Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously Monday to change the structure of building permit fees. While some permit fees will be lower, many will be substantially higher. Most permits will now be calculated per square foot, instead of set fees for building within a range of sizes.

New permits will cost $.75 per square foot. By comparison, the old fee schedule for single family homes within the range of 901 square feet to 2,500 square feet would incur a flat fee of $750.

Under the new fee system, a permit for a 901 square foot home would cost $676, while a 2,500 square foot home would cost $1,875.

Under the old fee system, a permit for a 4,000 square foot home cost $1,000. Under the new fees, the same permit will cost $3,000.

The new fee structure will apply to both commercial and residential construction, as well as additions and renovations.

Selectmen held a public hearing on the new fees, but no one spoke in favor or against the changes.

Fees for minor alterations (roofing, siding, door and window replacement), pools and tennis courts, sheds, decks, and porches, as well as demolition, are unchanged. Those permits are issued at a flat fee cost ranging from $50 to $500.

Also at Monday’s meeting, selectmen approved a permit for unamplified music at the Right Fork Diner. They also approved an alcohol license change for the Square Rigger to allow the restaurant to serve drinks on a 16-seat outside patio.