Title 27

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FEES

 

UPDATED:  January 1, 2019

Chapters:

27.02   PURPOSE - GENERAL PROVISIONS

27.04   DEFINITIONS

27.06   PREAPPLICATION AND COUNTER SERVICE FEES

27.10   FEES

27.44   SCHOOL IMPACT FEES

27.50   APPEALS - PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PERMIT FEE ESTIMATES

 

27.02  PURPOSE - GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Sections:

         27.02.010      Purpose.

         27.02.015      Relationship to Comprehensive Plan and Growth Management Act.

         27.02.020      General provisions.

         27.02.030      Insufficient funds charge – discretionary requirement of cashier's check, credit card payment, trust account – acceptance of purchase orders from government agencies.

         27.02.040      Fee waivers – requirements – filing – written decision – appeals – limits on challenges.

         27.02.050      Fee assessment.

         27.02.055      Agricultural buildings or activities – charged fifty percent of fees in title for processing, review or inspection of applications.

         27.02.060      Refunds.

         27.02.100      General service fee.

         27.02.110      Contract fees.

         27.02.201      Fee schedule - availability.

         27.02.210      Deposits.

         27.02.220      Disaster response expenditures.

         27.02.230      Regional motor sports facility master planning demonstration project – compensation to county – costs – rates.

 

            27.02.010  Purpose.  The purpose of this title is:  to prescribe equitable fees and fee collection for all permitting and environmental review services provided by the department of local services, permitting division, and to prescribe school impact fees to cover the proportionate share of the cost of new school facilities needed to serve new growth and development.  (Ord. 18791 § 201, 2018:  Ord. 17682 § 2, 2013:  Ord. 13332 § 55, 1998:  Ord. 10662 § 42, 1992).

 

            27.02.015  Relationship to Comprehensive Plan and Growth Management Act.  This title of the King County Code is hereby enacted to be consistent and implement the comprehensive plan in accordance with RCW 36.70A.  (Ord. 11623 § 1, 1994).

 

            27.02.020  General provisions.  This chapter deals with provisions general to the administration of this title and includes fee waivers, fee assessments, refunds and general services.  (Ord. 18822 § 2, 2018:  Ord. 17682 § 3, 2013:  Ord. 17224 § 2, 2011:  Ord. 11141 § 37, 1993:  Ord. 10662 § 43, 1992).

 

            27.02.030  Insufficient funds charge – discretionary requirement of cashier's check, credit card payment, trust account – acceptance of purchase orders from government agencies.

            A.  The department shall charge an insufficient funds charge of thirty-five dollars.

            B.  The director shall have the discretion to require payment of fees by cashier’s check or credit card by customers with a history of payments rejected for insufficient funds.

            C.  The director shall have the discretion to establish a trust account into which an applicant may deposit funds to be held by the department until spent for services requested by the applicant.  Interest shall not be paid on funds held in trust.  Unused funds held in trust shall be returned to applicants within thirty days of written request for release.

            D.  The director shall have the discretion to accept purchase orders from government agencies in lieu of fee payment at application.  When a purchase order is accepted, fees shall be paid by the due date indicated by the invoice from the department.  (Ord. 18822 § 3, 2018:  Ord. 16959 § 2, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 1, 2007:  Ord. 15946 § 3, 2007:  Ord. 10662 § 44, 1992).

 

            27.02.040  Fee waivers – requirements – filing – written decision – appeals – limits on challenges.

            A  The director shall have the discretion to waive all or a portion of the fees administered by the department and required pursuant to this title, provided, the waiver is warranted in the director's judgment.  A fee shall be waived if one or more of the following conditions applies to the service for which the fee was assessed:

              1.  The service was not performed;

              2.  The service is duplicative; that is, a service of similar body of work was already performed and fees were collected for that service;

              3.  The service is not required for permit approval;

              4.  The service was based on a professional or processing error caused by the department;

              5.  The service is limited to permit approval for the seismic retrofit of a single family residence with the following characteristics: wood-frame construction; light-weight roof of regular shape; reinforced concrete foundation; no more than two stories in height; and situated on a relatively level lot;

              6.  The service was in response to a natural disaster as declared by the Executive in accordance with K.C.C. 12.52.030; or

              7.  The service was in response to a public health or safety emergency, for which in the judgement of the director the public benefit of permitting services exceeds the fee for the services.

            B.  An applicant must file a fee waiver request in writing no later than twenty-one days after final approval of the permit by the department.

            C.  Any fee waiver decision shall be in writing and shall state a compelling need or public purpose to be served by the waiver, if granted.  The need or purpose must be consistent with standards established in subsection A. of this section and under K.C.C. chapter 2.98.

            D.  The director's fee waiver decision is final unless the applicant then files with the director a statement of appeal, together with the required appeal fee, and complies with the appeal provisions in K.C.C. 20.22.080.  The applicant may appeal a fee waiver decision only if the director has denied all or a portion of the applicant's request.

            E.  In an appeal of a fee waiver decision, the burden is on the applicant to prove that the particular fee was unreasonable or inconsistent with this title.  If the applicant fails to meet that burden, the examiner shall affirm the decision of the director.  If the examiner determines that a particular fee was unreasonable or inconsistent with the provisions of this title, the examiner shall modify the fee, order the department to modify the fee in accordance with the examiner's ruling or provide such other relief as reasonably necessary.  If the examiner determines that the applicant is the substantially prevailing party, the department shall waive and refund the appeal fee.  The examiner's decision is final.

            F. In an appeal under this section, the applicant may only challenge the department's application of the development permit fees provided for in this title to the applicant's permit and approval.  The applicant may not challenge in an appeal under this section the development permit fees in this title.  (Ord. 18822 § 4, 2018:  Ord. 15946 § 4, 2007:  Ord. 13332 § 56, 1998:  Ord. 11141 § 38, 1993:  Ord. 10662 § 45, 1992).

 

            27.02.050  Fee assessment.

            A.  Unless otherwise required by this title, fees shall be assessed at the fee rate in effect at the time service is rendered.

            B.  Fees for application review are due upon application acceptance.

            C.  Fees for expedited review are due when expedited review is requested by the applicant.

            D.  Fees owed for the resubmittal of plans or applications are due at the time of resubmittal.

            E.  Fees for permits, inspection or monitoring are due upon permit issuance, and shall be assessed at the fee rate in effect at the time that the permit is ready to issue or approval granted.  Fees assessed for permits, inspections or monitoring shall remain in effect for up to sixty days from the date that the applicant is notified that the permit is ready to issue or approval granted.  After sixty days have elapsed, fees for permits, inspections or monitoring shall be assessed at the fee rate in effect at the time the fee is paid.  The director may grant exceptions in cases where the basis as prescribed in this title for calculating fees for a permit, inspection or monitoring was amended after an application was completed but before permit issuance.

            F.  Fees for reinspection of construction work or site conditions are due by the date indicated on the department's invoice or before final construction approval, whichever is earlier, and shall be assessed at the fee rate in effect at the time of reinspection.

            G.  Unless otherwise allowed by this title, the department shall not accept payment of fees before fees are due.

            H.  Changes in the ownership of an application or permit shall not revoke the fees incurred by the application or permit, or the requirement to post financial guarantees for permitted construction.  (Ord. 18822 § 5, 2018:  Ord. 16959 § 3, 2010:  Ord. 10662 § 46, 1992).

 

27.02.055  Agricultural buildings or activities – charged fifty percent of fees in title for processing, review or inspection of applications.  Processing, review or inspection of applications or permits for agricultural buildings or activities shall be charged fifty percent of the fees listed in this title.  This section does not apply to processing, review, or inspections related to applications or permits required for any use related to a product excluded from the definition of "agricultural product" under RCW 82.04.213.  (Ord. 18385 § 38, 2016).

 

            27.02.060  Refunds.

            A.  Fees for processing or review of an application are refundable in proportion to the amount of work performed as of the date of application withdrawal or cancellation if, within sixty days after the date that fees were paid, the applicant in writing withdraws, cancels or otherwise terminates the application and requests a refund.

