Public Health

Director: Jennifer Johnson

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION

FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS

School cafeteria permit $200.00
Satellite or Seasonal school cafeteria permit $100.00
Preschool $100.00
Small food establishment permit (0- 75 seats)
Category I (RTE – no cooking, assembly or produce washing) $175.00
Category II (cooking, hot holding, simple assembly) $200.00
Category III (complex prep) $275.00
Large food establishment permit (76 - 150 seats ) $325.00
Extra-large food establishment permit (151+ seats ). $350.00
Bed & breakfast permit $100.00
Canteen Truck $150.00
Catering permit (requires approved commissary) $200.00
Commissary kitchen permit $ 75.00
Cocktail lounge permit (only with another SCHD food permit) $ 50.00
Demonstration Kitchen $150.00
Food Cart (limited menu) $150.00
Meat or Seafood Market $175.00
Multiple Event Permit $150.00
Packaged food permit $100.00
Supermarket permit (4 or more cash registers). $200.00
Reduced Oxygen packaging facility permit (unlimited operation) $260.00
Reduced Oxygen packaging facility permit (repackaging USDA approved products only) $150.00
Mobile food service permit (requires approved commissary) $225.00

Pro-rated permit fees for managers adding new licenses are calculated by multiplying the fee to be added by the quarters of the year remaining until expiration of the initial permit

Prorated fee

Food establishment permit for managers opening prior to obtaining a permit

Double permit fee
TEMPORARY AND SEASONAL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
Temporary food service requiring plan review only (limited to list of specific foods) $50.00
Temporary food service serving high risk foods $135.00
Temporary food service moving location within one event (each additional location) permit fee
Temporary food service requiring water review (not Group A system) Add’l $ 35.00
Farmers Market or Seasonal Temporary Food Service Permit (low risk) (may require commissary) $125.00
Farmers Market or Seasonal Temporary Food Service Permit (high risk) (may require commissary $200.00
Multiple Farmers Markets (max 3 locations -low risk foods) $200.00
Multiple Farmers Markets (max 3 locations - high risk foods) $300.00
Low-risk Temporary food service for up to four events – same menu $150.00
Food Sampler/Demonstrator $35.00
Single, Coordinated Temporary Event with one person-in-charge for up to 6 participants - Coordinator Fee (Umbrella Permit) $200.00
Late fee - application submitted 10 or more days before event no charge
Late Fee – application submitted less than 10 days before event $50.00
Temporary food permit for operators obtaining permit the same day as starting food service or operating without permit

Up to $250.00 (violation of 12.36)

