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.  

ZONING APPLICATIONS

Appeal of an Administrative Decision 

$700 

 

Fillable PDF 

 

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

$50

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

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

Child Day Care (Type B)

 $700 

PDF Form  

Fillable PDF  

 

Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

$700

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Home Occupation (HO)

$100

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Multiple Detached Dwelling (MDD)

$200

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Mobile Home Park Permit

$1000

 

 

 

Temporary Dwelling (TD)


Temporary Dwelling Renewal

$100



$50

PDF Form



No form needed

Fillable PDF



No form needed

Planned Development

$1,000 

 

 

 

Reconsideration of the Hearing Examiner Decision

$700

 

 

 

Variance (VA)

$700

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Variation (VAR)

$150

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Zone Change

$900 

PDF Form 

Fillable PDF 

Environmental Checklist Required 

Zoning Determination

 

PDF Form 

Fillable PDF 


 

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

 

 

 

SUBDIVISION APPLICATIONS

Appeal of Planning Commission Recommendation

$700

 

 

 

Boundary Line Adjustment (BLA)

$100

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

 

Short Plat Exemption (SHPEX)

$100

Lot Consolidation (LC)

$100

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

Short Plat (SHP)

$350 
plus $50 per lot

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

Short Plat Vacation (SPV)

$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

PERMIT APPLICATIONS
 (Environmental/Shorelines/Critical Areas/Comprehensive Plan)

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

Child Day Care Type A

$120

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

 

Communication Facility
(CF)

$500

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

May require an Environmental Checklist

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

Ordinance Text Amendment

$700

 

 

 

Private Road Name Change

$150

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

 

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 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

Environmental Checklist Required

Comprehensive Plan
UGA Inventory Spreadsheet & Addendum

(to be submitted w/CPA- UGA Application)

PDF Form

Fillable PDF

MISC. FEES AND CHARGES

Paper copy of the Benton County Comprehensive Plan with Appendix A

$25

Paper copy of the Benton County Comprehensive Plan with Appendices A-M

$150



       
       
       

       
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