            B.  Fees for processing or inspection of a permit are refundable if the permit holder in writing withdraws, cancels or otherwise terminates the permit and requests a refund before commencing construction or land disturbing activity authorized by the permit.  Permit fees shall not be refunded after construction or land disturbing activity has commenced.

            C.  The department shall refund a fee that has been paid but waived, or if other fees are owed, apply the payment to outstanding fees.

            D.  Fees shall be refunded to the applicant of record.

            E.  The department shall waive and refund the fee for filing an appeal when an applicant is the substantially prevailing party in an administrative appeal.

            F.  Development permit and environmental review fees shall not be refunded except as provided for in this title.  (Ord. 18822 § 6, 2018:  Ord. 17923 § 2, 2014:  Ord. 17224 § 3, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 4, 2010:  Ord. 13332 § 57, 1998:  Ord. 10662 § 47, 1992).

 

            27.02.100  Fee for services without specified fees.  For a service not listed in this title, the department may charge a fee for the most comparable service listed in this title, or may charge a fee to recover the actual cost of providing services for which fees are not otherwise listed in this title or for which the fees listed in this title do not recover the actual cost.  (Ord. 18822 § 7, 2018:  Ord. 17682 § 5, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 3, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 6, 2011:  Ord. 14683 § 36, 2003:  Ord. 13996 § 11, 2000:  [Ord. 13664 § 12, 1999, repealed by Ord. 13996 § 13, 2000]:  Ord. 13332 § 61, 1998:  Ord. 11141 § 40, 1993).

 

            27.02.110  Contract fees.  In addition to the fees required for review, processing or inspection by the department, the department is authorized to charge an applicant for the cost charged by a department-hired contractor that reviews or processes an application or provides inspection or other required services. (Ord. 17923 § 4, 2014:  Ord. 17453 § 4, 2012: Ord. 11141 § 41, 1993).

 

            27.02.201  Fee schedule - availability.  The department shall make available for inspection, review and copying by the public a fee schedule of its current fees in both written and electronic form.  The department shall also post the fee schedule on the department’s website.  (Ord. 16959 § 13, 2010).

 

            27.02.210  Deposits.  The department may require a deposit for incremental fees for requested or required services at the time an application is accepted or a permit is issued or extended.  The deposit shall not exceed the estimated cost of the services for which the deposit is collected.  Interest shall not be paid on moneys held on deposit.  Moneys remaining on deposit upon completion or cancellation of service shall be refunded to the applicant.  (Ord. 18822 § 8, 2018:  Ord. 17682 § 6, 2013:  Ord. 17224 § 12, 2011:  Ord. 14683 § 39, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 63, 1998).

 

            27.02.220  Disaster response expenditures.  Expenditures drawn from the permitting division fund for disaster response, which are not recovered through the assessment of fees or reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), shall be reimbursed to the permitting division fund by the current expense fund within twelve months of when the expenses were incurred.  (Ord. 18791 § 202, 2018:  Ord. 17420 § 130, 2012:  Ord. 14238 § 32, 2001).

 

            27.02.230  Regional motor sports facility master planning demonstration project – compensation to county – costs – rates.

            A.  The application for a master planning demonstration project under K.C.C. 21A.55.105 shall be subject to the fee provisions of this title.  King County shall be compensated for all costs incurred by King County related to the review and monitoring of the demonstration project, including, but not limited to, costs for the:

              1.  Review of the master planning application;

              2.  Review of environmental documents submitted to the department by the consultant selected in accordance with Ordinance 17287, Section 5;

              3.  Preparation and issuance of the department-recommended development and operating agreement;

              4.  Issuance of public notices;

              5.  Conduct of meetings;

              6.  Response to public inquiries related specifically to such notices and meetings; and

              7.  Monitoring of the approved development and operating agreement.

            B.  The review costs for permit applications and studies related to specific development proposals consistent with the development and operating agreement shall be governed by this title.

            C.  The costs from the consultant selected in accordance with Ordinance 17287, Section 5, and billed to the department shall be paid by the applicant and shall be governed by this title.  (Ord. 17682 § 7, 2013:   Ord. 17287 § 3, 2012).

 

27.04  DEFINITIONS

Sections:

         27.04.0005    Definitions – application.

         27.04.001      Agricultural activity.

         27.04.002      Agricultural building.

         27.04.003      Building official.

         27.04.004      Closed record hearing.

         27.04.005      Department.

         27.04.010      Development permits.

         27.04.015      Director.

         27.04.025      Impact fee.

         27.04.028      Environmental review.

         27.04.040      Permit fee.

         27.04.047      Substantial prevailing party.

         27.04.050      Valuation.

 

            27.04.0005  Definitions – application.  The definitions in this chapter apply to this title unless the context clearly requires otherwise.  (Ord. 18385 § 39, 2016).

 

            27.04.001  Agricultural activity.

            A.  Located on an existing farm on RA-zoned property for which the property owner has a current farm plan developed in conjunction with the King Conservation District or on lands within the agricultural production district; and

            B.  Related to the following agricultural purposes:

              1.  The storage, maintenance or repair of farm machinery and equipment;

              2.  The raising, harvesting and selling of crops;

              3.  The feeding, breeding, management and sale of, or the produce of, livestock, poultry, fur-bearing animals or honeybees;

              4.  Dairying and the sale of dairy products;

              5.  Any other agricultural or horticultural use or animal husbandry, or any combination thereof, including the preparation, storage, processing or sale of agricultural products raised on the farm for human use and animal use;

              6.  Processing, treatment, packaging, and sale of agricultural products;

              7.  Stabling or training equines; or

              8.  Equine riding lessons and training clinics.  (Ord. 17224 § 13, 2011).

 

            27.04.002  Agricultural building.  "Agricultural building" means a structure, other than a dwelling, that is:

            A.  Located on an existing farm on RA-zoned property for which the property owner has a current farm plan developed in conjunction with the King Conservation District or on lands within the agricultural production district; and

            B.  Used in the operation of the farm for:

              1.  The storage, maintenance or repair of farm machinery and equipment;

              2.  The raising, harvesting and selling of crops;

              3.  The feeding, breeding, management and sale of, or the produce of, livestock, poultry, fur-bearing animals or honeybees;

              4.  Dairying and the sale of dairy products;

              5.  Any other agricultural or horticultural use or animal husbandry, or any combination thereof, including the preparation, storage, processing, or sale of agricultural products raised on the farm for human use and animal use;

              6.  Processing, treatment, packaging, and sale of agricultural products;

              7.  Stabling or training equines; or

              8.  Equine riding lessons and training clinics.  (Ord. 17224 § 14, 2011).

 

            27.04.003  Building official.  "Building official" means the department of local services permitting division manager or designee.  (Ord. 18791 § 203, 2018:  Ord. 17420 § 131, 2012:  Ord. 13332 § 14, 1998).

 

            27.04.004  Closed record hearing.  "Closed record hearing" means an administrative appeal to the hearing examiner of a departmental decision when the appeal is on the record with no new evidence or information allowed to be submitted and only appeal argument allowed.  The record shall consist solely of a complete set of the documents relating to the facts of the department's decision.  (Ord. 16026 § 5, 2008).

 

            27.04.005  Department.  "Department" means the department of local services or its successor.  (Ord. 18791 § 204, 2018:  Ord. 17420 § 132, 2012:  Ord. 14683 § 6, 2003:  Ord. 10662 § 51, 1992).

 

            27.04.010  Development permits.  "Development permits" mean all permits, reviews, and approvals administered by the department of local services, permitting division, including, but not limited to, right-of-way use permits, grading permits, building permits, fire code permits, subdivisions, short subdivisions, binding site plans, planned unit developments, zoning permits, master plan development permits, current use permits, boundary line adjustments, and environmental review and shoreline permits.  (Ord. 18791 § 205, 2018:  Ord. 17420 § 133, 2012:  Ord. 16959 § 14, 2010:  Ord. 10662 § 53, 1992:  Ord. 8330 § 31, 1987).

 

            27.04.015  Director.  "Director" means the department of local services permitting division manager or designee.  (Ord. 18791 § 206, 2018:  Ord. 18683 § 66, 2018:  Ord. 17420 § 134, 2012:  Ord. 10662 § 52, 1992).

