Chapter 3.68


3.68.010    Purpose.

3.68.020    General provisions.

3.68.030    Public services department fees.

3.68.040    Repealed.

3.68.050    Repealed.

3.68.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish various fees that shall be paid by applicants to defray the costs incurred by the city in reviewing and inspecting various building, civil, and planning applications. (Ord. 1598 § 2, 2018).

3.68.020 General provisions.

A. The director may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of the building permit fee paid when no work has been done under the issued permit.

B. The director may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of the fee if the building, civil, or planning application is withdrawn by the applicant prior to approval of the application. The amount of the refund will be based on the amount of effort expended by the city prior to the applicant’s request to withdraw the application.

C. The director is authorized to retain third-party consultants to address peaks in the submittal of applications, review large complex projects, when specific expertise is needed to complete the review of an application, and/or to provide expedited review of applications. When a third-party consultant is engaged by the director, the applicant shall pay a permit fee for each application type reviewed by the consultant that shall be equal to the actual cost billed to the city by the consultant plus an administrative fee in lieu of the permit fee provided in this chapter. The administrative fee shall be equal to 25 percent of the actual cost billed to the city by the consultant. (Ord. 1695 § 1, 2023; Ord. 1598 § 2, 2018).

3.68.030 Public services department fees.

Fees for building, planning, public works, and civil work shall be set by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 1674 § 3, 2023).

3.68.040 Civil fees.

Repealed by Ord. 1674. (Ord. 1598 § 2, 2018).

3.68.050 Planning fees.

Repealed by Ord. 1674. (Ord. 1620 § 1, 2019; Ord. 1615 § 21, 2019; Ord. 1598 § 2, 2018).