Chapter 20.25


20.25.010    Shoreline management permit fees.

20.25.020    Preapplication fees.

20.25.030    Shoreline fees.

20.25.010 Shoreline management permit fees.

Fees shall be collected to compensate the department for preapplication review and the review of shoreline management permits and approvals pursuant to the provisions of this code. Application fees shall compensate for intake and screening, field investigation, drainage review, development of administrative decision and conditions of approval, and administrative costs for file set-up and maintenance. Supplemental fees shall be collected to compensate for the additional review and file administration necessary for permit extensions, permit revisions and applications requiring public hearings. Supplemental inspection fees shall be collected for permit compliance inspections for approvals not subject to future building or grading permit issuance and inspection.

A. Preapplication Fees. Preapplication fees shall compensate the department for preliminary review and evaluation of all projects requiring shoreline management permits and for advising the permit applicant prior to the submittal of a formal application for a permit. Preapplication fees shall be collected at the time preapplication review services are rendered.

B. Shoreline Permit Fees. Substantial development permits, shoreline variances, shoreline conditional use permits, shoreline exemptions, and shoreline review of building permits or subdivision product permits shall either be a fixed fee or a variable fee based on the dollar value of proposed improvements. For joint use dock proposals, the substantial development and/or variance fees shall be limited to an amount equal to fees for two individual docks of combined equivalent area. Supplemental review fees for revisions, extensions and public hearings shall be based on a percentage of the original permit fee.

Shoreline redesignation fees shall be distinguished by the existing shoreline designation proposed for redesignation and shall consist of a fixed base, together with a variable amount based on the lineal frontage of shoreline proposed for redesignation.

C. Work Without a Permit. Whenever any work for which a shoreline permit is required by this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit, and investigation fee, in addition to the shoreline permit fee, shall be collected whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the shoreline permit fee required by this title.

D. Additional Review Fees. In addition to fees set forth in this chapter, fees contained in Chapters 20.15 through 20.45 KMC may also be applicable to individual shoreline permits. Such fees include, but are not limited to, grading permits, building permits, SEPA review fees, or critical areas review fees. [Ord. 02-0139 § 1; Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.20.010).]

20.25.020 Preapplication fees.

A preapplication fee shall be charged for all professional time spent by department personnel based on an applicant’s request for services, per hour, imposed by the city council by resolution. [Ord. 02-0139 § 1; Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.20.015).]

20.25.030 Shoreline fees.

The following shoreline fees shall be imposed by the City by resolution:

A. Substantial Development Permit.

1. Fee based on total cost of proposed development.

2. Single-family joint-use dock.

B. Shoreline Conditional Use Permit.

1. Non-forest practices.

2. Forest practices.

C. Shoreline variances.

D. Shoreline redesignation, from natural, conservancy, urban or rural: base plus per shoreline lineal foot.

E. Shoreline review of other permits or approvals for conditions.

F. Shoreline exemption.

G. Supplemental Fees.

1. Request for an extension of a permit, calculated as a percent of the original permit.

2. Shoreline permit revision, calculated as a percent of the original permit.

3. Surcharge when public hearing required.

4. Permit Compliance Inspections.

a. Hourly rate (including travel time).

b. Plus per mile rate. [Ord. 02-0139 § 1; Ord. 99-0058 § 1; Ord. 98-0020 § 1 (KCC 27.20.020).]