Development Costs

New Construction or Additions

For new commercial buildings, new single family residential homes, any additions, decks, and new accessory buildings, the cost of the permit is based on the square footage and type of construction of the project. For a fee quote you may contact Permit Services at 425-806-6400 or you may download a fee quote form and fax it to Permit Services at 425-806-6130 including your return fax number. We will complete your fee quote and return it to you within one week of receiving the request.


For tenant improvements, single family remodels not adding square footage, signs, commercial re-roofs, portable structures, detention vaults, retaining walls and personal wireless buildings, the cost of the permit is based on the valuation of the project. For sign permits and retaining walls, a separate valuation is required for each. The valuation is determined by the cost of the project including tax.

Capital Facilities Charge Increase Effective Jan. 1, 2017

  1. About the increase
  2. See the new fees
At the Nov. 15 Council meeting, City Council approved the 2017 Fee Schedule, including capital facility charge increases.  The increases are based on a rate study performed by Financial Consulting Solutions Group and are effective for facility charges paid after Dec. 31, 2016.  See the notice and new fees (PDF).

If you have questions about the fees, contact Don Fiene, Utility and Development Services Manager.