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Permitting services are available online via this website and For details and information about our location and office hours, see our Customer Service Bulletin.

Fee Guides 2023-2024
Effective 01/01/2023
Pre-Development Services
Critical Area Designation 01
Pre-application Conference 01
Zoning Inquiry 01
Code Interpretation 01
Work Without Permit Investigation 01
Construction—Single Family Residential
New Dwelling, Remodel, Repair, or Accessory Structure 02
School Impact Fees 03
Construction—Commercial or Multifamily Residential
Building Construction, Installation, or Operating Permit 04
Clearing, Grading, or Site Construction 05
Road Construction 06
Storm Water Facility Construction 07
Use Permit 08
Variance 08
Critical Area Alteration Exception 08
Flood Plain Permit 08
Shoreline Permit or Exception 08
Map Amendment 08
Land Division
Preliminary Plat 09
Boundary Line Adjustment 09
Other Land Segregation 09
Plat Construction and Final Approval 09
Other Services
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 before a permit is issued. (Wastewater (On-site Septic) Program fees)

Fee waivers

In accordance with 27.02.040 of the King County Code, fee waivers are granted at the discretion of the Permitting Division Director and are limited to the following criteria:

  • 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 Permitting Division staff member
  • If fees are assessed to replace, repair, abate, or demolish a structure due to property damage caused by a natural disaster
  • For Homeless Encampments, Fee Waiver, Homeless Encampments Declaration

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 King County Permits. If you can’t find the fee information you are looking for, call 206-296-6600 or send email to