Chapter 30.86
FEES

Sections:

30.86.010    Fees established.

30.86.011    Fee payment and dispute resolution.

30.86.015    Fee refunds.

30.86.030    Technology surcharge.

30.86.100    Subdivision fees.

30.86.110    Short subdivision fees.

30.86.115    Administrative site plan fees for single family detached units and cottage housing development

30.86.120    Rural cluster subdivision fees.

30.86.130    Binding site plan fees.

30.86.135    TDR Fees

30.86.140    Boundary line adjustment fees.

30.86.145    Landscape and tree plan review and inspection fee.

30.86.200    Rezone fees.

30.86.205    PRD Fees

30.86.210    Conditional use permit fees.

30.86.220    Administrative conditional use permit fees.

30.86.225    Special Use Permit (SU) Fees

30.86.230    Variance fees.

30.86.300    Special flood hazard areas permit fees.

30.86.310    Shoreline Permit Fees

30.86.400    Construction Code fees.

30.86.410    Mechanical permit fees.

30.86.420    Plumbing permit fees.

30.86.430    Fire code fees.

30.86.440    Mobile home/commercial coach permit fees. See also chapter 30.54A SCC.

30.86.450    Sign fees.

30.86.500    SEPA (environmental review) fees.

30.86.505    Forest practice fees.

30.86.510    Drainage and land disturbing activity fees.

30.86.515    Stormwater modification, waiver and reconsideration request fees.

30.86.525    Critical area regulation fees

30.86.530    Park and recreation impact mitigation fees.

30.86.540    Road impact mitigation fees.

30.86.550    School impact mitigation fees.

30.86.600    Permit decision appeal fees.

30.86.610    Code interpretation fees (Type 1).

30.86.620    City or Town’s Fees.

30.86.700    Docketed comprehensive plan amendments to the Snohomish County GMA Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map.

30.86.710    Engineering, Design and Development Standards (EDDS) deviations.

30.86.800    Urban center development fees.

30.86.010 Fees established.

This chapter establishes fees required to be paid by the applicant to compensate the county for the cost of administering title 30 SCC. Where any such fee is required to be paid, it shall be paid in accordance with the provisions and tables set forth herein. Such fees are in addition to any other fees required by law.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.86.011 Fee payment and dispute resolution.

Fees are due and payable at the time services are requested unless otherwise specified in this chapter or state law. Any dispute involving fees shall be resolved by the director. A written request to resolve a fee dispute shall be submitted within 30 days of the fee payment. For the purpose of computing elapsed calendar days, the day after the fee payment date shall be counted as day one. The director shall issue a written determination within 30 days of receipt of the request. The director’s decision shall be final. Permit review shall be stayed during the pendency of the dispute resolution.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009)

30.86.015 Fee refunds.

(1) Fee refund requests shall be submitted in writing to the department. A request shall reference the applicable project file number, the specific reason for the request and the amount of refund requested.

(2) The date of the refund request shall be the date the written refund request is received by the department. For the purpose of computing elapsed calendar days, the day after the date of application or deadline date as appropriate shall be counted as day one.

(3) When authorized, refunds shall be made within 60-days of the refund request.

(4) Fee refunds shall not include the following:

(a) Base fees;

(b) Fees expended to satisfy public notice requirements;

(c) State Building Code Council surcharges.

(5) The director may authorize the following refunds:

(a) 100 percent of fees collected by error of the department;

(b) Fee refunds for permit applications or services requested before the commencement of services or 60-days, whichever occurs first;

(c) Fees collected for the DOT and Health Department;

(d) SEPA environmental impact statement (EIS) refunds pursuant to SCC 30.86.500(6)(c); and

(e) Appeal related refunds pursuant to SCC 30.71.050(4), SCC 30.72.070(5) and SCC 30.86.600, Reference note (1).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009)

30.86.030 Technology surcharge.

(1) A technology surcharge is required for the cost of developing and implementing technology necessary to efficiently administer development and permit review by the department and to provide service improvements in permitting processes. The technology surcharge shall be paid in addition to any other fees required by law.

(2) A technology surcharge of three percent of required fees, is required to be paid by the applicant on all PDS fee transactions required by chapters 13.01 and 30.86 SCC, except impact mitigation fees and fees collected on behalf of cities pursuant to SCC 30.86.530, SCC 30.86.540, SCC 30.86.550 and SCC 30.86.620.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009)

30.86.100 Subdivision fees.

Table 30.86.100 - SUBDIVISION FEES 

OTHER FEES: All necessary fees for subdivision approval/recording are not listed here. Examples of fees not collected by the department include: (1) Applicable private well and septic system approvals (Snohomish Health District); (2) right-of-way permit (department/department of public works), see SCC 13.110.020; and (3) subdivision recording fees (auditor).

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE

$480

PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION FILING FEE (1), (2)

 

 

Base fee

$4,680

 

Plus $ per lot

$132

 

Plus $ per acre

$78

 

 

 

Total maximum fee

$21,600

SUBDIVISION MODIFICATIONS

$1,200

REVISIONS TO APPROVED PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISIONS

 

Minor revision-administrative

$312

 

Major revision-public hearing

$1,248

CONSTRUCTION PLAN CHECK FEE (3)

 

 

Per lot (4)

$192

 

Per tract or non-building lot

$192

ROAD INSPECTION FEE

 

Per lot (4)

$192

 

Per tract or non-building lot

$192

FINAL SUBDIVISION FEES

 

Filing fee

$2,400

 

Document check and sign installation fee

$264/lot and unit cost/sign required

ROAD SECURITY DEVICE ADMINISTRATION FEE (5)

 

Performance security option (6)

$24.50/Lot

 

Maintenance security (7)

$31.00/Lot

"MARKUP" CORRECTIONS FEE (8)

$240

SUBDIVISION ALTERATION

PLACEHOLDER POSITION

MODEL HOME FEES (9)

 

 

Base fee

$360

 

Plus $ per subdivision

NOTE: For reference notes, see table following SCC 30.86.110.

120

PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION EXTENSION(10)

$500

Reference notes for subdivision fee tables:

(1) A preliminary filing fee consists of the sum of a base fee, a per lot fee, a per acre fee, and a supplemental fee if applicable.

(2) When a preliminary subdivision application is considered in conjunction with a rezone for the same property, the total preliminary subdivision fee shall be reduced by 25 percent. If a preliminary subdivision application is considered in conjunction with a planned residential development, with or without a rezone, the total preliminary subdivision fee shall be reduced by 50 percent. The sum of the above fees shall be limited to $16,800.

(3) Collected when the preliminary subdivision applicant submits the construction plan.

(4) When three or more contiguous lots are to be developed with a single townhouse building (zero lot line construction), then a plan check fee of $192.00 per building will be charged and the plan check or inspection fee will not be based on the number of lots.

(5) Paid by the applicant to cover the costs of administering security devices as provided by chapter 30.84 SCC.

(6) This fee applies if the developer elects to carry out minimum improvements using the provisions of SCC 30.41A.410(1)(b) before requesting final approval, and is in addition to subsequent subdivision road inspection fees.

(7) Collected in accordance with SCC 30.41A.410(2).

(8) This fee applies whenever an applicant fails to submit required corrections noted on "markup" final subdivision drawings or other documents during the final subdivision review.

