Chapter 5.100
CONSOLIDATED FEE SCHEDULE

Sections:

5.100.010    Purpose.

5.100.020    Hourly compensation rates to be adjusted.

5.100.030    Fees do not supersede State law.

5.100.040    Tables to be updated.

5.100.110    Records fees – See Fee Schedule 110-A.

5.100.111    Administrative services – See Fee Schedule 111-A.

5.100.112    Permits and licenses issued by Board of Commissioners – See Fee Schedule 112-A.

5.100.115    Fees for the Clerk of the Superior Court – See Fee Schedule 115-A.

5.100.200    Definitions – Parks.

5.100.205    Fees for Parks Division services – See Fee Schedule 205-A.

5.100.210    Definitions – Fairgrounds.

5.100.215    Fees for Fairgrounds Division services – See Fee Schedule 215-A.

5.100.220    Special rates – Fairgrounds.

5.100.221    Rentals/storage.

5.100.225    Applicable taxes.

5.100.230    Violation, penalties.

5.100.235    Definitions – Road Division.

5.100.240    Permit requirements.

5.100.245    Fees for Road Division services – See Fee Schedule 245-A.

5.100.300    Fees for Planning Division services – See Fee Schedule 300-A.

5.100.310    Fees for Building Division services – See Fee Schedules 310-A and 310-B.

5.100.400    Fees for Sheriff’s Department civil processes – See Fee Schedule 400-A.

5.100.470    Fees for animal licenses and registrations – See Fee Schedule 470-A.

5.100.471    Fees for impound, shelter, and animal services costs – See Fee Schedule 471-A.

5.100.510    Fees for Auditor’s Office services – See Fee Schedule 510-A.

5.100.700    Severability.

5.100.720    Repealer.

5.100.730    Effective date.

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 754    07/13/04

AMENDED SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 771    04/05/05

Ord. 772    04/19/05

Ord. 776    06/21/05

Ord. 778    08/16/05

Ord. 798    08/29/06

Ord. 808    01/09/07

Ord. 831    01/15/08

Ord. 866    07/13/10

5.100.010 Purpose.

The Board of Commissioners finds that the public would best be served if the various fees collected by Clallam County were in a consolidated fee schedule rather than spread throughout the County Code. The purpose of this chapter is to group County fees into a consolidated schedule.

5.100.020 Hourly compensation rates to be adjusted.

The hourly compensation rates herein shall be automatically adjusted on January 1st of each year by the Seattle/Tacoma Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) for the previous year, October to October.

5.100.030 Fees do not supersede State law.

The fees established in this chapter do not supersede those established in State law, unless specified.

5.100.040 Tables to be updated.

Tables shall be updated annually without further action of the Board to include any automatic adjustments to fees as detailed in this chapter. Updated fee schedules are incorporated as a part of this chapter by reference.

5.100.110 Records fees – See Fee Schedule 110-A.

Fee Schedule 110-A is hereby adopted for records fees.

5.100.111 Administrative services – See Fee Schedule 111-A.

Fee Schedule 111-A is hereby adopted for the administrative services contained therein.

5.100.112 Permits and licenses issued by Board of Commissioners – See Fee Schedule 112-A.

Fee Schedule 112-A is hereby adopted for permits and licenses issued by the Board of Commissioners.

5.100.115 Fees for the Clerk of the Superior Court – See Fee Schedule 115-A.

Fee Schedule 115-A is hereby adopted for Superior Court Clerk services.

5.100.200 Definitions – Parks.

(1) “County residents” means those persons who possess one of the following:

(a) A driver’s license with a Clallam County address; or

(b) A voter’s registration card showing a Clallam County precinct.

(2) “Nonprofit youth organization” means a group of people under the age of 18, functioning as a group under nonprofit restrictions.

(3) “Group camping” means individuals traveling as a group who wish to camp in designated group camping areas.

(4) “County groups” means those groups having a Clallam County address, with 75 percent of the group being Clallam County residents.

5.100.205 Fees for Parks Division services – See Fee Schedule 205-A.

Fee Schedule 205-A is hereby adopted for Parks Division fees.

5.100.210 Definitions – Fairgrounds.

(1) “Adult” means 18 years old or older.

(2) “Student” means 13 years old to 17 years old.

(3) “Youth” means six years old to 12 years old.

(4) “Senior” means 62 years old or older.

(5) “Season pass” means admittance to all four days of the County Fair event.

(6) “Worker pass” is granted or sold to those who are specifically working at a booth concession or commercial space on the grounds. If concession can prove to the Department that additional workers are necessary, the Department has the option to grant additional worker passes at worker pass rates set forth herein.

