How Much Will it Cost?
The cost of your permit is based on several factors:
  • The size and complexity of your project
  • The process your application follows
  • The value of the work you are doing
  • Additional permits required for your project
  • How long it takes us to review your application and plans
 
See Our New Tool for Estimating Development Fees for Mixed Use/Commercial, Plat/Short Plat and Multi-Family Projects.
The estimator includes; Site Plan Entitlement, Development Engineering (CCR), Stormwater Capital Facilities, Developer Impact Fees, Building and Sub-Permits fees.

Development Fee Estimator: Use this spreadsheet to estimate the cost of your Commercial/Mixed Use project
Development Fee Estimator:Use this spreadsheet to estimate the cost of your Subdivision - PLAT/SHORT PLAT project.
Development Fee Estimator: Use this spreadsheet to estimate the cost of your Multi-Family project.

Fee Schedules: To view fee amounts visit the Fee Schedules A - Z.

Refund of Development Fees: This policy is for building and associated trade permits only (i.e. mechanical, plumbing, electrical etc). The Redmond Municipal Code, Chapter 15.08, Section 108.6 Refunds.

When Are My Permit Fees Due?


When you need to pay fees depends on the type of permit.

Development Review Permit Fees (includes: site plan entitlement, preliminary plat, short plats, etc):
Prep Process -The kick-off fee is due at time of PREP application submittal.
Prep Process - The submittal fee is due following the completion of the PREP process.
Formal Process - The initial application fee (includes one resubmittal) is due at time of application intake appointment.
Formal Process - A re-submittal fee, if required (applies if two or more departments/divisions request additional information), is due at the time of the resubmittal intake appointment.

Notes:
If two or more land use permits are necessary and neither state "in conjunction with another land use permit", then only the higher of the two fees shall apply.
Projects that begin with the PREP Process but abandon the process in order to file an application, shall pay the fees under the Formal Process. No credit shall be given for those fees paid under the PREP Process.
Development Engineering and Construction Inspection Fees (includes: coordinated civil review (CCR’s), site construction permit, clearing and grading, rough grade etc.):

Site Construction Permit
Coordinated Civil Plan Review fees are due at the time of the intake meeting.
Inspection fees are due prior to permit issuance.

Storm water Capital Facilities Charges CFC's (includes: citywide & regional)
To be paid prior to issuance of any building permit, short plat or plat approval, or other permit allowing development within the City.

Clearing, Grading and Storm water Management
Plan review fees are due at time of application submittal.
Inspection fees are due at time of permit issuance.

Impact Fees - fire, park, transportation, and school impact fees
All impact fees shall be paid prior to building permit issuance. Deferred Impact Fee Request Ordinance 2501 information can be viewed from the 2009 City ordinance page for single-family residences only.

Building Permit Fees (includes: mixed use and change of use, residential, commercial/multifamily, etc.)
Plan review fees are due at application submittal. Remaining permit fees (including adjusted plan review fees, building permit fees, the Washington State building code surcharge, and applicable impact fees) are due at time of permit issuance.

Miscellaneous Fees (includes: awning, bulkhead, wireless communication (new or addition), demolition, dock, swimming pool, rack storage, retaining wall, sign, solar panel – over the counter, stormwater vault, structure relocation and tank fees)
Plan Review fees are due at application submittal. Remaining permit fees (including adjusted plan review fees, inspection fees, the Washington State building code surcharge, and applicable impact fees) are due at time of permit issuance.

SUB-PERMITS Fees

Electrical Permit Fees
Over The Counter (OTC) - Fees are due at permit issuance.
Plan Review – Fees are due at submittal and issuance.

Mechanical Permit Fees
Over The Counter (OTC) - Fees are due at permit issuance.
Plan Review – Fees are due at submittal and issuance.

Plumbing Permit Fees
Over The Counter (OTC) - Fees are due at permit issuance.
Plan Review – Fees are due at submittal and issuance.

Water Meter Permits Fees
Fees are due at permit issuance.

Side Sewer Permit Fees
Fees are due at permit issuance.

Hydrant Use Permit Fees
Deposit only due at permit issuance.

Special Event Permit
Fee and deposit are due at time of application submittal.

Right-of-Way – Public Works Construction Engineering
Fees and bonds are due at permit issuance.

Fire fees are collected within the following permit types:
Building Permits
Plan review and inspection fees are due at application submittal.
 
Fixed Protection Systems Permit 
A non-refundable deposit of one half the permit fees shall be paid at permit submittal.
The remaining permit fee is due at permit issuance.
 
Fire Alarm System Permit
A non-refundable deposit of one half the permit fees shall be paid at permit submittal.
The remaining permit fee is due at permit issuance.
 
Fire Sprinkler System Permit
A non-refundable deposit of one half the permit fees shall be paid at permit submittal.
The remaining permit fee is due at permit issuance.

Fire Code Installation Permit
A non-refundable deposit of one-half the permit fees shall be paid at permit submittal. The remaining permit fee is due at permit issuance.

A 3% technology surcharge will be applied in addition to the listed fee as authorized by Ordinance 2090, and extended permanently by Resolution 1162 on December 3, 2002. Fees established and adopted under Resolution 1364.