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Agriculture / Weights and Measurements

Pest Control Registration Fees

Building and Planning  Fees 

Planning Fees require a minimum deposit based on the application. Staff charges time and materials against the deposit. If the cost exceeds the deposit, the applicant will be billed for the difference.

Building Permit Fees are based on the valuation of the project. 

Both Building Permit and Planning Fees are outlined in the Land Development Fee Schedule

Land Development Fee Schedule - (PDF) 
Call 925-674-7200 for a customized fee estimate for your project.

Convenience Fee

The convenience fee is not payable to Contra Costa County and will appear as a separate charge from Official Payments Official Payments Corporations (OPC) on your credit card statement.  
Official Payments Terms & Conditions for credit card and e-check transactions 
How to track credit card and e-check payments made in the office or online

Building and Planning - How to Make a Payment

Online Payments

Online payments can be made for Building Permit applications at our ePermits Center website

Payment methods include MasterCard/Visa debit card, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (E-check) 

Credit Card payments are subject to Convenience Fee of 2.625% and e-check payments are subject to a $3.05 convenience fee for payment amounts of less than $10,000 and a $15.75 convenience fee for payments over $10,001. 

Office Payments

Cash, check, MasterCard/Visa debit cards, and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express).  
Credit Card payments are subject to Convenience Fee of 2.625%