Chapter 20.05
PURPOSE – GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

20.05.010    Purpose.

20.05.020    Relationship to comprehensive plan and Growth Management Act.

20.05.030    General provisions.

20.05.040    Late penalty.

20.05.050    Fee waivers.

20.05.060    Fee assessment.

20.05.070    Refunds.

20.05.080    Code enforcement fees.

20.05.090    Financial guarantees fee.

20.05.100    Overtime fees.

20.05.110    General research.

20.05.120    Contract fees.

20.05.130    Preapplication fees.

20.05.140    Applications processed pursuant to interlocal agreement with county.

20.05.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this title is to prescribe equitable fees and fee collection for all development and environmental review services provided by the department of community development. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.010).]

20.05.020 Relationship to comprehensive plan and Growth Management Act.

This title is hereby enacted to be consistent and implement the comprehensive plan in accordance with Chapter 36.70A RCW. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.015).]

20.05.030 General provisions.

This chapter deals with provisions general to the administration of this title and includes late penalties, fee waivers, fee assessments, refunds, code enforcement fees, overtime fees, general research, and financial guarantees. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.020).]

20.05.040 Late penalty.

All invoiced fees shall be due and payable on or before the thirtieth day after receipt of an invoice. A late penalty payment equal to one and one-half percent of the delinquent unpaid balance, compounded monthly, shall be assessed on the delinquent unpaid balance. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.030).]

20.05.050 Fee waivers.

The director shall have the discretion to waive all or a portion of the development review fees administered by the department and required pursuant to this title; provided, the waiver is warranted in the director’s judgment or building permit fees are assessed to replace, repair, abate or demolish a structure due to property damage caused by a natural disaster. Additional fee reduction provisions may be specified elsewhere in this title. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.040).]

20.05.060 Fee assessment.

Unless otherwise required by this title, development permit and environmental review fees shall be assessed at the fee rate in effect at the time the fee is collected. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.050).]

20.05.070 Refunds.

No refund shall be made for any service already rendered. When requested due to a clerical error on the part of the City, a full refund may be made. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.060).]

20.05.080 Code enforcement fees.

A fee assessed at a rate imposed by the City by resolution shall be charged for department staff time associated with code enforcement actions on all permits and reviews covered by this title. [Ord. 02-0139 § 1; Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.070).]

20.05.090 Financial guarantees fee.

A fee assessed at a rate imposed by the City by resolution shall be charged for department staff time associated with all work done in conjunction with the setting, intake, monitoring, inspection, release and enforcement of financial guarantees for development permits. A minimum of one hour’s fee shall be charged for intake or release of any guarantee. [Ord. 02-0139 § 1; Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.080).]

20.05.100 Overtime fees.

The hourly fee for work requested by an applicant to be done on overtime shall be at a rate imposed by the City by resolution, at minimum increments of one-half hour. The overtime charge shall be in addition to other permit fees established by this code. The minimum fee for each overtime request be shall at a rate imposed by the City by resolution. [Ord. 02-0139 § 1; Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.090).]

20.05.110 General research.

An hourly general research fee shall be charged for all research performed outside the context of a pending application review. Such fees shall be paid by the party requesting the research at a rate imposed by the City by resolution. [Ord. 02-0139 § 1; Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.100).]

20.05.120 Contract fees.

An applicant may elect to have a review, inspection, or permit approval completed by a department approved and hired contractor. For reviews, inspections, and permit approvals completed by a department approved contractor, the department is authorized to charge the applicant the contract amount in addition to the required review, inspection, or permit fee. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.02.110).]

20.05.130 Preapplication fees.

A preapplication fee imposed by the City by resolution shall be charged at the time of scheduling a preapplication meeting for a proposed project. Based on information from that meeting, and from other applicable sources, City staff shall estimate any additional preapplication costs associated with the project and shall require the prospective applicant to deposit that amount with the City prior to any further City action on the project. Until such funds are deposited, staff shall cease all work on the project. If the City exhausts the amount deposited by the prospective applicant, staff shall make a further estimate of costs and shall cease all work on the project until such funds are deposited with the City. All funds deposited with the City that are not expended in the course of the preapplication process shall be returned to the prospective applicant upon submittal of a complete application or notice that the prospective applicant chooses not to proceed with the project. [Ord. 02-139 § 1; Ord. 01-0127 § 1.]

20.05.140 Applications processed pursuant to interlocal agreement with county.

King County Ordinance No. 13332, attached to the ordinance codified in this section and incorporated in full by reference, is hereby adopted as the interim development permit fees and interim financial guarantees for the City of Kenmore, for any building permit or land use permit application filed with and processed pursuant to interlocal agreement by King County on Kenmore’s behalf. [Ord. 99-0058 § 1.]