Rate changes effective May 1, 2013 per Ordinance 2429
All new development requiring a building permit as herein defined shall pay a transportation impact
fee based on the number of new P.M. peak hour equivalent car trips generated by the
development. The TIF shall be $1,165.00 per each new P.M. peak hour equivalent car trips
generated by the development. The TIF shall be $1,165.00 per each new P.M. peak hour
equivalent car trip generated by the development based on the current edition of the ITE Trip
Generation Manual or actual independent field studies.
A. The City shall collect impact fees, from any applicant seeking a building permit from the City for
any development activity within the City.
B. Where a change in use increases the trip generation by more than three (3) P.M. peak hour
trips, the Director or his/her designee shall calculate a transportation impact fee based on the
increases in the trip generation activity of the City.
C. The amount of impact fees shall be determined at the time an applicant submits a complete
application for a building permit, using the impact fee schedules then in effect, or pursuant to an
independent fee calculation accepted by the Director pursuant to SMC 12.36.060, and adjusted for
any credits pursuant to SMC 12.36.070.
D. Payment of impact fees shall be made by the fee payer at the time the building permit is issued.
The amount to be paid as mitigation under SEPA shall not be increased for any applicant that
submitted a complete application for the building permit before the City established the impact fee
E. Applicants that have been awarded credits prior to the submittal of the complete building permit
application pursuant to SMC 12.36.070 shall submit, along with the complete building permit
application, a copy of the letter or certificate prepared by the Director or his/her designee pursuant
to SMC 12.35.070 setting forth the amount of the credit awarded. Impact fees, as determined after
the application of appropriate credits, shall be collected from the fee payer at the time the building
permit is issued.
F. The department shall not issue a building permit unless and until the impact fees have been paid
or credit(s) awarded.
G. An administrative fee shall be charged for each independent fee calculation. The fee shall be
deposited with the City to pay for review of the independent fee calculation. The City may adjust the
amount of the deposit at any time, as necessary, to pay for review of the independent fee
calculation. The City may adjust the amount of the deposit at any time, as necessary, to pay for the appropriate review of the independent fee calculation. These fees shall be based on the City's
actual expended direct and indirect costs and expenses. The applicant shall deposit $250.00 to
defray the cost and expense of the review of the independent fee calculations.
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