County
November 30, 2023

County streamlines permits, increases

 

By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

Union County residents will see rate increases for building related needs starting next year.

While higher costs might not initially be a welcoming change, county officials said the increases come as a way of simplifying an overly complicated process.

Sam Cronk, the chief building official within the engineer’s office, called the changes “substantial” and said the decision reflects both the state of things economically – such as inflation – as well as the “cumbersome” and occasionally “punitive” nature of the county’s fee system as it pertains to the residential and commercial building and permitting process.

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