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Record No: CB 119669    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119669
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/25/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125982
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to fees and charges for permits and activities of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, related fees by other departments, and technical corrections; amending Sections 3.58.090, 15.04.074, 22.900B.010, 22.900B.020, 22.900C.010, 22.900D.010, 22.900D.070, 22.900D.090, 22.900D.100, 22.900D.110, 22.900D.140, 22.900D.145, 22.900D.150, 22.900D.160, 22.900E.020, 22.900E.030, 22.900E.040, 22.900E.050, 22.900E.060, 22.900F.010 and 22.900G.015 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); and repealing Section 22.900G.080 of the SMC.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - SDCI Permit Fees and Charges Proposed for 2020, 3. Signed Ordinance 125982, 4. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to fees and charges for permits and activities of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, related fees by other departments, and technical corrections; amending Sections 3.58.090, 15.04.074, 22.900B.010, 22.900B.020, 22.900C.010, 22.900D.010, 22.900D.070, 22.900D.090, 22.900D.100, 22.900D.110, 22.900D.140, 22.900D.145, 22.900D.150, 22.900D.160, 22.900E.020, 22.900E.030, 22.900E.040, 22.900E.050, 22.900E.060, 22.900F.010 and 22.900G.015 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); and repealing Section 22.900G.080 of the SMC.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 3.58.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125586, is amended as follows:

3.58.090 Fees and charges for Design Commission review

((The Commission is authorized to charge fees pursuant to Section 22.900G.080.))

The Commission will bill non-City applicants seeking long-term or permanent use of a right-of-way through a street, alley, or other public place vacation pursuant to Chapter 15.62, a skybridge term permit pursuant to Chapter 15.64, or a significant structure pursuant to Chapter 15.65 at the hourly rate of $120 an hour per Commissioner for subcommittee review, or $847 an hour for full Commission review. Billing will be sent to the Seattle Department of Transportation for inclusion in the plan review costs charged to the applicant or will be billed directly to the applicant by the Seattle Department of Transportation. For projects billed through the Seattle Department of Transportation, applicant payments made to the Seattle Department of Transportation will be transferred from the Transportation Fund to the Office of Planning and Community Development to support the Commission's work. Fees incurred by the Design Commission may be waived, in whole or in part, at the discretion of the Commission with the concurrence of the City Budget Director in the following circumstances:

A. When Commission fees, if charged, would be disproportionate to the sums available for the project and could cause abandonment of the project for the following types of projects:  art-works, projects funded by grants and donations, neighborhood self-help projects undertaken by volunteers and nonprofit organizations, and small public agency capital improvements;

B. For low-income and special needs housing projects subject to Commission review.

Section 2. Section 15.04.074 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125492, is amended as follows:

15.04.074 Permit-Fees

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H. Fees for Design Commission reviews shall be collected pursuant to Section 3.58.090.

Section 3. Section 22.900B.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

22.900B.010 Base fee and hourly rate

A. The SDCI base fee shall be charged as specified in this Subtitle IX and shall be (($222)) $231.

B. Any services provided by the Department for which an hourly charge is assessed shall be charged at a rate specified in this Subtitle IX.

The hourly rate for land use review is (($386)) $394.  The rate for all other hourly fees is (($222)) $231 an hour except where a different hourly rate is specified in this Subtitle IX.  Where "SDCI hourly rate" is specified in this Subtitle IX, the rate is (($222)) $231 an hour.

C. If an hourly rate is specified, overtime shall be charged at that same rate.  If no hourly rate is specified, overtime shall be charged at (($222)) $231 an hour.  All overtime shall require approval by the Director.  The minimum fee for each overtime request shall be one hour, with minimum increments of 1/4 hour, in addition to other permit fees established by this Subtitle IX.

Section 4. Section 22.900B.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

22.900B.020 Miscellaneous and special fees

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D. Address change. The fee to correct the address on an application or, if applicable, on an issued permit is (($60.25)) $62.75. If an address change is requested that is unrelated to an application for a permit or for an issued permit, a fee of one multiplied by the base fee shall be assessed.

E. Copies of electronic and microfilm records. Charges for plans reproduced from electronic records or from the microfilm library are shown in Table B-1 for 22.900B.020.

