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. The Benton County Planning Department are the 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.  

APPLICATIONS

Attached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
(for an unattached ADU, please use the Conditional Use Permit application form)

$50

PDF Form


Have questions about ADU's?
Please read our
ADU Information Handout

 Child Day Care (Type A)  $120 PDF Form
   

Child Day Care (Type B)

$700

PDF Form



Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

$700

PDF Form


May require an  Environmental Checklist

Home Occupation (HO)

$100

PDF Form


Multiple Detached Dwelling (MDD)

$200

PDF Form


Mobile Home Park Permit

$1000




Temporary Dwelling (TD)


Temporary Dwelling Renewal

$100


$50

PDF Form







Planned Development

$1,000




Variance (VAR)

$700

PDF Form


Variation (VA)

$150

PDF Form


Zone Change (ZC)

$900

PDF Form


Environmental Checklist Required

Zoning Determination


PDF Form



SUBDIVISION APPLICATIONS

Boundary Line Adjustment (BLA)

$100

PDF Form



Short Plat Exemption (SHPEX)

$100

PDF Form


Lot Consolidation (LC)

$100

PDF Form


Short Plat (SHP)

$350
plus $50 per lot

PDF Form


May require an  Environmental Checklist

Short Plat Vacation (SPV)

$300

PDF Form


Subdivision - Preliminary Plat

$1,000
plus $50 per lot

PDF Form


Environmental Checklist Required

Revision to an Approved Preliminary Plat /Planned Development

$150 (minor revisions)

$350 (major revisions)

PDF Form


Subdivision - Alteration

$500

PDF Form

Subdivision - Final Plat

$250

PDF Form


Subdivision Vacation

$500

PDF Form

PERMIT APPLICATIONS
(Environmental/Shorelines/Critical Areas/Comprehensive Plan/Rural Water Suppl
y)

Environmental Checklist Review (SEPA)

$300

PDF Form


Environmental Impact Statement Review (SEPA)

$1500

Critical Area Review

$100

PDF Form


RuNewral Water Supply Program

Rural Water Supply Packet for new construction

Rural Water Supply Packet for subdivision/short plats

Water Mitigation Certification  A
Water Mitigation Certification  B
Water Mitigation Certification  C
Water Meter Purchase
Annual Program Fee





Water Meter Acquisition Form 




$663

$1,410
$2,157
Actual Cost
$180 Annually 
First year fee only is prorated as follows:
$180 January-June 
$90 July-December 



PDF Form


PDF Form











PDF Form
  Rural Water Supply Program Map

Water Mitigation Policy and Procedures
















Communication Facility (CF)

$500

PDF Form


May require an Environmental Checklist

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

$300

PDF Form


May require an Environmental Checklist

Mineral Resource Protection

$300

PDF Form


May require an Environmental Checklist

Ordinance Text Amendment (OA)

$700




Private Road Name Change

$150

PDF Form



Shoreline
Master Plan Change

$1,000

PDF Form


Environmental Checklist Required

Shoreline
Substantial Development

$300

PDF Form


Environmental Checklist Required

Shoreline Conditional Use
and/or Shoreline Variance

$800

PDF Form


May require an  Environmental Checklist

Shoreline Exemption

$100

Special Flood Hazard Development

PDF Form


May require an  Environmental Checklist

Variance to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

$700

Comprehensive Plan Amendment (not for UGA)

$1,000

PDF Form


Comprehensive Plan Amendment - UGA 
(Requires that a SEPA Review be completed either by the City or by the County)

$2,000

PDF Form


Environmental Checklist Required

Comprehensive Plan
UGA Inventory Spreadsheet & Addendum 
(to be submitted w/CPA- UGA Application)

PDF Form


Miscellaneous Fees and Applications

Benton County Comprehensive Plan w/Appendix A

$25

Benton County Comprehensive Plan w/ Appendices A-M $150      
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 Fee
$150
Half Year Fee
July –Dec 31 $75
 
     
 APPEALS
Appeal of an Administrative Decision $700       
Appeal of Planning Commission Recommendation  $700      
Appeal of EIS Adequacy (SEPA)
$700       
Appeal of Environmental Determination (SEPA)  $800      
Reconsideration of Hearings Examiner's Decision $700      




       
       
       

       
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