Chapter 3.68
BUILDING, CIVIL, AND PLANNING PERMIT FEES

Sections:

3.68.010    Purpose.

3.68.020    General provisions.

3.68.030    Building fees.

3.68.040    Civil fees.

3.68.050    Planning fees.

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may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of the fee if the building, civil, or planning application is withdrawn by the applicant prior to approval of the application.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. (Ord. 1598 § 2, 2018).

3.68.030 Building fees.

A. Building permit fees for construction shall be charged in conformance with the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, the International Mechanical Code and the Uniform Plumbing Code as adopted in BLMC 15.04.020. The value to be used in computing the building permit and building plan review fees shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems, and any other pertinent equipment. Fees shall be calculated from the current building valuation data as published by the International Code Council in effect at the time of permit application, with the exception of published footnotes and the valuation as set forth in subsection H of this section.

B. Computation of fees for mobile homes located on individual lots shall be the same as for conventional houses.

C. Structures not classified as buildings such as retaining walls, dog kennels, decks, signs, docks and the like shall be charged fees based on the actual cost of labor and materials according to subsection H of this section.

D. When submittal documents are required, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting the documents for plan review.

E. The plan review fees specified in subsection I of this section are separate fees from the permit fees specified in subsection H of this section.

F. Permit fees are not required for work exempt from permits as provided in the 2015 IBC Section 105.2 or the 2015 IRC Section R105.2; except that the 2015 IRC Building Permit Exemption Number 1 related to a one-story detached accessory structure shall be reduced from 200 square feet to 120 square feet per BLMC 15.04.083(D).

G. The permit and plan review fees for the addition to any building shall be computed on the same basis as the building permit.

H. The fee for each building permit shall be as set forth in the table below.

Total Valuation

Building Permit Fee

$1.00 to $500.00

$28.20.

$501.00 to $2,000

$28.20 for the first $500.00 plus $3.66 for each additional $100.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.

$2,001 to $25,000

$83.10 for the first $2,000 plus $16.80 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.

$25,001 to $50,000

$469.50 for the first $25,000 plus $12.12 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.

$50,001 to $100,000

$772.50 for the first $50,000 plus $8.40 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.

$100,001 to $500,000

$1,192.50 for the first $100,000 plus $6.72 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.

$500,001 to $1,000,000

$3,880.50 for the first $500,000 plus $5.70 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000.

$1,000,001 and up

$6,730.50 for the first $1,000,000 plus $3.78 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof.

I. Other Inspections, Permits and Associated Fees.

Permit or Action

Fee

1. Mechanical permit

15 percent of the building permit fee as determined in subsection H of this section

2. Plumbing permit

15 percent of the building permit fee as determined in subsection H of this section

3. Permits requiring plan review and inspections that are required by the Washington State Energy Code

$60 plan review and inspection fee

4. Technology fee

Three percent of the building permit fee as determined in subsection H of this section shall be applied to each permit issued by the city

5. Inspections outside of normal business hours (minimum charge – one hour)

$100 per hour

6. Reinspection fees (minimum charge – one hour)

$100 per hour

7. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge – one hour)

$100 per hour

8. For use of outside consultants for plan checking or inspections, or both

Actual costs (including administrative and overhead costs)

9. Plan Review

 

a. Plan review

Building plan review fees shall be 65 percent of the building permit fee as determined in subsection H of this section.

b. Expedited plan review

An additional 65 percent of the building permit fee as set forth in subsection H of this section shall be charged for expedited plan review

c. International Residential Code base plans for one- and two-family dwellings

$500

d. Revised plans submitted during the plan review process which have uncorrected plan review items shall require additional plan review fees on the third submittal

$100 per hour with a minimum of one hour

e. Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans (minimum charge – one hour)

$100 per hour

10. Standalone residential (not associated with a building permit) mechanical and plumbing permits

$100

11. Standalone commercial (not associated with a building permit) mechanical and plumbing permits

Based on the fee as set forth in subsection H of this section

12. Change of use/change of occupancy permit

$250

13. Final inspection only permit (e.g., permit expired, failed final inspection, never received final, etc.)

$100 or 25 percent of underlying permit fee, whichever is greater

(Ord. 1598 § 2, 2018).