Table B-1 for 22.900B.020-FEES FOR REPRODUCTIONS FROM ELECTRONIC OR MICROFILM RECORDS

Page Size

Price

Electronic Records

8 1/2" × 11"

$0.70 per printed page

11" × 17"

$0.70 per printed page

Microfilm Records

8 1/2" × 11"

(($1.50)) $1.55 per copied page

11" × 17"

(($1.50)) $1.55 per copied page

Both sizes

$0.10 per scanned image

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H. Floodplain review and approval where no SDCI permit or license is required. The fee for review of floodplain development on behalf of other agencies or departments shall be charged at the SDCI hourly rate. Floodplain review of documents and similar floodplain services where no development is proposed, including but not limited to Elevation Certificates, Letters of Map Change, and similar documents associated with the National Flood Insurance Program, shall be charged a minimum fee of one-half the base rate due at intake. The charge for review time in excess of the 1/2 hour of review time included in the minimum fee shall be at the SDCI hourly rate.

Section 5. Section 22.900C.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

22.900C.010 Land use fees

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Table C-1 for 22.900C.010-LAND USE FEES

A.MASTER USE PERMIT, ENVIRONMENTAL CRITICAL AREAS, CITY COUNCIL, and HEARING EXAMINER APPROVALS

Hours worked beyond those covered by minimum will be charged the Land Use hourly rate, unless otherwise noted, and are payable at time of invoice.

Type of Land Use Review

Minimum Fee

General-first 10 hours of review

Land Use Hourly × 10

Low-Income Housing-first 24 hours of review 1

Land Use Hourly × 10

1.Administrative conditional uses (ACUs)  ACUs for community centers, child care centers, adult care centers, private schools, religious facilities, and public and private libraries in single-family and multi-family zones shall be charged a minimum fee of (($1,930)) $1,970 for the first 20 hours. Additional hours shall be charged at the Land Use hourly rate ((of $386 an hour)). This exception applies if the application is for an ACU only, or an ACU combined with a variance application.

2.Design Review  The minimum fee for Administrative Design Review, Master Planned Community Design Review and Streamlined Design Review is (($3,860)) $3,940. The minimum fee for full Design Review is (($7,720)) $7,880, which covers the first 20 hours of review. Refer to subsection 15 of this Table C-1 for 22.900C.010 for fees related to Design Review for Tree Protection.

3.Environmental reviews (SEPA), including projects with more than one addressed site.

4.Environmentally critical areas (ECA)

a.Environmentally Critical Areas variance 2

b.ECA Exception

c.Environmentally Critical Areas Administrative Conditional Use

5.Shoreline permits

a.Substantial development permits

b.Variances 2 and conditional uses

6.Short subdivisions 3 ; refer to subsection 10 of Table D-2 for 22.900D.010 for additional fees that may apply to this permit type

7.Special exceptions

8.Variances Variances for community centers, child care centers, adult care centers, private schools, religious facilities, and public and private libraries in single-family and multi-family zones shall be charged a minimum fee of (($1,930)) $1,970 for the first 20 hours. Additional hours shall be charged at the Land Use hourly rate ((of $386 an hour)). This exception applies if the application is for a variance only, or a variance combined only with an ACU application.

9.Type II land use approvals such as, but not limited to, planned community/residential development, major phased developments, and other Type II approvals that are not categorized otherwise in this Table C-1 for 22.900C.010.

10.The minimum fee for Council conditional uses, Rezones, Public Projects, and all other Type IV and Type V land use approvals shall be (($7,720)) $7,880, which covers the first 20 hours of review.

11.Full subdivisions 4 ; refer to subsection 10 of Table D-2 for 22.900D.010 for additional fees that may apply to this permit type

12.Reserved

13.Reserved

B. MISCELLANEOUS HOURLY LAND USE REVIEWS, RESEARCH, AND OTHER SERVICES

Hours worked beyond those covered by minimum will be charged the Land Use hourly rate, unless otherwise noted, and payable at time of invoice.

Type of Land Use Review

Minimum Land Use Review Fee

14.Concurrency

Reserved

15.Design Review for Tree Protection 5

 

a.Design review required by Section 25.11.070 or Section 25.11.080 to protect exceptional tree if no other land use reviews are required

Land Use Hourly × 10

b.Design review elected by applicant for tree protection

Land Use Hourly × 10

16.Other Environmentally Critical Area (ECA) review, inspection, and site visit under Chapter 25.09 or Chapter 23.60A, including but not limited to:

Land Use Hourly × 1

a.ECA review for Wetlands, Fish, & Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas on land use or construction permits shall be charged on an hourly basis

 

b.Review to determine Environmentally Critical Area exemption for Wetlands and Riparian Corridor and Shoreline ECAs shall be charged on an hourly basis

 

c.Other miscellaneous ECA reviews, inspections, or site visits as required by code or as a condition of approval shall be charged on an hourly basis

 

17.Early design guidance

Land Use Hourly × 10

18.Establishing use for the record: Refer to subsection 9 of Table D-2 for 22.900D.010 for additional fees that may apply to this permit type