(7) “Volunteer youth exhibitor” means they must be a card-carrying 4-H, FFA, or Junior Grange member exhibiting at the fair.

(8) “Volunteer fair worker” means those individuals who provide work in or on noncommercial buildings, cleaning, security watch, hostesses, demonstrations for educational value during fair.

(9) Youth Exhibitor’s Assistant Pass. Each 4-H or FFA exhibitor is granted one assistant pass to be purchased and used by the exhibitor’s parent, guardian, or chaperon who works with the exhibitor at fair.

(10) “County 4-H or FFA leader” must be on the enrollment forms in the 4-H or FFA office and have their active club participating.

(11) “Reserved lot parking” means the area between 16th Street south to the fairgrounds fence.

(12) Booth space size and location is determined by the Department and written into individual rental agreements.

(13) “Informational” means a nonprofit organization or government entity providing public service information or educational materials.

(14) “Selling” means any individual or group selling a product or advertising a service or commodity for a profit-making business including nonprofit organizations that are using space as a fundraising activity.

(15) “Camping vehicle” means a vehicle with towed RV trailer, motor home, vehicle with tent trailer, vehicle with tent, van used for sleeping in, pickup and camper or other vehicles used to sleep in overnight.

(16) “Department” means Public Works.

5.100.215 Fees for Fairgrounds Division services – See Fee Schedule 215-A.

Fee Schedule 215-A is hereby adopted for fairgrounds services.

5.100.220 Special rates – Fairgrounds.

(1) The Department has the authority to negotiate special rental fee contracts and set fees for large special group gatherings or overnight rallies based on costs of facilities used, number of participants and risk of the program involved.

(2) Rental rates for use of the entire grounds for festivals, commercial use, or other uses not listed shall be charged on a negotiated fee basis and final determination of the fees to be charged shall be made by the Department and cover all costs to the County, including indirect costs.

(3) Normal use of electricity is included in Fee Schedule 215-A; any extraordinary use of utilities will be charged by the hour (heat, band equipment use, etc.).

(4) Nothing in this chapter precludes the Department from collecting reasonable security/damage and cleaning deposits in advance and claiming said deposits for damages caused or lack of fulfilling the contractual obligations entered into by the event sponsors or attendees.

5.100.221 Rentals/storage.

(1) Rental of buildings and stages include the following:

(a) Home Arts – Heat, kitchen, restrooms, public address system, stage/tables/chairs;

(b) Exposition Hall – Heat, kitchen, restrooms, public address system, tables/chairs;

(c) Fair Kitchen – Heat, kitchen, tables/chairs;

(d) Arena – Public address system;

(e) Grandstand Arena – Lighting, garbage receptacles, restrooms, public address system;

(f) Center Stage – 10 benches;

(g) West Stage – Stage, seating, garbage receptacles, public address system.

Groups or individuals renting a building/barn or stage are allowed one-day prior and one-day following at no extra expense for preparation and cleanup of the event. If extra time is needed for either of these activities, a fee of 50 percent the normal daily rate for the building will be charged. For example, if the Art Building is rented on a Sunday and cleanup of the event is not completed until Thursday, the party will be charged for three extra days at 50 percent (three times $40).

(2) Long-Term Vehicle/Equipment Storage. Vehicle or equipment storage is in a secure, indoor facility and subject to rules, regulations, and availability of space. Leasehold excise tax will be added to fees as appropriate.

5.100.225 Applicable taxes.

Taxes for fees charged on Schedules 205-A and 215-A are as follows:

(1) Salt Creek and Dungeness. All fees include applicable taxes.

(2) Camp David Jr. Applicable taxes will be added to fees as appropriate.

(3) Fairgrounds. Applicable taxes will be added to all fees as appropriate, rounded as necessary for those fees that require handling charges.

5.100.230 Violation, penalties.

(1) Any person failing to pay applicable park or fair fees shall be deemed guilty of an infraction and fined $100 for each violation.

(2) Any person violating the rules and regulations promulgated by Clallam County shall be removed from park or fair land.

5.100.235 Definitions – Road Division.

(1) “Drainage plan” means the method to contain and control storm water runoff and may include drywells, infiltration systems, storage ponds, controlled release devices, and other engineered systems.

(2) “Standard residential drainage plan review” means review of drainage plan applications using standard method drywells for containing roof runoff for a single-family residential development. This also covers review of drainage plans pursuant to pre-approved comprehensive drainage plans unless the pre-approved comprehensive plan requires an engineered plan or the drainage plan exceeds the limits of the pre-approved comprehensive drainage plan.

(3) “Alternative residential drainage plan review” means review of drainage plans for residential applications not included under standard residential drainage plan review. Examples include alternative plans such as storage ponds, minor impacts on large parcels, or residential drainage plans designed by an engineer licensed in Washington.