 

            27.04.025  Impact fee.  "Impact fee" means a payment of money authorized by state law and county ordinance to be imposed upon development as a condition of development approval to pay for public facilities needed to serve new growth and development.  Impact fees include but are not limited to roads mitigation payment fees and school impact fees.  "Impact fees" do not include fees imposed to cover the costs of processing applications, inspecting and reviewing plans or other information required to be submitted for purpose of evaluation of an application, or inspecting or monitoring development activity.  (Ord. 10162 § 22, 1991).

 

            27.04.028  Environmental review.  "Environmental review" means all permits, reviews, and approvals administered pursuant to K.C.C. 20.44.  (Ord. 10662 § 50, 1992).

 

            27.04.040  Permit fee.  "Permit fee" means a payment of money imposed upon development as a condition of application for or approval of development to cover the costs of processing applications, inspecting and reviewing plans or other information required to be submitted for purpose of evaluation of an application, or inspecting or monitoring development activity.  (Ord. 10162 § 23, 1991).

 

            27.04.047 Substantial prevailing party.  A permit applicant is the "substantial prevailing party" in an appeal under this title if the hearing examiner orders a reduction of the fee estimate, estimate revision or billings that is fifty percent or more of the cumulative sum that the applicant disputed before the examiner.  Otherwise, the department is the "substantial prevailing party."  (Ord. 16026 § 6, 2008).

 

            27.04.050  Valuation.  "Valuation" means the determination of value made by the building official or the building official's designee using current valuation tables published by the International Code Council or other current nationally recognized standards.  The valuation includes the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, including all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, elevators, fire systems and any other permanent fixtures.  (Ord. 17682 § 8, 2013:  Ord. 16959 § 15, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 5, 2007:  Ord. 13996 § 2, 2000:  [Ord. 13664 § 3, 1999, repealed by Ord. 13996, § 13, 2000]:  Ord. 13332 § 15, 1998).

 

27.06  PREAPPLICATION AND COUNTER SERVICE FEES

 

Sections:

         27.06.005      Purpose.

         27.06.010      Preapplication conferences - credit - presubmittal project review - zoning certification letters.

 

            27.06.005  Purpose.  The purpose of this chapter is to establish fees for preapplication submittal services and processing.  (Ord. 18385 § 2, 2016:  Ord. 17682 § 9, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 8, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 15, 2011:  Ord. 14683 § 40, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 3, 1998).

 

            27.06.010  Preapplication conferences - credit - presubmittal project review - zoning certification letters.

A.  A nonrefundable fee shall be charged for preapplication conferences as follows:

  1.

Already built construction for residential use:

$733.00

  2.

Already built construction for commercial use:

$2,931.00

  3.

Other - per county staff participant from the department of local services, permitting division:

 

$733.00

  4.

Other - per county staff participant from custodial agency

$772.00

  5.

Cancellation of a conference without notification before its scheduled start time or failure to attend:

 

$50.00

            B.  The preapplication conference fee under subsection A. of this section shall be credited against any required application or permit fees for a subsequent permit application to address work commenced without permits, but only if the subsequent permit application is filed within one hundred eighty days of the preapplication conference or within sixty days of public health department or other agency approval required for a complete development permit application.

            C.  The fee for a zoning certification letter confirming an existing zoning designation or development rights is two hundred forty-four dollars.  The fee for zoning certification requiring historic research or review of other information is seven hundred thirty-three dollars.

            D.  A fee of three hundred sixty-six dollars shall be charged for each inspection of structures for housing code compliance, damage from flood, storm, fire or other natural disaster, or for each site visit conducted before permit application.  (Ord. 18822 § 9, 2018:  Ord. 18791 § 207, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 2, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 7, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 10, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 9, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 16, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 16, 2010:  Ord. 14683 § 41, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 4, 1998).

 

27.10  FEES

 

Sections:

         27.10.010      Plan review - applicability.

         27.10.020      Plan review, including additions and modifications – reviewing applications to construct or modify buildings, structures, and equipment - resubmittal or revisions.

         27.10.035      New single family dwellings construction - applications review, inspecting or extending permits.

         27.10.037      Existing single family dwelling construction of additions or alterations - applications review, inspecting or extending permits.

         27.10.050      Fire systems and tank systems review.

         27.10.070      Zoning variance requests review.

         27.10.075      Temporary noise variance request review.

         27.10.080      Site engineering review.

         27.10.082      Stormwater engineering and document review.

         27.10.084      Road engineering review.

         27.10.085      Road constructability review.

         27.10.087      Stormwater facilities constructability review.

         27.10.090      Grading or clearing site plan review.

         27.10.130      Critical areas review, inquiries and designation.

         27.10.150      Environmental checklist review, preparation of threshold determinations of nonsignificance and mitigated determinations of nonsignificance and supplemental reviews.

         27.10.160      Shoreline exemption applications review - shoreline substantial development permit, conditional use permit or variance application review.

         27.10.170      Zoning application reviews and variances.

         27.10.180      Site-specific land use amendment.

         27.10.190      Preliminary subdivision, short subdivision, urban planned development or binding site plan for planning, fire flow and access, site engineering, critical area, survey and state Environmental Policy Act review.

         27.10.200      Final subdivision, short subdivision, urban planned development, binding site plan, subdivisonal legal description or title review, approval and resubmittal.

         27.10.210      Separate lot recognition, subdivision exemptions, and innocent purchaser reviews.

         27.10.220      Boundary line adjustments and lot mergers.

         27.10.310      Construction and site development inspection - applicability.

         27.10.320      Buildings and other construction or modification inspection.

         27.10.350      Fire alarm systems, automatic sprinkler systems, monitoring transmitter, tank and other system inspections - conformance with approved plan.

         27.10.360      Fireworks, special events, building occupancy and fire code operational permits - reviewing applications and inspecting permits.

         27.10.380      Site development inspections, monitoring and pre-site work engineering meetings.

         27.10.385      Site inspections and pre-site work engineering meetings for construction of storm water

                                 facilities.

         27.10.395      Site inspections and pre-site work engineering meetings for road construction.

         27.10.425      Investigation of work done without a required permit or approval.

         27.10.510      Certification of compliance or completion.

         27.10.550      Preissuance construction and authorization (PICA) inspections.

         27.10.560      Address or road name changes request - no site visit.

         27.10.570      Processing, monitoring, extending and administering the default of financial guarantees.

         27.10.580      Permit processing, clerical services, contractor certification, title elimination, permit extension, review of resubmitted plans and permit revisions, expedited review and after-hours inspection.

 

            27.10.010  Plan review - applicability.  Plan review fees shall compensate the department for the plan review necessary to determine compliance with approved plans, adopted international codes and other county regulations.  The fees shall be collected to compensate the department for the review of:

            A.  Commercial and residential building permit applications under K.C.C. chapters 16.04, 16.70, 16.74, 16.78 and 17.04 and K.C.C. Titles 20 and 21A;

            B.  Grading and clearing permit applications under K.C.C. chapter 16.82;

            C.  Shoreline permit applications and exemptions under K.C.C. Title 25;

            D.  State Environmental Policy Act compliance under K.C.C. chapter 20.44 ;

            E.  Critical areas under K.C.C. chapter 21A.24;

            F.  Preliminary and final subdivisions and short subdivisions under K.C.C. Title 19A;

            G.  Binding site plan review under K.C.C. Title 19A;

            H.  Boundary line adjustments under K.C.C. Title 19A;

            I.  Variance requests, conditional use permits, zone reclassification requests, special use permits and temporary use permits under K.C.C. Title 21A;

            J.  Right of way use permits under K.C.C. Title 14; and

            K.  Drainage review under K.C.C. Title 9.  (Ord. 17682 § 11, 2013:  Ord. 16959 § 18, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 8, 2007:  Ord. 13332 § 16, 1998).

 

            27.10.020  Plan review, including additions and modifications – reviewing applications to construct or modify buildings, structures, and equipment - resubmittal or revisions.

            A.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, fees for the review of buildings and structures, including additions, modifications and mechanical equipment, shall be calculated using valuations published by the International Code Council or other current nationally recognized standards.  The building official shall establish the final valuation.  The fee charged shall be based on the valuation established under this subsection as follows:

 

Valuation

Fee

1.