Land Use Hourly × 2

19.Extensions of Type IV Council Land Use Decisions

Land Use Hourly × 2

20.Land Use Code Interpretations 6

Land Use Hourly × 10

21.Letters for detailed zoning analysis or permit research

Land Use Hourly × 4

22.Lot Boundary Adjustment, Temporary Use > 4 weeks; refer to subsection 10 of Table D-2 for 22.900D.010 for additional fees that may apply to this permit type

Land Use Hourly × 5

23.Major Institution - review of annual plan

Land Use Hourly × 6

24.Major phased development permit - minor amendment

Land Use Hourly × 2

25.Neighborhood planning

Reserved

26.Noise survey review and variance

See Table F-2 for 22.900F.020, Noise Fees

27.Open space remainder lots and surplus state property

Land Use Hourly × 4

28.Pre-application conference 7

Land Use Hourly × 2

29.Property Use and Development Agreement (PUDA) - minor amendment

Land Use Hourly × 2

30.Public benefit feature review

Land Use Hourly × 2

31.Renewals

Land Use Hourly × 2

32.Revisions other than shoreline revisions

Land Use Hourly × 1

33.School use and school development advisory committee reviews

Land Use Hourly × 10

34.Shoreline exemptions

Land Use Hourly × 1

35.Shoreline permit revisions not due to required conditions

Land Use Hourly × 2

36.Special accommodation

Land Use Hourly × 2

37.Structural building overhangs and areaways as a separate component

Land Use Hourly × 2

38.Tree and Vegetation Restoration Review in ECA above minimum threshold where SEPA is not required other than for the restoration (subsection 25.09.070.E.1.b)

Land Use Hourly × 2

39.Street Improvement Exceptions on a Land Use permit

Land Use Hourly × 2

40.Hazardous Tree Removal

Land Use Hourly × 1

C. NON-HOURLY LAND USE FEES

Type of Land Use Review

Fee

41.Curb cuts as a separate component

 

a.Single-family residential

(($91)) $94.65 each

b.Other than single-family residential

(($180)) $187.15 each

42.File Management

SDCI Base Fee × 1

a.Placing projects on hold at applicant request

 

b.Splitting or combining projects

 

43.Intake appointments for land use reviews; fee is charged for each occurrence

SDCI Base Fee × 1

44.Notice. All notice is charged based upon type for each occurrence. 8

 

a.Land use information bulletin (GMR notice)

SDCI Base Fee × 1

b.Posting large sign or placards

(($137.60)) $143.10

c.Mailed notice

SDCI Base Fee per 500 pieces of mail or portions thereof

d.DJC decision publication

(($215.90)) $224.50

e.Neighborhood newspaper publication

Rate charged by newspaper

f.Public meeting room rental

(($138.60)) $144.20

45.Rebuild Letters

 

a.With research

SDCI Base Fee × 1

b.Without research

(($46.50)) $48.40

46.Records research by the Public Resource Center

SDCI Base Fee × 1

47.Recording Fees, for LBA or Short Subdivision

Rate charged by King County 9

48.Shoreline Extensions

SDCI Base Fee × 1

49.  Zoning Coaching

SDCI Base Fee × 1

Footnotes to Table C-1 for 22.900C.010:  1 For purposes of these land use fees, low-income housing is housing that both (1) satisfies the definition of "housing, low income" in Section 23.84A.016; and (2) where at least 50 percent of the total gross floor area of each structure on the site is committed to low-income housing use for at least 20 years.  2 The single variance fee shall be applicable whether the project requires one or multiple variances.  3 Includes short subdivisions in environmentally critical areas.  4 Includes unit-lot subdivisions and full subdivisions in environmentally critical areas.  5 This fee applies if design review is initiated only for tree protection and the application has no other review under Items 1-14.  6 The fees for interpretations of Chapters 25.12, 25.16, 25.20, 25.21, 25.22, 25.24, and 25.30 shall be collected by the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods.  7 The pre-application conference fee covers a one-hour conference and one hour of research and/or follow-up review time that normally occurs, for a total of two hours. Additional pre-application review time will be charged at the Land Use hourly rate. See also subsection 22.900C.010.D.  8 Additional notice may be given in circumstances including but not limited to the following: reinstallation of environmental review signs; reposting of the land use review or environmental signs; new component reviews added subsequent to the original notice; revised decisions; and changes to the scope of the project.  9 Recording fees will be charged the current rate as established and charged by King County at the time of document recording.

