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County proposes permit fee hike


September 5, 2018

The Klickitat County Building Department is proposing a 2 percent annual increase, effective October 1 of each year. Other fees will increase by $5 every three years, while the fee to place a factory assembled structure, such as a manufactured home, will increase by $25 every three years.

The Building Department is largely funded by the County’s General Fund. The proposed increases will not result in a profit for the county but will aid in covering expenses of permitting and doing inspections, and the general costs of doing daily business.

The fees paid for permitting and plan review provide the services of reviewing plans for code compliance, issuing permits, and performing inspections...

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