Please consult the 2017-18 fee schedules below for precise fee information. Fee changes were approved by the King County Council in November 2016, per ordinance 18385. The fees are valid for two-years until January 1, 2019. Transportation impact (Roads MPS) fees will no longer be collected beginning in 2017.
|2017-18 Fee Guides Eff. 01/01/17|
|Critical Area Designation||01|
|Zoning Inquiry|| 01
|Work Without Permit Investigation||01|
|Building - Single Family Dwelling||Guide|
|School Impact Fees||03|
|Addition, Remodel, Repair, or Accessory Structure||04|
|Building - Non-Residential Structure or Multifamily Dwelling||Guide|
|Building, Fire or Mechanical System Construction or Installation||05
|Occupancy or Operating Permit Inspection||05
|Building Valuation Data||06|
|Storm Water Facility Construction||09|
|Clearing or Grading||Guide|
|Clearing or Grading||10|
|Commercial Agricultural or Forestry Activity||10|
|Surface Mine or Processing Facility||10|
|Critical Area Alteration Exception||11|
|Shoreline Permit or Exception||11|
|Preliminary Plat, Boundary Line Adjustment, Other||12|
|Plat Construction and Final Approval||13|
|General Services and Supplies||16|
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. (Current Wastewater Program fees can be found here)
In accordance with 27.02.020 (PDF*, 295KB) of the King County Code, fee waivers are granted at the discretion of the Department of Permitting 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 Permitting employee
- if a customer has incurred additional expenses due to a process error by a Department of Permitting 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. To request a fee waiver, complete and submit the form, available in PDF* or fill-in Word* format.
Quality service to our customers is very important to the Department of Permitting. If you are unable to find the fee information you are looking for, e-mail DPERWebInquiries@kingcounty.gov and we will respond to you quickly.