FOOD & BEVERAGE WORKER PERMITS
Food & beverage workers permit $10.00
Food & beverage workers permit (Reprint of active card) $ 5.00
FOOD ESTABLISHMENT REINSPECTION
1st reinspection within 12 months $200.00
2nd reinspection within 12 months $300.00
3rd reinspection within 12 months $500.00
Suspension of permit or more than third reinspection in a calendar year( includes office conference, plan of correction and reinspection following reopening) $700.00
Compliance check fee $75.00
TEMPORARY FOOD REINSPECTION FEES
1st reinspection Equal to permit fee
2nd reinspection (same event) Double the permit fee
SWIMMING POOL & SPA
Open entire year (single pool or spa) permit $350.00
Open entire year (each additional pool or spa) permit $170.00
Open entire year (maximum fee for 4 or more pools/spa) permit $600.00
Seasonal (6 or fewer consecutive months)[single pool/spa) permit $170.00
Seasonal (each additional pool or spa) permit $100.00
Bed and breakfast pool or spa permit $100.00
Spray pool $100.00
Pool or spa compliance check (non-major violation) $150.00
Pool or spa reinspection (after a closure for major violation) $300.00
LIQUID WASTE PROGRAM FEES
Additional fee for licensee with on-site sewage system (5 or less OSS) $70.00
Additional fee for licensee with multiple on-site sewage systems Base fee plus $50 per 20 OSS up to $200.00
Additional fee if OSS evaluation not complete within 30 days of permit expiration date (may be assessed more than once at 30 day intervals) $75.00
On site sewage system installer certification $150.00
Liquid Waste Pumpers’ Certification $150.00
Operations & Maintenance Specialist Certification $150.00
Late renewal (30 days past-due) $150.00
Electronic entry of OSS operations & maintenance or pumping report $1.00 per report
Dye-testing by Health Department Staff (subject to Health Officer Determination) $500.00
LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Day or youth camp permit $200.00
Reinspection fee $150.00
WATER PROGRAM FEES - All water program fees are subject to additional hourly charges.
Well site inspection (public system) $400.00
Group A water system sanitary survey $750.00
Group A community water system evaluation (building permit) $150.00
Group A non-community water system evaluation (building permit) $350.00
Group A water system evaluation (land division or land-use project) $400.00
Environmental Health review of Water System Plan per CWSP (first 5 hours) $300.00
Residential two-connection approval packet $450.00
Group B water system evaluation
Building permit $350.00
Land Division $400.00
Group B loan letter -- file review only no field visit $150.00
Group B sanitary survey or loan letter with field visit $350.00
One year extension of water approval for building permits (no changes) $100.00
Group B annual operating permit $100.00
Individual well site review
Paperwork review only $150.00
Review with field visit $300.00
Individual water supply evaluation (alternative system) $450.00I
Individual water supply evaluation (rainwater catchment) $450.00
Additional fee for licensee with an on-site water supply $70.00
SOLID & hazardous WASTE PROGRAM
Fee on municipal solid waste collected in Skagit County & disposed at a public or private solid waste disposal facility. $1.00 per ton
Fee on yardage deposited at private disposal site $ .40 per yard
Inert Landfill annual permit $2,000.00
Limited Purpose Landfill annual permit
Category 1 – waste only generated on site and from single source, less than 1,000 tons annually $1,000.00
Category 2 – waste from off site and/or greater than 1,000 tons annually $5,000.00
Municipal Waste Landfill annual permit $6,000.00
Incinerator annual permit $5,000.00
Post closure municipal solid waste landfill annual permit (per WAC 173-304) $1,000.00
Active methane gas extraction system permit $2,000.00
Moderate risk waste fixed facility annual permit $800.00
Compaction site annual permit $350.00
Drop box facility annual permit $350.00
Transfer station annual permit $2,000.00
Composting site annual permit
Category 1 -- small volume operation -- up to 5,000 cubic yards of compost processed and/or removed from site per year $250.00
Category 2 – medium volume operation -- between 5,000 and 70,000 cubic yards of compost processed and/or removed from site per year $600.00
Category 3 – large volume operation -- between 25,000 and 70,000 cubic yards of compost processed and/or removed from site per year $800.00
Category 4 - Complex Composting site– complex feedstocks and/or greater than 70,000 cubic yards of materials processed or removed from site per year $1,500.00
Land Application Site Annual Permit
Category 1 - Land application - less than 4,000 cubic yards of materials, restricted to yard debris, animal manures, and vegetative wastes feedstocks $250.00
Category 2 -- Land application between 4,000 cubic yards and 15,000 cubic yards, restricted to yard debris, animal manures and vegetative waste feedstocks $700.00
Category 3 - Land application – greater than 15,000 cubic yards and/or including complex feedstocks annual permit $1,500.00
Contaminated soils and dredge material treatment site annual permit $700.00
Vactor waste decant and street sweepings handling site annual permit $500.00
Solid waste piles storage or treatment (putrescible, mixed materials, and municipal solid wastes) annual permit $2,000.00
Solid waste piles storage or treatment (less than 10,000 cubic yards) annual permit $800.00
Waste tire storage annual permit $800.00
Septage handling and treatment site annual permit $700.00
Conditional solid waste permit per WAC 173-350 and SCC 12.16 $750.00
Other solid waste annual permit not covered above $700.00
Solid waste facility reinspection fee (1st in 12 month period $150.00
Solid waste facility reinspection fee (2nd in 12 month period) $250.00
Solid waste facility reinspection fee (3rd and subsequent in 12 month period) $500.00
Junk Vehicle affidavit $50.00 each
Solid waste permit deferral request from WAC 173-350 $350.00