(9) This fee is in addition to the residential building permit fees for plan check, site review and access permit.

(10) This fee applies to preliminary subdivision approval extensions pursuant to SCC Table 30.70.140(1).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord.07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-018, June 3, 2009, Eff date June 25, 2009; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-086, Oct. 20, 2010, Eff date Nov. 4, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-005, March 18, 2015, Eff date April 2, 2015; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.86.110 Short subdivision fees.

Table 30.86.110 - SHORT SUBDIVISION FEES

OTHER FEES: All necessary fees for subdivision approval/recording are not listed here. Examples of fees not collected by the department include: (1) Applicable private well and septic system approvals (Snohomish Health District); (2) right-of-way permit (the department/ department of public works), see SCC 13.110.020; and (3) short subdivision recording fees (auditor).

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE

$480

PRELIMINARY SHORT SUBDIVISION FILING FEES (1)

 

Base fee

$1,560

 

Plus $ per acre

$78

 

Plus $ per lot

$78

SHORT SUBDIVISION MODIFICATION APPLICATION

$960

PLAN/DOCUMENT RESUBMITTAL FEE (2)

$240

SHORT SUBDIVISION REVISIONS AFTER PRELIMINARY APPROVAL

$312

SHORT SUBDIVISION FINAL APPROVAL

$600

SHORT SUBDIVISION FINAL DOCUMENT CHECK

$1,800

RECORDING OF FINAL SHORT SUBDIVISION

$30

ALTERATIONS TO RECORDED SHORT SUBDIVISIONS

$420

PRELIMINARY SHORT SUBDIVISION EXTENSION(3)

$500

Reference notes:

(1) A preliminary filing fee consists of the sum of a base fee, a per lot fee, a per acre fee, and a supplemental fee if applicable.

(2) This fee applies to the resubmittal of short subdivision plans and documents after a second review for which the applicant did not include corrections noted by the department, or the applicant made revisions, which necessitate additional review and comments.

(3) This fee applies to preliminary short subdivision approval extensions pursuant to SCC Table 30.70.140(1).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-018, June 3, 2009, Eff date June 25, 2009; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.86.115 Administrative site plan fees for single family detached units and cottage housing development

Table 30.86.115

ADMINISTRATIVE SITE PLAN FEES FOR SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS AND COTTAGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

OTHER FEES: All necessary fees for single family detached units and cottage housing development approval/recording are not listed here. Examples of fees by the department include: (1) critical areas review; (2) drainage review, etc. Examples of fees not collected by the department include: (1) Applicable private well and septic system approvals (Snohomish Health District) and (2) recording fees (auditor).

 

FEES

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE

$480

ADMINISTRATIVE SITE PLAN

 

 

Application fee

$1,440

 

Minor revision request (1)

$780

Reference notes:

(1) Subsequent to initial approval of the administrative site plan.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-022, April 23, 2007, Eff date June 4, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-073, Dec. 21, 2016, Eff date Feb. 19, 2017)

30.86.120 Rural cluster subdivision fees.

Rural cluster subdivisions and short subdivisions shall pay fees as set forth in SCC 30.86.100 and 30.86.110.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.86.130 Binding site plan fees.

Table 30.86.130 - BINDING SITE PLAN FEES

OTHER FEES: All necessary fees for subdivision approval/recording are not listed here. Examples of fees not collected by the department include: (1) Applicable private well and septic system approvals (Snohomish Health District); (2) right-of-way permit (department/department of public works), see SCC 13.110.020; and (3) subdivision recording fees (auditor).

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE

$480

APPLICATION FEE

$1,800

EXCEPTIONS

Based on a previously approved site plan

$420

SURVEY INFORMATION REVIEW FEE (2)

$1,200

Binding site plan application with concurrent land development application (1)

$0

 

Resubmittal fee (4)

$240

REVISION FEES

 

 

Prior to BSP approval (4)

$420

 

Approved BSP (before or after recording)

$420

 

Recorded BSP and record of survey (5)

$420

Reference notes:

(1) A "concurrent land development application" is another land development application using a master permit application, commercial building permit application, or other land development application which includes a site plan approval, submitted simultaneously with a BSP application.

(2) This fee is paid upon submittal of a proposed record of survey, or upon submission of a major revision to a proposed or existing record of survey and will include the review of any right-of-way establishment or dedication offered or required. Copies of a recorded subdivision or a record of survey which show the proposed binding site plan area and are in conformance with RCW 58.09.090(1)(d)(iv) shall not be subject to the survey information review fee, unless a right-of-way establishment or dedication is offered or required.

(3) This fee applies when an applicant resubmits a record of survey after the department has performed two reviews of the record of survey and (a) the record of survey fails to include corrections required by the department on "markup" plans, drawings, or other documents generated during a prior review; or (b) the applicant makes a minor revision or addition to the record of survey.

(4) Revisions to binding site plans being reviewed concurrently with another land development application shall be exempt from this fee.

(5) Survey information resubmittal review fees of SCC 30.86.130 shall also apply.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008)

30.86.135 TDR Fees

Table 30.86.135 - TDR Fees

Activity

Fees

Processing and review of application for TDR certificates and issuance of TDR certificate letter of intent pursuant to SCC 30.35A.050(2) and (3)

$600

Issuance of TDR certificates pursuant to SCC 30.35A.050(4)

$150

Review of conservation easement pursuant to SCC 30.35A.060(3)

$250

Review of deed of transferable development rights pursuant to SCC 30.35A.070(3)

$150

Site Inspection pursuant to SCC 30.35A.050(4)(c)

$250

(Added Amended Ord. 04-123, Dec. 15, 2004, Eff date March 15, 2005; Ord. 07-137, Dec. 12, 2007, Eff date Dec. 28, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-064, Sept. 4, 2013, Eff date Oct. 19, 2013)

*Code Reviser Note: Reference Note (1) in SCC 30.86.135, adopted by Ord. 07-137 on Dec. 12, 2007, was repealed effective December 31, 2008.

30.86.140 Boundary line adjustment fees.

APPLICATION FEE

$600 plus $78 per lot for each lot over 2 lots

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012)

30.86.145 Landscape and tree plan review and inspection fee.

(1) A plan review fee in the amount of $400 shall be submitted to the department for any landscape plan, tree plan, or combination landscape and tree plan at the time of application for any permit or approval requiring a landscaping or tree plan.

(2) A landscape modification review fee of $200 shall be paid to the department at the time of application for a landscape modification.

