Rate changes effective October 1, 2017

The total fee for permit approval shall be the sum of the below elements. An additional 25% shall be added to the total permit for applications outside the City limits for water system fees. (Ord. No. 1820)

Permit Base Fee:

  • Residential or commercial or industrial-$195
  • Sewer replacement-$60
  • Industrial waste dischargers (SMC 13.16.21 0B)-$400

Inspection Fee:

2 hours x Current Inspector Burdened Rate (Minimum)-$150.00
Additional inspection as warranted: # hours x Staff Burdened Rate

Plan Review Fee:

1 hour x Current Engineer Burdened Rate (Minimum)-$110.00
In-house plan review fee + # hours x Current Engineer Burdened Rate
Third-party review fees as billed to City, including City administrative costs

Burdened rate for City staff:

Associate Engineer -$110.00
Engineering Technician -$75.00

System Development Charge

per equivalent residential unit (ERU) (Ord No. 2077) – $8,205.30

single family residence = 1.0 ERU per unit
multi-family residence = 0.75 ERU per unit after 1st unit
accessory dwelling units = 0.5 ERU
retail = 1.25 ERU per 1,000 sq/ft of building
restaurant = 0.25 ERU per occupant load
assembly = 0.08 ERU per occupant load
office = 0.8 ERU per 1,000 sq/ft of building
industrial domestic = 0.1 ERU per 1,000 sq/ft of building
High cubed warehouse = 0.03 ERU per 1,000 sq/ft of building
mobile home park = 1.0 ERU per space
motel = 0.65 ERU per room
service station = 4.0 ERU
mini-mart = 6.0 ERU

Contact Us

Allison Judge, Permit Specialist, 253-299-5530, allisonj@sumnerwa.gov

To schedule inspections, please call the 24-hour inspection line at 253 299-5530.

For more information on code issues, please contact the Building Official at 253-299-5522 or rickk@sumnerwa.gov.