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File #: 2020-0310    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2020 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/17/2020
Enactment date: 11/30/2020 Enactment #: 19195
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to development permitting fees; amending Ordinance 10662, Section 42, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.02.01, Ordinance 10662, Section 47, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.02.060, Ordinance 13332, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.06.010, Ordinance 13332, Section 17, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.020, Ordinance 17923, Section 45, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.035, Ordinance 17923, Section 46, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.037, Ordinance 13332, Section 20, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.050, Ordinance 13332, Section 22, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.070, Ordinance 18000, Section 83, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.075, Ordinance 13332, Section 23, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.080, Ordinance 17453, Section 19, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.082, Ordinance 17453, Section 18, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.084, Ordinance 17224, Section 26, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.085, Ordinance 17453, Section 21, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.087, Ordinance 13332, Section 24, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10...
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Budget, Fees, Permits
Code sections: 27.02.010 - ., 27.02.060 - , 27.06.010 - , 27.10.020 - , 27.10.035 - ., 27.10.037 - ., 27.10.050 - , 27.10.070 - , 27.10.075 - ., 27.10.080 - , 27.10.082 - ., 27.10.084 - ., 27.10.085 - ., 27.10.087 - ., 27.10.090 - , 27.10.130 - , 27.10.150 - ., 27.10.160 - ., 27.10.170 - , 27.10.180 - , 27.10.190 - , 27.10.200 - , 27.10.210 - , 27.10.220 - , 27.10.320 - , 27.10.350 - , 27.10.360 - , 27.10.380 - ., 27.10.385 - ., 27.10.395 - ., 27.10.425 - ., 27.10.510 - , 27.10.550 - , 27.10.560 - ., 27.10.570 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19195, 2. 2020-0310 transmittal letter.pdf, 3. 2020-0310 fiscal note.xlsx, 4. 2020-3010 regulatory note - checklist of criteria.docx, 5. 2020-0310 legilsative review form, 6. 2020-0310_SR_Permitting_Fees, 7. 2020-0310 Affidavit of Publication 10-14-20 Seattle Times, 8. 2020-0310_SR_dated_111020_Permitting_Fees, 9. 2020-0310_ATT2_AMD1technical, 10. 2020-0310_Revised_SR_Permitting_Fees, 11. 2020-0310 Notice of Enactment Ordinance 19195 21-22 Permitting Fees.doc, 12. 2020-0310--Submittal-Receipt-Email-2020-S-2161.pdf, 13. 19195 Commerce Post Adoption.doc, 14. 2020-0310 Notice of Enactment Ordinance 19195 21-22 Permitting Fees.doc, 15. 2020-0310 Affidavit of Publication.pdf, 16. 2020-0310 & 2020-0322 Invoice and Affidavit.pdf, 17. 2020-0310 SeaTimes Invoice and Affidavit --6-11-2021.pdf
Staff: Ngo, Jenny

Drafter

Clerk 11/10/2020

Title

AN ORDINANCE relating to development permitting fees; amending Ordinance 10662, Section 42, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.02.01, Ordinance 10662, Section 47, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.02.060, Ordinance 13332, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.06.010, Ordinance 13332, Section 17, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.020, Ordinance 17923, Section 45, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.035, Ordinance 17923, Section 46, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.037, Ordinance 13332, Section 20, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.050, Ordinance 13332, Section 22, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.070, Ordinance 18000, Section 83, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.075, Ordinance 13332, Section 23, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.080, Ordinance 17453, Section 19, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.082, Ordinance 17453, Section 18, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.084, Ordinance 17224, Section 26, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.085, Ordinance 17453, Section 21, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.087, Ordinance 13332, Section 24, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.090, Ordinance 13332, Section 28, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.130, Ordinance 13332, Section 30, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.150, Ordinance 13332, Section 31, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.160, Ordinance 13332, Section 32, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.170, Ordinance 13332, Section 33, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.180, Ordinance 13332, Section 34, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.190, Ordinance 13332, Section 35, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.200, Ordinance 13332, Section 36, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.210, Ordinance 13332, Section 37, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.220, Ordinance 13332, Section 40, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.320, Ordinance 13332, Section 42, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.350, Ordinance 13332, Section 43, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.360, Ordinance 13332, Section 46, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.380, Ordinance 17224, Section 39, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.385, Ordinance 17224, Section 40, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.395, Ordinance 17224, Section 43, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.425, Ordinance 13332, Section 53, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.510, Ordinance 13332, Section 54, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.550, Ordinance 17682, Section 46, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.560, Ordinance 17682, Section 47, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.570 and Ordinance 17682, Section 48, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.580.

Body

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  A.  Sections 2 through 37 of this ordinance update fees currently charged related to the department of local services, permitting division and road services division, and the department of natural resources and parks.