(3) A landscape site inspection fee of $150 shall be paid to the department at or before permit issuance. An additional fee of $50 shall be paid prior to any re-inspection of required site landscaping.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)

30.86.200 Rezone fees.

Table 30.86.200 - REZONE FEES

 

FEES(1), (2)

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE

Application fee

$480

FINAL PLAN FILING FEE (fractions rounded to the next highest acre)

 

Chapter 30.31A.SCC BP, IP, PCB Zones $50/acre

OFFICIAL SITE PLAN (3)

Application fee

$1,440

Minor revision request (administrative)(4)

$780

 

Major revision request (public hearing)(4)

$1,248

 

REZONE TYPE

Rezone Area Acreage

 

0-<3

3-<10

10-<30

30-<200

200-<500

500+

COMMERCIAL (All Commercial Zones)

Base fee

$5,400

$5,940

$7,740

$15,840

$24,840

$33,840

Plus $ per acre

$960

$720

$480

$120

$60

$36

INDUSTRIAL (All Industrial Zones)

Base fee

$7,200

$7,740

$9,540

$17,640

$35,640

$58,140

Plus $ per acre

$1,080

$840

$600

$240

$120

$60

MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (LDMR & MR Zones)

Base fee

$5,400

$5,670

$6,570

$11,970

$38,970

$47,970

Plus $ per acre

$720

$600

$480

$240

$60

$36

ALL OTHER RESIDENTIAL, AGRICULTURE, RECREATION & MC Zones

Base fee

$1,140

$1,170

$2,070

$3,420

$5,220

$9,720

Plus $ per acre

$360

$240

$120

$60

$48

$36

Reference notes:

(1) The rezone fee amount is based on the highest intensity use requested being applied to the gross acreage noted on the application, and is equal to the sum of all applicable parts. Application fees for public agencies shall be the same as for nongovernmental applicants.

(2) A base fee shall be increased by 25 percent when an official site plan is required or offered for rezone approval.

(3) This fee is only applicable for official site plan approvals when no zoning change is requested.

(4) Subsequent to initial approval of the official site plan.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012)

30.86.205 PRD Fees

Table 30.86.205 - PRD FEES

PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (PRD)(1)

 

PRD Area Acreage

 

0-<3

3-<10

10-<30

30-<200

200-<500

500+

Base fee

$5,688

$6,816

$8,532

$11,100

$16,740

$23,784

Plus $ per acre

$780

$373

$180

$90

$60

$48

Plus $ per unit

$60

$60

$48

$48

$30

$30

(1) For PRDs, when an underlying rezone is requested on the same property. (i.e.: R-9,600 to PRD-MR), the total rezone/PRD application fee shall be the rezone fee (MR) reduced by 25 percent, plus the applicable PRD fee. PRD applications without underlying zone changes (i.e.: R-9,600 to PRD-9,600) are subject to the PRD fees only.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012)

30.86.210 Conditional use permit fees.

Table 30.86.210 - CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CU) FEES
 

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE (1,)

$480

STANDARD CU PERMIT (1)

$3,300

LANDFILL CU PERMIT

 

Base fee

$2,160

Plus $ per acre

$60

Total maximum fee

$4,800

MINERAL EXTRACTION/PROCESSING CU PERMIT

 

Base fee

$2,160

Plus $ per acre

$120

Total maximum fee

$7,200

SANITARY LANDFILL CU PERMIT

 

Base fee

$2,160

Plus $ per acre

$120

Total maximum fee

$7,200

OFFICIAL SITE PLAN REVISIONS

 

Minor revision request (1)

$312

Major revision request (1)

$1,248

Reference notes:

(1) Mobile home parks are required to have a conditional use permit pursuant to SCC 30.42E.020 and are subject to the fees set forth in this table.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008)

30.86.220 Administrative conditional use permit fees.

Table 30.86.220 - ADMINISTRATIVE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (ACU) FEES(1) 

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE

$480

ADMINISTRATIVE CONDITIONAL USE (ACU) PERMIT, Except: ACU for Expansion of a nonconforming use as provided below

$180

ACU FOR EXPANSION OF A NONCONFORMING USE

 

Base fee

$1,200

Plus $ per acre

$60

Total maximum fee for expansion of a nonconforming use

$3,600

MINOR REVISION REQUEST

$240

MAJOR REVISION REQUEST

$960

 

*TEMPORARY WOODWASTE RECYCLING PERMIT

$600

*TEMPORARY WOODWASTE STORAGE PERMIT

$600

ANNUAL RENEWAL FEE FOR ANY TEMPORARY USE

$48

Reference note:

(1) Administrative conditional use permit fees for playing fields on designated recreational land in accordance with SCC 30.28.076 shall be set at $0.00.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-004, March 15, 2006, Eff date April 4, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012; Amended by Ord. 15-005, March 18, 2015, Eff date April 2, 2015; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.86.225 Special Use Permit (SU) Fees

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE

$480

STANDARD SU-PERMIT

$3,300

(Added Amended Ord. 05-040, July 6, 2005, Eff date Aug. 8, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008)

30.86.230 Variance fees.

Table 30.86.230 -VARIANCE FEES

PRE APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE

$480

STANDARD VARIANCE

$1,200

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE REQUEST FOR A SINGLE REVISION TO A DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENT

$600

MINOR REVISION REQUEST

$312

MAJOR REVISION REQUEST

$1,248

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.86.300 Special flood hazard areas permit fees.

Table 30.86.300 - SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA PERMIT FEES 

FLOOD HAZARD AREA PERMIT

$300

FLOOD HAZARD AREA VARIANCE

See Table 30.86.230

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE FEE

$400

FLOOD HAZARD AREA PERMIT FOR PLAYING FIELDS ON DESIGNATED RECREATIONAL LAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SCC 30.28.076

$0

FLOOD HAZARD AREA DETERMINATION

$200

Reference note:

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-004, March 15, 2006, Eff date April 4, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Ord. 15-005, March 18, 2015, Eff date April 2, 2015)

30.86.310 Shoreline Permit Fees

Shoreline variance

$1,440

Shoreline single family residence variance

$800

Shoreline substantial development permit or shoreline conditional use permit:

 

Up to $10,000

$780

$10,001 to $100,000

$1,560

$100,001 to $500,000

$4,680

$500,001 to $1,000,000

$6,240

More than $1,000,000

$7,800

Shoreline permit public hearing (if required)

$1,248(1)

Shoreline permit exemptions

$540(2)

Shoreline fees for playing fields on designated recreational land in accordance with SCC 30.28.076

$0

Shoreline permit extension

$280

Shoreline permit revisions

$420

Reference Notes:

 

(1)The additional fee shall be paid prior to scheduling the proposed permit for public hearing.

 

(2)Watershed restoration projects that meet the definition in RCW 89.08.460 are not subject to this fee.

 

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-004, March 15, 2006, Eff date April 4, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012; Amended by Ord. 14-053, Aug. 27, 2014, Eff date Sept. 13, 2014; Amended by Ord. 15-005, March 18, 2015, Eff date April 2, 2015)

30.86.400 Construction Code fees.

(1) Occupancies defined. Fees established in this section shall be assessed based on whether an occupancy type is commercial or residential. SCC Table 30.86.400(3) defines the occupancy groups in these two occupancy types.

(2) Outstanding fees. Any outstanding fees or portions of fees shall be added to the required fee(s) of any future plan review or permit prior to application acceptance or permit issuance. Any fee shall not relieve the applicant from a duty to obtain permits for moving buildings upon roads and/or highways from the appropriate authorities. The permit fee for construction of a new foundation, enlargement, or remodeling of the move-in building shall be in addition to the pre-move fee. The fee for any factory built structure as approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is specified in SCC 30.86.440 under mobile homes.

(3) Commercial and residential occupancies defined.