3.68.040 Civil fees.

Request

Fee

A. Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA)

 

1. Level I – Scoping

$750 for city processing and review

2. Level II – Analysis

$1,500 for city processing and review of up to five intersections impacted by a project; $500 for each additional review. For all additional intersections required to be analyzed beyond five, the city engineer shall estimate the additional review fee which shall be paid as a deposit, billed at $100 per hour. The applicant shall obtain the TIA from a qualified professional transportation planner or engineer

B. Water Booster Pump and Sewer Lift Stations

 

1. Engineering review

$8,000

2. Permit

$500

3. First resubmittal

$200

4. Second resubmittal

$400

5. Third and subsequent resubmittals

$800

C. Civil Infrastructure Engineering Review (Water, Sewer, Street)

 

1. Short subdivision two – three lots

 

a. Inside city of Bonney Lake

$1,500

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake

$500

2. Short subdivision four – nine lots

 

a. Inside city of Bonney Lake

$3,500

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake

$2,250

3. Subdivision

 

a. Inside city of Bonney Lake

$4,000 plus $40 per lot

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake – water and sewer only

$2,000 plus $40 per lot

4. Commercial and multifamily

 

a. Inside city of Bonney Lake

$4,500

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake

$3,000

5. Commercial and multifamily with fire flows greater than 2,500 gallons per minute

 

a. Inside city of Bonney Lake

$12,000

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake

$9,000

6. Civil infrastructure permit

$500

7. Grease interceptors (includes review, permit and inspection)

 

a. Inside city of Bonney Lake

$250

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake

$500

8. Retrofit underground automatic fire extinguishing systems (includes review, permit and inspection)

 

a. Inside city of Bonney Lake

$250

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake

$500

9. Traffic signal light

 

a. Engineering review

$8,000

b. Permit

$500

10. Utility extension only – inside and outside city of Bonney Lake (includes review, permit, and inspection)

 

a. Less than 200 feet

$2,500

b. 200 feet or more

$3,500

11. Connection to the public system (includes review, permit, and inspection)

 

a. Inside the city of Bonney Lake

$250

b. Outside city of Bonney Lake

$500

12. Resubmittals

 

a. First resubmittal

$100

b. Second resubmittal

$200

c. Third and subsequent resubmittal

$500

13. Inspection fees

Inspection fees shall be three percent of infrastructure development costs, including lift stations and booster pumps. The public works director is authorized to establish reasonable unit costs for various water, sewer, stormwater, street, retaining wall, and miscellaneous improvement components upon which the inspection fee shall be based. Said inspection fee schedule shall be periodically reviewed and updated

D. Stormwater Permit

 

1. Residential proposing new and/or replaced impervious surface under 2,000 square feet

$200

2. Residential proposing new and/or replaced impervious surface between 2,000 – 4,999 square feet

$400

3. Residential proposing new and/or replaced impervious surface of 5,000 square feet or more

$750

4. Commercial proposing new and/or replaced impervious surface under 2,000 square feet

$500

5. Commercial proposing new and/or replaced impervious surface between 2,000 – 4,999 square feet

$2,500

6. Commercial proposing new and/or replaced impervious surface of 5,000 square feet or more

$4,500

E. Grading, Cut and Fill

 

1. Zero – 249 cubic yards outside of the jurisdiction of Shoreline Code – BLMC Title 16, Division III

$0

2. Zero – 249 cubic yards within the jurisdiction of Shoreline Code – BLMC Title 16, Division III

$500

3. 250 – 999 cubic yards

$1,500

4. 1,000 to 49,999 cubic yards

$2,500

5. 50,000 cubic yards or more

$2,500 plus the cost of any special monitoring and inspection. The city engineer shall estimate the preliminary monitoring and inspection fee, calculated at $100 per hour, which shall be paid in advance as a deposit against the final total fee

F. Right-Of-Way Vacation

$1,400

(Ord. 1598 § 2, 2018).