PLAN REVIEW
FOOD ESTABLISHMENT (INCLUDES ONE PRE-OPENING INSPECTION)
Simple menu new construction or remodel (Category I facility) $300.00
All food service facilities re-opening after closure of 6 months or more, or minimal remodel to kitchen, or significant menu changes $200.00
Complex menu (e.g. restaurant, supermarket, mobile) new construction or remodel $500.00
Review for each additional permit within a complex facility (e.g. supermarket plus deli) $50.00 per permit
Review of facility with individual water Additional $50.00
Review of facility with on-site sewage system Additional $50.00
GENERAL
Environmental Health review of Architectural/engineering (camp, school, recreational water, drinking water supply, or service requested by an owner/operator or mandated by law)
Minimum 2 hours Hourly Rate
SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
Pre-application fee for privately sponsored solid waste handling facilities such as transfer station, compost, land application, and contaminated soils treatment --up to 20 hours $1,000.00
Additional hours after initial 20 Hourly Rate
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION HOURLY CHARGES $80/hour
ALL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Additional inspections required for approval of permit, compliance with regulations, or other meeting by special request.
SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE
Contaminated property (illegal drug lab) clean-up plan review
Solid waste handling and disposal sites and septage handling and treatment sites including review of reports, applications, and engineering drawings
Inspections and report review of conditionally exempt solid waste sites
Routine surveillance of biosolids use site
General biosolids program (site application review, complaint investigation charged to applicant)
Routine surveillance at septage handling and treatment sites and sludge disposal sites
General septage and sludge program (apportioned among Skagit County permit holders)
DRINKING WATER
Private water supply report (problem system)-
Public notification of Maximum Contaminant Level exceedence
Land use planning review
Hydrogeologist review
Review of public or Individual water system documents not covered by other charges
MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Delinquent permit renewal 30 days overdue (monthly charge) $50.00
Delinquent fine or other fee 30 days overdue (monthly charge) $50.00
NSF check charge (Subject to collection agency referral, where additional fees may apply) $25.00
Charge for copying a document (per sheet) $00.15
Copy of Group B Water Pamphlet $5.00
SEPA review, publishing and other public notices as required by law, in addition to permit application and staff hourly fees cost of service


CIVIL PENALTIES & FINES (FINES MAY BE ASSESSED DAILY)
FOOD
Violation of SCC 12.36, Food Establishments $250.00
LIQUID WASTE
Violation of SCC 12.05, On-Site Sewage Code $250.00
Failure to complete operations and maintenance inspection $75.00
Failing on-site sewage disposal system $250.00
Other violations $250.00
Liquid waste/sewage violation involving properties served by municipal sewer system or a sewer district; fine can be applied daily $250.00
SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
Littering fine (1st offense) $100.00
Littering fine (2nd offense within twelve calendar months) $200.00
Minor illegal dumping violation (1st offense) $500.00
Minor illegal dumping violation (subsequent offense) $1,000.00
Major illegal dumping violation (1st offense) $1,000.00
Major illegal dumping violation (subsequent offense) $2,000.00
Septage handling and disposal or/sludge disposal site violation $500.00
Poultry BMP violation (each day a separate offense) $250.00
Failure to control garbage (first offense) $200.00
Failure to control garbage (second offense within twelve months) $400.00
Dead animal disposal violation $400.00
Solid Waste Code Permit Violation or other violation not covered above (1st violation) $1,000.00
Solid Waste Code Permit Violation or other violation not covered above (subsequent violation within twelve months) $2,000.00
Site clean-up ordered by Health Officer Cost of clean up
DRINKING WATER
Public water system violation (where Skagit County has contractual responsibility – each day a separate violation) $250.00
OTHER
Violation of RCW 70.160.050 – Washington State Clean Indoor Air Act $100.00
APPEALS/VARIANCES/WAIVERS
Appeal to Skagit County Health Officer of Civil Penalty/Fine Assessment (non-refundable) Half of penalty or fine up to$500.00
Appeal to Skagit County Board of Health of Health Officer Decision $750.00
Variance, deferral or waiver requests
Initial application $250.00
Additional hours over 5 spent on variance/waiver requests Hourly Rate
Food Program only $100.00


VITAL RECORDS DIVISION

Sliding Fee Scale Does Not Apply.
Fees set according to RCW 70.58.107. Once issued, certificates are not refundable.

Certified copy of birth (cost for each copy) $20
Certified copy of death (cost for each copy) $20
DEPARTMENT OTHER

Sliding Fee Scale Does Not Apply

Copying, per page charge (see RCW 42.56.070); Shipping and mailing charged at cost. $00.15
NSF Check Charge $25
Subject to referral to collection agency, where additional fees may apply
Late Fee – Outstanding Invoice Payment (monthly fee) $35
Subject to referral to collection agency, where additional fees may apply