Table 30.86.400(3) - COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES DEFINED 

OCCUPANCY TYPES

OCCUPANCY GROUPS

COMMERCIAL

A, I, R, E, H, F, M, S, B, and U

RESIDENTIAL

R-3, U

(4) Commercial pre-application review.(1)

Table 30.86.400(4) - COMMERCIAL PRE-APPLICATION REVIEW 

REVIEW FEE (2)

$400

SITE REVIEW (at applicant’s request)

$100

ADDED SERVICES REQUEST

$60/hour

REVIEW FEE FOR PLAYING FIELDS ON DESIGNATED RECREATIONAL LAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SCC 30.28.076

$0/hour

Reference notes:

(1) Prior to making application for a commercial building permit, an applicant may request pre-application review to learn about submittal requirements. The department will provide a written outline of requirements, and may include identification of site-specific issues when known, depending on the detail and scope of the submitted materials.

(2) Includes a conference with only a senior planner in attendance, and does not include review of detailed construction plans and specifications.

(5) Base permit fees.(1)

Table 30.86.400(5) - BASE PERMIT FEES 

COMMERCIAL

$250

COMMERCIAL PLUMBING

$125

COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL

$125

COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING

(not in conjunction with a commercial building permit)

$125

MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, OR MECHANICAL, AND PLUMBING

$80

RESIDENTIAL

$80

COMMERCIAL REVIEW FEE FOR PLAYING FIELDS ON DESIGNATED RECREATIONAL LAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SCC 30.28.076

$0

Reference notes:

(1) Base fees shall compensate the department for preliminary application screening and the establishment and administration of the permit application file.

(6) Plan review fees.(1)

Table 30.86.400(6) - PLAN REVIEW FEES 

PLAN, DRAWING, OR DOCUMENT BEING REVIEWED

 

R-3 and U Occupancies for residential purposes

65% of building permit fee

A, I, R-1, R-2, R-4, E, H, F, M, S, U and B Occupancies

85% of building permit fee

EXCEPTIONS

 

Successive construction (2) (3)

 

Structures regulated by the IRC

20% of building permit fee

R-2 structures

45% of building permit fee

The plan review fee shall be supplemented for A, I, R-1, R-2, R-4, E, H, F, M, S, U and B Occupancies as follows:

Commercial permit application for 1 or more buildings or additions requiring site review

$640

Commercial permit application for 1 or more buildings or additions with a previously approved official site plan

$500

Tenant improvements not requiring site plan review

$100

ADDITIONAL REVIEW (4)

$200 or 25% of the plan review fee, whichever is less.

PLAN REVIEW FEE FOR PLAYING FIELDS ON DESIGNATED RECREATIONAL LAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SCC 30.28.076

$0.

APPLICATION EXTENSION

The fee for the permit application extension includes a percentage of the original plan review fee equal to the percentage of work completed plus a $400 administration fee.

Reference notes:

(1) Plan review fees shall compensate the department for the plan review necessary to determine compliance with the adopted construction codes and other county regulations.

(2) A plan review fee for successive construction will be assessed where more than one building or structure is proposed to be constructed in accordance with a single basic plan for the following classifications of buildings and structures:

(a) Group R occupancies.

(b) Garages, carports, storage buildings, agricultural buildings, and similar structures for private use.

(3) Procedures for approval of basic plans for successive construction shall be established by the director.

(4) This fee is charged whenever an applicant re-submits documents failing to make county-required corrections noted on "markup" plans, drawings, or such other documents during plan review; or whenever as a result of changes, additions, or revisions to previously approved plans, drawings or such other documents, a subsequent plan review is required.

(7) Building permit fees.(1)

Table 30.86.400(7) - BUILDING PERMIT FEES 

TOTAL BUILDING/STRUCTURAL VALUATION (2)

PERMIT FEE (3)(4)

$1-$500

$23.50

$501-$2,000

$23.50 for the first $500 plus $3.05 for each additional $100 or fraction thereof, including $2,000

$2,001-$25,000

$69.25 for the first $2,000 plus $14.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, including $25,000

$25,001-$50,000

$391.25 for the first $25,000 plus $10.10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, including $50,000

$50,001-$100,000

$643.75 for the first $50,000 plus $7.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, including $100,000

$100,001-$500,000

$993.75 for the first $100,000 plus $5.60 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, including $500,000

$500,001-$1,000,000

$3,233.75 for the first $500,000 plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, including $1,000,000

Over $1,000,000

$5,608.75 for the first $1,000,000 plus $3.15 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.

PERMIT EXTENSION

The fee for the permit extension includes a percentage of the original permit fee equal to the percentage of work to be completed.

Reference notes:

(1) Permit fees shall compensate the department for inspections necessary to determine compliance with the adopted construction codes, other county regulations, and the approved plan. The fee table shall be applied separately to each building within a project and used for the calculation of all plan review and permit fees, except those for which a separate permit fee is required to be paid in accordance with this title.

(2) The department shall use the building valuation multipliers provided in the most current building valuation data (BVD) published by the International Code Council that is in effect on January 1st of the year in which the permit is applied for by the applicant.

(3) Permit fees for playing fields on designated recreational land in accordance with SCC 30.28.076 shall be set at $0.00, regardless of valuation. All buildings on the site shall be permitted on one permit.

(4) For new construction of Group R-3 occupancies, a fee of 11 percent of the building permit fee shall apply for mechanical and plumbing inspections. (See SCC 30.86.410 and 30.86.420)

(8) Certificates of occupancy/changes of use fees.

Table 30.86.400(8) - CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY/CHANGE OF USE FEES 

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

 

Home occupation in detached accessory structures

$100

Temporary or final, when applicant requests phased issuance for each structure or structures

$100

COMMERCIAL BUILDING CHANGE OF USE OR OCCUPANCY (1)

Under 10,000 square feet

$250

Over 10,000 square feet

$500

Reference note:

(1) This fee shall be deducted from the permit fee if a permit is required.

(9) Special inspections and investigation fees.

Table 30.86.400(9) - SPECIAL INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATION FEES 

BUILDING AND MOBILE HOME PRE-MOVE INSPECTIONS

Snohomish County inspection

$60/hour - 2 hour min

Outside Snohomish County inspection for move to Snohomish County

$120 plus County’s standard mileage rate/mile

INSPECTIONS OUTSIDE NORMAL COUNTY BUSINESS HOURS

$60/hour - 2 hour min

INSPECTIONS FOR WHICH NO FEE IS OTHERWISE INDICATED

$60/hour - 2 hour min

REINSPECTION FEE (1)

$60

INVESTIGATION PENALTY (2)

100% of permit fee

Reference notes:

(1) A fee assessed for work requiring an inspection or re-inspection when said work is not complete at the last inspection or re-inspection. No further inspection or re-inspection of the work will be performed until the required fees have been paid.

(2) A penalty charged for work requiring a permit, which is commenced without first obtaining said permit. This penalty shall be collected regardless of whether a permit is subsequently issued or not.

