A Civil Construction Review shall be required for all proposals that require construction or modification of streets, sidewalks, storm drainage, utilities, or any other surface or subsurface improvements that may be required.
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A Clearing and Grading permit for clearing, grading and/or stormwater management activities that exceed any of the following thresholds: Clearing of 7,000 square feet of land area or more, earthwork of 50 cubic yards or more, removal of 11 or more significant trees, any clearing or grading within a critical area or buffer of a critical area, any change in existing grade by four feet or more, any work within a public easement, City-owned tract or City right-of-way, add 2,000 square feet of impervious area or more, any construction of drainage facilities to be owned by the City, any construction of private storm pipes of 12-inch diameter or larger.
Deviation requests are required for any proposed improvements that do not meet City standards. The request should be in writing and include the design standard, a description of the proposed deviation, and the reason the City should consider granting a deviation. The City’s Technical Committee (consisting of the Planning Director, Public Works Director, and others) makes the decision to grant a design deviation.
Review of final construction plans begins after Land Use approval conditions are issued. Each City review cycle is 28 days. If the plan set submitted is complete and addresses all conditions of approval, and any comments are addressed in a timely manner plans can typically be approved for construction in approximately 4 months. Time may be shorter for a very simple project, or longer if there are significant issues to be resolved, or delays in resubmittal of the plans or extensive review comments due to plan submittals that are incomplete or not in compliance with City codes and design requirements.
The required size for a dual purpose (domestic and fire sprinkler) meter is dependent upon evaluation of both the fire sprinkler system and the domestic supply demand. The Redmond Fire Department provides the oversight and review of residential fire sprinkler systems. A licensed fire sprinkler designer must design the system to meet the water demand for its required fire sprinkler system.
A charge shall be paid by all persons requesting a modification to their water service including adjustments of height, relocation, abandonment or other modifications. The charge shall be set by the City Engineer or designated representative in an amount to cover the City’s full cost for constructing such modification.
Type "A" permits allow a one-inch or smaller connection to the hydrant for short-term construction, demolition or landscape activities. Meters are not issued with type "A" permits. Type "A" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee and a flat daily fee, based on rates outlined in the fee schedule linked below. Applicants must make use of their own backflow prevention device and submit approved testing results of their device.
Type "B" permits allow a valve connection to the hydrant to fill water trucks or tanks. This water may be used for construction, street or parking lot cleaning, landscape spraying or other similar uses. Type "B" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee and a flat daily fee, based on the rates outlined in the fee schedule linked below. NOTE: All trucks and tanks must be inspected and have an air gap at the filling point or must meet backflow prevention requirements before permits are valid.
Type "C" permits allow a metered connection to the hydrant. Type "C" permits are for use with hose or piping larger than one inch and/or any other uses not classified as type "A" or "B". Type C Fire Hydrant Meter Assembly Example. After the paperwork is completed for the type "C" permit, the hydrant meter must be picked up from the City's Maintenance Operations Center. Applicants must make use of their own backflow prevention device and submit approved testing results of their device. Type "C" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee, a flat daily fee, and a commodity charge based on water usage reported, according to the rates outlined in the fee schedule linked below. The permit holder is required to report a monthly meter reading to the Development Services Center for invoicing purposes. NOTE: Type "C" permits are contingent on meter availability.
It is your responsibility to provide written notification of cancellation via email, including the date the meter was returned to the Maintenance and Operations Center and the final meter reading. Email Development Engineering once complete.
Certain construction projects need to apply for coverage under the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSWGP) administered by the Department of Ecology. It is the applicant’s responsibility to determine when this coverage is required. Please see Ecology’s CSWGP webpage for instructions on applying for coverage