Richmond proposes city hall tour fees
Richmond City Hall could get more expensive to tour for some groups. (GOOGLE MAPS)
The City of Richmond is proposing to issue flat fees to tour its municipal hall beginning at $250, plus room rental, for sessions lasting up to two hours.
The proposal goes to council on Monday for approval.
City spokeswoman Kim Decker said on Wednesday the fees are being changed to provide clarity to for-profit groups looking to check out the No. 3 Road city headquarters.
Tours for non-profit groups, which include visits from local schools and immigration settlement organizations, would remain free of charge.
Currently, the city charges $50 per hour, per staff member and rates could fluctuate depending on how much work is put into each presentation.
Decker said the proposed changes would also help the city recover parts of the costs that go into preparing the presentations.
Last year, the city received 14 requests to tour city hall, with all but two of them being provided for free, according to a city report.
The new proposed for-profit tour rates would range up to $1,000 for tours lasting more than four hours.