(10) Miscellaneous review and permit fees. (1)

TABLE 30.86.400(10) - MISCELLANEOUS REVIEW AND PERMIT FEES 

PRE-APPLICATION SITE REVIEW

($200 to be applied towards site review/permit fees at time of application)

$250

ACCESSORY BUILDINGS LESS THAN 1,000 SQUARE FEET

50% of site review fee

BUILDING ADDITIONS

50% of site review fee

COMPLETION PERMIT

$50

CONDOMINIUM CONVERSION PERMIT (per unit)

$50

DECK PERMIT

$50

DEMOLITION PERMIT

$50

DOCK PERMIT

$50

FIREPLACE PERMIT

$50

SWIMMING POOL PERMIT

$50

TEMPORARY BUILDING PERMIT

$50

TITLE ELIMINATION

$30

LOT STATUS DETERMINATION

$120 per tax parcel researched. No fee if submitted with a subdivision or building permit application

PRE-APPLICATION DESIGN REVIEW

$2,500

ROOFING PERMIT

 

11 to 25 squares

$37

More than 25 squares

$55

SITE REVIEW FOR NEW BUILDINGS OR ADDITIONS (2)

$100

SUCCESSIVE CONSTRUCTION SET-UP FEE

$200

Reference notes:

(1) These fees are charged in addition to building/structural plan and permit fees.

(2) If permits are sought for more than one lot within the same subdivision and the subdivision has been recorded within the previous year, and all the permit applications are submitted at the same time, the first lot’s site review fee shall be for the full amount and the site review fee for each of the other lots shall be one-half the full fee amount.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 03-142, Nov. 19, 2003, Eff date: Sections 1, 3 and 8 on Dec. 1, 2003; Section 2 on Jan. 1, 2004, Sections 4 through 7 on Jan. 1, 2005); Amended Ord. 04-116, November 23, 2004, Eff date Dec. 17, 2004 (amended the effective date of Sections 4 through 7 of Amended Ord. 03-142 to Jan. 1, 2006; Ord. 05-106, November 21, 2005, Eff date Dec. 18, 2005 (amended the effective date of Sections 4 through 7 of Amended Ord. 03-142 to September 30, 2007); Amended Ord. 06-004, March 15, 2006, Eff date April 4, 2006; Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-030, Aug. 3, 2011, Eff date Aug. 18, 2011; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012; Amended by Amended Ord. 14-060, Aug. 27, 2014, Eff date Sept. 13, 2014; Amended by Ord. 15-005, March 18, 2015, Eff date April 2, 2015; Amended by Amended Ord. 15-033, June 3, 2015, Eff date June 19, 2015; Amended by Ord. 17-057, Oct. 18, 2017, Eff date Nov. 9, 2017)

30.86.410 Mechanical permit fees.

TABLE 30.86.410 - MECHANICAL PERMIT FEES
 

MECHANICAL INSPECTION FEES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW GROUP R- 3 OCCUPANCIES (ONE-AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL).

For new construction of Group R-3 occupancies, 11 percent of the building permit fee shall apply for mechanical and plumbing inspections.

GAS-PIPING SYSTEM

$5 per outlet

VENTILATION FAN OR SYSTEM - installed, which is not a portion of any heating or air conditioning system authorized by permit

$5

AIR-HANDLING UNIT - install, and including ducts attached thereto

$15 each

APPLIANCE VENT TO THE OUTSIDE - install or relocate, and not included in an appliance permit

$15

BOILER, COMPRESSOR, OR ABSORPTION SYSTEM - install or relocate(1)

$15

DOMESTIC OR INDUSTRIAL-TYPE INCINERATOR - install or relocate

$15

FLOOR FURNACE - install or relocate, including exhaust vent, suspended heater, recessed wall heater, or floor-mounted unit heater

$15

FURNACE OR BURNER - forced air or gravity-type: install or relocate, including ducts and vents attached

$15

HOOD - install, which is served by mechanical exhaust, including the ducts for such hood

$15

INSTALLED APPLIANCE, or PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

 

Regulated by this code, but not classed in other appliance categories, or for which no other fee is listed in this code

$15

SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCE - install, relocate, replace

$25 each

TANK - above-ground, underground, or LPG in a residential application (2)

 

125-250 gallon capacity

$25 each

over 250 gallon capacity

$50 each

Reference notes:

(1) This fee shall not apply to an air-handling unit, which is a portion of a factory-assembled appliance, cooling unit, evaporative cooler, or absorption unit for which a permit is required elsewhere in this code.

(2) No permit is required for tanks with less than a 125-gallon capacity.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009)

30.86.420 Plumbing permit fees.

TABLE 30.86.420 - PLUMBING FEES
 

PLUMBING INSPECTION FEES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW GROUP R-3 OCCUPANCIES (ONE-AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL).

For new construction of Group R-3 occupancies, 11 percent of the building permit fee shall apply for mechanical and plumbing inspections.

FOR FACTORY-BUILT MODULAR STRUCTURES (the fee will be assessed for each fixture built into the structure by the manufacturer)

$3.50

FOR EACH:

 

Backflow protective devices,

$7

Industrial waste pre-treatment interceptor, including its trap and vent,

$7

Installation, alteration, or repair of water piping,

$7

Plumbing fixture,

$7

Rainwater systems-per drain (inside building) repair or alteration of drainage or vent piping,

$7

Set of fixtures on one trap, (including water, drainage, piping)

$7

Trap,

$7

Water heater or vent,

$7

Water treating equipment.

$7

FOR EACH BUILDING SEWER AND EACH TRAILER PARK SEWER

$15

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009)

30.86.430 Fire code fees.

Table 30.86.430 - FIRE CODE FEES
 

ANNUAL FIRE INSPECTION FEE (1)

Building size in square feet

FEE

 

B, M, R (Less than 20 Units), U Occupancies (Group 1)

A, E, R (More than 20 Units) Occupancies (Group 2)

F, H, I, S Occupancies (Group 3)

0-1,000

$45

$75

$95

1,001-2,500

$65

$105

$165

2,501-5,000

$95

$155

$245

5,001-7,500

$115

$185

$285

7,501-10,000

$125

$195

$300

10,001-12,500

$145

$230

$315

12,501-15,000

$165

$275

$330

15,001-17,500

$175

$295

$345

17,501-20,000

$190

$310

$365

20,001-30,000

$215

$350

$375

30,001-40,000

$230

$375

$385

40,001-50,000

$245

$400

$400

50,001-60,000

$260

$425

$425

60,001-70,000

$275

$450

$450

70,001-100,000

$300

$475

$475

100,001-150,000

$350

$500

$500

150,001-200,000

$400

$525

$525

OVER 200,000

$450

$550

$550

REINSPECTION FEES

For uncorrected violations at time of re-inspection

$60

FIRE PLAN REVIEW AND PERMIT FEES

Fuel storage tank

$50 each

GATE OR BARRICADE ACROSS A FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD (These fees are subject to a commercial mechanical base fee per SCC Table 30.86.400(5).)

Plan review

$130

Inspection

$150

FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEM FEES (These fees are subject to a mechanical base fee per SCC Table 30.86.400(5). Each system requires a separate permit.)

Commercial (NFPA 13R and NFPA 13 Systems*)

Number of heads

Plan review fee due at application

Permit fee due at issuance

1-25

$260

$150

26-50

$400

$300

51-100

$450

$375

101-500

$525

$450

501-1,000

$780

$675

Over 1,000

$1,300

$900

*Includes specialty fire suppression systems

Single-Family Residential (NFPA 13D Systems)

Number of heads

Plan review fee due at application

Permit fee due at issuance

1-50

$65

$200

51-100

$130

$300

101-1,000

$400

$750

FIRE PUMP (These fees are subject to a mechanical base fee per SCC Table 30.86.400(5).)

