Typical Lot Development Costs

The typical lot development items listed below are provided as a general reference for you to start developing a budget for land improvements.  When planning your development budget, we recommend obtaining quotes for all fees and services.  American Heritage Homes does offer assistance with some of these services, and if we cannot assist you, we can recommend someone who can.

Permits
Temporary Occupancy Permit N/A
Building Permit Varies by county/municipality.
Zoning Permit Bulk Varies by county/municipality.
Zoning Permit (Per SF) Varies by county/municipality.
Plumbing/Health Permit Varies by county/municipality.
Architectural Review Typically required in subdivisions.
County Bonds Check with your county on specific requirements.
water/sewar or well/septic
Sewer Tap Fee Varies per locale.
Sewer Tap Inspection Fee Varies per locale.
Sewer Trench Lined with Gravel Distance from entry at the house to tap location.
Water Softening System Varies widely with system specs and water quality.
Water Filtration System Varies widely with system specs and water quality.
Water Lines install Distance from house entry to tap location.
Water Tap Fee Varies per locale.
Well Drilling Varies based on the depth of well and soil type at aquifer.
Septic System
Design/Engineering
Advanced onsite sewage systems require engineering designs specific to your lot.
Septic System
Traditional Leach Field
Unless previously approved, most lots will require a more advanced system.
Septic System
Aerator Add-On
It helps waste breakdown more quickly, reducing mound or leach system size.
Septic System
Mound System
Price varies based on the number of bedrooms served and soil quality.
Septic System
Mound w/ Drip System
Price varies based on the number of bedrooms served and soil quality.
Site prep
Plot Plan Required for most lots.  Typically you will pay the surveyor fee.
Stake Lot (For Dig) Typically you will pay the surveyor fee.
Lot Clearing Varies by lot and tree density.
Soil Evaluation/Test Holes Typically required for all onsite sewage treatment systems.
Construction Drive
and
Maintenance
Drive to include 6″ #2 aggregate with 4″ #304 aggregate. Plus include cost for extra gravel or snow removal which varies with the length of drive and season
Concrete Culvert Typical of 12″ culvert 30′ long. Check with your county engineer for sizing.
Curb Cut Required for most subdivision lots.
Dirt Trucking This is often required on smaller lots where you cannot disperse excavated soils.
Silt Fencing/Environmental Protection Required in some areas to be placed around the perimeter of any disturbed soils.
Miscellaneous Lot Improvements
and Site Conditions
Unforeseen site costs. Examples include, but are not limited to, concrete pump truck fees to pour your footer, foundation walls, and/or basement floor, or additional gravel needed for fill in areas of the garage and or porches, etc.
Electric & Gas
Electric Trenching Distance from entry at the house to transformer location. Check with your electric company.
Electrical Connection Fee & Temporary Power Check with your utility company. Varies widely.
Overhead Electrical Service (masthead, etc.) Check with your electric company. Most homes will be underground.
Gas Lines install Distance from house entry to tap location.
Supply & Install Gas Riser & Meter Arm Separate parts not typically installed by a gas utility company.
Gas Connection Fee Connection fee varies.
Main Service Disconnect For dislocated service
Temporary Heating Costs Heating your home during construction varies by season and fuel type.
Other
Property Insurance Insurance on the property over and above AHH provided Builders Risk policy.
Landscaping Prep Grade, Seeding, Sod Obtain a quote from a landscaper. 1 Acre = 43,560 SF
Downspout Conductors Underground conductors connect from each downspout and then run to the curb (in subdivision).
Cut, Prep, Finish Driveways and Sidewalks N/A
Post Light, Mailbox Required in many subdivisions.
Reset Grade Stakes Required by come counties.
Reshoot Grade Required by come counties.