Chapter 3.65
PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES

Sections:

3.65.040    Public Works Department fees.

3.65.040 Public Works Department fees.

The following fees shall be imposed for projects and permits regulated by and work performed by the Development Services Department or the Public Works Department.

A. General.

1. Water Extension. Scope of work related to water extension, see subsection K of this section.

2. Fire Line Extension. Scope of work related to fire line extension, see subsection K of this section.

3. Irrigation/Water Meter/Backflow Prevention Devices. Scope of work related to irrigation/water meter/backflow prevention devices, see subsection K of this section.

4. Sewer Extension. Scope of work related to sewer extension, see subsection K of this section.

5. Street Construction. Engineering plan review and inspection fees, see subsection K of this section.

6. Traffic Impact Analysis Review Fee.

a. 10 to 25 p.m. peak hour trips – $250.00.

b. 25 to 100 p.m. peak hour trips – $250.00 plus $5.00 per trip.

c. 100 to 1,000 p.m. peak hour trips – $525.00 plus $1.00 per trip.

d. 1,000+ p.m. peak hour trips – $1,525 plus $0.50 per trip.

7. Clearing and Grading.

a. Scope of work related to clearing and grading, see subsection K of this section.

b. Proposals requiring an environmental impact statement or mitigated determination of nonsignificance where drainage issues have been identified or on properties greater than 5 acres shall pay a base fee of $1,430.

c. For environmentally sensitive sites, or properties greater than 5 acres gross, the applicant may, at the sole discretion of the SEPA designated official, be required, as a condition of the environmental review, to provide sufficient additional funds for a special site inspector to be retained by the Department to enforce permit conditions on a full-time basis during periods of construction involving sensitive portions of the site.

8. Mineral Resource Zone. Activities performed in compliance with provisions of the mineral resource (“M”) zone development standards governed by IMC 18.07.335 shall be subject to the following fee structure:

a. Grading Permit Inspection Fees. Field monitoring/inspection of grading for M zone sites:

i. $120.00/hr. for 0.00 – 0.30 acre, with a 2-hour minimum.

ii. $120.00/hr. for 0.30 – 5.00 acres, with a 4-hour minimum.

iii. $120.00/hr. for 5.01 – 20.00 acres, with an 8-hour minimum.

iv. $120.00/hr. for over 20 acres, with a 12-hour minimum.

b. Grading Permit Extension Fees. Field monitoring/inspection of grading permit extensions of M zone sites:

i. Base fee of $750.00, plus an hourly fee of $0.15/cubic yard over 50,000 yards, with a $215.00 minimum.

ii. Maximum fee for a grading permit extension is $10,000/year.

 

9. Other

(per hour)

 

a.

Laborer/normal working hours

$55.00

Inspections/normal working hours

$55.00

 

b.

Laborer/after normal working hours

$80.00

Inspections/after normal working hours

$80.00

 

c.

Additional inspection/ normal working hours

$45.00

 

d.

Engineering

$65.00

For engineering services not covered under the normal review process or design revision review

 

e.

Computer Automated Drawing

$110.00

(CAD), drafting and plotting (including labor)

 

f.

Equipment Rental. (Per hour, less operator).

 

 

Equipment Type

Rate per Hour

 

 

Street sweeper

$50.00

 

 

Grader

$60.00

 

 

Sewer jet truck

$105.00

 

 

Tank truck

$40.00

 

 

Backhoe

$45.00

 

 

Dump truck

$40.00

 

 

Roller

$40.00

 

 

Utility truck

$25.00

 

 

Pick-up truck

$15.00

 

 

Small equipment

$10.00

g. Time and materials may be charged for all routine activities not specifically covered herein. Labor and rental charges contained herein shall be used to calculate charges for all routine activities as determined by the Public Works Department. A 15 percent overhead charge shall be included when calculating costs on hourly rates on time and materials.

10. A fee shall be imposed against the organization, individual or individuals responsible for damage or destruction of City-owned property. The fee shall be equal to the time and materials estimated to be expended by the City in investigating the cause of damage, repair and/or replacement of such property including a 15 percent administrative overhead charge. Time and materials also includes any consultant or third-party charges incurred in the repair or replacement of such City property or in the collection of such fee.

NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, these rates are fees for time and materials.

B. Water Division Fees.

1. Commercial Water Rates for Hydrant Use.

$50.00 hydrant use permit fee.

Water use rates shall be in accordance with the schedule of charges contained in IMC 13.24.110(C) and shall be the same rates charged for the commercial classification, 3/4" meter size, as they presently exist and as they may, from time to time, be amended in the future.

2. Water Meter Installation.

a. Developer Installed.

$40.00 plan review per meter.

$145.00 inspection fee per meter.

b. City Installed.

3/4"

$3,094.00

$350.00 Drop in/split

1"

$3,230.00

$460.00 Drop in/split

1-1/2"

$5,887.00

$1,570.00 Drop in/split

2"

$6,466.00

$1,740.00 Drop in/split

3" and larger – Time and materials plus 15 percent overhead.

3. Water Meter On/Shut-Off Fee.

During working hours

$40.00

After working hours

$80.00

Delinquent posting notice

$20.00

4. Other.

Fire hydrant meter deposit

$950.00

3/4" – 1" water meter/ DCVA deposit

$300.00

2" DCVA deposit

$500.00

2.5" x 6' F x F fire hose

$125.00

Purity sample

$45.00/each

Other samples: Time and materials + 15%

Utility bill refund fee

$50.00

C. Sewer Division Fees.

1. Side Sewer Permits. Scope of work related to side sewer permits, see subsection K of this section, except that:

a. Single-family repair – $90.00 for each single-family residence.

D. Street Division Fees.

1. Street Signs, Repair/Replacement.

Cost of materials plus labor and equipment.

2. Barricade/Cone Placement and Removal.

Barricade:

$2.00/day plus labor, plus $50.00/each deposit.

Cone:

$1.00/day plus labor, plus $7.00/each deposit.

3. Repealed by Ord. 2570.

4. Street use permit fee, including sidewalks, curbs, excavations, alterations, repairs or improvements, see subsection K of this section.

5. Street Use Deposit.

a.

Remodel/tenant improvement

$400.00

b.

Single-family structure and duplex

$1,200

c.

Multifamily (3 to 20 units)

$2,100

d.

Multifamily (20+ units)

$4,100

e.

Commercial up to 9,999 sq. ft.

$2,700

f.

Commercial 10,000+ sq. ft.

$6,800

E. Storm Drainage Application and Review. Application for public works permit (PUB) with drainage review required by IMC 13.28.030 shall be made to and on forms provided by the Development Services Department and such application shall be accompanied by payment of a plan review fee as follows:

1. Scope of work related to storm drainage, see subsection K of this section.

F. Storm Drainage Inspection Fees. The Development Services Director is authorized to issue a permit for drainage facilities upon approval of the application therefor and plans in connection therewith a permit and facility inspection fee in an amount determined as follows:

Scope of work related to storm drainage inspection, see subsection K of this section.

G. Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit Application Fees. Application for a permit for erosion and sedimentation control shall be made to and on forms provided by the Development Services Department and such application shall be accompanied by payment of a plan review fee as follows:

Scope of work related to erosion and sedimentation control permits, see subsection K of this section.

H. Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspection Fees. The Development Services Director is authorized to issue a permit for erosion and sediment control upon approval of the application therefor and plans in connection therewith upon receipt of a permit and facility inspection fee in an amount determined as follows:

1. Scope of work related to erosion and sedimentation control inspections, see subsection K of this section.

I. Flood Hazard Permit Application Fees. The following fees and charges are established for the permits and approvals established by Chapter 16.36 IMC:

1. Permit fee is based on the type of project and valuation of the development or improvements. Valuation shall be determined in the same manner used in the International Building Code:

Projects under $500,000

Fee

Base fee – no elevation certificate

$150.00

Base fee – with elevation certificate

$300.00

Additional fee – review of hydraulic modeling

$65.00/hour

Additional fee – multifamily or commercial development new construction

$200.00

Projects valued over $500,000, the greater of: fees listed above or actual hourly cost to the City. (Actual hourly cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the employees involved.)