Fire pump

Plan review fee due at application

Permit fee due at issuance

Per each fire pump

$260

$450

UNDERGROUND SUPPLY PIPING FOR AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM (These fees are subject to a mechanical base fee per SCC Table 30.86.400(5).)

 

Plan review

Permit

 

$260

$150

FIRE ALARMS (new or additions)

(These fees are subject to a mechanical base fee per SCC Table 30.86.400(5). Each system requires a separate permit.)

Number of appliances and devices*

Plan review fee due at application

Permit fee due at issuance

1-10

$130

$150.00

11-50

$200

$300.00

51-100

$250

$450.00

101-200

$525

$600.00

201-500

$650

$1,200

501-1,000

$780

$1,800

Over 1,000

$1,050

$2,400

* Includes, but is not limited to, horn strobes, bells, beam detectors, pull stations, smoke detectors, and heat detectors.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT

Special Event Type

Number of Participants

Fees

Private

50 or more

$430

Public

50-99

$430

Public

100 or more

$490

PYROTECHNIC FIREWORKS

 

Retail fireworks

$100

Wholesale fireworks

$100

OPEN BURNING PERMITS

 

Residential

$30

Residential Annual Renewal

$15

Land Clearing

$300

MARIJUANA EXTRACTION SYSTEMS (These fees are subject to a commercial mechanical base fee per SCC Table 30.86.400(5).)

Valuation of system

Plan review fee due at application

Permit fee due at issuance

< $25,000

$400

$300

$25,000 - $50,000

$525

$450

$50,001 - $100,000

$650

$600

> $100,000

$780

$750

Reference note:

(1) These fees shall be charged for all inspections required by chapter 30.53A SCC based upon the square footage area of inspected premises and the residential or building code classification associated with the primary use of the premises.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord 04-030, May 5, 2004, Eff date June 19, 2004; Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-024, Aug. 3, 2011, Eff date Aug. 18, 2011; Amended by Amended Ord 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-058, Oct. 18, 2017, Eff date Nov. 9, 2017)

30.86.440 Mobile home/commercial coach permit fees. See also chapter 30.54A SCC.

Table 30.86.440 - MOBILE HOME/COMMERCIAL COACH PERMIT FEES
 

MOBILE HOMES

 

On a lot outside of an approved mobile home park

$240 each

Within an approved mobile home park

$160 each

Temporary placement during construction of permanent single-family residence on same site (1)

$100 each

Temporary dwelling (relative-per SCC 30.22.130(18))

$200 each

Plus annual renewal fee

$40

INVESTIGATIVE FEE (per SCC 30.54A.020)

100% of permit fee

COMMERCIAL COACH

$360 plus a plan review fee for each

INVESTIGATIVE FEE (per SCC 30.54A.020)

100% of permit fee

Reference note:

(1) The building permit for the permanent single family residence must be valid and active while the mobile home is on site.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012)

30.86.450 Sign fees.

Table 30.86.450 - SIGN FEES (1)(2) 

WALL SIGN

$50

POLE, MONUMENT OR ROOF SIGN

$100

BILLBOARD

$150

Reference notes:

(1) A permit is not required for signs four square feet or less in area.

(2) A SEPA threshold determination may be required.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012)

30.86.500 SEPA (environmental review) fees.

Table 30.86.500 - SEPA FEES1 

CHECKLIST REVIEW/THRESHOLD DETERMINATION (TD) (2), (6)

Single family dwellings or duplex

$350

Short Subdivisions

 

0 to 4 lots

$660

5 to 9 lots

$780

Subdivisions

 

0 to10 lots

$780

11 to 20 lots

$900

21 to 50 lots

$1,080

51 to 100 lots

$1,320

101 to 200 lots

$1,620

Greater than 200 lots

$1,920

Commercial (project actions requiring commercial zoning or commercial building permits, and multiple family construction in any zone):

 

0 to 2 acres

$600

3 to 5 acres

$840

6 to 10 acres

$1,020

11 to 20 acres

$1,200

21 to 100 acres

$1,440

Greater than 100 acres

$1,680

Industrial (project actions requiring industrial zoning):

 

0 to 2 acres

$720

3 to 5 acres

$960

6 to 10 acres

$1,200

11 to 20 acres

$1,440

21 to 100 acres

$1,800

Greater than 100 acres

$2,400

Threshold determinations (TD) for all other project actions not specifically listed

$600

Staff review of special studies submitted to supplement the environmental checklist

$72/Hour

MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (MDNS) (3), (6)

 

Review fee for school, park, and road mitigation

$180

County professional staff time spent in making the determination beyond the scope of initial review of mitigation

$72/Hour

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (5) (6)

 

WITHDRAWAL OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) OR DETERMINATION OF SIGNIFICANCE (DS) AND NEW TD (4) (6)

Fee equal to original fee for environmental checklist review

Reference notes:

(1) These fees, which are in addition to any other fees provided for by law, shall be charged when Snohomish County is the lead agency for a non-county proposal.

(2) The fee shall be collected prior to undertaking the threshold determination. Time periods provided in SCC 30.61.060 for making a threshold determination shall not begin to run until fee payment occurs.

(3) For every mitigated threshold determination considered as provided by SCC 30.61.120 and WAC 197-11-350, one, or a combination of the following fees, shall be paid by the applicant. If after 30 days of the date an applicant receives "Notice of Payment Due" by certified mail, the required fees remain unpaid, the county shall discontinue action on the proposal, including postponement of scheduled hearings, until the fees are paid. Such fees are in addition to the initial threshold determination fees above.

(4) This fee shall be charged for the additional environmental review conducted when a determination of significance is withdrawn and a new threshold determination is made for the same proposal. The fee shall be paid prior to issuance of the new threshold determination.

(5)(a) The following EIS preparation and distribution costs shall be borne by the applicant or proponent:

(i) Actual cost of the time spent by regular county professional, technical, and clerical employees required for the preparation and distribution of the applicant’s impact statement. The costs shall be accounted for properly. No costs shall be charged for processing of the application which would be incurred with or without the requirement for an EIS or which are covered by the regular application fee;

(ii) Additional costs, if any, for experts not employed by the county, texts, printing, advertising, and for any other actual costs required for the preparation and distribution of the EIS; and

(iii) When an EIS is to be prepared by a consultant, actual consultant fees which shall be solely the responsibility of and billed directly to the applicant or proponent. The applicant or proponent shall also bear such additional county costs as provided for in (i) and (ii) above as are incurred in the review, revision, approval, and distribution of the EIS.

(b) When an EIS is to be prepared by the county, following consultation with the applicant, the lead department shall inform the applicant of estimated costs and completion date for the draft EIS prior to accepting the deposit required by (4) above. Such estimate shall not constitute an offer or covenant by the lead department nor shall it be binding upon the county. In order to assure payment of the above county costs, the applicant or proponent shall post with the county a performance security in the minimum amount of $1,800 in accordance with chapter 30.84 SCC.

(c) If a proposal is modified so that an EIS is no longer required, the responsible official shall refund any fees collected pursuant to reference note (4) above which remain after incurred costs are paid.