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Section 6. Section 22.900D.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

22.900D.010 Development permit fees

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Table D-1 for 22.900D.010 - CALCULATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT FEE INDEX

Total Valuation

Development Fee Index

$0 to $1,000

(($216)) $231 for the first $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$1,001 to $25,000

(($216)) $231 for the first $1,000 of value plus $1.25 for each additional $100 of value or fraction thereof

$25,001 to $50,000

(($516)) $531 for the first $25,000 of value plus $1.20 for each additional $100 of value or fraction thereof

$50,001 to $75,000

(($816)) $831 for the first $50,000 of value plus $1.15 for each additional $100 of value or fraction thereof

$75,001 to $100,000

(($1,103.50)) $1,118.50 for the first $75,000 of value plus $1.10 for each additional $100 of value or fraction thereof

$100,001 to $175,000

(($1,378.50)) $1,393.50 for the first $100,000 of value plus $5.50 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$175,001 to $250,000

(($1,791)) $1,806 for the first $175,000 of value plus $5.50 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$250,001 to $500,000

(($2,203.50)) $2,218.50 for the first $250,000 of value plus $5.25 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$500,001 to $750,000

(($3,516)) $3,531 for the first $500,000 of value plus $5 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$750,001 to $1,000,000

(($4,766)) $4,781 for the first $750,000 of value plus $5 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$1,000,001 to $1,500,000

(($6,016)) $6,031 for first $1,000,000 of value plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$1,500,001 to $2,000,000

(($8,391)) $8,406 for the first $1,500,000 of value plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$2,000,001 to $2,500,000

(($10,766)) $10,781 for first $2,000,000 of value plus $4.25 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$2,500,001 to $3,000,000

(($12,891)) $12,906 for the first $2,500,000 of value plus $4.25 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$3,000,001 to $3,500,000

(($15,016)) $15,031 for first $3,000,000 of value plus $4 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$3,500,001 to $4,000,000

(($17,016)) $17,031 for first $3,500,000 of value plus $4 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$4,000,001 to $4,500,000

(($19,016)) $19,031 for first $4,000,000 of value plus $3.50 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$4,500,001 to $5,000,000

(($20,766)) $20,781 for the first $4,500,000 of value plus $3.50 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$5,000,001 to $10,000,000

(($22,516)) $22,531 for the first $5,000,000 of value plus $3 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$10,000,001 to $25,000,000

(($37,516)) $37,531 for the first $10,000,000 of value plus $3 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$25,000,001 to $50,000,000

(($82,516)) $82,531 for the first $25,000,000 of value plus $3 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$50,000,001 to $75,000,000

(($157,516)) $157,531 for the first $50,000,000 of value plus $2.50 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$75,000,001 to $100,000,000

(($220,016)) $220,031 for the first $75,000,000 of value plus $2.50 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$100,000,001 to $150,000,000

(($282,516)) $282,531 for the first $100,000,000 of value plus $2 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$150,000,001 to $200,000,000

(($382,516)) $382,531 for the first $150,000,000 of value plus $2 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

$200,000,001 and up

(($482,516)) $482,531 for the first $200,000,000 of value plus $1.75 for each additional $1,000 of value or fraction thereof

 

Table D-2 for 22.900D.010 - CALCULATION OF DEVELOPMENT FEES DETERMINED BY VALUE

Type of Development

Percent of Development Fee Index (DFI) Calculated from Project Value as Specified in Table D-11 for 22.900D.010

 

Permit Fee

Plan Review Fee

1. Building, with or without mechanical, with or without use

100% of DFI

100% of DFI

2. STFI (Subject to field inspection - building and/or mechanical2)

100% of DFI(()))

40% of DFI

3. Energy code compliance review using Total UA Alternative and/or Simulated Performance Alternative

(included in subsection 1 of this Table D-2 for 22.900D.010)

SDCI hourly rate, 1 hour minimum

4. Mechanical permit:

 

 

a. Submitted as part of a building permit application (if associated with other work)

(included in subsection 1 of this Table D-2 for 22.900D.010)

Mechanical review at the SDCI hourly rate, 1 hour minimum

b. If ((≥ $50,000 in value and)) submitted separately from a building permit application (if associated with other work) or if applied for as a mechanical only permit; also see Section 22.900D.090 for mechanical equipment fees

100% of DFI

((All other applicable reviews at the)) SDCI hourly rate, 1 hour minimum

((c. If <$50,000 in value and submitted separately from a building permit application (if associated with other work) or if applied for as a mechanical only permit; also see Section 22.900D.090 for mechanical equipment fees))

((100% of DFI))

((100% of DFI for Initial Mechanical Review; all other applicable reviews (including Mechanical Corrections Reviews) at the SDCI hourly rate, 0.5 hour minimum))

5. Blanket permit review fees:

 

 

a. ((Initial tenant)) Tenant alterations applied for within 18 months of the date of issuance of the first certificate of occupancy within a building where the area of work is more than 50,000 sq. ft.

