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FILING FEES

Effective July 18, 2012, filing fees for hearings before the City Hearing Examiner are as follows:

BASIS FOR HEARING (SMC reference)

FEE

Admission Tax, Revocation of Exemption (Sec. 5.40.085)

$85

Ballard Avenue Landmark District (Ch. 25.16)

$85

Business and Occupation Tax Deficiency (Ch. 5.44)

$85

Cable Television Ordinance (Ch 21.60)

No fee

Columbia City Landmark District (Ch. 25.20)

$85

Fair Employment Practices Ordinance (Ch. 14.04)

No fee

Floating Home Moorages (Ch. 7.20)

$85/petitioner; $255 maximum

Grading Ordinance (Title 22, Subtitle VIII)

$85

Harvard/Belmont Landmark District (Ch. 25.22)

$85

Housing Code (Ch. 22.206)

$85

Land Use Code Enforcement (Ch. 23.90)

$85

Landmarks Preservation Controls and Incentives (Sec. 25.12.530)

No fee

Landmarks Preservation (Sec. 25.12.740 and Sec. 25.12.835)

$85

License Code (Title 6, Subtitle 1)

$85

Master Use Permit (Ch. 23.76)

$85

Noise Ordinance (Ch. 25.08)

$85

Open Housing Ordinance (Ch. 14.08)

No fee

Pike Place Market Historical District (Ch. 25.24)

$85

Pioneer Square Minimum Maint Ordinance (Ch. 25.28, Subchapter II)

$85

Planned Unit Development (Ch. 24.66)

$85

Plumbing Code (Ch. 20.16, Ordinance 116594)

$85

Property Tax Exemption, Cancellation of Exemption (Ch. 5.72)

$85

Radiofrequency Radiation Ordinance (Ch. 25.10)

$85

Relocation Assistance (Ch. 20.84)

No fee

Special Review District (Ch. 23.66)

$85

State Environmental Policy Act (Ch. 25.04)

$85

Third Party Utility Billing (Ch. 7.25)

$5

Utility Tax (Ch. 5.48)

$85

Zoning Map Amendments (Rezones) (Ch. 23.34)

No fee

Zoning Rulings and Interpretations (Ch. 23.88)

$85

As provided in S.M.C. 3.02.125, filing fees are non-refundable unless otherwise provided in the Code. The City Hearing Examiner may waive a fee if the person seeking a hearing demonstrates that assessment of the fee will cause financial hardship. Click here to access the form for requesting a fee waiver. Appeals that seek a fee waiver must be filed in person or by mail.

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