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Record No: CB 120190    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120190
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/22/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126473
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 22.900D.090, 22.900D.100, and 22.900D.150 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Attachments: 1. Summary Att A - SDCI Permit Fees and Charges Proposed for 2022
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - SDCI Permit Fees and Charges Proposed for 2022, 3. Signed Ordinance 126473, 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 22.900D.090, 22.900D.100, and 22.900D.150 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 22.900D.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 126213, 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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Table D-8 for 22.900D.090-Permit Fees for Mechanical Equipment

Type of Installation

Fee

Forced air, gravity-type, or floor furnace, gas or oil suspended heater, heat pump, recessed wall heater or floor-mounted space heater, wall furnace, circulating heater, or woodstove/fireplace insert including ducts and burners attached thereto

(($118.55)) $79.43 per unit

New gas or oil burners and newly installed used gas or oil burners 1

(($148.20)) $99.29 per unit

Appliance vents Class A, B, BW, or L if installed separately

(($117.50)) $78.73 per unit

Mechanical air-moving systems

See Table D-2 for 22.900D.010

Appliances or equipment or other work not classed in other categories, or for which no other fee is listed

Hourly at the SDCI hourly rate. Minimum of 1/2 hour.

Footnote to Table D-8 for 22.900D.090 1 See Table D-12 for 22.900D.110 for rates for burners installed by boilers.

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Section 2. Section 22.900D.100 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 126213, is amended as follows:

22.900D.100 Refrigeration equipment and systems

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Table D-10 for 22.900D.100-Refrigeration Permit Fees 1

Type or Size of System/Equipment

Fee

Basic fee 2

(($55.90)) $37.45

Additional installation fee per compressor

0 - 5 tons

(($69.85)) $46.80

6 - 25 tons

(($141.85)) $95.04

26 - 100 tons

(($265.65)) $177.99

101 - 500 tons

(($374.65)) $251.02

Over 500 tons

(($455.10)) $304.92

Repair and alteration (value of work)

 

$0 - $1,000

(($69.85)) $46.80

$1,001 - $5,000

(($101.60)) $68.07

$5,001 - $10,000

(($175.70)) $117.72

Over $10,000

(($173.55)) $116.28 plus (($69.85)) $46.80 each $5,000 or fraction thereof of valuation above $10,000

Footnotes to Table D-10 for 22.900D.100 1 Where the application for permit shows horsepower rather than cooling tonnage, the fees of this table shall apply at a rate of one horsepower equals one ton of cooling capacity. 2 The basic fee applies to new installations, repairs, and alterations.

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Section 3. Section 22.900D.150 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 126213, is amended as follows:

22.900D.150 Electrical permit fees

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Table D-15 for 22.900D.150-ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES (When Plans Are Not Required)

1. Administrative Fee

a. An administrative fee of (($65.65)) $49.24 will be charged in addition to the other fees specified in this table for all items except subsection 9 of this Table D-15 for 22.900D.150.

b. A change fee of $58.60 will be charged if work is added to an issued permit and if other information is changed.

2. Services

Size

Fee

a. Services (installation, relocation and temporary installations; size based on conductor ampacity); service fees ((includes)) include connection to one panel board when a service disconnect is provided ahead of the panel board

1 - 125A

1/2 × base fee

 

126 - 200A

3/4 × base fee

 

201 - 300A

1 × base fee

 

301 - 399A

1.5 × base fee

 

400 - 599A

2 × base fee

b. Service repair (mast and meter base only)

Any

1/2 × base fee

c. Temporary construction power for single-family residence; Ufer ground inspection is included only if the Ufer installation inspection is conducted at the same time as the temporary power inspection

Any

1/2 × base fee

d. Ufer installation only

Any

Administrative Fee only

e. Ufer test only

Any

1 × base fee

f. Underground work (raceways only)

Any

1/2 × base fee

g. SCL Service Meter Project

Any

1/2 × base fee; no Administrative Fee

3. Feeders 1

 

Size

120v - 480v

> 480v

 

15 - 25A

$17.10

1/4 × base fee

 

30 - 50A

$35.45

1/4 × base fee

 

60 - 125A

1/2 × base fee

1/2 × base fee

 

150A & less than 400A

3/4 × base fee

1 × base fee

 

400A

plan review required

plan review required

4. Connections, Devices, and Branch Circuits 2

a. Connections

Fee

Light outlet, switches, dimmers, receptacles, luminaires, residential-type fans

$2.15 each

Track lighting or multi-outlet assembly

$2.15 for every 2 feet of track

b. Devices and Branch Circuits

Fee

Non-electrical furnace

$17.15 each

Dedicated appliances & utilization circuits (cord and plug or direct wired):

 

(15 - 50A) Ranges, water heaters, etc.