(4) “Engineered nonresidential drainage plan review” means review of drainage plans for nonresidential developments. These drainage plans must be designed by an engineer licensed in Washington.

(5) “Pre-application review” means attendance by the development review engineer or his representative at meetings with the proponent to discuss general requirements for the project.

(6) “Plat application review” means review of plat applications to determine potential impacts.

(7) “Road impact review” means review of projects to determine impacts to County roads, to review mitigation plans, and to assure proper construction.

(8) “Survey review” means checking plats for conformance to various survey requirements. Plats with more than four lots may require additional fees under “Miscellaneous.”

(9) “Miscellaneous” means review, inspection, and technical work related to developments such as survey requirements, road improvements, and drainage systems.

(10) “Road approach permit review” means to review and process applications for proposed driveways. A preliminary site visit is required to check for sight distance, intersection clearance, and drainage needs. After a permit is issued and work is complete, another site visit is required for inspection and approval of the work.

(11) “Road surface” means the paved portion of the road or traveled way.

(12) “Road shoulder” means the area within five feet of the edge of the road surface.

(13) “Right-of-way use permit review” means to review and process applications for personal use of right-of-way for such uses as landscaping, fence construction, and grading. A preliminary site visit is required to set permit conditions and another site visit is needed for inspection and approval of the work.

(14) “Right-of-way permit review – Push, bore, overhead” means to review and process applications to push or bore utilities under County roads or to install overhead facilities. A preliminary site visit is required to set permit conditions and another site visit is needed for inspection and approval of the work.

(15) “Right-of-way permit review – Open cut road surface” means review and process applications to trench within the County road surface. A preliminary site visit is required to set permit conditions and another site visit is needed for inspection and approval of the work.

(16) “Right-of-way permit review – Open cut road shoulder” means review and process applications to trench within the right-of-way within five feet of the road surface. A preliminary site visit is required to set permit conditions and another site visit is needed for inspection and approval of the work.

(17) “Right-of-way permit review – Open cut beyond road shoulder” means review and process applications to trench within the right-of-way outside the County road shoulder. A preliminary site visit is required to set permit conditions and another site visit is needed for inspection and approval of the work.

(18) “Right-of-way permit review – Commercial use” means to facilitate private use of County property for commercial endeavors such as closure of roads for movie filming or commercials.

(19) “Right-of-way permit review – Special use” means to facilitate extraordinary use of County property for such things as providing signs and traffic control for special events such as marathons, biking events, or festivals.

(20) “Motorist information sign” means review applications for motorist information signing in accordance with Chapter 9.21 CCC, Motorist Informational and Private Road Name Signs, and to install the sign, if approved. The per-sign fee covers site inspection and sign installation. The annual maintenance fee must be paid each year in order for the sign to remain in place.

(21) “Right-of-way vacation petition” means processing a petition to vacate County right-of-way. The fee covers costs for advertising, posting, researching, reporting, filing, public meetings, etc. Note: The value of the right-of-way and related costs is to be compensated in accordance with Chapter 9.04 CCC.

5.100.240 Permit requirements.

Approval of a storm water drainage plan shall be obtained from the Clallam County Public Works Department prior to obtaining permits, including but not limited to building permits, for actions that may affect storm water runoff. Storm water drainage plans shall comply with Clallam County requirements.

An approved road approach permit shall be obtained from the Clallam County Public Works Department prior to obtaining other permits, including but not limited to building permits, and for actions that may affect access to County roads. Road approaches shall comply with the guidelines of the Clallam County Public Works Department.

5.100.245 Fees for Road Division services – See Fee Schedule 245-A.

Fee Schedule 245-A is hereby adopted for Road Division services.

If the combined fee applied to a project based on the individual fees listed exceeds $1,000, the County will, if timely requested by the applicant, monitor its actual time relative to the project and bill the applicant for the actual hours at $75 per hour. Payment shall be made to the County within 30 days of billing.

If an individual project scope is within the road surface or road shoulder and the combined fee exceeds $3,000, the franchisee may enter into an agreement with the County to recoup costs for the repair and/or guarantee of repair to County property.

If the County determines that costs due to a project should be billed on an hourly basis instead of utilizing the fee schedule, it may monitor its hours relative to the project and bill the applicant at $75 per hour. Payment shall be made to the County within 30 days of billing. Final approval will be dependent upon payment.

Refunds may be requested when an application is withdrawn or denied prior to the County expending the full amount of the fee. An example would be if a road approach was denied after the initial field inspection of the proposal and the final field inspection of the work and permit processing would not be needed. In this case, half of the fee may be refunded.

