(1) There is hereby imposed a surcharge in the amount of one percent of the total building permit fees or, if the applicant chooses to pay an hourly rate instead of purchasing a permit, one percent of the total hourly charges collected in connection with the construction of, or addition or alteration to, buildings and equipment or appurtenances. Up to one-half of the surcharge collected under this subsection may be used to fund the activities described in ORS 455.042 and 455.046. The remainder of the surcharge collected under this subsection shall be used for the purpose of defraying the costs of training and other educational programs administered by the Department of Consumer and Business Services under this chapter.
(2) Permit surcharges shall be collected by each municipality and remitted to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. Each municipality having a population greater than 40,000 shall, on a monthly basis, prepare and submit to the director a report of permits and certificates issued in each class or category and fees and surcharges thereon collected during the month, together with other statistical information as required by the director concerning construction activity regulated by the parts of the state building code administered by the municipality. All other municipalities shall submit a report described in this subsection on a quarterly basis. The report shall be in a form prescribed by the director and shall be submitted, together with a remittance covering the surcharges collected, by no later than the 15th day following the month or quarter in which the surcharges are collected.
(3)(a) All surcharges and other fees prescribed by ORS 455.010 to 455.240 and 455.410 to 455.740 and payable to the department, except fees received under ORS 455.148 (6) or 455.150 (6), shall be deposited by the director in the Consumer and Business Services Fund created by ORS 705.145.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the surcharge imposed under subsection (1) of this section for permits established under ORS 446.062 (3), 446.176, 446.405 (2), 446.430 (2) and 455.170 (2) shall be deposited in the Consumer and Business Services Fund established under ORS 705.145 and is continuously appropriated to the department for use as provided in ORS 446.423.
(4) The director shall administer training and other education programs under this chapter through contracts with local educational institutions, professional associations or other training providers. [Formerly 456.860; 1993 c.744 §90; 1995 c.553 §5; 1999 c.1045 §25; 1999 c.1082 §§10,10a; 2001 c.573 §10; 2001 c.710 §9; 2003 c.675 §25; 2005 c.833 §4]Section: Previous 455.158 455.160 455.165 455.170 455.180 455.190 455.210 455.220 455.230 455.240 455.310 455.312 455.315 455.320 455.325 Next
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