Chapter 3.64
FEES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR LAND USE AND SITE WORK PERMITS

Sections:

3.64.010    Fees imposed.

3.64.020    Refund or reduction of fees.

3.64.030    Timing of fee payment.

*    Prior legislation: Ord. 1768.

3.64.010 Fees imposed.

The fees and charges set forth in the fee schedule contained in this chapter are imposed for payment by applicants who apply for any type of action itemized in said land use fee schedule. Fees may be increased annually administratively through cost of living provisions as authorized in Chapter 3.59 IMC. Unless otherwise noted, fees are intended to cover City-incurred costs for all permit review, issuance and inspections.

A. The following applies to all applications identified in this table:

1. A technology surcharge will be added to all fees per IMC 3.66.020, unless otherwise noted by footnote in the table.

2. Consultant Reviews. In addition to the fees imposed pursuant to the fee schedule contained in this chapter, the applicant for the permits set forth in the City’s land use fee schedule shall reimburse the City for the costs of professional consultants hired by the City to process and/or review and inspect the applicant’s proposal, when the City is unable to do so with existing in-house staff. These professional services may include, but shall not be limited to, engineering, traffic engineering, legal, financial and accounting, soils, landscaping, and critical areas. The City may require the applicant to deposit an amount with the City to cover anticipated costs of retaining professional consultants; provided, that the Mayor has approved retaining the professional consultants.

3. Consultant Administration Fee. Where an application requires a consultant review, as provided in subsection (A)(2) of this section, the City shall charge an administrative fee, equal to the consultant fee but not to exceed $2,100 per permit, to cover City staff oversight, review and administration of the consultant’s work.

4. Additional Review. The fees identified in this schedule are based on expected staff costs to cover 3 plan reviews and the required inspections. For permit reviews where applicants require more than 3 reviews, the City shall charge an additional 30 percent of the initial permit fee for each review beyond the third review. This added fee is intended to cover the additional time required for staff to review resubmittals.

B. Exemptions. For permit submittals for projects meeting the definitions of affordable housing, pursuant to IMC 18.21.020(A), fees shall be waived pursuant to Resolution 2008-13.

C. Schedule of Land Use and Site Work Permit Fees.

Fee Type

Fee

1. Pre-Application Services

 

 

Pre-Application Conferences

$2,625.00

 

(Covers up to 2 preappl. meetings)

 

Pre-Application Meeting Re: Accessory Dwelling Units (optional) or Single-Family New Construction (covers 1 meeting)

$270.00

2. Community Meetings

 

 

Community Conference

$4,200.00

 

Neighborhood Meeting

$2,100.00

3. Land Use Review

 

 

Home Occupation (Level 2)

$1,050.00

 

Administrative Adjustment of Standards

 

 

Administrative Minor Modifications

 

 

Single-Family and Signs

$1,575.00

 

 

Other

$3,675.00

 

Administrative Site Development Permits

 

 

 

Minor

$2,100.00

 

 

Changes to Facades, Awnings, Espresso Carts, Changes in Use, Mechanical Equipment, Painting in the CBD, Review of Nonconforming Situations

 

 

Major

$6,300.00

 

 

Commercial Exterior Modifications or Remodels, Substantial Commercial Additions, Utility Facilities, New Duplexes, Changes to Sidewalk Use Areas Reviewed by the Development Commission as Allowed by Chapter 12.05 IMC

 

 

New

 

 

 

Commercial or Multifamily Developments

 

 

 

New Level 1

$26,250.00

 

 

 

New Level 2

$31,500.00

 

Site Development Permit

$52,500.00

 

Master Site Plan

$41,475.00

 

Master Site Plan Amendment

$31,500.00

4. Landscape

 

 

Landscape Permit

$3,360.00

 

Landscape Inspections

IMC 3.64.010(A)(1) and (2)2

5. Variances

 

 

Sign

$2,625.00 plus Hearing Examiner costs

 

Critical Area

$31,500.00

 

