Chapter 3.01


3.01.010    Fee schedule.

3.01.020    Fee waiver.

3.01.030    Annual adjustments.

3.01.010 Fee schedule.

A. Fees, charges, costs, and rates for services provided by the city shall be established by the city council pursuant to such periodic resolutions as the city council, from time to time, updates and approves. Such fees, charges, costs, and rates include, but are not limited to, building and planning permits, right-of-way use permits, wastewater permits, licensing of businesses and animals, use of park and recreation facilities, solid waste collection, surface water management, and in-lieu fees.

B. Impact fees for transportation, parks, and fire shall be established by ordinance adopted from time to time by the city council consistent with Chapters 3.70, 3.75, and 3.80 SMC. [Ord. 920 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021]

3.01.020 Fee waiver.

The city manager or designee is authorized to waive fees for the following types of permits as a city contribution toward events which serve the community and are consistent with adopted city programs:

A. Right-of-way permits issued pursuant to Chapter 12.15 SMC.

B. Facility use permits issued pursuant to SMC 8.12.040.

C. Concessionaire permits issued pursuant to SMC 8.12.130.

D. The city manager is authorized to designate collection points in the City Hall lobby or Spartan Recreation Center for any charitable organization, without charge, to be used for the donation of food or goods that will benefit Shoreline residents in need. [Ord. 920 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021]

3.01.030 Annual adjustments.

Increases of the fees contained in the fee schedule adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be calculated on an annual basis by January 1st of each year by the average for the period that includes the last six months of the previous budget year and the first six months of the current budget year of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U), unless the Shoreline Municipal Code calls for the use of another index/other indices, the fee is set by another agency, or specific circumstances apply to the calculation of the fee. The appropriate adjustment shall be calculated each year and included in the city manager’s proposed budget. The city manager may choose to not include the calculated adjustments in the city manager’s proposed budget and the city council may choose to not include the calculated adjustments in the adopted budget for select fees in any individual budget year without impacting the full force of this section for subsequent budget years. The annual adjustments to the fees established by this chapter shall be rounded as appropriate to ensure efficient administration of fee collection. [Ord. 920 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021]