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Fees

What Is It?

The Fee Subtitle specifies fees and fee collection policies for all of our services. We charge fees to cover the costs of processing applications, inspecting and reviewing plans, and preparing detailed statements. The subtitle also specifies fees for testing, examination, registration, inspection, and providing certain services or materials.

How To Pay Fees

Permits. You can't pay permit fees if your application is currently in review. You can pay many permit fees online with your credit card or escrow account using the Pay Permit Fees tool. You can't pay online if:

  • Any payment for the permit is in collections
  • The fee is for a blanket, boiler, elevator or escalator, construction, demolition, electrical, mechanical, grading, or side sewer permit

If you can’t pay online:

  • Mail your payment:
    City of Seattle, Dept. of Planning & Development
    P. O. Box 34234
    Seattle, WA 98124-1234
  • Pay by phone:
    Contact the Cashier Station at (206) 386-9780
    Visa or Mastercard only
  • Pay in person at the Applicant Services Center
    Cash, check, and credit card (Visa or Mastercard) payments accepted

Court orders, assessment, or judgments. Make payments to the court that issued the order.

Requests from collection agencies. Make payments to the collection agencies directly.

Invoices for annual inspection or certification. Pay invoices for annual inspection and certification of elevators, escalators, boilers, pressure vessels, or refrigeration per the instructions on your invoice.

Renewal of trade licenses. You can pay to renew your DPD-issued trade license (boiler operator / supervisor, refrigeration, and gas piping) online by credit card using our Renew Your Trade License tool. You can only make online payments if 1) your current license is not more than 1 year past its expiration date, 2) your current license expires in 2 months or less, and 3) your boiler refresher training is up-to-date, if applicable.

Read the Code

2014 Fee Code

2013 Fee Code

Your calculated fees using our Fee Estimator may not be accurate if the values you enter are incorrect. We will accept intake fees that are reasonably close to the correct amount required. You must pay all fees in their entirety before we can issue your permit.

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