Cost of building permits to rise

Cost of building permits to rise 50 percent in 2016

GREENFIELD — It’s going to cost more to build new construction in Greenfield in 2016.

City officials this week approved an estimated 50 percent increase in building permit fees, which are required for new construction in city limits.

The fee for a new single-story, single-family home increased to $250 from $165. In the county, similar construction costs a minimum of $300.

Building a deck or porch will cost $45 for the building permit compared with $30.

Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or