3.68.050 Planning fees.

Request

Fee

A. Accessory Dwelling Units

$100

B. Appeal of Administrative Decision

$1,000

C. Clearing, Vegetation, and Tree Removal

$250

D. Code Enforcement

 

1. Voluntary Correction Agreement (VCA)

$500 plus any recording fees. The cost of the fee can be paid in installments over the life of the VCA; provided, that the full fee must be paid before the VCA expires.

2. VCA Amendment

$50 plus any recording fee

E. Comprehensive Plan Amendments

 

1. Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment

$3,000

2. Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment

 

a. Less Than One Acre

$675

b. One to Three Acres

$2,000

c. More Than Three Acres

$4,000

3. Development Code Amendment

$2,500

F. Critical Area Reviews and Permits

 

1. Critical Area Reports (Wetlands, Hydrogeologic, Geologic Hazard, Habitat Conservation, Etc.)

$800 per report. Plus any additional consultant cost over eight hours needed to issue a final decision or complete additional field work.

2. Critical Area Permit

$750

3. Mitigation Monitoring Report

$100

4. Critical Areas Reasonable Use Exception

$3,000

5. Critical Area Exemption

$50

6. Critical Area Signage

$3 per sign

G. Design Review Processing

 

1. Projects Exempt from SEPA

$1,350

2. Projects Not Exempt from SEPA (Fee Does Not Include SEPA Review)

$6,750

H. Development Agreements

 

1. Initial Agreement

$1,500

2. Amendments

$750

I. Divisions of Land

 

1. Boundary Line Adjustments

$1,950

2. Short Subdivisions

 

a. Preliminary

$2,000 plus $70 per lot

b. Final

$1,000 plus $70 per lot

3. Subdivision

 

a. Preliminary

$4,000 plus $110 per lot

b. Final

$2,000 plus $110 per lot

4. Plat or Short Plat Alteration or Vacation

$1,500

J. Miscellaneous Items

 

1. Application or Permit Extension

$500

2. Development Code Interpretation

$500

3. Hearing Examiner’s Costs Not Otherwise Specified

$135 plus actual hearing examiner costs

4. Minor Amendment to a Permit

$400

5. Mailing Fee

$1.50 per the number of notices mailed out by the city

6. Resubmittal Fees

 

a. First Resubmittal

$100

b. Second Resubmittal

$200

c. Third Resubmittal and Subsequent Resubmittals

$500

7. Public Notification Sign

$75 per sign

K. Preapplication Meetings

 

1. First Meeting

$300

2. Subsequent Meetings

$500

L. SEPA Environmental Review

 

1. Associated with the Construction of or Addition to a Single Detached Residential Structure

$500

2. Associated with a Boatlift, Dock, or Similar Accessory Structure for a Detached Residential Structure

$200

3. Attached Residential Structures, Commercial, Public Facilities, Mixed Use Projects, and Divisions of Land

$1,500

4. Environmental Impact Statement

$2,000 plus cost of EIS. If the mayor authorizes city staff or a city consultant to prepare the EIS, the director(s) shall estimate the cost, which amount the applicant shall pay as a deposit plus the $1,000 processing and review fee. After the EIS is complete, the city shall bill the applicant (or remit as the case may be) for the city’s total EIS preparation cost, including overhead, minus the deposit

5. Addendum Review

$330

6. SEPA Appeal

$4,000

M. Shoreline Permits and Exemptions

 

1. Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

$2,200

2. Shoreline Conditional Use Permit

$3,000

3. Shoreline Variance

$3,000

4. Shoreline Letter of Exemption (SEPA Required)

$200

5. Shoreline Letter of Exemption (SEPA Exempt)

$50

N. Signs

 

1. Sign Permit

$150

2. Comprehensive Sign Permit Review

$500

O. Site Plan Review

 

1. Single-Family Home

$100

2. All Others

$500

P. Use Permits

 

1. Conditional Use Permit

$1,500

2. Temporary Use Permit

 

a. Event

$100

b. Business

$200

c. Residence/Travel Trailer

$250

Q. Wireless Communication Facilities

 

1. Administrative Wireless Permit

$2,000

2. Eligible Facilities Modification

$500

R. Zoning Reclassification

$2,000 plus $135 per acre

S. Zoning Variance

$3,000

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