Chapter 14.30
PERMIT TYPES

Sections:

14.30.010    Permits by type.

14.30.020    Permit procedures by type.

14.30.030    Consolidation of permits.

14.30.040    Exemptions.

14.30.010 Permits by type.

Type 1

Type 2A

Type 2B

Type 3A

Type 3B

Type 4

Building Permits

 

Short Plats

Shoreline Conditional Use Permit

 

Zoning Reclassifications

Temporary Permits

 

Site Plan

Shoreline Variances

Conditional Use Permits

 

Sign Permits

SEPA Reviews

Design Review

Plat Alterations

Preliminary Plats

 

Clearing and Tree Removal Permits

 

 

Plat Vacations

 

 

Accessory Dwelling Unit

Shoreline Substantial Development Permits

 

Zoning Variances

 

 

Boundary Line Adjustments

 

 

Critical Area Reasonable Use Exception

 

 

Eligible Facility Modification

Administrative Wireless Permit

 

 

 

 

Shoreline Letters of Exemption

Comprehensive Sign Review

 

 

 

 

Critical Area Permits

Short Plat Alteration

 

 

 

 

Critical Area Exemption

Short Plat Vacation

 

 

 

 

(Ord. 1615 § 22, 2019; Ord. 1600 § 1, 2018; Ord. 1533 § 3, 2016; Ord. 1505 § 3, 2015).

14.30.020 Permit procedures by type.

 

Type 1

Type 2A and 2B

Type 3A and 3B

Type 4

Pre-Application

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Notice of Complete Application

Required

Required

Required

Required

Public Notice of Application

No

Required

Required

Required

Public Hearing

No

No

Required

Required

Staff Report

No

Required

Required

Required

Written Decision

No

Required

Required

Required

Notice of Decision

No

Required

Required

Required

Recommendation

N/A

Design Commission1

Director

Hearing Examiner2

Decision Maker

Director

Director

Hearing Examiner

City Council

Administrative Appeal

Yes

Yes

No

No

Judicial Appeal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1. The design commission only provides recommendations on projects that are not exempt from design review.

2. The hearing examiner conducts the required public hearing and makes a recommendation to the city council which issues the final decision on the underlying permit.

(Ord. 1600 § 2, 2018; Ord. 1505 § 3, 2015).

14.30.030 Consolidation of permits.

If a proposal requires more than one permit, permits shall be consolidated to the extent feasible and desired by the applicant, as follows:

A. Such information as name, address, and legal description need only be entered once, by such means as a master permit application form or master cover sheet.

B. The director shall utilize the process of that permit type which includes all reviews required for the various permits.

C. If one permit cannot be reasonably processed until another is issued, such as a building permit that cannot be processed until a variance is issued, the 120 days within which a notice of decision must be issued for the contingent permit (in this example, the building permit) shall not begin until the other permit has been issued.

D. Appeals of one or more Type 1 or Type 2 permits shall be combined with any required open public hearing.

E. Appeals of more than one of the permits required for a project shall be consolidated in a single appeal, to the extent that the appeals bodies are identical. (Ord. 1505 § 3, 2015).

14.30.040 Exemptions.

The following actions (with BLMC citations where applicable) are not permits for the purpose of this development code, do not appear in the table in BLMC 14.30.020 and are exempt from Chapters 14.40 through 14.60 BLMC:

A. Business licenses/home occupation reviews (Chapter 5.08 BLMC);

B. Right-of-way permits and variances (Chapter 12.08 BLMC);

C. Final plats (BLMC 17.20.040);

D. Code interpretations (BLMC 14.10.140);

E. Approvals of minor changes to permits (BLMC 14.10.120);

F. Appeals (Chapter 14.120 BLMC);

G. Amendments to the comprehensive plan or development code, including area-wide zoning reclassifications (Chapter 14.140 BLMC);

H. Site-specific zoning reclassifications processed concurrently with amendments to the comprehensive plan (Chapter 14.140 BLMC);

I. Administrative variations and waivers (BLMC 15.20.060 and 18.20.050(E));

J. Street vacations (Chapter 12.40 BLMC);

K. Development agreements;

L. Permission to connect to city sanitary sewer, storm sewer, or water;

M. Minor approvals for use of public properties. (Ord. 1580 § 12, 2017; Ord. 1505 § 3, 2015).