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"PERMITS" Need verbage for invoice

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by fresh, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

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    I need to quote someone for getting all the permits for a job, but I'm doing a terrible job trying to write up what I'm doing for that fee. Would anyone be willing to share their description of "permitting"?

    Please? Thank you!
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    simple - "permit acquisition fee"

    followed by "City Permit Fees - Billed at cost"
     
  3. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    simply put - permits.

    no joke, if they want to run around and get the permits, let them. i tell the customer it is their responsibility.

    i quit talking to govermental people when i don't really need to...
     
  4. Gino

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    I recently had a thread about this and got some really good answers. I had a customer who wanted to know what all was involved and why the fee was so high, so I had to kinda itemize the quote. In fact, you gave some of the best answers. Perhaps looking up that thread from just a week or two ago, might help you.
     
  5. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

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    ha. yeah, I just looked at that again when I searched "permits."

    I think just writing "permit acquisition fee" is all that is needed, along with "evening meetings additional fee."

    thank you.
     
  6. Gino

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    This is what ours says on a normal quote....

    Permit Acquisition: This rate is $110.00 per hour, plus the cost of the actual permit. Production will begin once the permit is obtained. Underneath that one, we have a line which says permit and costs must be paid in advance of said signwork/project.

    We are probably going to put this up to $165.00 per hour.

    The itemized line we used for that other thread was a once and done deal, but I might customize it for future use, just in case. :rolleyes:
     
  7. nwsigns

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    Simple is better, gives them no room to argue with what you did not do or the value of service.

    "Permit drawings and acquisition" is what we use and often add "survey" with that or on a separate line item
     
  8. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    This is almost exactly how I word it.
     
  9. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    depending on where you live, permitting alone may be all you need. add in if your area requires both city and state. break out electrical permits from zoning type. if you have to be on site for inspections add that info so they know there is labor/time on top of the permit. break out if you have to attend a zoning meeting & cost of permit as that too is time.
     
  10. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

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    I asked more because I actually didn't want to do the permits.. the dude wanted me to go to council meeting to fight for an ugly non-conforming sign. After I sent a quote with a nicer, conforming sign, and J Hill's suggestion of "permit acquisition fee, city permit fees billed at cost" and Gino's suggestion of "evening meetings are an additional fee." The guy came back with i'll take care of the permits, lets go with the conforming signs (which were less expensive, too!)

    thank you all!
     
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