                     B.  These fees are assessed under K.C.C. 2.99.030.G.1.

                     SECTION 2.  Ordinance 10662, Section 42, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.02.010 are hereby amended to read as follows:

                     The purpose of this title is:  to prescribe equitable fees and fee collection for ((all)) permitting and environmental review services provided by the department of local services, permitting division and road services division, and the department of natural resources and parks, and to prescribe school impact fees to cover the proportionate share of the cost of new school facilities needed to serve new growth and development.

                     SECTION 3.  Ordinance 10662, Section 47, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.02.060 are hereby amended to read as follows:

                     A.  Fees for processing or review of an application are refundable in proportion to the amount of work performed as of the date of application withdrawal or cancellation if, within sixty days after the date that fees were paid, the applicant in writing withdraws, cancels or otherwise terminates the application and requests a refund.

                     B.  Fees for processing or inspection of a permit are refundable if, prior to expiration of the permit, the permit holder in writing withdraws, cancels or otherwise terminates the permit and requests a refund before commencing construction or land disturbing activity authorized by the permit.  Permit fees shall not be refunded after construction or land disturbing activity has commenced.

                     C.  The department shall refund a fee that has been paid but waived, or if other fees are owed, apply the payment to outstanding fees.

                     D.  Fees shall be refunded to the applicant of record.

                     E. The department shall waive and refund the fee for filing an appeal when an applicant is the substantially prevailing party in an administrative appeal.

                     F.  Development permit and environmental review fees shall not be refunded except as provided for in this title.

                     SECTION 4.  Ordinance 13332, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.06.010 are hereby amended to read as follows:

                     A.  A ((nonrefundable)) fee shall be charged for preapplication ((conferences)) services as follows:

                       1.                     Preapplication conference: ((A))already built                     $((733.00)) 751.00

                     construction for residential use((:))

                       2.                     Preapplication conference: ((A))already built                     $((2,931.00)) 3,001.00

                     construction for commercial use((:))

                       3.                     Preapplication conference: ((O))other                     $((733.00)) 751.00

                     development type,((-)) per county staff participant

                     ((from the department of local services, permitting division:))

                       4. ((Other - per county staff participant                     (($772.00))

                     from custodial agency:))

                       ((5.)) Cancellation of a conference without notification

                                          before its scheduled start time or failure to attend((:))                     $50.00

                     B.  The total preapplication conference fee under subsection A. of this section shall be credited against any required application or permit fees for a subsequent permit application to address work commenced without permits, but only if the subsequent permit application is filed within one hundred eighty days of the preapplication conference or within sixty days of public health department or other agency approval required for a complete development permit application.

                     C.  The fee for a zoning certification letter confirming an existing zoning designation or development rights is two hundred ((forty-four)) fifty dollars.  The fee for zoning certification requiring historic research or review of other information is seven hundred ((thirty-three)) fifty-one dollars.

                     D.  A fee of three hundred ((sixty-six)) seventy-five dollars shall be charged for each inspection of structures for housing code compliance, damage from flood, storm, fire or other natural disaster, or for each site visit conducted before permit application.

                     SECTION 5.  Ordinance 13332, Section 17, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.020 are hereby amended to read as follows:

                     A.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, fees for the review of buildings and structures, including additions, modifications and mechanical equipment, shall be calculated using valuations published by the International Code Council or other current nationally recognized standards.  The building official shall establish the final valuation.  The fee charged shall be based on the valuation established under this subsection as follows:

                                          Valuation                                                               Fee

                       1.                     $1.00 to                                                               $((48.00)) 50.00 plus $14.00 for

                                          $25,000.00                                                               each $1,000.00, or fraction

                                                                                                                              thereof, to $25,000.00

                       2.                     $25,000.01 to                                                               $((398.00)) 400.00 for the first

                                          $50,000.00                                                               $25,000.00 plus $((10.00)) 11.00 for each

                                                                                                                              additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to

                                                                                                                              $50,000.00

                       3.                     $50,000.01 to                                                               $((648.00)) 675.00 for the first $50,000.00

                                          $100,000.00                                                               plus $7.00 for each additional

                                                                                                                              $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $100,000.00

                       4.                     $100,000.01 to                                                               $((998.00)) 1,025.00 for the first $100,000.00

                                          $500,000.00                                                               plus $6.00 for each additional

                                                                                                                              $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to $500,000.00

                       5.                     $500,000.01 to                                                               $((3,398.00)) 3,425.00 for the first

                                          $1,000,000.00                                                               $500,000.00 plus $4.00 for each

                                                                                                                              additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to

                                                                                                                              $1,000,000.00

                       6.                     $1,000,000.01 ((or                                          $((5,398.00)) 5,425.00 for the first

                                          more)) to                                                               $1,000,000.00 plus $((3.70)) 3.50 for each