(6) The county shall collect a reasonable fee from an applicant pursuant to SCC 30.70.045(6) to cover the cost of meeting the public notice requirements of this title relating to the applicant’s proposal.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-004, March 15, 2006, Eff date April 4, 2006; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-025, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-086, Oct. 20, 2010, Eff date Nov. 4, 2010)

30.86.505 Forest practice fees.

TABLE 30.86.505 - FOREST PRACTICES APPLICATION FEES

Forest practice permits and approvals may require other permits or approvals and associated fees not listed in this section.

Application for Class IV-General forest practices permit

$ 760

Application for conversion option harvest plan (COHP) approval

$ 900

Application to lift a six-year development moratorium

$ 1,600

Application for single-family dwelling moratorium waiver

$ 760

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-033, June 3, 2015, Eff date June 19, 2015)

30.86.510 Drainage and land disturbing activity fees.

(1) This section establishes drainage and land disturbing activity fees that apply when drainage or land disturbing activity review is a required component of a permit application or is a condition of a land use approval. Such fees are in addition to any other fees required by law. Construction applications referenced in this code section include applications for grading permits submitted prior to September 30, 2010, and building, right-of-way and land disturbing activity permit applications.

(2) Fees for plan review and inspection of drainage plans and land disturbing activities are established in SCC Table 30.86.510(2)(A) and (B). SCC Table 30.86.510(2)(A) and (B) includes fees for plan review and inspection of independent activities as well as fees for plan review and inspection of multiple activities. Whenever two or more proposed activities subject to fees in SCC Table 30.86.510(2) are submitted concurrently as part of the same project, the applicant shall only pay one fee; the applicable fee shall be the one associated with the proposed activity that meets the highest threshold level in SCC Table 30.86.510(2)(A) and (B).

(3) Drainage and land disturbing activity fees shall be based upon the fee table in effect at the time of payment.

(4) For complete applications submitted to the department on or after September 30, 2010, the applicable drainage and land disturbing activity fees in SCC Table 30.86.510(2)(A) and (B) shall be paid as follows:

(a) For applications that require preliminary land use approval or for which site plan approval is required or requested prior to the submittal of construction applications, the following percentages of the fees shall be paid as follows:

(i) Fifty percent of the fees shall be paid upon submittal of the initial application(s) for land use or site plan approval;

(ii) Twenty-five percent of the fees shall be paid upon submittal of the construction application(s); and

(iii) Twenty-five percent of the fees shall be paid prior to permit issuance;

(b) For all other applications, except single-family residential building permit applications, 75 percent of the fees shall be paid upon submittal of the construction application(s) and 25 percent of the fees shall be paid prior to permit issuance; and

(c) For single-family residential building permit applications, 50 percent of the fees shall be paid upon submittal of the construction application(s) and 50 percent of the fees shall be paid prior to permit issuance.

(5) When inspection services are requested for complete construction applications submitted to the department before September 30, 2010, and for which permits or approvals are issued on or after September 30, 2010, the following percentages of the applicable fees in SCC Table 30.86.510(2)(A) shall be paid as follows:

(a) Fifty percent of the fees shall be paid prior to single-family residential building permit issuance when the permit application included the submittal of a stormwater site plan or stormwater pollution prevention plan; and

(b) Twenty-five percent of the fees shall be paid prior to permit issuance for all applications, except as provided in subsection (5)(a) of this section.

Table 30.86.510(2)

FEES FOR DRAINAGE AND LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITIES
 

(A) FEE LEVELS FOR PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION(1)

DRAINAGE (new, replaced, or new plus replaced hard surface in square feet)

GRADING (cut or fill in cubic yards, whichever is greater)

FEE

Level 1(a): Drainage only

1 - 1,999

 

$

375

Level 1(b): Grading only

 

1 - 500

$

350

Level 1(a)+(b): Drainage and Grading

1 - 1,999

and

1 - 500

$

725

Level 2

2,000 - 4,999

and

0 - 500

$

1,575

Level 3

5,000 - 9,999

and/or

501 - 4,999

$

2,450

Level 4

10,000 - 39,999

and/or

5,000 - 14,999

$

4,800

Level 5

40,000 - 99,999

and/or

15,000 - 69,999

$

12,700

Level 6

100,000 or more

and/or

70, 000 or more

$

34,700

(B) FEE LEVELS FOR PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION(1)

CLEARING(2)

FEE

Level 1

1 - 6,999 sq. ft.

$ 750

Level 2

7,000 sq. ft. or more

$ 1,650

Level 3: Conversion only

Converts three-quarters of an acre (32,670 sq. ft.) or more of vegetation to lawn/landscaped areas, or converts 2.5 acres (108,900 sq. ft.) or more of native vegetation to pasture.

$ 2,800

(C) FEES FOR ACTIVITIES NOT OTHERWISE LISTED:

Pre-application site review

$ 250

Subsequent plan review(3)

$ 350

Field revisions(4)

$ 350

Modification, waiver, or reconsideration issued pursuant to SCC 30.63A.830 through 30.63A.842

See SCC 30.86.515

Investigation penalty(6)

100% of the applicable drainage and land disturbing activity fee

Dike or levee construction or reconstruction grading plan review and inspection fee when implementing a Snohomish County approved floodplain management plan

$ 60 per hour

Drainage plan review for mining operations(5)

$ 156 per acre

Monitoring associated with drainage plan review for mining operations

$ 141 per hour

Consultation pursuant to SCC 30.63B.030(2) or 30.63B.100(2)

 

(a) Land Use

(a) $ 850

(b) Engineering

(b) $ 975

(a)+(b) Land Use and Engineering Combination

(a)+(b) $ 1,655

(D) SECURITY DEVICE ADMINISTRATION FEES:

Performance Security

$ 19.50 per subdivision or short subdivision lot or $0.005 per square foot of impervious area for all other permits

Maintenance Security

$ 15.00 per subdivision or short subdivision lot or $0.003 per square foot of impervious area for all other permits

REFERENCE NOTES:

(1) Drainage and land disturbing activity reviews associated with projects administered by Snohomish Conservation District shall not be subject to plan review and inspection fees.

(2) Fee includes drainage plan review and inspection for clearing activity only. When clearing is combined with other land disturbing activities in SCC Table 30.86.510(2)(A), fee levels 1 - 6 for drainage and/or grading plan review and inspection also apply.

(3) These fees apply on third and subsequent plan review submittals when an applicant fails to submit required corrections noted on "markup" plans, drawings, or other required submittal documents.

(4) These fees apply whenever an applicant proposes changes, additions, or revisions to previously approved plans, drawings, or other required submittal documents.

(5) Acreage for drainage plan review for mining operations is based on mined area. Mined area includes all area disturbed in conjunction with the mining operation which shall include, but is not limited to, areas cleared, stock piles, drainage facilities, access roads, utilities, mitigation areas, and all other activity which disturbs the land. Fees for phased mine developments and mining site restoration plans of phased mine developments shall be calculated separately for each phase of mining based upon the area for each phase.

(6) Any person who commences any land disturbing activity before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to an investigation penalty in addition to the required permit fees.

