, it’s pretty much every stage of the permitting process.
I know it isn’t just 3-Rs, and I did read about it before. Like I said, I even forgot how much they cost in the first place.
What’s funny about it is “Why $160?” The other permits got jacked up too. But not no 320 %!!! I know somebody just pulled that number out of thin air. What a joke.
i know, i was just giving you a hard time.
I also love the $5 a page (!) printing fee for plans at DBI. WTF?
Fees at DBI haven’t been updated in 10+ years. Read this report for the 411.
Seriously tho. Does flour cost 320% more than it did in 1998? Not even gasoline does. Why 3-Rs? So they had a report done. Big whup.