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Director: Jennifer Johnson


SKAGIT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES
Effective June 1, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION


ANNUAL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT PERMITS
 
Risk Level 1 – simple menu and preparation $235.00
Risk Level 2 – includes produce prep, hot holding, cook and serve $315.00
Risk Level 3 – complex menu, complex preparation $400.00
Surcharge for High Volume (> 75 seats) or Catering (Each) $ 110.00
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
TEMPORARY AND SEASONAL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS  
Exempt from permit – application review $25.00
Temporary food service requiring plan review only (limited to list of specific foods) $50.00
Temporary food service serving high risk foods $145.00
Farmers Market or Seasonal Temporary Food Service Permit (limited to foods on the low risk) $127.00
Farmers Market or Seasonal Temporary Food Service Permit (foods not on low risk list) $ 210.00
Food Sampler/Demonstrator $50.00
Multiple Event Temporary – Low Risk – (up to 12 events/year for 3-day duration) $200.00
Multiple Event Temporary – High Risk -   (up to 12 events/year for 3-day duration $300.00
Late Fee – application submitted less than 14 days before event $50.00
Temporary food vendor operating without permit $250.00
FOOD & BEVERAGE WORKER PERMITS  
Food & beverage workers permit $10.00
Food & beverage workers permit (Reprint of active card) $ 5.00
FOOD ESTABLISHMENT REINSPECTION or CLOSURE  
Reinspection to assure correction of violations – any category $250.00
Suspension of permit ( includes office conference, plan of correction and reinspection following reopening) $700.00
SWIMMING POOL & SPA  
Risk Level 1 -- Seasonal (6 or fewer consecutive months)single pool/spa/spray park $235.00
Risk Level 2 – limited purpose, open entire year $335.00
Risk Level 3 --Open entire year (single pool, spa or spray park) permit – general use $ 400.00
Additional water feature – seasonal (6 or fewer consecutive months) $100.00
Additional water feature – open entire year $170.00
Pre-opening inspection of new swimming pool construction $300.00
Pool or spa reinspection (after a closure for major violation) $250.00
LIQUID WASTE PROGRAM FEES
Additional fee for licensee with on-site sewage system (5 or less OSS) $70.00
On-site sewage system Installer certification $200.00
Liquid Waste Pumpers’ Certification $200.00
Operations & Maintenance Specialist Certification $200.00
Late renewal of Certification (30 days past-due) $200.00
   The following fees are collected through PDS at permit application intake  
Permit design review – New System $500.00
Permit design review - Repair $300.00
Permit design review – Redesign or Renewal $200.00
Site Evaluation $285.00
Multiple Evaluations at Same Site (charged per site after first 2) $100.00
New Tank Permit $240.00
Fee to Process Waiver from 246-272A WAC $190.00
LIVING ENVIRONMENT  
Mobile Home Park, Campground , RV Park with 5- 25 OSS $140.00
Mobile Home Park, Campground, RV Park with > 25 OSS $195.00
Day or youth camp permit $235.00
Reinspection fee $250.00
SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
Fee on municipal solid waste collected in Skagit County & disposed at a public or private solid waste disposal facility or intermodal site.
Phased fee structure  

$1.00 per ton in 2018
$1.75 per ton effective June 2019
$1.80 per ton starting 2020
$1.85 per ton starting 2021
$1.90 per ton starting 2022
$2.00 per ton starting 2023