(($2.85)) $2.95 per 100 square feet1

(($3.25)) $3.35 per 100 square feet1

b. ((Initial tenant)) Tenant alterations applied for after 18 months of the date of issuance of the first certificate of occupancy

100% of DFI

((60%)) 100% of DFI

6. Initial tenant alterations applied for within 18 months of the date of issuance of the first certificate of occupancy (nonblanket permit initial tenant improvements to shell and core)3

50% of DFI based on new building value of shell and core

50% of DFI based on new building value of shell and core

7. Standard plans:

 

 

a. Establishment of standard plan, including temporary structures. (For swimming pools, see subsection 16 of this Table D-2 for 22.900D.010.)

100% of DFI

200% of DFI, plus SDCI hourly rate for review/approval of "options"

b. Establishment of already permitted plan as standard plan

100% of DFI

100% of DFI, plus SDCI hourly rate for review/approval of "options"

c. Subsequent reviews of standard plan, other than temporary structures

100% of DFI

60% of DFI, plus SDCI hourly rate for review/approval of "revisions"

d. Subsequent reviews of standard plans for temporary structures

See subsection 18 of this Table D-2 for 22.900D.010

See subsection 18 of this Table D-2 for 22.900D.010

8. Factory-built housing and commercial structures:

a. Modular construction, 3 or fewer stories

Base fee × 1

Base fee × 1 for each module

b. Modular construction, more than 3 stories

Base fee × 1

Base fee × 1 for each module, plus SDCI hourly rate for structural review

Special Development Fees

9. Establishing use for the record:

a. Applications with no construction

Base Fee × 1.5

None

b. Applications with construction: Refer to subsection 17 of Table C-1 for 22.900C.010 for additional Land Use Fees that apply to this permit type

100% of DFI

100% of DFI

10. Building review associated with platting actions and/or LBAs

None

SDCI hourly rate; 0.25 hour minimum

11. Noise survey reviews

None

See Table F-2 for 22.900F.020 Noise Fees

12. Parking facilities:

a. Outside a building

See Section 22.900D.060

b. Within or on a building

See subsection 22.900D.010.C

13. Renewal (or Reestablishment) of development permits and/or separate mechanical permits.  See subsection 22.900D.010.G and subsection 22.900D.010.L for exceptions and modifications to fee

Base fee × 1.5

SDCI hourly rate

14. Single-family seismic retrofit:

a. Permit for work in full compliance with Project Impact Standards/Plans

Base fee × 1

None

b. Permit for work in partial compliance with Project Impact Standards/Plans with additional engineering design of those portions not in compliance

Base fee × 1

SDCI hourly rate with 1 hour minimum

c. Voluntary seismic upgrades requiring full engineering/design and not per Project Impact Standards/Plans

100% of DFI

100% of DFI

15. Review of ((Unreinforced Masonry Building Designation or Retrofit Standard)) unreinforced masonry building designation or retrofit standard:

a. Review to change unreinforced masonry bearing wall building designation

None

SDCI base fee × 1

b. Review to determine seismic retrofit standard of previously retrofitted unreinforced masonry building

None

SDCI hourly rate; 1 hour minimum

16. Special inspection

Base fee × 1

 

17. Swimming pools4

 

 

a. Unenclosed pools accessory to Group R-3 occupancy

Base fee × 4

 

b. Unenclosed pools accessory to occupancies other than Group R-3

Base fee × 6

 

c. Principal use unenclosed pools

Base fee × 6

 

d. Future construction of an unenclosed swimming pool

Base fee × 1

 

e. Initial approval of standard plan for swimming pool accessory to Group R-3 occupancy

Base fee × 5

 

f. Subsequent review of application based on approved swimming pool standard plan((.))

Base fee × 1.5

 

18. Temporary structures, such as commercial coaches5

Base fee × 2 per structure

 

19. Temporary use permits:

a. For 4 weeks or less6

Base fee × 1.5

 

b. For more than 4 weeks6

Base fee × 2

 

20. Phased Permits

a. Value ≤ $5,000,000 in value

Base fee × 1

 

b. Value > $5,000,000 in value

Base fee × 2

 

21. ECA Small Project Waiver on a building permit

None

SDCI hourly rate((;)) : 0.25 hour minimum

22. Street Improvement Exceptions on a building permit

SDCI Land Use Hourly × 2

Land Use Hourly rate for each review hour spent beyond 2 hour minimum fee

23. Building Permit Shop Drawings

None

SDCI hourly rate: 1.75 hour minimum

24. Sprinkler Shop Drawings

None

SDCI hourly rate: 0.75 hour minimum

25. Sprinkler Only Permit Submittals (New and/or Add/Alt)

Base fee × 0.75

See Chapter 22.900G.

