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. 

Below is a list of available applications and informational brochures for the Planning Department. Please be aware that changes to the "fillable PDF" cannot be saved to your computer so make sure to print it before you close the application! 

Please note that our application fees have changed and are effective as of November 1, 2018.  We are in the process of updating our forms and they may still reflect the old application fee.  For information on our fees please call 509-786-5612.


LAND USE APPLICATIONS

Accessory Dwelling Unit
(Attached)
 $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

PDF Form

 

Short Plat Exemption

$100

PDF Form


Lot Consolidation  $100      

Short Plat

$350 plus $50 per lot

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

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 for minor revisions
$350 for major revisions

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Subdivision Alteration

$500

PDF Form

 

Subdivision Final Plat

$250

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Subdivision Vacation

$500

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

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 (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

$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 Permit

$300.00

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Environmental Checklist Required

Shoreline Conditional Use and/or Variance Permit

$800 each

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Shoreline Exemption  $100      
Shoreline Master Plan Change $1000      

Special Flood Hazard Development Permit

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

$2,000

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

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

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

PDF Form

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

$150.00

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 Annual License Fee



Manager/Entertainer Annual License Fee (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 Comprehensive Plan w/Appendix A
$25      
Paper Copy of the Comprehensive Plan w/Appendix A thru M $150      
Ordinance Text Amendment $700       
Mobile Home Park Permit $1000       

 

 

       
       
       

       
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