Are permit fees refundable?

Applicants may apply for refunds when an application or permit is withdrawn or canceled prior to commencing of any review or inspection process. The Building Official shall determine whether a refund is appropriate. Refunds shall be based on the following:

  1. Refunds shall be requested in writing, on company letterhead (if applicable), by the original applicant and must include the permit number and the date of the initial permit application.
  2. Refunds shall only be issued to the company or person who made the original payment.
  3. 100% of any fee erroneously paid or collected shall be refunded, regardless of amount.
  4. Permit applications requiring Plan Review that are withdrawn or cancelled before any Plan Review is done may have not more than 80% of the Plan Review Fee refunded.
  5. Permits that have been issued may have not more than 80% of the Permit Fee refunded if withdrawn or cancelled before any work on the project has been done. Note that no portion of the Plan Review fee shall be refunded on Permits that have been issued.
  6. No portion of the Washington State Building Code Fee shall be refunded.
  7. Permit Applications or Permits that are expired shall not be refunded.

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1. Is a permit required for a detached storage / play shed?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. All I am adding is an interior non-bearing wall. Do I need a permit?
4. Are permit fees refundable?
5. Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit?
6. May I start work before my permit is issued?
7. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
8. What is a Demolition Permit used for?
9. How long will it take to get a permit?