Chapter 14.15


14.15.005    Policy.

14.15.007    Payable.

14.15.010    Established.

14.15.005 Policy.

It is the policy of the city of Mount Vernon:

A. That application and service fees be established at the level necessary to cover the costs of conducting the review or providing the service for which the fees are imposed. Fees for applications or services should generally be collected by the city as close as possible to the time the expenses are incurred; and

B. To review and update application and service fees on a periodic basis as determined by the community and economic development director, but no less than three years, to cover the cost of providing such services. (Ord. 3655 § 2, 2015).

14.15.007 Payable.

A. All fees shall be payable at the time of submittal of an application for processing or, where indicated, at the time of submittal of materials for review. An example of materials submitted for review includes submittal of plans for engineering review.

B. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all application fees are in addition to other city fees that may be applicable.

C. Unless specifically exempted, the fees described in this chapter are required for government agency projects, as well as projects sponsored by nongovernment entities. (Ord. 2979 § 2, 1999).

14.15.010 Established.

Applicants for permits or other approvals and services pursuant to this title shall pay to the department of community and economic development (formerly known as development services) the applicable fees identified in the fee schedule attached to the ordinance codified in this section as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein. (Ord. 3825 § 34, 2021; Ord. 3802 § 56, 2019; Ord. 3773 § 8, 2018; Ord. 3770 § 4, 2018; Ord. 3658 § 2, 2015; Ord. 3655 § 3, 2015; Ord. 3603 § 2, 2013; Ord. 3359, 2007; Ord. 3320 § 1, 2006).