Chapter 16.10
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FEES

Sections:

16.10.010    Repealed.

16.10.020    Adoption of administrative rules.

16.10.030    Adoption of certain other laws.

16.10.040    Reference to hearing bodies.

16.10.050    Fire Marshal building plan review and building inspection fees.

16.10.060    Public works inspection fees.

16.10.070    Development and concurrency review hourly fees.

16.10.080    Deposits and service fees.

16.10.090    Land use, zoning and environmental review.

16.10.100    Appeal fee waiver.

16.10.110    General service fees.

16.10.010 Authority to adopt Interim Development Permit Fees Code.

Repealed by Ord. O-20-702. (Ord. O-00-140 § 1; Ord. O-99-110 § 1; Ord. O-98-78 § 1; Ord. O-98-60 § 1; Ord. O-97-41 § 1).

16.10.020 Adoption of administrative rules.

Further adopted by reference are any and all implementing administrative rules now in effect regarding KCC Title 27, Development Permit Fees, that have been adopted either pursuant to Chapter 2.98 KCC, Rules of County Agencies, KCC Title 23, Enforcement, or elsewhere in the King County Code except that, unless the context requires otherwise, any reference to the “County” or to “King County” shall refer to the City of Maple Valley, and any reference to County staff shall refer to the City Manager or his/her designee. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-97-41 § 2).

16.10.030 Adoption of certain other laws.

To the extent that any provision of the King County Code, or any other law, rule or regulation referenced in the Development Permit Fees Code attached to the ordinance codified in this chapter, is necessary or convenient to establish the validity, enforceability or interpretation of the Development Permit Fees Code, then such provision of the King County Code, or other law, rule or regulation, is hereby adopted by reference. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-97-41 § 3).

16.10.040 Reference to hearing bodies.

To the extent that the Development Permit Fees Code attached to the ordinance codified in this chapter refers to planning commissions, board of appeals, hearing examiner, or any other similar body, the City Council may serve in all such roles, but retains the right to establish any one or more of such bodies at any time and without regard to whether any quasi-judicial or other matter is then pending. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-97-41 § 4).

16.10.050 Fire Marshal building plan review and building inspection fees.

For Process 1 building permits for which Fire Marshal building plan review and building permit inspection services are required, a deposit equivalent to 25 percent of the Uniform Building Code building plan review fee and building permit inspection fee plus a nonrefundable service fee of $75.00 is assessed. Fire Marshal plan review and inspection charges will be at the Department of Community Development’s current hourly rate. Any deposit shortage shall be billed to the applicant prior to issuance of the final certificate of occupancy. Any excess deposit shall be refunded to the applicant subsequent to building occupancy. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-01-148 § 1; Ord. O-98-73 § 1; Ord. O-98-60 § 2).

16.10.060 Public works inspection fees.

The public works inspection program will oversee all maintenance and construction operations regarding roads and utilities to ensure safety, quality of work and coordination of activities. The fee charged for this service shall represent actual costs incurred by the Public Works Department, but shall not exceed $150.00 per hour. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-98-78 § 2).

16.10.070 Development and concurrency review hourly fees.

A. The Department’s current hourly rate shall be assessed at a rate of $150.00 per hour, except as otherwise specified in other City of Maple Valley ordinances.

B. Concurrency Review Fee. Charges for concurrency review shall be billed at $95.00 per net new p.m. peak hour trip. Revenues in excess of costs shall be dedicated to the City of Maple Valley Transportation Improvement Program. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-00-145 § 1; Ord. O-00-140 § 1; Ord. O-00-128 § 1; Ord. O-99-110 § 2).

16.10.080 Deposits and service fees.

A. Process 1. A service fee of $75.00 is required for application for any Process 1 permit. Hourly fees for review of permits other than building, plumbing or mechanical permits shall be assessed at an hourly rate. A service fee is nonrefundable and is in addition to any applicable building permit or other permit or approval fees. An applicant who requests contracted professional services to process building plan review and building permit inspections will be assessed a surcharge equal to 25 percent of the applicable building plan review fees and building permit fees. In the event that the contracted professional service charges are in excess of the applicable building plan review fees and building permit fee, then the applicant shall be assessed those additional charges. Any permit not specified in KCC Title 27 shall also be required to deposit the equivalent of four hours at the Department’s current hourly rate.

B. Process 2. Unless otherwise specified, a nonrefundable service fee of $75.00 and a deposit equivalent to six hours at the Department’s current hourly rate is required for any Process 2 permit or approval application. Any review more than six hours shall be billed to the applicant. For concurrency review, fees are based on net new p.m. peak hour trip generation at a rate of $95.00 per net new p.m. peak hour trip and total fees must be paid at time of application.

C. Process 3. Unless otherwise specified, a nonrefundable service fee of $100.00 and a deposit equivalent to 15 hours at the Department’s current hourly rate is required for any Process 3 permit or approval application. Any review more than 15 hours shall be billed to the applicant.

D. Process 4. Unless otherwise specified, a nonrefundable service fee of $200.00 and a deposit equivalent to 25 hours at the Department’s current hourly rate is required for any Process 4 permit or approval application. Any review more than 25 hours shall be billed to the applicant.

E. Process 5. Process 5 approvals are legislative and no fees or deposits apply. No hourly charge will be billed. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-01-146 § 1; Ord. O-00-145 § 1; Ord. O-00-140 § 1; Ord. O-00-128 § 2; Ord. O-99-110 § 3).

16.10.090 Land use, zoning and environmental review.

A. Land Use and Zoning Review. Review pursuant to compliance with Maple Valley development regulations for Process 1 building permits shall be billed to the applicant at the Department’s current hourly rate.

B. Environmental Review. Review pursuant to the City of Maple Valley’s environmental review procedures by any City staff shall be billed at the Department’s current rate as established in MVMC 16.10.070.

C. Preapplication Meetings. Preapplication meetings shall be billed at $100.00 per the number of City or City contract employees requested to be in attendance.

D. Technology Fee. A four percent technology fee shall apply to all permit fees, plan check fees, plumbing fees and mechanical fees.

E. Accessory Dwelling Units. Accessory dwelling units shall be charged 50 percent of the park and transportation impact fee amount. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-00-145 § 1; Ord. O-00-140 § 1; Ord. O-00-128 § 3; Ord. O-99-110 § 4).

16.10.100 Appeal fee waiver.

The Director of the Department of Community Development may waive appeal fees upon a showing of undue hardship by the appellant. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-00-140 § 1; Ord. O-99-110 § 5).

16.10.110 General service fees.

A general service fee assessed at the Department of Community Development’s current hourly rate shall be charged for research or other requested service performed outside the context of a pending land use application, and that require more than 15 minutes of staff time. A nonrefundable service fee of $150.00 is due for each such request. Over-the-counter services and preapplication conferences are not subject to the general services fee. (Ord. O-20-702 § 2; Ord. O-01-148 § 3).