Permits

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Permitting services provided by Development Services include:

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  • Building and site development such as residential and commercial building permits, sign permits, demolition permits, re-roof permits, plumbing permits, mechanical permits, and clearing and grading permits;
  • Land use approvals such as rezones, variances, conditional use, boundary line adjustment, temporary and special uses; critical area reviews;
  • Right-of-way permits (non-franchise);
  • Subdivision reviews such as preliminary and final short plats and long plats;
  • Special event permits such as concerts and performances, event at a City park, street fair, Run or Walk event, block party.

The permit review process may include public notification, pre-application meetings, public hearings, plan review, appeal periods, and inspections.

Please note: All electrical permits for the City of Kenmore are issued and inspected by Labor and Industries.

Other regulatory permits may also be required for your project. Check out the Regulatory Handbook created by the Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance.

Questions? Contact our permit center at 425-398-8900 or stop by City Hall. The permit counter is open Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm (plan to arrive no later than 4:00pm).

Fees

Have a question about fees? Check out the resources below!

2017 Fee Schedule

Example Cost Estimate 

 

New Single-Family Residence
Below are the forms that may be needed for a single-family residence.

 

Single-Family Addition
Below are the forms that may be needed for a single-family addition.

 

Single-Family Remodel
Below are the forms that may be needed for a single-family remodel.

 

New Commercial or Multi-Family Building
Below are the forms that may be needed for a new commercial or multi-family building.

After the preapplication conference you may need:

*Other land use approvals may be required. This will be determined at the preapplication conference.

 

Commercial Tenant Improvement
Below are the forms that may be needed for a commercial tenant improvement.

 

Short Subdivision ("short plat")
*9 lots or less

 

Subdivisions ("long plat")
*10 lots or more

 

Right-of-Way Permits
*The following are types of right-of-way permits issued by the City:

304: Type A, Type B, Type C, Access Permits, and Encroachment permits

  • Type A Permit:
    This permit type is for surface or sub-surface alterations. Examples include open cut trenching, culver installation, above ground pedestal or utility box, paving operations, driveways, sidewalks, landscaping improvements and beautification.
  • Type B Permit:
    This permit type is for temporary use that will not alter the surface or sub-surface (24 hours or less). Examples include a parade, block party, temporary parking, and temporary storage of a dumpster or storage container. Please note that parade and block parties may also require a special events permit.
  • Type C Permit:
    This permit type is for temporary use which does not change the surface or sub-surface. Includes activities that require a traffic plan and traffic plan review (more than 24 hours). Examples include street closures, commercial activities, extended storage, structures or when a right-of-way is used as a construction site for a private development.
  • Access Permit:
    This permit type is to authorize the use of unopened City right-of-ways for a subdivision or property access, typically for a period of time exceeding one year in duration.
  • Encroachment Permit:
    This permit type is for structures permanent in nature erected or maintained in, over, or under any right-of-way, typically for a period of time exceeding one year in duration. Examples include fences, stairways, marquees, building extensions, railings, retaining walls or artwork.
  • Franchise Utility Permit:
    The City of Kenmore administers Franchise Utility Right-of-Way Permits. King County, who had performed this function since the City's incorporation, is no longer issuing or inspecting the permits.
 
Special Event Permit
*Special events are events conducted on private or public property that affect the ordinary use of the property and which use city streets, facilities or services.
The following activities are exempt from the special event permit requirement:
  • Funeral processions by a licensed mortuary;
  • Weddings and wedding processions;
  • Lawful picketing on sidewalks;
  • Special events with fewer than 75 people;
  • Special events that are sponsored or conducted by the City of Kenmore, and activities conducted by another governmental agency acting within the scope of its authority;
  • A fireworks display involving an assembly of person gathered on City public property for the primary purpose of watching such fireworks display, unless the fireworks display also involves the sale of food or alcohol at a location not exempted by (C)(8) of this section;
  • Special events conducted entirely on private property intended for such activities that do not involve the use of or have an impact on public property or facilities that do not require the provision of City public safety services. However, an application for a special event may be submitted for any special event conducted on private property if the event organizer so desires; and
  • Activities held inside a building or a facility intended for such activities that do not involve the use of or have an impact on public property or facilities that do not require the provision of City public safety services.
  • 111: Special Events Permit Application

 

 

 
Last updated: Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:29pm