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.
The new valuation table can be found in Draft Director’s Rule 1-2014, http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/LUIB/AttachmentProjectID5515DR2014-1.pdf
RRIO and Fees
The 2014 Fee Ordinance also includes new fees related to the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO), which goes into effect in 2014. To learn more about this new, proactive rental housing inspection program, go to http://seattle.gov/dpd/
For full fee information, visit the DPD permit fees page at http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/permits/permitcost/default.htm