What is the purpose of a special use permit?
The special use permit process assures that a proposed use is reasonably compatible with adjacent and nearby properties. This process requires a public hearing before a Hearing Examiner and ordinance adoption by the King County Council.
What activities require this permit?
A special use permit is required to establish most regional land uses (for example, jails and land-fills) and some other types of proposed land uses.
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 Special Use Permits Packet for application materials
- Request an application packet by mail 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 permit?
Decision type 4: 120 days.
Notes / Comments
For more information:
The Department of Permitting and Environmental Review. For questions, please contact customer service at 206-296-6600.