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Department of Permitting and Environmental Review

Department of Permitting and Environmental Review
35030 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210
Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266

Phone: 206-296-6600
TTY Relay: 711

Service Center Hours

Index of 2015-16 Fee Guides for Permitting,

Business Licensing, and Occupancy Inspection Services

Single Family Residential Building Permits  Guide No.
 New Dwelling 02
 Addition, Remodel, Repair, and Accessory Structures 03
 Other Permits and land Use Approvals  Guide No.
 Accessory (Fire) System Review and Inspection 19
 Agricultural Land Use and Construction Permits 04
 Building Occupancy and Operating Permit Inspection


 Building Plan Check and Inspection - Miscellaneous 18
 Building Plan Check and Inspection - Non-Residential 17
 Clearing or Grading Review 12
 Critical Area Designation and Pre-Development Services                    01
 Critical Area Review  10
 Guarantee Administration and Monitoring 16
 Land Segregation and Title Review 06
 Plat 05
 Plumbing Permits 20
 Professional Occupation and Business Licenses 24
 Road Construction (DOT) - Review and Inspection 14
 Road Mitigation Payment System 21
 School Impact Fees 22
 SEPA Review and Miscellaneous Services and Supplies 08
 Shoreline Review 11
 Site/ROW Development Review and Inspection 13
 Storm Water Facility (DNRP) - Review and Inspection 15
 Use Permit, Exception Change 07
 Zoning/Site Conditions Review 09


New septic systems, or improvements to an existing septic system are reviewed and approved by the Public Health Department prior to the issuance of a permit. (Current Wastewater Program fees can be found here)

Road MPS (Mitigated Payment System) fees are also assessed at intake for all new residences. There are over 450 MPS zones within unincorporated King County. Customers can determine their MPS zone by using Parcel Viewer or iMAP (King County's online property search tools at to locate their property and then the property’s Districts Report where the Roads MPS Zone is listed. The fee per zone, is listed on Schedule 21. 

Be sure to also look at application materials and customer information bulletins where you can find application packets and helpful customer information for many of our permit types

Fee waivers

In accordance with 27.02.020 (PDF*, 295KB) of the King County Code, fee waivers are granted at the discretion of the Department of Permitting Director and are limited to criteria summarized as follows:

  • if fees collected are for service not performed
  • if fees duplicate another fee or charge for a service for which a fee has already been collected
  • if fees are based on a professional error or unnecessary review by a Department of Permitting employee
  • if a customer has incurred additional expenses due to a process error by a Department of Permitting staff
  • if fees are assessed to replace, repair, abate or demolish a structure due to property damage caused by a natural disaster.

Procedures for filing a fee waiver request are detailed on the Fee Waiver / Adjustment Of Fees Authorization form. To request a fee waiver, complete and submit the form, available in PDF* or fill-in Word* format.

Quality service to our customers is very important to the Department of Permitting. If you are unable to find the fee information you are looking for, e-mail and we will respond to you quickly.

*Note: To view PDFs, free software from Adobe is required. Fill-in Word documents require Microsoft software. For assistance and fill-in instructions, see helpful hints.

To request this information in alternate formats for people with disabilities, call 206-296-6600 or TTY Relay: 711.