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Notice of Fee Change for 2019 - 2020

Please consult the 2019 -2020 fee schedules below for precise fee information. Fee changes were approved by the Metropolitan King County Council on November 13, 2018, per ordinance 18822. The fees are valid for two-years until January 1, 2021.

 2019 - 2020 Fee Guides   Eff. 01/01/19
 Pre-Development Services Guide
 Critical Area Designation  01

 Pre-application Conference

 01
 Zoning Inquiry  01
 Code Interpretation  01
 Work Without Permit Investigation  01
   
 Construction - Single Family Residential Guide
 New Dwelling, Remodel, Repair, or Accessory Structure
02
 School Impact Fees 03
 
 Construction - Commercial or Multifamily Residential Guide
 Building Construction, Installation or Operating Permit
04
 Clearing, Grading, or Site Construction 05
 Road Construction
06
 Storm Water Facility Construction 07
   
 Use Guide 
 Use Permit  08
 Variance  08
 Critical Area Alteration Exception  08
 Shoreline Permit or Exception  08
 Map Amendment  08
   
Land Division  Guide
 Preliminary Plat
 09
 Boundary Line Adjustment  09
 Other Land Segregation
 09
 Plat Construction and Final Approval  09
 
 Other Services Guide 
 Business License  10
 General Services and Supplies  11
 Standard Building Construction Values
 12
 Engineering Complexity Level Definitions
 12

New septic systems, or improvements to an existing septic system are reviewed and approved by the Public Health Department prior to the issuance of a permit. (Wastewater (On-site Septic) Program fees)

Fee waivers

In accordance with 27.02.020 of the King County Code, fee waivers are granted at the discretion of the Department of Local Services, Permitting Division Director and are limited to criteria summarized as follows:

  • if fees collected are for service not performed
  • if fees duplicate another fee or charge for a service for which a fee has already been collected
  • if fees are based on a professional error or unnecessary review by a Department of Local Services, Permitting Division employee
  • if a customer has incurred additional expenses due to a process error by a Department of Local Services, Permitting Division staff
  • if fees are assessed to replace, repair, abate or demolish a structure due to property damage caused by a natural disaster.

Procedures for filing a fee waiver request are detailed on the Fee Waiver / Adjustment Of Fees Authorization form.

Quality service to our customers is very important to the Department of Local Services, Permitting Division. If you are unable to find the fee information you are looking for, call 206-296-6600 or email DPERWebInquiries@kingcounty.gov.