Understanding Building Permit Fees in the Town of Brookhaven2023-09-25T10:34:00+00:00

Understanding Building Permit Fees in the Town of Brookhaven

When it comes to building or renovating a property in the Town of Brookhaven, understanding the fee structure for permits is crucial. This guide aims to provide you with a comprehensive look at the various fees involved, so you can plan your project budget more effectively.

Types of Fees

Road Improvement Permit

  • Initiation Fee: $200.00

Driveway Apron Permit

  • Residential: $150.00 per apron
  • Commercial: $225.00 per apron

Bell Hole Excavation

  • Up to 50 sq. ft.: $150.00 each
  • Greater Than 50 sq. ft.: $250.00 each

Drainage Structures

  • Fee: $150.00 each

Directional Drill

  • First 100 ft.: $150.00
  • Thereafter: $1.00/ft.

Test Hole/Monitoring Well

  • Fee: $200.00 each

Traffic Signal Loops

  • Fee: $100.00 per loop


  • Up To 60” Depth: $150.00 for 1st 100 ft., $1.50/ft. thereafter
  • Greater Than 60” Depth: $175.00 for 1st 100 ft., $1.75/ft. thereafter

Sidewalk Excavation

  • Fee: $150.00 for 1st 100 ft., $1.25/ft. thereafter

Curb or Curb & Sidewalk Excavation

  • Fee: $150.00 for 1st 100 ft., $1.50/ft. thereafter

Road Access

  • Fee: $225.00 each

Road Widening/Extension/Repairs/Repaving

  • Fee: $400.00 and $3.00 per linear foot of road to be improved

Communication/Utility Pole Installation or Replacement

  • Fee: $150.00 per pole

Emergency Processing Surcharge (utilities only)

  • Fee: $50.00 for less than 48 hours notice

Block Party

  • Fee: $75.00 each

Re-Inspection Fee

  • 2nd inspection: $125.00
  • 3rd inspection & each inspection thereafter: $200.00

Permit Renewal Fee (based on length of time expired)

  • 1 year: $150.00
  • After one year: $175.00 per year expired
  • Over 3 years expired: $525.00

Transfer Highway Work Permit to New Permit Holder

  • Fee: $150.00 each

Winter Bonding

  • Fee: $275.00 each

Encroachment Easement

  • Fee: $300.00 each

Street Reports

  • Fee: $30.00 per parcel

Boardwalk Access

  • Fee: $150.00 each

Beach Ingress/Bulkhead Installation

  • Fee: $150.00 each

Heavy or Overweight Loads (80,000 lbs. or more)

  • Fee: $250.00 each

Over Width Loads (more than 10 feet wide)

  • Fee: $250.00 each
  • Fee: $25.00 each

Understanding the fee structure for building permits in the Town of Brookhaven is essential for effective budget planning. Always make sure to check the most recent fee schedule to avoid any surprises.

Expedite Your Permit Process with TracisPermits

If you find the permit process overwhelming or simply don’t have the time to navigate through it, TracisPermits can help. We specialize in expediting the permit process, ensuring that you get the approvals you need without the hassle.

Why Choose TracisPermits?

  • Expertise: Our team has years of experience in dealing with the intricacies of the permit process.
  • Time-saving: We handle all the paperwork and follow-ups, saving you valuable time.
  • Peace of Mind: With TracisPermits, you can focus on your project while we take care of the permits.

How to Contact Us

Ready to make your permit process a breeze? Contact us through our contact page and let us take the stress out of securing your building permits.


Whether you decide to navigate the permit process yourself or choose to expedite it with TracisPermits, understanding the fee structure is crucial. Always refer to the most recent fee schedule to avoid any surprises.

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