$17.15 each

Floodlight 3

$7.80 each

Sign circuit (required for commercial spaces)

$44.20 each

5. Transformer Installations 3

Fee

Up to 300 VA

$7.80

300 VA to 6 KVA

$17.15

7 KVA to 15 KVA

$52.50

16 KVA to 45 KVA

1/2 × base fee

46 KVA to 112.5 KVA

3/4 × base fee

≥ 113 KVA

1 × base fee

6. Motor Installations

Fee

Up to 1/3 HP

$7.80

1/3 HP to 3/4 HP

$17.15

1 HP to 3 HP

$25.70

4 HP to 5 HP

$33.40

6 HP to 20 HP

1/4 × base fee

21 HP to 50 HP

1/2 × base fee

≥ 51 HP

3/4 × base fee

7. Electrical Furnaces and Heaters

Fee

Up to 2 KW

$7.80

2 KW to 5 KW

$17.15

6 KW to 15 KW

$22.10

16 KW to 30 KW

1/4 × base fee

31 KW to 100 KW

1/2 × base fee

≥ 101 KW

3/4 × base fee

8. Low-voltage and Communication Systems

Fee

a. Low-voltage systems 5: ((-)) sound systems, security systems, fire alarms, nurse call, industrial controls, and similar

Requires separate permit for each system

Control unit

$13.35 each

Device (activating, horn, alarm, etc.)

$2.15 each

Control systems (> 100 volts) shall be based on the feeder schedule.

b. Communications systems 6: ((-)) voice cable, data cable, coaxial cable, fiber optics, and similar

The maximum fee is $512.75

Control unit

$13.35

Outlet

$2.15 each

9. Special Events

a. Inspections occurring during normal business hours: ((-)) Hourly at the SDCI hourly rate; minimum 1/2 hour

b. Inspections occurring outside normal business hours: ((-)) Hourly at the SDCI hourly rate; minimum 1-1/2 hour

10. Inspections for which no other fee is listed; including but not limited to Conditional Work and “Get Started” permits

Fee

Each

Hourly at the SDCI hourly rate; minimum 1/2 hour

11. Renewable Energy Systems (photovoltaic, wind power generation, etc.)

Fee

0 KW to 7.7 KW

3/4 × base fee

> 7.7 KW to 26 KW

1 × base fee

Over 26 KW

Plan review required

12. Size overcurrent protection for Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging stations

Select fee for each charger to be installed.

Charging Station  Level 2A (120 - 240 V 1 PHASE)  Level 2B (120 - 208 V 3 PHASE)

Charging Station  Level 3  (277 - 480 V 3 PHASE)

15 TO 25 AMP CHG STATION

$17.05

1/4 × base fee

30 TO 50 AMP CHG STATION

$35.70

1/4 × base fee

60 TO 125 AMP CHG STATION

1/2 × base fee

1/2 × base fee

150 TO 225 AMP CHG STATION

3/4 × base fee

1 × base fee

250 TO 400 AMP CHG STATION

Requires plan review.

Requires plan review.

OVER 450 AMP CHG STATION

Requires plan review.

Requires plan review.

13. Selective Coordination Study Review: ((-)) SDCI hourly rate, 1 hour minimum

Footnotes to Table D-15 for 22.900D.150  1 Feeders will be charged only for (a) subpanels, (b) distribution panels, and (c) branch circuits of 60 amperes or over.  2 The residential light outlet fee includes the luminaire.  3 Outdoor area lighting (parking lots, streets, etc.). The floodlight fee is charged per luminaire.  4 The transformer fee includes the primary feeder and one secondary feeder up to and including the first panelboard or disconnect. Additional secondary panelboards or disconnecting means are charged at the appropriate feeder rate.  5 Low-voltage systems include, but are not limited to, systems listed in Chapter 7 of the Seattle Electrical Code. Exempt: Residential wireless security systems.  6 Communication systems include, but are not limited to, systems listed in Article 770 and Chapter 8 of the Seattle Electrical Code.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2021, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2021.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved / returned unsigned / vetoed this ________ day of _________________, 2021.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2021.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)