PPW Updates
February Fee Changes 

Increases to impact fees and commercial building fees will take effect in February. 
You must apply and pay impact fees by January 31, 2020 to avoid the increases:

School Impact Fees—Ordinance 2019-92s
Effective February 1, 2020
  • School impact fees will increase by up to $45 for single family-dwellings and by up to $25 for multi-family dwelling units consistent with the Construction Cost Index (CCI), for most of the school districts in unincorporated Pierce County.
Park Impact Fees—Ordinance 2019-94
Effective February 1, 2020
  • Park impact fees will increase by $115 consistent with the Construction Cost Index (CCI) and Building Cost Index in unincorporated Pierce County.
Development Processing Fees—Ordinance 2019-91
Effective February 3, 2020
  • Fee schedule changes resulted in minor increases and decreases in permit fees throughout Planning and Public Works.
  • Time and material options for sewer fees will end on the effective date of this ordinance.
Building Permit Fees
  • Commercial Building permit fees will increase by 2% in 2020.
  • Residential Building permit fees will not increase in 2020.

To ensure your application is submitted before the fee change, you should:
  • Submit the online request for an application 2–3 weeks prior to the fee change, or
  • Make application and payment at the Development Center on or before the effective date.
We anticipate a rush of applications before the fee changes take effect. You will be vested for the 2019 fees at the time of payment, not application submittal.

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