Chapter 13.110
FEES AND CHARGES

Sections:

13.110.010    Fees to be charged.

13.110.020    Fee schedule.

13.110.030    Development application review fees.

13.110.010 Fees to be charged.

The following fees shall be charged by the county:

(1) Application Fee. Where applicable, this fee shall be charged to compensate the department for preliminary application screening, the establishment or administration of the permit application file, and verification that any required plans comply with the applicable county requirements and conditions. Application fees shall be collected at the time of permit application, and are not eligible for refund.

(2) Permit Fee. A permit fee shall be charged to compensate the department and other county departments for the costs and expenses incurred in performing field investigations, inspections, additional plan review, hearings, and all other tasks and proceedings pertaining to the right-of-way use permit at issue. Permit fees are eligible for refund to the extent they exceed costs and expenses incurred by the county.

(a) Permit fees shall be collected at the time of application submittal unless the permit at issue is of a Type described below.

(b) Permit fees for Type B2, B3, B4, D3, D4 permits shall be collected at the time of permit issuance.

(c) Permit fees for Type E permits shall be paid in accordance with SCC 13.80.070, SCC 13.90.070, SCC 13.95.060, SCC 13.100.070 or SCC 13.140.030 as applicable.

(3) Overweight/Oversize Load Fee. Where application is for a building or other overweight or oversized move pursuant to SCC 13.40.040, the department may charge the applicant an additional fee to compensate for costs incidental to the move involved, including road maintenance crews, signal crews, and sheriff’s personnel.

(4) Franchise Fee--Cable TV. Cable television companies doing business within the county shall be charged five percent of their gross revenue in accordance with SCC 13.80.092, as an annual franchise fee. This fee can be modified by the county council at any time to reflect changes in applicable federal, state or local law or regulation. This fee is in addition to the other fees within this section.

(5) Repair and Replacement Charge. If the department incurs any costs of repairing and replacing any right-of-way or county facility thereon, which has not been paid for under any other fee, the permittee shall be charged and shall pay the actual costs of repair and/or replacement incurred by the department, regardless of whether work is performed by the department or by a contractor hired by it.

(6) Footage Fee. Lineal footage fees shall be charged as part of the application fee for Type D5 and D8 permits as provided in SCC 13.110.020.

(7) Road Cut Fee. Fees for road shoulder or road asphalt/concrete cuts shall be charged as part of the application fee for a Type D8 permit as provided in SCC 13.110.020.

(8) Private Right-of-way Lease Fee. The lessee of any county right-of-way shall be charged an annual fee reflecting the fair market value of the leased land. This fee is in addition to the other fees within this section.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985; Amended Ord. 88-088, § 1, Nov. 2, 1988; Amended Ord. 91-090, June 24, 1991; Amended Ord. 91-197, Dec. 18, 1991; Amended Ord. 96-028 § 95, June 12, 1996, Eff date June 29, 1996; Amended Ord. 00-079, Nov. 21, 2000; Eff date Dec. 16, 2000; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012).

13.110.020 Fee schedule.

Permit Type

Description

Application Fee(1)

Permit Fee(1)

Total(1)

A

Parade/run

 

 

 

 

Application filed more than 60 days prior to the event:

$75.00

$90.00

$165.00

 

Application filed between 30 to 59 days prior to the event:

$125.00

$90.00

$215.00

 

Application filed less than 30 days prior to the event:

$160.00

$90.00

$250.00

B1

Log tolerances

$5.00

--

$5.00

B2

Overweight

$50.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$50.00 plus permit fee

 

Add an overweight/oversized load charge as required when county staff are required to assist the permittee

Actual hourly costs of labor, required for the department to determine the extent of county staff needed to assist the permittee, with a 3-hour minimum charge at $50.00 per hour

 

Actual hourly costs of labor, and equipment if required, for county staff to assist the permittee, with a 3-hour minimum charge at $50.00 per hour

B3

Oversize

$50.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$50.00 plus permit fee

 

Add an overweight/oversized load charge as required when county staff are required to assist the permittee

Actual hourly costs of labor, required for the department to determine the extent of county staff needed to assist the permittee, with a 3-hour minimum charge at $50.00 per hour

 

Actual hourly costs of labor, and equipment if required, for county staff to assist the permittee, with a 3-hour minimum charge at $50.00 per hour

B4

Haul route

$50.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$50.00 plus permit fee

B5

Road closure

$50.00

$120.00

$170.00

C1

Bus stops/shelters/pads loading zones

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C2

Construction site structures

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C3

Landscaping/fences/gates/other special uses

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C4

Recycling--Structures

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C5

Newspaper stands or drop boxes

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C6

Temporary signs

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C7

Temporary sales

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C8

Business patrons or customers

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C9

Tree trimming/removal/replacement

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

C10

Nonfranchised or single user utility purveyor

$50.00

$90.00

$140.00

D1

Driveway access/culvert/curb cut

$25.00

$55.00

$80.00

D2

Subdivision driveway access

$25.00

--

$25.00

D3

Temporary trail access

$125.00

$420.00

$545.00

D4

Trail access

$125.00

$540.00

$665.00

D5

Major construction--Other:

$125.00

$340.00

varies

Add per road front foot:

$1.00 per foot

D5P

Major construction--Plat

$125.00

$540.00

varies

Add per road front foot:

$1.00 per foot

D5C

Major construction--Commercial

$125.00

$540.00

varies

Add per road front foot:

$1.00 per foot

D5S

Major construction--Short plat

$125.00

$540.00

varies

Add per road front foot:

$1.00 per foot

D6

Minor construction--Other

$35.00

$60.00

$95.00

D6P

Minor construction--Plat

$90.00

$130.00

$220.00

D6C

Minor construction--Commercial

$90.00

$130.00

$220.00

D6S

Minor construction--Short plat

$90.00

$130.00

$220.00

D7

Blanket utility construction per each construction activity

None

$80.00

$80.00

D8

Major utility construction:

$130.00

$390.00

varies

Open trench in road: Add per foot if road shoulder cut

$0.35

or

Add per foot if road asphalt/concrete cut:

$1.00 per foot

$390.00

varies

 

Plowed cable road:

$130.00

$390.00

varies

Add per foot:

 

0' to 2,000'

$0.15 per foot

2,001' to 7,000'

$0.10 per foot

7,001' and more

$0.05 per foot

E1

Private leases/right-of-way

$100.00

--

$100.00

E2

Road establishment

$500.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$500.00 plus permit fee

E3C

Franchises--CATV

$500.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$500.00 plus permit fee

E3U

Franchises--Utility

$500.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$500.00 plus permit fee

E4

Road/right-of-way vacations

$500.00 per petitioner

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$500.00 per petitioner plus permit fee

E5

Latecomers cost recovery

$500.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$500.00 plus permit fee

E6

Road improvement district

$500.00

Costs per SCC 13.110.010

$500.00 plus permit fee

Note: All costs, including in excess of the above, associated with road establishments, right-of-way vacations, utility franchises, CATV franchises, road improvement district formation, or latecomers cost recovery programs will be itemized and presented as part of the associated ordinance for county council approval.

(1) Pursuant to SCC 30.86.030, a three percent technology surcharge will be imposed in addition to the fees listed in SCC 13.110.020 for each Type A, B, C and D application or permit.

(Added Ord. 88-088, § 2, Nov. 2, 1988; Amended Ord. 89-058, July 26, 1989; Amended Ord. 90-190, November 19, 1990; Amended Ord. 91-090, June 24, 1991; Amended Ord. 91-173, Nov. 26, 1991; Amended Ord. 91-197, Dec. 18, 1991; Amended Ord. 92-107, Sept. 23, 1992; Amended Ord. 92-142, Nov. 24, 1992; Amended Ord. 96-028, § 96, June 12, 1996, Eff date June 29, 1996; Amended Ord. 00-079, November 21, 2000, Eff date December 16, 2000; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012; Amended by Ord. 13-051, July 31, 2013, Eff date Aug. 12, 2013).

13.110.030 Development application review fees.

(1) Upon submittal of any development application or other land use approval requiring approval of Snohomish County, except for an application for a preapplication concurrency evaluation under SCC 30.66B.175, the developer shall pay a $200.00 base review fee plus $5.00 per each new vehicle trip generated by the development. For purposes of setting the review fee only, vehicle trips generated will be determined by the following table:

(a) Single-family residential 10 trips/unit

(b) Multi-family residential 6 trips/unit

(c) Office/office park/business park 12 trips/1,000 s.f.

(d) Industrial/industrial park/ warehouse manufacturing/ other industrial-type uses 6 trips/1,000 s.f.

(e) School 12 trips/1,000 s.f.

(f) Church/day care 7 trips/1,000 s.f.

(g) *Commercial-5,000 s.f. or less 20 trips/1,000 s.f.

(h) *Commercial-5,001 s.f. through 25,000 s.f. 15 trips/1,000 s.f.

(i) *Commercial-25,000 s.f. or more 10 trips/1,000 s.f.

*Commercial use is any use not otherwise defined in this table.

(2) In any case, the maximum fee for any individual application shall not exceed $5,000.

(3) The following development types are exempt from the development application review fee of SCC 13.110.030(1):

(a) Rezones not requiring official site plans.

(b) Lot width variances.

(c) Commercial building permits for portable classrooms.

(d) Commercial building permits for rockeries.

(e) Building permits for single-family residences on existing tax lots.

(4) Commercial building permit applications that have undergone prior development review within twelve months of building permit application will pay only the $200.00 base fee.

(5) Upon submittal of an application for a preapplication concurrency evaluation for a proposed development under SCC 30.66B.175, the developer shall pay a base fee of $850.00 plus an additional $400.00 for each arterial unit analyzed for future level-of-service conditions. If, pursuant to SCC 30.66B.175(6), a developer submits revisions or alternative analyses or proposals in response to a decision that a proposed development cannot be deemed concurrent, then the developer shall pay only the base fee of $850 upon submittal of the response. For other resubmittals of the same development, as in instances in which a preapplication concurrency approval has elapsed and a developer resubmits an updated traffic study for a new concurrency evaluation, the department of public works may waive all or part of the review fee if it determines that the amount paid in the initial review fee will adequately cover the costs of application review.

(6) Whenever a development is deemed concurrent under SCC 30.66B.135 on the basis of a valid preapplication concurrency approval, then thirty-three percent (33%) of the development’s review fee under sub-section (1) above shall be refunded.

(Added Ord. 90-197, Dec. 26, 1990; Amended Ord. 91-195, Jan. 27, 1992; Amended Ord. 95-039, § 3, June 28, 1995, Eff date July 13, 1995; Amended Ord. 95-063, August 9, 1995, Eff date Sept. 29, 1995; Amended Ord. 02-077, December 4, 2002, Eff date December 19, 2002).