26. Code Alternate Request

None

SDCI hourly rate, 2 hour minimum

27. Commercial Re-Roofing Permit

Base fee × .5

 

Footnotes to Table D-2 for 22.900D.010  1 The minimum permit fee or plan review fee for value-based fees is (($222)) $2312 The minimum plan review fee for subject-to-field-inspection (STFI) value-based plan review is (($89)) $92.453 This fee is applicable only to those initial tenants that reflect the use and occupancy established in the shell and core permit. The value used shall be the new construction value used in calculating value for the shell and core permit.  4 If a swimming pool is located within an enclosed building and is included in the building plans for that building, a separate fee shall not be charged for the swimming pool. The swimming pool area will be considered as floor area of the principal occupancy of the building.  5 This fee shall not apply to any on-site, temporary construction office where a valid building permit is in force.  6 Master use permit fees for such temporary uses shall be charged according to Table C-1 for 22.900C.010.

 

F. Blanket permits

((1. The application fee for a blanket permit to cover initial nonstructural tenant alterations within the first three years of the first tenant alteration permit shall be charged at the rate of $6 per 100 square feet of space to be improved within the life of the permit.  A deposit based on the estimated value of the work to be completed during the life of the permit shall be collected at the time of application.  As individual tenant spaces are reviewed, the amount of the fee equivalent to the floor space examined shall be deducted from the deposit per Table D-2 for 22.900D.010.))

((2.)) 1. The application fee for a blanket permit to cover nonstructural tenant alterations ((in previously-occupied space, or to cover initial nonstructural tenant alterations after three years of the first tenant alteration permit,)) is one times the base fee.  A deposit based on the estimated value of the proposed work within 18 months shall be collected at the time of application.  As individual tenant spaces are reviewed, the fee for the work to be done shall be calculated according to Table D-2 for 22.900D.010 and deducted from the deposit.

((3.)) 2. If the estimated blanket fee deposit is used up in less time than the life of the permit and work remains to be done, an additional deposit shall be paid based on the estimated floor area remaining to be improved during the remaining life of the permit.  If a portion of the deposit is unused at the end of the life of the permit and work remains to be done, credit for the balance of the deposit may be transferred from the expiring permit to a new blanket permit.  To minimize additional accounting costs associated with blanket permits, if more than two deposits are made during the life of the blanket permit, the minimum amount of each subsequent deposit shall be $2,000.

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H. Certificate of Occupancy. The issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for existing buildings, either if no Certificate of Occupancy has previously been issued or if a change of occupancy is requested, requires a building permit. If there is no construction valuation (there is no work ((which)) that would require a building permit), the minimum building permit fee shall be assessed. In addition to the minimum building permit fee, if records research, plan examination, or inspection is required, charges shall be assessed at the SDCI hourly rate. If work is being done as authorized by a permit, the permanent Certificate of Occupancy fee is not assessed in addition to the building permit fee. The fee for a temporary Certificate of Occupancy shall be charged at the rate of 1/2 the base fee. The fee for the duplication of a Certificate of Occupancy is (($37.20)) $38.65 unless records research, plan examination, or inspection is required, in which case charges shall be assessed at the SDCI hourly rate.

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Section 7. Section 22.900D.070 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124047, is amended as follows:

22.900D.070 Floodplain development approval or license fee((.))

The fee for ((processing and review of applications for)) floodplain ((development approvals)) review shall be charged at the SDCI hourly rate ((of 1.5 times the base fee, except that the fee for processing and review of applications for a floodplain development license shall be charged at the rate of one (1) times the base fee)). The fee for floodplain review and processing where no SDCI permit or license is required, including review of a FEMA Elevation Certificate and similar documents, shall be charged pursuant to subsection 22.900B.020.H.

Section 8. Section 22.900D.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

22.900D.090 Permit fees for mechanical equipment and systems, other than boilers and pressure vessels and refrigeration systems

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C. The fee to renew or reestablish a furnace permit is 1/2 the base fee.

D.  A change fee of 1/4 of the base fee will be charged if work is added to an issued permit or if other information is changed.

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Section 9. Section 22.900D.100 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

22.900D.100 Refrigeration equipment and systems

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C. The fee to renew or reestablish a refrigeration permit is 1/2 the base fee.

D.  A change fee of 1/4 of the base fee will be charged if work is added to an issued permit or if other information is changed.

