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 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 feepayer 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 rates.

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 feepayer 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)

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.

Schedule of Transportation Impact Fees 2018 (pdf)

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

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