Inert Landfill annual permit $3,000.00
Limited Purpose Landfill annual permit  
Category 1 – waste only generated on site and from single source, less than 1,000 tons annually $2,000.00
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
Energy Recovery or 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 $1,000.00
Moderate risk waste fixed facility annual permit $800.00
Compaction or drop box site annual permit $400.00
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 $300.00
Category 2 – medium volume operation -- between 5,000 and 25,000 cubic yards of compost processed and/or removed from site per year $650.00
Category 3 – large volume operation -- between 25,000 and 70,000 cubic yards of compost processed and/or removed from site per year $850.00
Category 4 - Complex Composting site– complex feedstocks and/or greater than 70,000 cubic yards of
materials processed or removed from site per year
$2,000.00
Land Application Site Annual Permit  
Category 1 - Land application - less than 5,000 cubic yards of materials, restricted to yard debris, animal manures, and vegetative wastes feedstocks $300.00
Category 2 -- Land application between 5,000 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 $2,000.00
Contaminated soils, vactor waste decant, street sweepings and dredge material handling site annual permit $700.00
Solid waste piles storage or treatment (putrescible, mixed materials, and municipal solid wastes) annual permit OR greater than 10,000 cubic yards annual permit $2,000.00
Solid waste piles storage or treatment (less than 10,000 cubic yards) annual permit $800.00
Recycling and material recovery facility (less than 10,000 cubic yards processed)  $600.00
Recycling and material recovery facility (more than 10,000 cubic yards processed) $1,000.00
Waste tire storage annual permit $900.00
Septage handling and treatment site annual permit $1,000.00
Conditional solid waste permit per Chapter173-350 WAC and/or SCC 12.16 $750.00
Other solid waste annual permit not covered above $700.00
Solid waste facility reinspection fee $250.00
Junk Vehicle affidavit $50.00 each
PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSURANCE – SECURE MEDICINE RETURN  
   
PLAN REVIEW  
FOOD ESTABLISHMENT (INCLUDES ONE PRE-OPENING INSPECTION)  
Remodel or Menu Change $300.00
Change in Permit Holder or Operator   $200.00
New Construction $500.00
GENERAL
ALL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Billed at hourly rate unless otherwise specified.
Environmental Health Division Hourly Charge $95.00 per hour
Environmental Health review of Architectural/engineering (camp, school, recreational water, drinking water supply, or service requested by an owner/operator or mandated by law) First two hours $190.00
   Additional hours after two Hourly Rate
Pre-application fee for solid waste handling facilities such as transfer station, compost, land application, and contaminated soils treatment --up to 20 hours $1,750.00
   Additional hours after initial 20 Hourly Rate
Additional inspections or review required for approval of permit, compliance with regulations, or other meeting by special request.
Drug-contaminated property clean-up plan review (does not include recording fees and/or sample analysis costs)
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
Waste designation review and determination – first hour; additional hours at hourly rate
Technical Assistance, file review,  
Review of public or Individual water system information, or site inspection,  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
SEPA review, publishing and other public notices as required by law, in addition to permit application and staff hourly fees Cost of service
Recording Fees Cost of service
Laboratory sampling and analysis 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
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 or failure to contain garbage $250.00
Minor illegal dumping violation $500.00
Major illegal dumping violation $1,000.00
Poultry BMP violation $300.00
Dead animal disposal violation (per animal) $400.00
Solid Waste Code Permit Violation or other code violation not covered above $1,000.00
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
Administration Fee (non-refundable) $95.00
Violation of RCW 70.160.050 – Washington State Clean Indoor Air Act $100.00
Appeal to Skagit County Board of Health of Health Officer Decision $750.00
Variance/waiver application to permit or code requirements (first five hours) $450.00
   Additional hours over 5 Hourly Rate
Food Program variance requests only (first two hours) $130.00
   Additional hours after two Hourly Rate

ADDITIONS TO SCHEDULE OF CHARGES FOR PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSURANCE

Secure Medicine Return Fee
Initial Plan Review (first 50 hours) $4750
Annual Operating Fee (first 120 hours) $11400
Revision of Approved Plan (first 3 hours) $285
Review of Petition for Alternative Disposal (first 3 hours) $285
Civil Penalty – Violation of SCC 12.20 – first offense (may be assessed daily) $1000
Civil Penalty – Violation of SCC 12.20 – subsequent offense in twelve months (may be assessed daily) $2000
Hourly rate (if additional hours required) $95

 

VITAL RECORDS
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) $20.00
Certified copy of death (cost for each copy) $20.00
Re-issued Corrected Certified copy of death (cost for each copy) $10.00
Variance/waiver application to permit or code requirements
(first five hours)
$450.00

DEPARTMENT OTHER
NSF Check Charge $25.00
Subject to referral to collection agency, where additional fees may apply  
Late Fee – Outstanding Invoice Payment (monthly fee) $50.00
Subject to referral to collection agency, where additional fees may apply