SANDPOINT, Idaho -

Bonner County officials in northern Idaho are looking at increasing fines for residents who put up buildings without proper permits.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that county commissioners at a public hearing on Wednesday will consider doubling the $80 fee charged to landowners who fail to get permits for construction.

Besides the initial fee, landowners who fail to get a permit are assessed $160 plus mileage for each additional visit county officials make to a site.