On January 8, 2018, the Summit County Board of Health approved the 2018 Fee Schedule. The new schedule is effective February 1, 2018. This means active permit holders will pay the current permit fees to operate in 2018. However, new establishments or those who are late on payments will be subject to the new fees after February 1, 2018, if they are approved.
It is important to note that program increases vary based on the amount of time spent by staff. Careful consideration and analysis have taken place over the past three years to determine the average amount of time spent for each permit including everything from administrative time to field response. Using the amount of time spent for each permit, the cost of the permit was calculated. Therefore, the current proposed fee is an accurate reflection of what it costs the County to put a Health Department employee in the field. While this means most permits will see an increase in 2018, some permit fees are reduced.
One such example is the Dogs on Patio variance. If the proposed fees are approved, restaurant owners applying for this variance for the first time will be charged a one-time application review fee. If the permit holder decides to renew the Dogs on Patio variance the following year, they will only be charged the Dog on Patio variance fee, not the review fee. Dogs on Patio permit holders who have been granted a variance are not subject to the review fee and will pay only the new variance fee.
Amy Jones – Environmental Health Administrative Assistant
650 Round Valley Drive, Park City, Utah 84060
Phone: 435-333-1511, Fax: 435-333-1580