Development permit applications requiring hydraulic modeling review may be required to reimburse the City for consultant fees if a professional consultant must be retained to address specific technical issues in order to adequately administer IMC 16.36.130, 16.36.140 and 16.36.145.

2. Fees paid are for administrative costs incurred in processing the application and are therefore nonrefundable, whether the permit is issued or not.

3. A deposit, in the amount of $250.00, shall be paid at the time of permit issuance for every permit which carries the requirements for the submittal of elevation certificate information as described in IMC 16.36.210(C). Such deposit shall be refunded subsequent to the applicant’s submittal of elevation information in conformance with the standards as set forth by the designated official.

J. Telecommunications and Cable Franchises, Permits, Approvals, and Other Fees. The following fees and charges are established for the franchises, permits and approvals established by Chapters 12.50 and 12.60 IMC related to cable and telecommunications uses of the public rights-of-way within the City:

1.

[Reserved]

 

2.

Appeals of Public Works Director decisions

$500.00

3.

[Reserved]

 

4.

Telecommunications franchise application

$2,500

5.

Telecommunications franchise renewal

$500.00

6.

Cable television franchise application

$5,000

7.

Assignments or transfers of telecommunications and cable television franchises

$1,000

8.

Construction permits: See subsection K of this section.

In the event that the reasonable direct or indirect costs incurred by the City in processing, reviewing, and/or approving these franchises, permits or approvals exceed the fees, the City shall so advise the applicant, and may require the applicant to deposit such additional funds as may reasonably be deemed necessary by the Development Services Director.

K. Site Work Permit. Fees and charges referenced in IMC Titles 12, 13 and 16, for general engineering/water/storm/sewer/utility/clearing/grading/erosion control/plan review, coordination and inspections for construction permits shall be paid by the applicant. Civil engineering work performed under this section is combined into a single “construction permit” along with a single fee known as “site work permit fee” and is listed together with City land use fees as referenced in IMC 3.64.010. The site work permit fees are to be charged in addition to connection fee charges noted in IMC Title 13.

1. When construction permit work including plan review, permit issuance and inspections is performed by another City department for their City project(s), then no permit or fees will be due.

2. Construction Permits. Permits issued for site work permits shall be issued by the Development Services Department (DSD).

3. Expiration. Site work permits shall expire at the same time as the associated building permit. Once the permit has expired, the applicant shall obtain and pay for a full new permit. The DSD Director may approve a request for an extended expiration date when requested prior to permit issuance and where construction work is performed in phases, a construction time frame schedule is provided and there are other unique circumstances such as size and scope of work that warrant an extension.

4. Consultants. In addition to the fees paid under the City’s site work fee schedule, the applicant 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, mechanical and structural engineering, and electrical engineering. The City may require the applicant to deposit an amount with the City estimated by the City to be sufficient to cover anticipated costs for the expedited consultant review and to ensure reimbursement for such costs.

5. Expedited Plan Review. At the time of application, an applicant may request that plans be sent to City-approved contract consultants if the applicant believes, in his/her sole determination, that such review may expedite the plan review process. The request must be in writing and acknowledge that the applicant agrees to pay the expedited review fee in IMC 3.64.010, Land Use Permit Fees. (Ord. 2797 § 2, 2017; Ord. 2703 § 3 (Exh. B), 2013; Ord. 2612 § 6 (Exh. A5), 2011; Ord. 2594 § 1, 2010; Ord. 2570 §§ 1 – 3, 2009; Ord. 2560 § 8 (Exh. A7), 2009; Ord. 2502 § 1, 2007; Ord. 2472 § 1, 2006; Ord. 2420 § 2, 2005; Ord. 2367 § 3, 2003; Ord. 2290 § 2, 2000; Ord. 2259 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2253 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2233 § 2, 1999; Ord. 2150 § 1, 1997; Ord. 2017 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1913 §§ 1 – 4, 1991; Ord. 1872 §§ 1 – 11, 1990; Ord. 1788 § 1, 1988).