5.100.300 Fees for Planning Division services – See Fee Schedule 300-A.

Fee Schedule 300-A is hereby adopted for Planning Division services.

In accordance with County resolution, certain planning permits may also be reviewed on an expedited basis utilizing contractual/consulting services as retained by Clallam County. Fees for these reviews shall be at time and materials as set by the County contractor, plus an administrative charge of 25 percent. Fees plus the administrative charges are payable to the Clallam County Department of Community Development in advance based upon an estimated amount agreed to between the County contractor and the applicant, and in accordance with the standards as set in County resolution.

The application fee for an Official Comprehensive Plan Land Use and Zoning Map Amendment may be waived by the Director of the Department of Community Development for applications that: propose to opt-in to the Commercial Forest or Agricultural Retention designation; propose to change the designation of rural residential lands to a rural residential land use designation that provides for a lower maximum residential density standard (e.g., Rural Moderate to Rural Low); or propose to change the designation of rural commercial or industrial lands to rural residential lands.

5.100.310 Fees for Building Division services – See Fee Schedules 310-A and 310-B.

Fee Schedules 310-A and 310-B are hereby adopted for administrative and inspections services provided by the Clallam County Building Division of the Department of Community Development.

Building, mechanical, and plumbing permit fees shall be determined by Schedule 310-A. Building valuation shall be based on building evaluation set forth by Schedule 310-B. The minimum permit fee is $50.

(1) Plan Review Fee. When the Building Official requires plans and other data to be submitted, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting plans and specifications for review. The plan review fee for all permits that require plan review shall be 65 percent of the building permit fee as determined by Schedule 310-A. The plan review fees are separate from and in addition to the permit fee.

(2) Administrative Fee. When the Building Official requires plans and other data to be submitted and such plans have been reviewed by a private contractor and paid for by the applicant, the Building Official may accept such plans; provided, that the contractor has been approved by the Building Official to perform such reviews. An administrative fee shall be paid at the time of plan submittal. The administrative fee for all occupancies shall be 35 percent of the building permit fee as determined by Schedule 310-A. The administrative fee shall be paid in lieu of the plan review fee and is separate and in addition to the permit fee.

(3) Investigation Fees. Whenever any work requiring a permit is commenced without first obtaining a building permit, a special investigation may be made before a permit may be issued. An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, may be collected whether or not a permit is subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee determined by Schedule 310-A. The minimum investigation fee shall be the same as the minimum fee set forth in Schedule 310-A. The payment of the investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance with all other provisions of the code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.

(4) The valuation of separate mechanical, plumbing, fire, and/or foundation permits, when required, shall be based upon bid price or as determined by the Building Official.

5.100.400 Fees for Sheriff’s Department civil processes – See Fee Schedule 400-A.

Fee Schedule 400-A is hereby adopted for Sheriff’s Department civil processes.

5.100.470 Fees for animal licenses and registrations – See Fee Schedule 470-A.

Fee Schedule 470-A is hereby adopted for animal licenses and registrations.

License fees may be reduced, upon the request of the owner at the time the license is purchased, by 10 percent upon presentation of an AKC good citizenship certificate for the animal.

5.100.471 Fees for impound, shelter, and animal services costs – See Fee Schedule 471-A.

Fee Schedule 471-A is hereby adopted for impound, shelter, and animal services costs.

(1) The Director shall have the authority to determine what transportation, boarding, euthanasia, disposal, and veterinarian costs are reasonable in connection with services provided to the County by any agent of the Animal Control Authority.

(2) The Director or designee shall have the authority to waive licensing fees, registration fees, and impound fees and costs, in whole or in part, when to do so would further the goals of the Animal Control Authority and be in the public interest. In determining whether a waiver should apply, the following elements must be taken into consideration:

(a) The reason the animal was impounded;

(b) The reason or basis for the violation, the nature of the violation, the duration of the violation, and the likelihood the violation will not recur;

(c) The total amount of the fees charged as compared with the gravity of the violation;

(d) The effect on the owner, the animal’s welfare and the Animal Control Authority if the fees or costs are not waived and no payment is received.

5.100.510 Fees for Auditor’s Office services – See Fee Schedule 510-A.

Fee Schedule 510-A is hereby adopted for Auditor’s Office services.

5.100.700 Severability.

If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this title is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this chapter; it being herein expressly declared that this chapter and each section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause and phrase thereof would have been adopted irrespective of the fact that one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

5.100.720 Repealer.

The fees set in this chapter supersede any prior fees set by ordinance or resolution for the services covered herein, and fees previously adopted by ordinance for the services covered herein are expressly repealed.

5.100.730 Effective date.

This chapter shall take effect 10 days after adoption.