Building Permit Fees

For a summary of estimated fees associated with a given permit, please see below.  The following sample fees are EXAMPLES ONLY.  Actual fees may vary based upon valuation of project, number of fixtures included, and services required. Electronic forms of payment are now accepted with a minimal service charge.  If you are not local you may mail in the payment but will need to pick up the permit and plans and have them on site prior to the start of any construction work.

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Grading Permit

Grading permits are based on the amount of moved material. When submitting a grading application these amounts must be included on the plan to determine the permit fees.

Please contact the Planning and Building Divisions, at (509) 698-7365 or email for requirements and an application.

New Commercial

This example is for a proposal to construct a (2) Tenant retail building (shell only) for a 16,949 sq. ft., 2 bath, valued at $1,500,000:

Building Permit Fee$6,881.80
Plan Review Fee$4343.17
WA State Bldg. Surcharge$25.00
Water Meter/Connection Fee $2,010.00
*Water Plant Investment Fee (PIF) $806.00
*Sewer Plant Investment Fee (PIF) $4,231.00
**Capital Cost Recovery (CCR) $1,167.65
Plumbing Permit $98.85
Mechanical Permit $274.62

*Plant Investment fees based on water meter size

**Fees are calculated by estimated water usage per unit Equivalent Residential Units (ERU)

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Residential Addition/Remodel

This example is a kitchen remodel, valued at $5,500.00:

Building Permit Fee$133.74
Plan Review Fee$120.00
WA State Bldg. Surcharge$6.50
Plumbing Permit$52.65

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Single Family Residence

This example is a proposal to construct a 2160 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a 640 sq. ft. attached garage, valued at $245,162.40:

Building Permit Fee$1,761.45
Plan Review Fee$1,092.90
WA State Bldg. Surcharge$6.50
Water Meter Connection Fee$1,400.00
Plant Investment Fee$237.00
Sewer Hookup Fee$2,562.50
Sewer Plant Investment Fee$1,282.00
Capital Cost Recovery (CCR)$605.00
*Capital Cost Recovery (CCR) Pressure$1,541.00
Plumbing Permit$192.93
Mechanical Permit$150.27

*Lookout Point Reservoir Water Pressure Capital Cost Recovery Area, Ordinance #1675

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Re-Roof Residential

Building Permit Fee$80.37
WA State Bldg. Surcharge$6.50

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Re-Roof Non-Residential/Commercial

Building Permit Fee, up to 10,000 s.f.$162.36
Plus addl. $73.92 for ea. 10,000 s.f., or fraction thereof, for roofs exceeding 10,000 s.f. of areaVaries on s.f.
WA State Bldg. Surcharge$6.50

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Underground Sprinkler System

Plumbing Permit Fee$30.86
Lawn Sprinkler$9.56

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New Furnace and/or Air Conditioner

Mechanical Permit Fee$24.37
Furnace or Heater not over 100,000 BTU$17.86
Air Conditioner not over 3 HP 100,000 BTU$18.73

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New Hot Water Tank

Plumbing Permit Fee$31.40
Water Heater$11.63

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Demolition and Removal

Plus any YRCAA and or L & I fees, if applicable.

WA State Bldg. Surcharge$6.50

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Sign Permit

Permit Fee (per sign)$62.11
Plan Check Fee$40.37
WA State Bldg. Surcharge$6.50

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