$1.00 to $25,000.00

$48.00 plus $14.00 for each $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $25,000.00

2.

$25,000.01 to $50,000.00

$398.00 for the first $25,00.00 plus $10.00 for each additional $1000.00, or fraction thereof, to $50,000.00

3.

$50,000.01 to $100,000.00

$648.00 for the first $50,000.00 plus $7.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $100,000.00

4.

$100,000.01 to $500,000.00

$998.00 for the first $100,000.00 plus $6.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $500,000.00

5.

$500,000.01 to $1,000,000.00

$3,398.00 for the first $500,000.00 plus $4.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $1,000,000.00

6.

$1,000,000.01 or more

$5,398.00 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $3.70 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof.

            B.  Fees shall be charged for reviewing applications to construct or modify buildings, structures, and equipment as follows:

              1.  Electronic communication antenna                                                          $1,697.00

              2.  Electronic communication tower or pole                                                  $3,164.00

              3.  Sign                                                                                                                 $806.00

              4.  Portable classroom                                                                                     $2,658.00

              5.  Trail bridge, per lineal foot                                                                             $21.00

              6.  Building change of use only                                                                         $489.00

            C.  Resubmittal of plans or revisions to an issued permit shall be charged a fixed fee that is a fraction of the original building plan review fee proportionate to the changes from the original plan submittal, as determined by the department.  (Ord. 18822 § 10, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 3, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 8, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 12, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 11, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 19, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 19, 2010:  Ord. 14683 § 42, 2003:  Ord. 13996 § 3, 2000:  [Ord. 13664 § 4, 1999, repealed by Ord. 13996, § 13, 2000]:  Ord. 13332 § 17, 1998).

 

            27.10.035  New single family dwellings construction - applications review, inspecting or extending permits.  Fees shall be charged for reviewing applications and inspecting or extending permits to construct new single family dwellings as follows:

A.

 

Building, zoning and site application review

 

 

1.

Custom home

$4,101.00

 

2.

Modular home

$1,221.00

 

3.

Mobile or manufactured home

$977.00

 

4.

Accessory dwelling unit

$2,299.00

 

5.

Basic home permit

$977.00

 

6.

Registered basic home plan - building and

 

 

 

mechanical plan review only

$2,688.00

B.

 

Drainage, right-of-way or critical area review

 

 

1.

Custom home

$2,341.00

 

2.

Modular home

$2,341.00

 

3.

Mobile or manufactured home

$2,341.00

 

4.

Accessory dwelling unit

$1,825.00

 

5.

Basic home

$1,269.00

C.

 

Permit inspection

 

 

1.

Custom home, per square foot

$1.24

 

2.

Modular home

$1,080.00

 

3.

Mobile or manufactured home

$891.00

 

4.

Accessory dwelling unit, per square foot

$1.24

 

5.

Basic home, per square foot

$1.24

D.

 

Sprinkler system

 

 

1.

Review

$564.00

 

2.

Inspection

$1,008.00

E.

 

Each plan resubmittal or revision to an issued permit shall be charged a portion of the application review fee listed in subsection A. of this section, based on the plan changes as a portion of the entire project, as determined by the department.

 

F.

 

Additional inspection or reinspection

$159.00

G.

 

Permit extension

 

 

1.

First extension

$159.00

 

2.

Second or subsequent extension, each

$427.00

(Ord. 18822 § 11, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 4, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 45, 2014)

 

            27.10.037  Existing single family dwelling construction of additions or alterations - applications review, inspecting or extending permits.  Fees shall be charged for reviewing applications and inspecting or extending permits to construct additions or alterations to existing single family dwellings as follows:

A.

 

Building alteration or addition

 

 

1.

Mechanical installation only

$159.00

 

2.

In-kind building repair or replacement only:

 

 

 

Building plan review

$183.00

 

 

Building inspection

$282.00

 

3.

Alteration without addition, limited to either the roof or truss structure; or the foundation or footings; or the walls, ceiling, floor, beams, columns, doors, windows, stairs, or fireplace; or pool or spa

 

 

 

Building plan review

$402.00

 

 

Building inspection

$620.00

 

4.

Alteration without addition, involving two of the structural elements listed in subsection A.3. of this section:

 

 

 

Building plan review

$696.00

 

 

Building inspection

$1,070.00

 

5.

Alteration without addition, involving all of the structural elements listed in subsection A.3. of this section:

 

 

 

Building plan review

$1,207.00

 

 

Building inspection

$1,857.00

 

6.

Addition of deck, or accessory structure 500 square feet or smaller

 

 

 

Building plan review

$390.00

 

 

Building inspection, per square foot

$1.24

 

7.

Addition of accessory structure larger than 500 square feet

 

 

 

Building plan review

$821.00

 

 

Building inspection, per square foot

$1.24

 

8.

Addition of living space or garage, inclusive of alterations

 

 

 

Building plan review

$1,568.00

 

 

Building inspection, per square foot

$1.24

 

9.

Building demolition, relocation

$282.00

B.

 

Site development

 

 

1.

Title or easement review only

$244.00

 

2.

Basic critical area or site review with standardized conditions

$1025.00

 

3.

Other site or critical area review, or combination thereof

$1,825.00

C.

 

Sprinkler system

 

 

1.

Review

$489.00

 

2.

Inspection

$585.00

D.

 

Each plan resubmittal or revision to an issued permit shall be charged a portion of the application review fee listed in this section, based on the plan changes as a portion of the entire project, as determined by the department.

 

E.

 

Permit extension

 

 

1.

Mechanical installation only

$31.00

 

2.

Other alteration or addition

$159.00

F.

 

Additional inspection or reinspection

$159.00

(Ord. 18822 § 12, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 5, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 46, 2014)

 

            27.10.050  Fire systems and tank systems review.  A fee shall be charged to cover the costs of the department to review fire systems and tank systems as follows:

A.

Fire alarm systems

 

 

1.

Systems with more than 10 devices, each system

$1,318.00

 

2.

Systems with 10 devices or fewer

No Fee

B.

Automatic sprinkler systems - new installation or alteration

 

 

1.

System with more than 10 heads, each riser

$1,115.00

 

2.

System with 10 heads or fewer

No Fee

C.

Monitoring transmitter, each system

$489.00

D.

Tank installation, removal or abandonment, each:

$489.00

E.

All other system construction or installation, each system

$801.00

(Ord. 18822 § 13, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 6, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 11, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 15, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 14, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 22, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 21, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 11, 2008:  Ord. 14683 § 11, 2003:  Ord. 13996 § 5, 2000:  [Ord. 13664 § 6, 1999, repealed by Ord. 13996, § 13, 2000]: Ord. 13332 § 20, 1998).

 

            27.10.070  Zoning variance requests review.  Review of variance requests shall be charged fees as follows:

A.

Road variance review

 

 

1.

Department of local services, road services division (if required):

$1,932.00

 

2.

Department of local services, permitting division:

$1,563.00

 

3.

Plan resubmittal:

$489.00

B.

Surface Water Design Manual adjustment review

 

 

1.

Standard

$2,296.00

 

2.

Experimental

Actual Cost

(Ord. 18822 § 14, 2018:  Ord. 18791 § 208, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 8, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 13, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 17, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 16, 2012:  Ord. 17420 § 135, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 24, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 23, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 13, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 13, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 22, 1998).

 

            27.10.075  Temporary noise variance request review.  Temporary noise variance request review filed under K.C.C. 12.86.550.B. shall require the following fees:

A.

Simple review:

$250.00

B.

Medium review:

$492.00

C.

Complex review:

$984.00

(Ord. 18822 § 15, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 9, 2016:  Ord. 18000 § 83, 2015).

 

            27.10.080  Site engineering review.  Site engineering review includes review for code compliance with road design, drainage, erosion and sedimentation control, and right-of-way improvements.  Review fees shall be charged as follows.

A.

Plan review - basic or standard:

 

 

1.

Minor repair, maintenance or drainage

 

 

 

improvements not maintained by King County

$489.00

 

2.

Basic review with standardized conditions

$1,025.00

 

3.

