01 January 2013

DCAB Plan Review Fee - 01/01/13

Effective 01 January 2013, DCAB will charge a plan review fee which only applies to projects covered under Section 103-50, Hawaii Revised Statues (HRS §103-50), covering all State and County projects.  Most Federal and private projects are not covered.

There is an updated HRS §103-50 Document Transmittal Form, which must be submitted with the construction documents and plan review fee starting 01 January 2013.  The new transmittal form includes a section for the plan review fee and instructions on how to calculate the fee.

A Frequently Asked Questions form is available to assist with understanding the plan review fee.

The review fees shall be four-tenths of a percent (0.4%) for the first $500,000 of the estimated construction cost plus two-tenths of a percent (0.2%) of the estimated construction costs greater than $500,000 up to and including $2,000,000 plus two one-hundreths of a percent (0.02%) of the estimated construction costs over $2,000,000 except as follows:
  1. The minimum review fee for plans and specifications subject to accessibility guidelines under this section shall be $200;
  2. The disability and communications access board may limit the maximum review fee for plans and specifications of infrastructure projects or projects managed by private nonprofit entities to $3,000; and
  3. There shall be a $50 review fee for projects with plans and specifications that do not reflect any elements subject to accessibility guidelines under this section.
Examples of how to calculate the plan review fee:

Estimated construction costs
=
$250,000
0.4% x $250,000
=
$1,000

Estimated construction costs

=

$1,500,000
0.4% x $500,000
=
$2,000
0.2% x $1,000,000
=
$2,000
$4,000

Estimated construction costs

=

$5,000,000
0.4% x $500,000
=
$2,000
0.2% x $1,500,000
=
$3,000
0.02% x $3,000,000
=
$600
$5,600

Contact Francine Wai, Executive Director, or Curtis Motoyama, Facility Access Coordinator, via email or at (808) 586-8121 for further information

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