Section 10. Section 22.900D.110 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

22.900D.110 New installations and alterations of boilers and pressure vessels

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B.  The fee to renew or reestablish a boiler permit is 1/2 the base fee.

C.  A change fee of 1/4 of the base fee will be charged if work is added to an issued permit or if other information is changed.

Table D-12 for 22.900D.110 - INSTALLATION PERMIT FEES FOR BOILERS  AND PRESSURE VESSELS

Type of Installation

Installation Fee

Boilers

Heated By  Combustion Products  Heating Surface  (in Square Feet)

Electric Power  Input (in KW)

 

 

0-250

0-200

(($244.50)) $254.25

 

>250-500

201-400

(($363)) $377.55

 

>500-750

401-600

(($486.85)) $506.30

 

>750-1,000

601-800

(($702.70)) $730.85

 

>1,000

Over 800

(($889)) $924.55

Pressure Vessels 1

Length times diameter  in square feet

 

 

0-15

(($164)) $170.60

 

>15-30

(($214.85)) $223.45

 

>30-50

(($311.15)) $323.60

 

>50-100

(($401.10)) $417.15

 

>100

(($486.85)) $506.30

Burner 2

0-12,500,000 Btu/hr

(($244.50)) $254.25 (each fuel)

 

Over 12,500,000 Btu/hr

(($378.90)) $394.05 (each fuel)

Automatic certification

0-12,500,000 Btu/hr

(($244.50)) $254.25 (each fuel)

 

Over 12,500,000 Btu/hr

(($378.90)) $394.05 (each fuel)

Monitoring System

Per Boiler

(($451.90)) $470

Footnotes to Table D-12 for 22.900D.110  1 Rating size is the product of the two greatest dimensions of the vessel: diameter × overall length for the cylindrical vessels; maximum width × maximum length for rectangular vessels.  2 When a burner is installed in conjunction with a boiler, a separate fee shall not be charged for the burner.

Section 11. Section 22.900D.140 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125704, is amended as follows:

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Table D-13 for 22.900D.140-PERMIT FEES FOR ELEVATORS AND OTHER CONVEYANCES

New Installations and Relocations

Type of Conveyance

Fee

Hydraulic elevators

(($638.20)) $663.70 plus (($55.05)) $57.25 per hoistway opening

Cabled geared and gearless elevators

(($1,223.45)) $1,272.35 plus (($93.10)) $96.85 per hoistway opening

Residential hydraulic and cabled elevators

(($481.55)) $500.80

Dumbwaiters, manual doors

(($231.75)) $241 plus (($27.55)) $28.65 per hoistway opening

Dumbwaiters, power doors

(($231.75)) $241 plus (($65.60)) $68.25 per hoistway opening

Escalators and moving walks

(($1,816.10)) $1,888.75 plus the following: (width in inches + run in feet + vertical rise in feet) × (($5.55)) $5.80

Accessibility lifts (vertical and inclined)

(($371.50)) $386.35

Material lifts

(($446.60)) $464.45

Alterations & Repairs

Type of Conveyance

Fee

Accessibility lifts (vertical and inclined)

(($185.20)) $192.60 plus (($27.55)) $28.65 for each $1,000 of construction value or fraction thereof

Other elevators, escalators, walks, dumbwaiters, and lifts

(($222.30)) $231.15 plus (($37.10)) $38.55 for each $1,000 of construction value or fraction thereof

Elevator Cosmetic Alterations Only:

Weight differential less than or equal to 5%

(($222.30)) $231.15 plus (($37.10)) $38.55 for each $1,000 of construction value or fraction thereof, to a maximum fee of (($446.60)) $464.45

Weight differential greater than 5%

(($222.30)) $231.15 plus (($37.10)) $38.55 for each $1,000 of construction value or fraction thereof

Alteration or replacement of a door opening device

(($266.70)) $277.40 per opening device

Section 12. Section 22.900D.145 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125451, is amended as follows:

22.900D.145 Site and geotechnical review fee

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Table D-SR for 22.900D.145 - SITE AND GEOTECHNICAL REVIEW FEES

Type of Site Review

Minimum Fee

Time at Which Minimum Fee Is Due

Review Time Included in Minimum Fee

Time at Which Hourly Fees Are Due

1.Pre-application site inspection

3/4 hour at the hourly rate

At the time of application intake

3/4 hour

At the time of application intake

2.Drainage or grading review separate from a development permit or as part of a MUP application

1/2 hour for each type at the SDCI hourly rate

At the time of application intake

1/2 hour each

At the time of permit issuance

3.Review to determine Environmentally Critical Area exemptions

1/2 hour at the SDCI hourly rate

At the time of application intake

1/2 hour

At the time of decision

4.ECA Review

1/2 hour at the SDCI hourly rate

At the time of application intake

1/2 hour

At the time of permit issuance for additional hours beyond minimum

5.Geotechnical Review (Non ECA)