Standard review

$1,825.00

B.

Plan review - complex

 

 

1.

Nonengineered plans; minimal road improvements; minimal drainage review

$3,664.00

 

2.

Engineered plans; private or minor public road improvements; small project drainage, dispersion, flow control best management practices, conveyance only or detention only, or any combination thereof

$7,329.00

 

3.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention or water quality, or both

$10,993.00

 

4.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention, infiltration or water quality, or any combination thereof

$14,656.00

 

5.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$21,984.00

 

6.

Engineered plans; large private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$29,312.00

 

7.

Engineered plans; large and complex private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$36,640.00

(Ord. 18822 § 16, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 10, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 14, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 18, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 17, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 25, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 24, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 14, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 44, 2003:  Ord. 14683 § 14, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 23, 1998).

 

            27.10.082  Stormwater engineering and document review.  Fees for stormwater engineering and document review shall be charged as follows.

A.

Minor facility plan, basic adjustment with a single item, minor state Environmental Policy Act threshold determination, conditional use permit, preliminary short plat or revised plan or document.

$258.00

B.

Minor facility plan, standard or minor multiitem adjustment, standard preliminary plat, state Environmental Policy Act threshold determination, conditional use permit or revised plan or document.

$644.00

C.

Complex or multiitem adjustment, standard hydrology report, standard landscape management plan or basic master drainage plan

$1,932.00

D.

Very complex or multiitem adjustment, complex hydrology report, basic modeling, complex landscape management plan or basic master drainage plan

$2,575.00

E.

Very complex, multiitem, or basic experimental adjustment, complex hydrology report, standard modeling or standard master drainage plan

$3,220.00

F.

Basic experimental adjustment, very complex hydrology report, complex modeling or complex master drainage plan

$3,864.00

G.

Standard experimental adjustment, very complex hydrology report, very complex modeling or very complex master drainage plan

$5,152.00

(Ord. 18822 § 17, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 11, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 15, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 19, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 19, 2012).

 

            27.10.084  Road engineering review.  Fees for road engineering review shall be charged as follows:

A.

Nonengineered plans; minimal road improvements; minimal drainage review

$387.00

B.

Engineered plans; private or minor public road improvements; small project drainage, dispersion, flow control best management practices, conveyance only or detention only, or any combination thereof

$902.00

C.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention or water quality, or both

$1,416.00

D.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention, infiltration or water quality, or any combination thereof

$3,864.00

E.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$7,727.00

F.

Engineered plans; large private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$13,522.00

G.

Engineered plans; large and complex private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$19,445.00

(Ord. 18822 § 18, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 12, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 16, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 20, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 18, 2012).

 

            27.10.085  Road constructability review.  Fees for review of road constructability shall be charged as follows.

A.

Nonengineered plans; minimal road improvements; minimal drainage review

No fee

B.

Engineered plans; private or minor public road improvements; small project drainage, dispersion, flow control BMPs, conveyance only or detention only, or any combination thereof

No fee

C.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention or water quality, or both

$1,030.00

D.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention, infiltration or water quality, or any combination thereof

$1,030.00

E.

Engineered plans; private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$1,545.00

F.

Engineered plans; large private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$2,060.00

G.

Engineered plans; large and complex private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins.

$2,575.00

(Ord. 18822 § 19, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 13, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 17, 2014:  Ord. 17453 § 20, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 26, 2011).

 

            27.10.087  Stormwater facilities constructability review.  Fees for constructability review of stormwater facilities shall be charged as follows.

A.

Base fee for one facility

$813.00

B.

Each additional facility

$129.00

(Ord. 18822 § 20, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 14, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 18, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 22, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 21, 2012).

 

            27.10.090  Grading or clearing site plan review.  Grading or clearing site plan review includes review for compliance with King County grading and clearing code requirements.  Grading or clearing site plan review fees shall be charged as follows:

A.

Grading up to 2,000 square feet, or clearing up to 0.2 acre

$489.00

B.

Grading between 2,001 square feet and 0.2 acres

$855.00

C.

Grading or clearing from 0.21 to 1.0 acres

$2,076.00

D.

Grading or clearing from 1.01 to 20.0 acres:  base fee

$1,691.00

E.

Grading or clearing from 1.01 to 20.0 acres:  fee per acre

$386.00

F.

Grading or clearing over 20.0 acres

$9,411.00

G.

Periodic review of surface mine and material processing facility

Applicable fee in subsections A. through F. of this section

H.

Forest practices act - class IV review - residential

$855.00

I.

Forest practices act - class IV review - non residential

$1,711.00

J.

Forest practices act - release of moratorium, excluding engineering or critical areas review

$7,329.00

K.

Forest practices act - conversion option harvest plan: base fee

$1,467.00

L.

Forest practices act - conversion option harvest plan: fee per acre

$122.00

M.

Forest practices act - activities with approved forest management plan - 5 acres or less

$244.00

N.

Forest practices act - activities with approved forest management plan - more than 5 acres

$611.00

O.

Hazard tree removal only, ten or fewer

$244.00

P.

Farm pad or agricultural drainage maintenance in accordance with county and state approved best management practices

$489.00

Q.

Recreational facility or landscape installation

$1,367.00

(Ord. 18822 § 21, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 15, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 19, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 23, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 22, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 27, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 25, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 15, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 45, 2003:  Ord. 14683 § 15, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 24, 1998).

 

            27.10.130  Critical areas review, inquiries and designation.  Fees for critical areas review, inquiries and designation shall be charged as follows:

A.

Critical areas review

 

 

1.

Critical area notice on title only

$244.00

 

2.

Nonresidential review, basic, per discipline

$1,342.00

 

3.

Nonresidential review, complex, per discipline

$2,198.00

 

4.

Stewardship planning

$1,954.00

B.

Critical areas designations

 

 

1.

Minimum fee per application

$829.00

 

2.

Fee per discipline if the parcel or parcels for which designations are requested have one or more critical area, excepting critical aquifer recharge, seismic hazard, or erosion hazard area

$611.00

 

3.

Fee for resubmittal of critical area study, per discipline, or extension of approval

$611.00

C.

Critical area alteration exception

 

 

1.

Review, per discipline

$5,374.00

 

2.

Base fee

$1,954.00

 

3.

Extension of approval

$1,099.00

 

4.

If applications for a shoreline permit and critical area alteration exception are reviewed concurrently, the critical area alteration exception application shall be charged fifty percent of the fees required by this section.

 

D.

Flood hazard certification review

 

 

1.

Residential or commercial

$661.00

 

2.

Agricultural

$55.00

E.

Flood elevation certification inspection

$366.00

F.

Letter-of-map-amendment community acknowledgement

$1,221.00

(Ord. 18822 § 22, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 16, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 20, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 25, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 24, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 29, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 27, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 17, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 46, 2003:  Ord. 14683 § 18, 2003:  Ord. 14187 § 4, 2001:  Ord. 13332 § 28, 1998).

 

            27.10.150  Environmental checklists review, preparation of threshold determinations of nonsignificance and mitigated determinations of nonsignificance and supplemental reviews.  Review of environmental checklists and preparation of threshold determinations of nonsignificance and mitigated determinations of nonsignificance and supplemental reviews shall be charged fees as follows:

A.

Review of environmental checklists and preparation of threshold determinations of nonsignificance

 

 

1.

Minor new construction, including single family residential and agricultural buildings

$1,221.00

 

2.

Class IV forest practices

$1,221.00

 

3.

Minor clearing or grading permits

$1,221.00

 

4.

Other construction

$3,420.00

B.

Review of environmental checklists and preparation of threshold determinations of mitigated determinations of nonsignificance

$3,420.00

C.

Supplemental reviews

 

 

1.

Addendum

$611.00

 

2.

Expanded checklist

$1,099.00

D.

Exemption

$427.00

E.

Preparation of an environmental impact statement shall be charged at actual cost to the department including consultant costs, administrative costs and cost of review by other county departments and governmental agencies.

 

(Ord. 18822 § 23, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 17, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 21, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 26, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 25, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 30, 2011:  Ord. 13332 § 30, 1998).

 

            27.10.160  Shoreline exemption applications review - shoreline substantial development permit, conditional use permit or variance application review.

