Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Fees and Payments

Application Fee $1,090

This fee covers administrative expenses incurred by SPU in setting up the utility Latecomer Agreement, as well as documenting and tracking information and the cost to record the contract with King County.

An application fee of $1,090 is due at the time of application. This fee covers administrative expenses incurred by SPU in setting up the utility Latecomer Agreement, as well as documenting and tracking information and the cost to record the contract with King County.

Recording Fee $80

A King County recording fee of $80 applies to each recorded document that is associated with the utility Latecomer Agreement. These documents include the encumbrance of the pro rata share on each benefitting parcel and removal of the encumbrance after reimbursement payment. The recording fee of $80 is:

  • for each letter encumbering or relieving a benefitting parcel
  • paid by the originating developer to record the encumbrance on each benefitting parcel
  • paid by the benefitting parcel to record the removal of the encumbrance

Reimbursement Payment

The charge, in the amount of the pro rata share, collected by the City from benefitting parcel owners who connect to or use the water, drainage, or sewer facilities that were constructed or improved under the terms of a utility Latecomer Agreement and who did not contribute to the costs of the facilities. See Reimbursement Payments from Benefitting Parcels for the reimbursement payment process.

Collection Processing Fee $220

When benefitting parcels connect to the new water, drainage, or sewer facility, SPU charges a collection processing fee of $220 for each reimbursement payment received to cover the City’s administrative costs of collecting, documenting, and other tasks associated with processing reimbursement payments. The collection processing fee is paid by the benefitting parcel owner when the reimbursement payment is made.