1/2 hour at the SDCI hourly rate

At the time of permit issuance

1/2 hour

At the time of permit issuance for additional hours beyond minimum

6.Drainage Review

1 hour at the SDCI hourly rate

At the time of application intake

1 hour

At the time of permit issuance for additional hours beyond minimum

7.Post-Issuance Geotechnical Review for all permits with geotechnical special inspections

1 hour at the SDCI hourly rate

At the time of permit issuance

1 hour

At the time of final inspection, issuance of Certificate of Occupancy, or permit expiration for additional hours beyond minimum

8.Grading Season Extension Post-Issuance Dry Season Request

1 hour at the SDCI hourly rate

At the time of Post Sub Request

1 hour

At the time Post Sub is granted, for additional hours beyond minimum

 

POST-ISSUANCE SITE INSPECTIONS AND OTHER REVIEWS

Type

Description

Action

Worktype

ECA Filter/Action Type

Rate

3001

SF/D

New

Field

ECA 1, 2, 8

1.5 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Field

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.5 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Field

Non ECA

1.5 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Full

ECA 1, 2, 8

1.75 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Full

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.75 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Full

Non ECA

1.75 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Full+/Full C

ECA 1, 2, 8

2.25 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Full+/Full C

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

2 × base rate

3001

SF/D

New

Full+/Full C

Non ECA

2 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Field

ECA 1, 2, 8

1.5 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Field

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.5 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Field

Non ECA

1.5 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Full

ECA 1, 2, 8

1.75 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Full

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.75 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Full

Non ECA

1.5 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Full+/Full C

ECA 1, 2, 8

2 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Full+/Full C

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.75 × base rate

3001

SF/D

ADD/ALT

Full+/Full C

Non ECA

2 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

NEW

Field

ECA 1, 2, 8

1.5 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

NEW

Field

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.5 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

NEW

Field

Non ECA

1.5 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF IND, INST

NEW

Full

ECA 1, 2, 8

2.25 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

NEW

Full

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.75 × base rate

3001

COMM. MF, IND, INST

NEW

Full

Non ECA

1.75 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

NEW

Full+/Full C

ECA 1, 2, 8

2.75 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

NEW

Full+/Full C

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10,11, 12

2.25 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

NEW

Full+/Full C

Non ECA

2 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Field

ECA 1, 2, 8

1.5 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Field

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.5 × base rate

3001

COMM, MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Field

Non ECA

1.5 × base rate

3001

COMM, ((MD)) MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Full

ECA 1, 2, 8

2 × base rate

3001

COMM, ((MD)) MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Full

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

1.75 × base rate

3001

COMM, ((MD)) MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Full

Non ECA

1.75 × base rate

3001

COMM, ((MD)) MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Full+/Full C

ECA 1, 2, 8

2 × base rate

3001

COMM, ((MD)) MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Full+/Full C

ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

2 × base rate

3001

COMM, ((MD)) MF, IND, INST

ADD/ALT

Full+/Full C

Non ECA

1.75 × base rate

3002

Demo

 

All

 

1.25 × base rate

3001, 3005

ANY

TEMP, NONE

All

 

1.25 × base rate

3005

Grading Only

 

Field

 

1.5 × base rate

3005

Grading Only

 

Full

 

1.5 × base rate

3005

Grading Only

 

Full+/Full C

 

1.75 × base rate

 

Legend for Table D-SR for 22.900D.145: Post-Issuance Site Inspections and Other Reviews

Type:  3001 = building permit  3002 = demolition permit  3005 = site permit (e.g., grading, vegetation, curb cut)

Description:  SF/D = Single Family/Duplex       MF = Multi-family COMM = Commercial       IND = Industrial INST = Institution       DEMO = Demolition  Grading Only = Grading outside a building permit

Action:  New = New construction  ADD/ALT = Addition or alteration to existing building or structure  TEMP = Temporary structure or use  NONE = work not classified

Worktype: Field = Simple, STFI permit with plans to minimal standards  Full = Simple, full plans required  Full + = Medium complexity, full plans required  Full C = complex, full plans required

ECA Filter/Action Type:  ECA 1, 2, 8 = soil-related ECA issues  ECA 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11,12 = other, non soil-related ECA issues

Section 13. Section 22.900D.150 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125451, is amended as follows:

22.900D.150 Electrical permit fees

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Table D-14 for 22.900D.150 - ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES (When Plans Are Reviewed)

Total Valuation

Fee

$0 to $1,000