Per Dwelling Unit Calculation

$763,493/19,258 (2020 Pop.) = $40 per capita
2.52 persons/dwelling unit=$100 per dwelling unit

Per Industrial/Commercial Employee Calculation:

$40 per capita x .75=$30 per employee

School Mitigation Fee

The school has adopted a Capital Facilities Plan that supports the mitigation fees that they charge.  The city would be adopting this capital facilities plan by reference.  No change to the current fee is being proposed at this time. The current fees are as follows.

Sumner School District

  • Single Family: $3330.00
  • Mobile Homes: Same as above
  • Multi-Family: $1755.00 per unit
  • Zero lot line houses: Same as above

Dieringer School District

  • Single Family: $3215.00
  • Multi-Family: $830 per unit

These fees may be collected by the city from any applicant where such development activity requires final plat, PUD approval, issuance of a residential building permit or a mobile home permit, and the fee for the lot or unit has not previously been paid.

Park/Trail Mitigation Fees

Ordinance 2628 combines these previously separate fees into one fee with the following rates (starting April 4, 2018):

  • Single-family dwelling unit: $2,580.23 per dwelling unit.
  • Multifamily: $2,214.08 per dwelling unit.
  • Commercial: $1,294.76 per 1,000 square feet.
  • Industrial: $606.92 per 1,000 square feet

* Accessory Dwelling Units shall be charged 50% of the fee for a dwelling unit.
When a development does not fit clearly into the above categories, the fee will be charged based on the closest category as determined by the Director.

Contact Us

Allison Judge, Permit Specialist, 253-299-5530,

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