A.

Fees for review of shoreline exemption applications shall be charged as follows:

 

 

1.

Repair and maintenance - programmatic

$244.00

 

2.

Repair and maintenance - other

$733.00

 

3.

Agricultural activities

$489.00

 

4.

Timber harvest operations within the forest production district

$489.00

 

5.

Boring or moorage buoy

$489.00

 

6.

Stream-lined joint aquatic resources permit application

No Fee

 

7.

Watershed restoration

No Fee

 

8.

Other

$1,467.00

 

9.

Supplemental review of mitigation plan and amendment of conditions

$244.00

B.

Fees for review of a shoreline substantial development permit, conditional use permit or variance application shall be charged as follows:

 

 

1.

Value of work:  $10,000.00 or less

$6,447.00

 

2.

Value of work:  $10,000.01 to $100,000.00

$6,692.00

 

3.

Value of work:  $100,000.01 to $500,000.00

$7,426.00

 

4.

Value of work:  $500,000.01 to $1,000,000.00

$8,158.00

 

5.

Value of work:  more than $1,000,000.00

$9,135.00

 

6.

If multiple permit applications are reviewed concurrently, one application shall be charged the fee required by this section; the other application or applications shall be charged fifty percent of the fee required by this section.

 

 

7.

Extension of approval

$244.00

(Ord. 18822 § 24, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 18, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 22, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 27, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 26, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 31, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 29, 2010:  Ord. 13332 § 31, 1998).

 

            27.10.170  Zoning application reviews and variances.  Fees for use permits shall be charged as follows:

A.

Conditional use permit

 

 

1.

Residential or home industry

$3,272.00

 

2.

Cell tower

$3,272.00

 

3.

Commercial

$6,692.00

 

4.

Industrial, institutional, or other

$9,135.00

B.

Transfer of development rights sending site certification

$585.00

C.

Special use permit

$9,135

D.

Temporary Use Permit

 

 

1.

Medical Hardship Mobile Home Placement

$122.00

 

2.

Homeless Encampment

$2,614.00

 

3.

Other

$5,227.00

 

4.

Annual permit extension

$733.00

(Ord. 18822 § 25, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 19, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 23, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 28, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 27, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 32, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 30, 2010:  Ord. 14683 § 19, 2003:  Ord. 14190 § 39, 2001:  Ord. 13332 § 32, 1998).

 

            27.10.180  Site-specific land use amendment.  Fees for zoning or comprehensive plan or map modification shall be charged as follows:

A.

Variance

 

 

1.

Review

$6,692.00

 

2.

Extension of approval

$244.00

B.

Site-specific amendment of land use map, plan, code or shoreline redesignation

$2,234.00

C.

Other zoning reclassification requests including shoreline environment redesignation, deletion of special district overlay, or amendment or deletion of p-suffix conditions

$9,135.00

            D.  If a site-specific amendment is implemented as part of the Comprehensive Plan amendment process, the application fee will be credited toward the zoning reclassification fee, provided that the application for zoning reclassification is filed within one year of the effective date of the site-specific land use map amendment.  (Ord. 18822 § 26, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 20, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 24, 2014:  Ord. 17453 § 28, 2012:  Ord. 13332 § 33, 1998).

 

            27.10.190  Preliminary subdivision, short subdivision, urban planned development or binding site plan for planning, fire flow and access, site engineering, critical area, survey and state Environmental Policy Act review.  Preliminary subdivision, short subdivision, urban planned development or binding site plan applications shall be charged fees for planning, fire flow and access, site engineering, critical area, survey and state Environmental Policy Act review as follow:

A.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, simple

$19,706.00

B.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, complex

$23,126.00

C.

Short plat - urban 5 to 9 lots

$29,233.00

D.

Short plat - rural

$23,126.00

E.

Subdivision, urban planned development, or binding site plan - base fee

$36,223.00

F.

Subdivision - additional fee per lot

$122.00

G.

Minor plan revisions before or after preliminary approval

 

 

1.

Short plat

$2,076.00

 

2.

Subdivision, urban planned development or binding site plan

$5,313.00

H.

Extension of plat approval

$244.00

(Ord. 18822 § 27, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 21, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 25, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 29, 2013:  Ord. 17224 § 33, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 31, 2010:  Ord. 13332 § 34, 1998).

 

            27.10.200  Final subdivision, short subdivision, urban planned development, binding site plan, subdivisional legal description or title review, approval and resubmittal.  Final subdivision, short subdivision, urban planned development, binding site plan, subdivisional legal description or title review, approval and resubmittal shall be charged fees as follows:

A.

Final plan review and approval

 

 

1.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, simple

$6,204.00

 

2.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, complex

$8,647.00

 

3.

Short plat - urban 5 to 9 lots

$13,288.00

 

4.

Short plat - rural

$8,647.00

 

5.

Subdivision, binding site plan, or urban planned development

$13,288.00

B.

Final plan resubmittal

 

 

1.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, simple

$855.00

 

2.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, complex

$1,221.00

 

3.

Short plat - urban 5 to 9 lots

$2,443.00

 

4.

Short plat - rural

$1,221.00

 

5.

Subdivision, binding site plan, or urban planned development

$2,443.00

C.

Alteration after recordation

 

 

1.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, simple

$4,152.00

 

2.

Short plat - urban 2 to 4 lots, complex

$5,862.00

 

3.

Short plat - urban 5 to 9 lots

$8,915.00

 

4.

Short plat - rural

$5,862.00

 

5.

Subdivision, binding site plan or urban planned development

$10,626.00

D.

Subdivisional legal description review

 

 

1.

1-50 lots - base fee

$585.00

 

2.

1-50 lots - per lot

$145.00

 

3.

51-100 lots - base fee

$7,835.00

 

4.

51-100 lots - per lot

$58.00

 

5.

More than 100 lots - base fee

$10,735.00

 

6.

More than 100 lots - per lot

$14.00

 

7.

Name change

$444.00

(Ord. 18822 § 28, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 22, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 26, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 30, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 29, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 34, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 32, 2010:  Ord. 13332 § 35, 1998).

 

            27.10.210  Separate lot recognition, subdivision exemptions and innocent purchaser reviews. A fixed fee shall be charged for separate lot recognitions, subdivision exemptions, and innocent purchaser reviews as follows:

A.

Innocent purchaser - review

$1,000.00

B.

Separate lot - basic - platted lots - review

$1,319.00

C.

Separate lot - complex - nonplatted lots, minimum review fee

$586.00

D.

Separate lot - complex - nonplatted lots, review fee per lot

$733.00

E.

Miscellaneous lot exemption - review

$2,588.00

F.

Condominium conversion - application

$2,296.00

(Ord. 18822 § 29, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 23, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 27, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 31, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 30, 2012:  Ord. 16959 § 33, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 18, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 20, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 36, 1998).

 

            27.10.220  Boundary line adjustments and lot mergers.  Boundary line adjustments and lot mergers shall be charged fixed fees as follows, plus the cost of recording documents:

A.

Boundary line adjustment - basic - review

$3,615.00

B.

Boundary line adjustment - complex - review

$5,568.00

C.

Boundary line adjustment - deferred submittal of final signed and notarized Mylar more than ninety days after approval of adjustment

$489.00

D.

Lot merger - review

$1,319.00

            E.  Concurrent review of additional applications for contiguous parcels shall be charged fifty percent of the review fees listed in this section.  (Ord. 18822 § 30, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 24, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 28, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 32, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 32, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 35, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 34, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 19, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 21, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 37, 1998).

 

            27.10.310  Construction and site development inspection - applicability.  Construction and site development inspection fees shall compensate the department for inspections necessary to determine compliance with adopted international codes and other county regulations.  The fees may be based on valuation as defined in this title, fixed or both based on valuation and fixed.  Fees shall be collected for reinspections and supplemental inspections, as well as being collected to compensate the department for inspection of:

            A.  Commercial and residential buildings, additions, and under K.C.C. chapters 16.04, 16.70, 16.74 and 16.78 and K.C.C. Titles 20 and 21A;

            B.  Grading and clearing sites under K.C.C. chapter 16.82;

            C.  Site development, including roads and drainage and erosion control under K.C.C. Titles 9 and 14 and K.C.C. chapter 16.82;

            D.  Shoreline permit approvals and exemptions under K.C.C. Title 25;

            E.  State Environmental Policy Act condition compliance under K.C.C. chapter 20.48;

            F.  Zoning condition compliance under K.C.C. Title 21A; and

            G.  Monitoring drainage and sensitive area conditions.  (Ord. 17682 § 33, 2013:  Ord. 16959 § 35, 2010:  Ord. 13332 § 39, 1998).

