Applications and Fees

Per RCW 36.70B.220 each county and city having populations of ten thousand or more that plan under RCW 36.70A.040 shall designate permit assistance staff whose function is to assist permit applicants. Clark A. Posey has been designated as permit assistance staff for Benton County. For copies of documents that are not online please contact the Planning Department at (509) 786-5612.

RCW 36.70B.220 also requires the County to make available a list of all current local government regulations and adopted policies that apply to the subject application and provide copies upon request. That information can be found on our Codes, Plans and Policies page. 

We are in the process of updating our forms due to changes to the Benton County Code and our fees.  All fees listed here are effective as of November 1, 2018.

If you need an application that is not online, please call our office at (509) 786-5612 or email us at planning.department@co.benton.wa.us. At this time, we expect to have all of our applications back online in January, 2019. 

 

LAND USE APPLICATIONS

Attached Accessory Dwelling Unit  (ADU)
(for unattached ADU's, use a Conditional Use Permit application)

$50




Communication Facility

$500

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Conditional Use Permit

$700

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Multiple Detached Dwelling

$200

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Temporary Dwelling

$100

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Temporary Dwelling Renewal

$50




Variance

$700

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Variation

$150

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

LAND USE APPLICATIONS: SUBDIVISIONS

Boundary Line Adjustment

$100


Short Plat Exemption

$100


Lot Consolidation

$100




Short Plat

$350
plus $50 per lot



May require an Environmental Checklist

Short Plat Appeal

$700




Short Plat Vacation

$300

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Subdivision Preliminary Plat

$1,000
plus $50 per lot

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Environmental Checklist Required

Revision to an Approved Preliminary Plat /Planned Development

$150 (minor revisions)
$350 (major revisions)

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Subdivision Alteration

$500

PDF Form

Subdivision Final Plat

$250

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Subdivision Vacation

$500

PDF Form

 

Planned Development

$1000



 

ZONING APPLICATIONS

Zone Change

$900

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Environmental Checklist Required

Zoning Determination

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

ENVIRONMENTAL/SHORELINES/CRITICAL AREAS APPLICATIONS

Environmental Checklist Review (SEPA)

$300

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Appeal of EIS Adequacy (SEPA)

$700




Appeal of Environmental Determination (SEPA)

$800




Environmental Impact Statement Review (SEPA)

$1500




Critical Area Review

$100

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Non-Commercial Mineral Extraction
(for commercial mineral extraction, use a Conditional use Permit application)

$300

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Mineral Resource Protection

$300

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Shoreline Master Plan Change

$1,000

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Environmental Checklist Required

Shoreline Substantial Development 

$300

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Environmental Checklist Required

Shoreline Conditional Use and/or Variance 

$800

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Shoreline Exemption

$100




Shoreline Master Plan Change

$1000




Special Flood Hazard Development 

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Variance to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

$700



 

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Comprehensive Plan Amendment (not for Urban Growth Areas)

$1,000

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Comprehensive Plan UGA Amendment

Requires that a SEPA Review be completed either by the City or by the County

$2,000

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Comprehensive Plan
UGA Inventory Spreadsheet & Addendum

(to be submitted w/CPA- UGA Application)

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

GENERAL APPLICATIONS

Appeal of an Administrative Decision

$700


Fillable PDF

Appeal of Planning Commission Recommendation

$700




Boundary Review Board Notice of Intention

$50

PDF Form

Child Day Care Type A

$120

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Child Day Care Type B

$700

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Home Occupation

$100

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Private Road Name Change

$150

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Planning Commission & Boundary Review Board Member Application

N/A

PDF Form

Reconsideration of the Hearing Examiner Decision

$700




Adult Use (Entertainment)
Business Establishment
License



Manager/Entertainer Annual License
(Required for Each Individual)

Full Year Fee 
$1500
Half Year Fee
July –Dec 31 $750


Full Year Fees 
$150
Half Year Fee
July –Dec 31 $75


Paper copy of the Benton County Comprehensive Plan w/Appendix A

$25




Paper copy of the Benton County Comprehensive Plan w/Appendix A thru M

$150




Ordinance Text Amendment

$700




Mobile Home Park Permit

$1000



 


 

 

       
       
       

       
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