Public Works

Bond Forms
Civil Drawings
Construction - Private Development
Final Plats, Short Plats & BSP
Hydrant Use Permits
Right-of-Way Use Permit
Side Sewer Connection Permit
Side Sewer Contractor Roster
Water Meter & Connection Permits

Frequently Asked Engineering Questions

Bond Forms

These are presented as downloadable pdf (Adobe Acrobat) documents.  In order to view or print the forms you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.  (Obtain free Acrobat Reader)

Estimate Form for Final Plat or Short Plat Performance Bond
Estimate Form for Right-of-Way Performance Bond
Irrevocable Letter of Credit Security Performance
Irrevocable Letter of Credit Security Warranty
Performance Bond - Plats & Large Commercial  (11 or more lots)
Performance Bond - Short Plat & Small Projects (10 or less lots)
Receipt of Cash Deposit - Performance Assurance
Receipt for Cash Deposit - Record Drawing & Easements
Receipt for Cash Deposit - Warranty Assurance
Sidesewer Contractor (CASH) Bond
Sidesewer Contractor (SURETY) Bond
Warranty Bond

Civil Drawings - Private Development

Construction plans must be prepared and approved by the City prior to the start of any site work.  Once the site work is complete, Record Drawings (as-builts) must be submitted for City approval.  The following links provide further details.

  1. Coordinated Civil Review (CCR) Process & Coordinated Civil Intake Checklist: These documents explain the process for review and approval of the construction drawings and detail checklist of items to be shown on the construction plans or submitted with the plans.
  2. Easements & Dedications Process Overview:  Explains the process for review of easements and dedications.
  3. Civil Construction Fees: Review and inspection fees for clearing and grading, civil construction and engineering review.
  4. Record Drawings:  Identifies requirements for preparing Record Drawings (as-builts) for submittal to the City.

Construction - Private Development

Below provides an overview of some of the steps that occur immediately prior to, during, and following site construction.

    1. Commercial & Multi-family Projects 
    2. Plats, Short Plats and Binding Site Plans 
    3. Clear & Grade Permit Application - Contact Development Engineering at 425-556-2890 or 425-556-2758
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Final Plats & Short Plats & BSP

The below links provide guidelines regarding submitting and review of final plats, short plats and binding site plans for subsequent approval and recording.

Final Plats:

Short Plats & BSP:

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Hydrant Use Permits

Hydrant permits are sold for short-term water for construction, demolition, landscape, and other special water uses. For commercial use, applicants must have a City of Redmond business license to obtain a permit.  Hydrant permits are sold over the counter in the Development Services Center of Planning, located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street, and are readily available with the payment of the required deposit, completion of the hydrant permit application form, and submittal of the approved testing certification of your backflow prevention device.  Fees information:  Hydrant Use Permits

  • Type "A" permits allow a one-inch or smaller connection to the hydrant for short-term construction, demolition or landscape activities.  Meters are not issued with type "A" permits.  Type "A" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee and a flat daily fee, based on rates outlined in the fee table below.  Applicants must make use of their own backflow prevention device and submit approved testing results of their device. 
  • Type "B" permits allow a valve connection to the hydrant to fill water trucks or tanks. This water may be used for construction, street or parking lot cleaning, landscape spraying or other similar uses. Type "B" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee and a flat daily fee, based on the rates outlined in the fee table below. NOTE: All trucks and tanks must be inspected and have an air gap at the filling point or must meet backflow prevention requirements before permits are valid.
  • Type "C" permits allow a metered connection to the hydrant. Type "C" permits are for use with hose or piping larger than one inch and/or any other uses not classified as type "A" or "B". After the paperwork is completed for the type "C" permit, the hydrant meter must be picked up from the City's Maintenance Operations Center.  Applicants must make use of their own backflow prevention device and submit approved testing results of their device.  Type "C" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee and a commodity charge based on water usage reported. The permit holder is required to report a monthly meter reading to the Development Services Center for invoicing purposes. NOTE: Type "C" permits are contingent on meter availability.

Side Sewer Connections and Permits

All connections to the City of Redmond sewer system require a side sewer application. Repair work on existing sewer service lines also requires a side sewer permit. The side sewer permit application is made through the Development Services Center of the Planning Department located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall at 15670 NE 85th Street.

Single-family, multi-family, commercial, or industrial structures in the City of Redmond located within 200 feet of a public sewer may be required to connect to the public facilities. Grease interceptors and oil/water separators (see Pretreatment) that connect directly to the public sewer system also required a side sewer permit. All side sewer connections and/or repairs must be done by a contractor that is approved by the Development Services Center and listed on the Center's Side Sewer Contractor Roster.

Side sewer permit applications with complete information relevant to the property and use, including address, owner, billing information, side sewer contractor, installation requirements, and property owner signature are submitted to the Development Services Center.

Once received by the Development Services Center, side sewer permit applications are prepared for sale. The cost of an in-City side sewer permit includes a general connection charge that is based on the number of units or water meter size and type of use. It also includes an inspection fee.

For new developments and sewer system extensions, construction and administrative paperwork must be complete prior to side sewer permit sales.

Additional information about utility system connections:

Contact:  425-556-2840

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Side Sewer Contractor Roster

The Side Sewer Contractor Roster is a list of contractors who have met specific eligibility requirements and are authorized to perform side sewer work within the Redmond sewer service area. The roster, maintained by the Development Services Center of Planning, was established to protect the City's sewer system from defective workmanship and materials by ensuring listed contractors are properly licensed and bonded (see Bond Forms).

In addition to completion and acceptance of the requisite side sewer permit application; to legally connect to any public sewer, or to construct, alter, or repair a private sewer, Redmond Municipal Code requires that a contractor must be active on the City's Side Sewer Contractor Roster.

Roster eligibility requirements include:

  • City of Redmond business license
  • State of Washington contractor registration
  • Certificate of liability insurance ($500,000 each occurrence)
  • $5,000 Side Sewer Contractor Performance and Maintenance Bond or cash surety
  • Payment of the annual roster fee

For additional information on the Side Sewer Contractor Roster, a copy of the Current Roster, or a Side Sewer Roster Application:

Contact:  425-556-2760

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Water Meter Application

All connections to the City of Redmond water system require an application for water meter installation. This application is made through the Development Services Center of the Planning Department.

Single-family, multi-family, commercial, or industrial structures and multi-family, commercial, or industrial irrigation uses must be served by at least one water meter to determine consumption. Some structures, such as single-family accessory dwelling units, restrooms or accessory facilities in public parks, individual mobile home units, and portable classrooms at school facilities do not require individual metering.

Water meter applications with complete information relevant for the property and use, including address, owner, billing information, meter size, installation requirements, and property owner signature are submitted to the Development Services Center.

Once received by the Development Services Center, water meter applications are prepared for sale. The cost of a water meter includes a general connection charge that is based on the water meter size and type of use. It also includes the installation (meter) fee based on the size of the meter and the type of installation (drop-in or full-service).

For new developments and water system extensions, construction and administrative paperwork must be complete prior to meter sales.

Additional information about utility system connections:

Contact:  425-556-2840 or 425-556-2760

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E-Track Portal Information

View latest details at Redmond.gov/E-Track

To view your active permits through the E-Track Portal, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1: 
Complete the CONTACT REGISTRATION FORM and submit to the Development Services Center.

Step 2: 
Visit http://land.redmond.gov and register yourself as a "New User."

For more information and/or questions, please contact a Permit Technician at 425-556-2473 or via email at permittech@redmond.gov