The DeKalb County Commission recently agreed to begin charging re-inspection fees if the first inspection of a new building fails.
The fees will be $25, $50 and $100 for the second, third and fourth inspections, respectively, and also mean DeKalb will no longer be the only metro Atlanta county that does not charge for the service.
The fee is expected to raise $175,000 a year and initially will be used to pay off an $853,000 loan to the development fund from the county’s sanitation fund. After that is settled, the money will go into the county’s general fund to help cover upgraded technology and staff training.
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