Title 08 Taxation and Revenue
Chapter 08.02 Fees and Charges
Article VIII. Miscellaneous Charges
Commercial Loading Zones.The fee for a permit and identifying decal authorizing a commercial vehicle to occupy a loading zone is:
one hundred dollars per year,
fifty dollars for the rest of the year when issued after June 30th,
fifteen dollars for a single occasion permit,
fifteen dollars for a transfer.
Special Loading Zones.A special loading zone is a temporary loading zone created by placement of an authorized parking meter bag. Special loading zones are reserved only for vehicles being used for the purpose for which the parking meter bag has been issued. The rates for parking meter bags, in addition to a twenty-five dollar returnable bag deposit, are:
Quarterly: Three hundred fifty dollars per bag.
Monthly: One hundred twenty-five dollars per bag.
Daily: Fifteen dollars per bag.
News Media – Annually.One thousand dollars for the first bag and five hundred dollars for each additional bag.
Charitable Nonprofit – Annually.Sixty dollars per month per bag, with a maximum of two bags.
Removal of Parking Meters.The fee charged a contractor for removal and reinstallation of a parking meter to accommodate construction work is sixty dollars.
The fee for parking in a metered space depends upon the time limit and location. The fees are indicated on the meters. The fees for parking in a metered space are:
Thirty-minute space: Sixty cents per thirty minutes.
Two-hour space: One dollar twenty cents per hour.
Four-hour space: Eighty cents per hour.
All day space: Forty cents per hour.
The coin or combinations of coins accepted by the meter will be indicated by a sign or legend for each space. Coins of denominations greater than the fee for the space may be accepted for the convenience of the motorist.
Motor Vehicle Violations.
The penalties for traffic infractions are provided by schedules adopted by court rule, or as specifically provided in Title 16A SMC or state statute.
Unless otherwise provided, the basic penalties for parking infractions are:
two hundred fifty dollars for disabled parking violations (SMC 16A.61.381);
ten dollars for parking at a meter beyond the maximum time provided for that metered space (feeding meter) (SMC 16A.61.5914);
fifteen dollars for expired meter parking (SMC 16A.61.5910);
one hundred dollars for parking at a space reserved with a parking meter bag within the entertainment parking district [Cross reference: SMC 16A.61.5903];
two hundred-fifty dollars for parking in a taxicab stand as described in SMC 16A.61.5705;
Violation of bag use: Meter bag applicants and users must limit the use of bags to the purpose for which the bag is issued. Violation of proper parking meter bag use shall result in the bag being removed from the meter, cancellation of the permit, and forfeiture of the bag deposit as provided in SMC 16A.61.5703(H). No meter bags may be issued to an applicant or user who has not paid all fees and fines or is otherwise in violation of conditions of bag use. Additional penalties will be assessed on repeat offenders within the same calendar year as follows:
Second violation: Fifty dollars.
Third violation: One hundred dollars.
Fourth and additional violations: Two hundred dollars per violation.
thirty dollars for all others.
The additional penalty for failure to respond to a notice of traffic violation or parking infraction is twenty-five dollars.
There are, in addition, penalty assessments provided by state law.
Towing and Impound.Towing, storage, and related fees and charges by registered disposers are prominently posted on the disposers' premises but are not directly regulated by the City. Some rates may be fixed by contract.
Criminal Violations.The penalties for criminal traffic violations are as provided in the state traffic code.
Accident Reports.The fee for furnishing copies of accident reports required by chapter 46.52 RCW is as fixed from time to time by the mayor as provided in SMC 8.02.011.
Junk Vehicle Affidavit.The fee for furnishing a junk vehicle affidavit (hulk slip) is ten dollars.
Motorist Information Signs.The fees for follow-through signs from the freeway to the motorist service business are:
Fifty dollars as the application processing fee.
One hundred dollars as the installation fee for each sign installed.
Actual cost for purchasing the signs from the Washington department of transportation.
Actual cost for maintenance, repairs, and replacement; and
Fifteen dollars as an assignment fee to transfer the permit to a new owner or operator.
Golf Cart Registration Decal.The fee for an annual golf cart registration decal is fifty dollars.
Scofflaw List Administrative Fee.The fee for vehicles added to the scofflaw list is twenty five dollars.
Immobilization Administrative Fee.The fee for immobilizing a vehicle is fifty dollars.
Residential Parking Passes.The fee for a residential parking permit is twenty five dollars per month.
Date Passed: Monday, May 9, 2016
Effective Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
ORD C35385 Section 1