 

            27.10.320  Buildings and other construction or modification inspection.

            A.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, permit fees for the inspection of buildings and other structures, including additions, modifications, and mechanical equipment, shall be calculated using valuations published by the International Code Council or other current nationally recognized standards.  The building official shall establish the final valuation.  The permit inspection fee charged shall be based on the valuation established under this subsection as follows:

 

Valuation

Fee

1.

$1.00 to $25,000.00

$159.00 plus $21.00 for each $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $25,000.00

2.

$25,000.01 to $50,000.00

$684.00 for the first $25,000.00 plus $15.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $50,000.00

3.

$50,000.01 to $100,000.00

$1,059.00 for the first $50,000.00 plus $11.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $100,000.00

4.

$100,000.01 to $500,000.00

$1,609.00 for the first $100,000.00 plus $9.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $500,000.00

5.

$500,000.01 to $1,000,000.00

$5,209.00 for the first $500,000.00 plus $7.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $1,000,000.00

6.

$1,000,000.01 or more

$8,709.00 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $5.30 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof

            B.  Fees shall be charged for inspecting permits to construct or modify buildings, structures, and equipment as follows:

              1.  Electronic communication antenna                                                             $764.00

              2.  Electronic communication tower or pole                                                  $2,159.00

              3.  Sign                                                                                                                 $372.00

              4.  Portable classroom                                                                                     $2,132.00

              5.  Trail bridge, per lineal foot                                                                             $32.00

              6.  Building change of use only                                                                         $211.00

              7.  Building demolition or relocation only                                                         $402.00

            C.  Additional inspection or reinspection of a building, fire,                             $159.00

mechanical, or sign construction permit or demolition permit

(Ord. 18822 § 31, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 25, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 29, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 34, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 32, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 36, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 36, 2010:  Ord. 14683 § 48, 2003:  Ord. 13996 § 8, 2000:  [Ord. 13664 § 9, 1999, repealed by Ord. 13996 § 13, 2000]:  Ord. 13332 § 40, 1998).

 

            27.10.350  Fire alarm systems, automatic sprinkler systems, monitoring transmitter, tank and other system inspections - conformance with approved plan.  Fees shall be charged to cover the costs of physical inspections to assure that projects are constructed in accordance with approved plans as follows.

A.

Fire alarm systems - new installation or alteration

 

  1.

System with more than 10 devices, each device

$15.00

  2.

System with 10 devices or fewer

$585.00

B.

Automatic sprinkler systems - new installation or alteration

 

  1.

System with more than 10 heads, each head or plug

$8.50

  2.

System with 10 heads or fewer

$585.00

C.

Monitoring transmitter, each system

$489.00

D.

Tank installation, removal or abandonment, each

$489.00

E.

All other system construction or installation, each system

$863.00

(Ord. 18822 § 32, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 26, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 31, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 36, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 36, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 37, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 38, 2010:  Ord. 15957 § 22, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 24, 2003:  Ord. 13996 § 9, 2000:  [Ord. 13664 § 10, 1999, repealed by Ord. 13996 § 13, 2000]:  Ord. 13332 § 42, 1998).

 

            27.10.360  Fireworks, special events, building occupancy and fire code operational permits - reviewing applications and inspecting permits.  Fees shall be charged for reviewing applications and inspecting permits for fireworks, special event, building occupancy and fire code operational permits as follows:

A.

Fireworks stand

Maximum allowed under chapter 70.77 RCW

B.

Special event or fireworks display

 

  1.

Application fee

$244.00

  2.

Inspection fee, per site visit

$402.00

C.

Building occupancy inspection, per building per site visit

$211.00

D.

Inspection for an operational permit under the International fire code

 

  1.

Initial permit, per code item

$150.00

  2.

Permit renewal, per code item

$100.00

(Ord. 18822 § 33, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 27, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 33, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 37, 2013:  Ord. 16959 § 39, 2010:  Ord. 14683 § 25, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 43, 1998).

 

            27.10.380  Site development inspections, monitoring and pre-site work engineering meetings. Site inspections of grading, clearing, drainage systems, landscaping and other site development, site monitoring and pre-site work engineering meetings shall be charged as follows:

A.

Inspection of land disturbing activity or site development not requiring engineered plan

 

 

1.

Base fee

$492.00

 

2.

Fee per acre

$241.00

B.

Inspection of land disturbing activity or site development requiring engineered plans

 

 

1.

Minimal road improvements; minimal drainage review

$5,312.00

 

2.

Private or minor public road improvements; small project drainage, dispersion, flow control BMPs, conveyance only or detention only, or any combination thereof

$9,952.00

 

3.

Private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention or water quality, or any combination thereof

$17,037.00

 

4.

Private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention, infiltration or water quality, or any combination thereof

$23,509.00

 

5.

Private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$28,273.00

 

6.

Large private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$34,868.00

 

7.

Large and complex private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$41,463.00

C.

Inspection of landscape, street tree, significant tree, recreation facility, or critical area mitigation installation only

$733.00

D.

Site condition inspection, additional inspection, or reinspection, per site visit

$366.00

E.

Monitoring inspections of surface mines, material processing facilities and other long-term industrial operations

 

 

1.

Inactive sites

$1,282.00

 

2.

Semiactive sites - 20 acres or less

$2,260.00

 

3.

Semiactive sites - more than 20 acres

$5,191.00

 

4.

Active sites - 20 acres or less

$5,191.00

 

5.

Active sites - more than 20 acres

$11,053.00

(Ord. 18822 § 34, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 28, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 32, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 38, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 35, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 38, 2011:  Ord. 16959 § 41, 2010:  Ord. 13332 § 46, 1998).

 

            27.10.385  Site inspections and pre-site work engineering meetings for construction of stormwater facilities.  Site inspections and pre-site work engineering meetings for construction of stormwater facilities shall be charged as follows:

A.

Preconstruction meeting and inspection of stormwater facilities – one facility site

$2,616.00

B.

Inspection of stormwater facilities - each additional facility site

$902.00

(Ord. 18822 § 35, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 29, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 34, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 39, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 36, 2012:  Ord. 17224 § 39, 2011).

 

            27.10.395  Site inspections and pre-site work engineering meetings for road construction.  Site inspections and pre-site work engineering meetings for road construction shall be charged as follows:

A.

Preconstruction meeting and inspections.

 

 

1..

Minimal road improvements minimal drainage review

$515.00

 

2.

Private or minor public road improvements; small project drainage; dispersion, flow control BMPs, conveyance only or detention only, or any combination thereof

$1,030.00

 

3.

Private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention or water quality, or both

$3,864.00

 

4.

Private or public road improvements; full drainage review with detention, infiltration or water quality, or any combination thereof

$7,727.00

 

5.

Private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$11,333.00

 

6.

Large private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$14,892.00

 

7.

Large and complex private or public road improvements; full drainage review with multiple basins

$18,545.00

B.

Permit revisions, reinspection or supplemental inspection

$387.00

(Ord. 18822 § 36, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 30, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 35, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 40, 2013:  Ord. 17224 § 40, 2011).

 

            27.10.425  Investigation of work done without a required permit or approval.

            A.  Whenever any work for which a permit or application approval required under K.C.C. Title 16, 19A, 20 or 21A has commenced without first obtaining the required permit or application approval or has proceeded without obtaining necessary inspections, a fixed fee shall be charged for investigation of work done without a required permit or approval whether or not a permit or application approval is subsequently issued.

            B.  Fees for residential buildings shall be charged as follows:

  1.

Interior alterations only

$402.00

  2.

Addition of deck or accessory structure 500 square feet or smaller

$390.00

  3.

