Chapter 21.06
OPTION FOR DEFERRED PAYMENT OF IMPACT FEES

Sections:

21.06.010    Option for deferred payment of impact fees.

21.06.010 Option for deferred payment of impact fees.

An applicant may request, at any time prior to building permit issuance, and consistent with the requirements of this section, to defer to final inspection the payment of an impact fee for a residential development unit. The following shall apply to any request to defer payment of an impact fee:

A.    The applicant shall submit to the city a written request to defer the payment of an impact fee for a specifically identified building permit. The applicant’s request shall identify, as applicable, the applicant’s corporate identity and contractor registration number, the full names of all legal owners of the property upon which the development activity allowed by the building permit is to occur, the legal description of the property upon which the development activity allowed by the building permit is to occur, the tax parcel identification number of the property upon which the development activity allowed by the building permit is to occur, and the address of the property upon which the development activity allowed by the building permit is to occur. All applications shall be accompanied by an administrative fee as provided for in the city’s adopted fee resolution.

B.    The impact fee amount due under any request to defer payment of impact fees shall be based on the schedule in effect at the time the applicant provides the city with the information required in subsection A of this section.

C.    Prior to the issuance of a building permit that is the subject of a request for a deferred payment of impact fee, all applicants and/or legal owners of the property upon which the development activity allowed by the building permit is to occur must sign a deferred impact fee payment lien in a form acceptable to the city attorney. The deferred impact fee payment lien shall be recorded against the property subject to the building permit and be granted in favor of the city in the amount of the deferred impact fee. Any such lien shall be junior and subordinate only to one mortgage for the purpose of construction upon the same real property subject to the building permit. In addition to the administrative fee required in subsection A of this section, the applicant shall pay to the city the fees necessary for recording the lien agreement with the King or Snohomish County recorder.

D.    The city shall not approve a final inspection until the impact fees identified in the deferred impact fee payment lien are paid in full.

E.    In no case shall payment of the impact fee be deferred for a period of more than 18 months from the date of building permit issuance.

F.    Upon receipt of final payment of the deferred impact fee as identified in the deferred impact fee payment lien, the city shall execute a release of lien for the property. The property owner may, at his or her own expense, record the lien release.

G.    In the event that the deferred impact fee is not paid within the time provided in this section, the city shall institute foreclosure proceedings under the process set forth in Chapter 61.12 RCW. (Ord. 2197 § 1, 2016).