Other (noncritical area)

$26,250.00

6. Signage

 

 

Permanent Sign Permit, Type 1 (review, issuance, inspection of primary, secondary, and all other permanent signs except Permanent Sign Permit Type 2 and additional signs)

$525.00

 

Permanent Sign Permit, Type 2 (review, issuance, inspection of freestanding and monument signs)

$787.50

 

Permanent Additional Sign (review, issuance, inspection)

$183.75

 

Front Street Temporary Banner (application, installation, and removal)

$472.50

 

Business District Kiosk: Master Application (sign permit is separate and as shown above)

$1,575.00

 

Landmark Sign Designation Permit

$2,625.00

7. Subdivisions

 

 

Preliminary Plat

$36,750.00

 

Final Plat

$21,000.00

 

Plat Alteration

$10,500.00

 

Short Plat

$10,500.00

 

Binding Site Plan

$42,000.00

 

Lot Line Adjustment

$4,410.00

8. Transportation

 

 

Transportation Concurrency (# net new PM peak hour trips)

$52.50/trip

 

Concurrency Modeling

$420.00 + modeling fee

 

Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA)

IMC 3.64.010(A)(1) and (2)

9. Wireless Communication Facilities

 

 

Level 0

Time and materials

 

Level 1

Time and materials

 

Level 2

Time and materials

 

Technical Review

$5,250.00

10. Environmental

 

 

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review

$5,250.00

 

NPDES Review

$3,150.00

 

Critical Area Study Review

IMC 3.64.010(A)(1) and (2)

 

Shoreline Development Permit

$7,350.00

 

Shoreline Exemption

 

 

 

Minor (Level 0)

$525.00

 

 

Major (NOD)

$2,625.00

11. Policy Planning Review

 

 

Annexation: Initial Request to City Council1

Time and materials

 

Annexations to Boundary Review Board1

Time and materials

 

Pre-Annexation Agreement

Time and materials

 

Comprehensive Plan Amendment1

$2,625.00

 

Land Use Code Amendment1

$1,050.00

 

Rezone1

$2,625.00

12. Transfer of Development Rights

 

 

Receiving Site Project Review

$1,312.50

 

TDR Certification Review

$1,050.00

 

Request for New Sending or Receiving Site

$4,200.00

13. Other

 

 

Appeals1

$1,575.00

 

Development Agreement

$2,625.00/ac

 

Permit Extension Request1

$262.50

 

Extended Service Fee

Time and materials

 

Expanded Work Hours1

 

 

 

Class 0

$0.00

 

 

Class 1

$157.50

 

 

Class 2

$525.00

 

Impact Fee Deferral Administrative Fee

$472.50 per single-family unit

 

Periodic Review

Time and materials

 

Tree Removal

 

 

 

Tree Removal Permit

$315.00 ($630.00 if critical area)

 

 

Tree Removal Permit: Retroactive

$630.00

 

 

Tree Removal Permit: Hazardous Trees

No fee

 

 

Tree Removal Form

No fee

 

 

Tree Removal Form: Retroactive

$157.50

 

Zoning Verification Letter1

$315.00

 

Special Use or Event Permit1

$315.00

 

Sidewalk Use Permit

$315.00

14. Site Work

 

 

Grading

 

 

 

Area to be graded:

 

 

 

 

Less than 1 acre

 

$1,050.00

 

 

 

1 acre – 2.5 acres

 

$2,100.00

 

 

 

2.5 acres – 5 acres

 

$3,675.00

 

 

 

5+ acres

 

$6,300.00

 

Street and Utility Plan Review

 

 

 

Value of Proposed Improvements:

 

 

 

 

Less than $150,000

 

$6,300.00

 

 

 

$150,000 – $300,000

 

$11,550.00

 

 

 

$300,000+

 

$26,250.00

 

Remodels/Site Alterations/Early Grade

$3,150.00

 

Wet or Dry Utilities in ROW – Upgrading services for more than one customer (in addition to street use permit fee)

