Road standards variance and drainage adjustment requests
What is the purpose of a road standards or drainage adjustment variance?
Variances from road or drainage standards must be documented and may be granted provided that granting the variance will produce a compensating or comparable result which is in the public interest, and meet the objectives of safety, function, fire protection, and maintainability based upon sound engineering judgment.
Granting any variance that would be in conflict with the requirements of any other King County Code will require a separate review and approval process.
How much will it cost?
See the Permitting Department's current fee schedule for an estimate.
Where can I get an application?
- Refer to the following packets for application materials:
- Request an application packet be mailed by calling the Permitting Department's customer service at 206-296-6600 or
- Pick up an application packet at the Permitting Department in Snoqualmie (see map and directions).
What is the timeline for processing this type of request?
Decision type 1: 120 days.
Decision type 2 if in conjunction with a short plat application.
Notes / Comments
For more information:
Chapter 9.08 (PDF*, 174KB) and Chapter 14.42 (PDF*, 276KB) of the King County Code
The Department of Permitting and Environmental Review.
For questions, please contact the Permitting Department's customer service at 206-296-6600.
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To request this information in alternate formats for people with disabilities, call 206-296-6600 or TTY Relay: 711.