We have updated our pre-submittal conference application and scheduling process. We now have separate applications for the land use and construction pre-submittal appointment requests, and we changed the fee payment process.
On Jan. 1, 2014, DPD’s new Fee Ordinance will go into effect. There are no changes to development fees other than the adoption by rule of the latest building valuation data (BVD) table. The table establishes construction cost values by occupancy and construction type, which are then used to assess permit fees. This year there is an increase in permit fees of approximately 2 to 3 percent.
On Jan. 1, 2013, DPD adjusted its permitting service fees and charges. DPD uses the most recent building valuation data (BVD) published by the International Code Council as a base upon which to create a Seattle BVD table, found in Director’s Rule 1-2013, Implementation of the Fee Subtitle, Building Valuation Data.
Starting July 10, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will charge $150 to process the state permit required for construction projects in and around state waters.
The permit, called a hydraulic project approval (HPA), has been issued to the public at no direct cost since 1943, when it was created by the state Legislature to ensure that projects such as bulkheads, culverts and dock construction meet state standards for fish and shellfish protection.
DPD adjusted its service fees on January 1, 2012.
DPD uses the most recent building valuation data (BVD) published by the International Code Council as a base for the Seattle BVD table, found in Director’s Rule (DR) 1-2012.