$5.25/lf

 

Oil/Water Separators

$1,575.00

 

Street Use Permit

$2,625.00

 

Traffic Control Plan (single day)

$315.00

 

Traffic Control Plan (multiple days)

$2,100.00

 

 

Pavement Cut Costs

 

 

 

 

1 – 50 square feet

 

$105.00 (2x fee if PCI > 85)

 

 

 

51 – 100 square feet

 

$157.50 (2x fee if PCI > 85)

 

 

 

101+ square feet

 

$157.50 (+ $157.50 for each 100 square feet above 101)
(2x fee if PCI > 85)

 

Signal Review

$7,875.00/leg

 

Roundabout Review

$26,250.00

 

Field Revision

$1,050.00

 

Permit Revision/Amendment

20% of permit fee

 

Planning Review of Site Work Permits Tied to an Associated Level 2 or Greater Land Use Permit

$2,100.00

Footnotes:

1    Fee not subject to technology surcharge.

2    Based on the complexity of the inspection required, the City will either employ a consultant to perform the inspections or will utilize City staff. Where City staff are utilized, the inspection fee shall be $1,050.

(Ord. 2958 § 1, 2021; Ord. 2952 § 6, 2021; Ord. 2926 § 1, 2020; Ord. 2873 § 2 (Exh. C), 2019; Ord. 2867 § 1, 2019; Ord. 2839 § 2 (Exh. A), 2018; Ord. 2833 § 1, 2018; Ord. 2797 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2792 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2777 §§ 2, 3, 2016; Ord. 2771 § 9, 2016; Ord. 2733 § 7 (Exh. K), 2015; Ord. 2723 § 3, 2014; Ord. 2703 § 2 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2624 § 6 (Exh. A5c), 2011; Ord. 2613 §§ 2 (Exh. B1), 3 (Exh. B2), 2011; Ord. 2596 § 3 (Exh. B2), 2010; Ord. 2595 § 3, 2010; Ord. 2587 § 3 (Exh. B2), 2010; Ord. 2562 § 2 (Exh. B1), 2009; Ord. 2553 § 4 (Exh. B3), 2009; Ord. 2546 § 5, 2008; Ord. 2491 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2456 § 1, 2006; Ord. 2439 § 6, 2005; Ord. 2434 § 2, 2005; Ord. 2311 § 1, 2001; Ord. 2290 § 5, 2000; Ord. 2259 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2226 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2189 § 1, 1998; Ord. 2050 § 1, 1994; Ord. 2034 § 1, 1994; Ord. 2014 § 4, 1993; Ord. 1947 § 1, 1992; Ord. 1319 § 1, 1978).

3.64.020 Refund or reduction of fees.

A. The City may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent of any fee collected under this chapter when no work has been done under a permit application in accordance with IMC Title 18, Land Use Code. The City shall not authorize refunding of any fee paid unless a written request for a refund is filed with the Permit Center by the original applicant not later than 180 days after the date the fee was paid.

B. Any permit applicant may request a reduction or partial refund in any fees paid or to be paid. Any request must be in writing and provide permit number, full contact information, and rationale for why the particular fee should be reduced. (Ord. 2958 § 1, 2021; Ord. 2926 § 1, 2020; Ord. 2648 § 3 (Exh. A2a), 2012. Formerly 3.64.040).

3.64.030 Timing of fee payment.

A. Site Work Fees. Site work fees shall be paid as follows: 50 percent due at application and remaining amount due at permit issuance.

B. Inspection Fees. Landscape inspection fees shall be determined and paid at permit issuance.

C. Time and Materials Permits. Applicant will post an initial deposit at application of $2,100 to cover permit review, issuance and inspections. Additional funds may be necessary to complete the permit review and inspection.

D. Land Use Fees. All fees not specifically addressed under subsections A and B of this section shall be paid at application. (Ord. 2958 § 1, 2021; Ord. 2926 § 1, 2020).