(Added Amended Ord. 10-025, Apr., 29, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-073, Sept. 22, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-086, Oct. 20, 2010, Eff date Nov. 4, 2010; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-029, May 11, 2016, Eff date May 23, 2016)

30.86.515 Stormwater modification, waiver and reconsideration request fees.

This section establishes fees for a modification, waiver or reconsideration request, submitted pursuant to SCC 30.63A.830 through 30.63A.842. These fees are established by the county to compensate the department for the costs of administering this title. Such fees are in addition to any other fees required by law.

Table 30.86.515 –
STORMWATER MODIFICATION, WAIVER AND RECONSIDERATION FEES
 

STORMWATER MODIFICATION, WAIVER AND RECONSIDERATION FEES:

Stormwater modification requests pursuant to part 800 of chapter 30.63A SCC

$

1,350

Stormwater waiver requests pursuant to SCC 30.63A.840

$

3,600

Reconsideration of a stormwater modification or waiver decision pursuant to SCC 30.63A.835 or 30.63A.842

$

630

(Added Amended Ord. 10-025, Apr., 29, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.86.525 Critical area regulation fees

Table 30.86.525 - CRITICAL AREAS REVIEW FEES

(1) This section establishes the fees required for all critical areas review, evaluations, delineations, categorization, inspections, and monitoring conducted by the county in order to compensate the department for the costs of review and services provided by the department.

(2) Fees include first and second reviews. Third and subsequent reviews shall require additional fees as listed below.

(3) Fees for work not covered in other fees shall be charged hourly.

(4) Such fees are in addition to any other fees required by law.

 

Table 30.86.525(5) 

Activity

Fees

Third and subsequent reviews

50% of original fee

Additional work not covered by the fees listed below

$96/hour

SHORT SUBDIVISIONS

 

Critical Area Site Evaluation

$180

Critical Area Review

$300

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (SFR) DWELLINGS DUPLEXES, AND ACCESSORY STRUCTURES, AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES 8,000 SQUARE FEET OR LESS

 

Review of complete professional critical area study and/or habitat management plan submitted at the time of application

$250

Delineation and categorizing services provided for erosion and landslide hazard areas only

$450

Delineation and categorizing services provided for streams and wetlands with or without erosion and landslide hazards

$1,600

Delineation, categorizing and habitat management plan services provided for endangered or threatened critical species

$1,600

ALL OTHER PERMITS (1)

 

Critical area study (CAS) review pursuant to SCC 30.62A.140, 30.62B.140 and/or 30.62C.140

$720

Habitat management plan (HMP) review pursuant to SCC 30.62A.460

$720

Wetland Certification

$2,000

MITIGATION PERFORMANCE - Monitoring, inspection, and administration of the performance security required for mitigation planting pursuant to SCC 30.62A.150

$96/hour

SEPA MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (MDNS) (2) (3)

SEPA MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (MDNS) (2) (3)

Review fee for wetland and related critical areas mitigation

$720

Review fee for wetland and related critical areas mitigation for an individual single-family residence

$150

GRADING - review of earthwork proposed within critical areas

$250 for 500 cubic yards of grading or less

PETITION FOR SPECIES AND HABITAT OF LOCAL IMPORTANCE - Submittal and review of nomination petition pursuant to SCC 30.62A.470(2)

$1,000

Critical area review fees for playing fields on designated recreational land in accordance with SCC 30.28.076

$0

Reference notes:

(1) Fees for review of permits not listed separately in this table, including but not limited to the following permits: shoreline, conditional use, subdivision, official site plan with rezone, PRD with rezone, and commercial.

(2) For every mitigated threshold determination considered as provided by SCC 30.61.120 and WAC 197-11-350, one, or a combination of, the following fees shall be paid by the applicant. If after 30 days of the date an applicant receives "Notice of Payment Due" by certified mail, the required fees remain unpaid, the county shall discontinue action on the proposal, including postponement of scheduled hearings, until the fees are paid. Such fees are in addition to the initial threshold determination fees above.

(3) The county shall collect a reasonable fee from an applicant to cover the cost of meeting the public notice requirements of this title relating to the applicant’s proposal.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-004, March 15, 2006, Eff date April 4, 2006; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-042, July 10, 2013, Eff date July 22, 2013; Amended by Ord. 15-005, March 18, 2015, Eff date April 2, 2015)

30.86.530 Park and recreation impact mitigation fees.

Fees associated with park and recreation impact mitigation are shown on SCC Table 30.66A.040, Mitigation fee schedule. Mitigation options are more fully described in SCC 30.66A.030 through 30.66A.070.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.86.540 Road impact mitigation fees.

Fees associated with road impact mitigation are found on SCC Table 30.66B.330 Road system capacity-impact fees. Mitigation options are more fully described in chapter 30.66B SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.86.550 School impact mitigation fees.

Fees associated with school impact mitigation are found on SCC Table 30.66C.100. Mitigation options are more fully described in SCC 30.66C.045 and 30.66C.100 through 30.66C.200.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.86.600 Permit decision appeal fees.

Table 30.86.600 - APPEAL FEES
 

PERMIT TYPE

APPEAL FEE

TYPE 1-NON-SHORELINE (1)

$500

TYPE 2(1)

$500

Reference note:

(1) This filing fee shall not be charged to a department of the county; provided that the filing fee shall be refunded in any case where an appeal is dismissed in whole without hearing pursuant to SCC 30.71.060 or 30.72.075.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-122, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009)

30.86.610 Code interpretation fees (Type 1).

Table 30.86.610 - CODE INTERPRETATION FEES (Type 1).
 

APPLICATION FEE

$250

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.86.620 City or Town’s Fees.

Pursuant to the terms of an executed interlocal agreement, the department may request and collect fees on behalf of the city or town, which are voluntarily paid by an applicant for the city’s or town’s cost of review of an urban center development, submitted under chapter 30.34A SCC) located in a city’s or town’s associated urban growth area. The department will forward these fees to the city or town within 60 days.

(Added Amended Ord. 03-017, April 2, 2003, Eff Date April 25, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff date May 29, 2010)

30.86.700 Docketed comprehensive plan amendments to the Snohomish County GMA Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map.

Table 30.86.700 DOCKETED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP AMENDMENT FEES
 

Pre-Application

$0

Initial Review

$1,555

Final Review

$2,275

SEPA Review

See SCC 30.74.070

(Added by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008)

30.86.710 Engineering, Design and Development Standards (EDDS) deviations.

Table 30.86.710 –
ENGINEERING, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS (EDDS) DEVIATION FEES
 

Activity

Fee

Application for deviation from Engineering, Design and Development Standards (EDDS)1

$1,350

(1) Modifications and waivers of the stormwater-applicable requirements of the EDDS are authorized under SCC 30.63A.170. The fee for a modification or waiver is established in SCC 30.86.515. Deviations from the stormwater-applicable requirements of the EDDS are not authorized.

(Added by Amended Ord. 07-108, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date July 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-025, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.86.800 Urban center development fees.

A fee consistent with the Rezoning Fees for commercial zones (SCC 30.86.200) and any other applicable fees required by code (i.e., drainage, landscaping review, traffic concurrency, and subdivision or binding site plan, etc.) must be paid upon submittal.

(Added by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff date May 29, 2010)