Addition of accessory structure larger than 500 square feet

$821.00

  4.

Garage or living space addition or conversion

$1,568.00

  5.

New accessory dwelling unit

$2,299.00

  6.

New mobile home

$977.00

  7.

New custom home

$4,101.00

            C.  Fees for commercial buildings shall be charged as follows:

  1.

Alterations to an existing structure

$977.00

  2.

New structure

$4,101.00

D.  Fees for site development shall be charged as follows

  1.

Minor drainage improvement not maintained by the county

$489.00

  2.

Basic with standardized conditions

$1,025.00

  3.

Other

$1,825.00

E.  Fees for land disturbance shall be charged as follows:

  1.

Clearing less than 0.2 acre

$489.00

  2.

Grading less than 2,000 square feet

$489.00

  3.

Grading between 2,000 square feet and 0.2 acre

$855.00

  4.

Grading or clearing more than 0.2 acre

$2,076.00

            F.  Property owners not responsible for initiating work without a permit shall be exempted from the fees in this section.  (Ord. 18822 § 37, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 31, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 36, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 43, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 39, 2012:  Ord.17224 § 43, 2011).

 

            27.10.510  Certification of compliance or completion.  Certificates of compliance or completion shall require a fixed fee to cover the administrative and clerical costs to the department of processing and issuing the certificate.

A.

Temporary occupancy permit per building or tenant space

$489.00

B.

Occupancy permit when more than one building per permit

$489.00

C.

Occupancy permit for individual townhouses or other portions of building

$224.00

D.

Letter of completion for shell construction when more than one building per permit

$489.00

(Ord. 18822 § 38, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 32, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 39, 2014:  Ord. 17453 § 43, 2012:  Ord. 15957 § 29, 2007:  Ord. 14683 § 32, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 53, 1998).

 

            27.10.550  Preissuance construction authorization (PICA) inspections.  A fee of one thousand seven hundred eleven dollars shall be charged for processing and review of preissuance construction authorization.  Building and site inspections shall be charged the regular fees adopted by this title.  (Ord. 18822 § 39, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 33, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 40, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 45, 2013:  Ord. 17453 § 44, 2012:  Ord. 16959 § 45, 2010:  Ord. 14683 § 51, 2003:  Ord. 14683 § 33, 2003:  Ord. 13332 § 54, 1998).

 

            27.10.560  Address or road name changes requests - no site visit.  Requests for address or road name changes where no site visit is required shall be charged ninety-seven dollars per address affected by the requested change.  (Ord. 18822 § 40, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 34, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 41, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 46, 2013).

 

            27.10.570  Processing, monitoring, extending and administering the default of financial guarantees.  Fees shall be charged as follows for processing, monitoring, extending and administering the default of financial guarantees:

A.

Standard monitoring of maintenance and defect guarantees for completed installation

 

 

1.

Inspection of stormwater facilities - small

$4,011.00

 

2.

Inspection of stormwater facilities - medium

$4,880.00

 

3.

Inspection of stormwater facilities - large

$7,470.00

 

4.

Reinspection of stormwater facilities, each

$752.00

 

5.

Inspection of road improvements - small

$4,011.00

 

6.

Inspection of road improvements - medium

$4,880.00

 

7.

Inspection of road improvements - large

$7,470.00

 

8.

Reinspection of road improvements, each

$752.00

 

9.

Inspection or reinspection of critical area mitigation, landscaping, street or significant trees, or recreation facilities per site visit

$366.00

B.

Extended monitoring of maintenance and defect guarantees - additional year

 

 

1.

Stormwater facilities

$1,922.00

 

2.

Road improvements

$1,922.00

C.

Administering default of financial guarantees - annual fee

 

 

1.

Road improvements

$4,320.00

 

2.

Stormwater facilities

$4,320.00

(Ord. 18822 § 41, 2018:  Ord. 18791 § 209, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 35, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 42, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 47, 2013).

 

            27.10.580  Permit processing, clerical services, contractor certification, title elimination, permit extension, review of resubmitted plans and permit revisions, expedited review and after-hours inspection.  Fees shall be charged for permit processing, clerical services, contractor certification, title elimination, permit extension, review of resubmitted plans and permit revisions, expedited review and after-hours inspection as follows:

            A.  A fee of seventy-five dollars shall be charged for reissuing a public notice.

            B.  The department may charge fees for clerical services unrelated to permits including, but not limited to, making copies, scanning documents, notarizing documents, gathering, preparing and publishing special request reports and providing publications.  The fees shall be the actual cost to the department and shall be collected at the time services are requested.  The department shall publish a schedule of these fees on the internet and in the public areas of its offices.

            C.  The fee for annual certification of a tank removal contractor is two hundred forty-four dollars.

            D.  The fee for a title elimination is sixty dollars.

            E.  The fee for extension of a nonresidential building, fire, mechanical, sign, demolition, grading, site development or conditional use permit is one hundred fifty-nine dollars.

            F.  Unless otherwise specified in this title, the review of resubmitted plans or revisions to an issued building, fire, or grading permit shall be charged a fee of twenty-five percent of the original application fee.

            G.  The fee for expedited review shall be one hundred fifty percent of the regular review fee, and shall be charged in lieu of the regular review fee in this title.

            H.  When building or land use inspections outside regular business hours are required by the construction schedule or otherwise requested by a permit holder, excluding inspections for fireworks stands, fireworks displays and other special events, the overtime labor cost of county personnel shall be charged in addition to the regular inspection fees.  (Ord. 18822 § 42, 2018:  Ord. 18385 § 36, 2016:  Ord. 17923 § 43, 2014:  Ord. 17682 § 48, 2013).

 

27.44  SCHOOL IMPACT FEES

 

Sections:

            27.44.010       School impact fees.

 

            27.44.010  School impact fees.

A.  The following school impact fees shall be assessed for the indicated types of development:

SCHOOL DISTRICT

SINGLE FAMILY

per dwelling unit

MULTIFAMILY

per dwelling unit

Auburn, No. 408

$5,716

$4,488

Enumclaw, No. 216

6,221

2,046

Federal Way, No. 210

7,221

19,454

Fife, No. 417

4,946

2,043

Highline, No. 401

2,573

3,646

Issaquah, No. 411

15,276

4,399

Kent, No. 415

5,397

2,279

Lake Washington, No. 414

12,294

624

Northshore, No. 417

16,038

1,818

Renton, No. 403

6,877

2,455

Riverview, No. 407

8,492

2,265

Snoqualmie Valley No. 410

11,360

1,700

Tahoma, No. 409

6,323

1,645

            B.  The school impact fees established in subsection A. of this section take effect January 1, 2019.  (Ord. 18834 § 3, 2018:  Ord. 18619 § 4, 2017:  Ord. 18384 § 15, 2016:  Ord. 18182 § 16, 2015:  Ord. 17918 § 14, 2014:  Ord. 17685 § 15, 2013:  Ord. 17462 § 15, 2012:  Ord. 17220 § 14, 2011:  Ord. 16963 § 13, 2010:  Ord. 16698 § 12, 2009:  Ord. 16311 § 13, 2008:  Ord. 15965 § 12, 2007:  Ord. 15636 § 11, 2006:  Ord. 15331 § 10, 2005:  Ord. 15076 § 11, 2004:  Ord. 14802 § 12, 2003:  Ord. 14525 § 13, 2002:  Ord. 14258 § 13, 2001:  Ord. 14009 § 13, 2000:  Ord. 13686 § 1, 1999:  Ord. 13673 § 14, 1999:  Ord. 13338 § 14, 1998:  Ord. 12928 § 13, 1997:  Ord. 12532 § 13, 1996:  Ord. 12063 § 12, 1995:  Ord. 11569 § 11, 1994:  Ord. 11148 § 3, 1993:  Ord. 11037 § 6, 1993:  Ord. 10982 § 3, 1993:  Ord. 10790 § 3, 1993:  Ord. 10722 § 4, 1993:  Ord. 10633 § 3, 1992:  Ord. 10472 § 3, 1992:  Ord. 10470 § 3, 1992:  Ord. 10162 § 20, 1991:  Ord. 10122 § 2, 1991).