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Washington State Updates Construction Stormwater Permit  - NEW (12/1/2010)

Development Permit Process

Development Security Procedures (PRINT) [PDF]


Upon APPROVAL by Community Development and Public Works, a Development, whether Residential or Commercial, is required to provide the following prior to the issuance of a permit for the commencement of construction:

  1. Security Information Datasheet
  2. Right of Way & Site Restoration Securities Quantity Worksheet [xls]
    Performance Securities Quantity Worksheet
  3. Bond Agreement; or the Assignment of Bank Account, both requiring signatures and notarizations.
  4. The Cash Deposit to cover inspection and administrative costs as determined by the Security Quantities Worksheet.
  5. Right of Entry document, including legal description of property, all required signatures.
  6. A Certificate of Insurance from the Contractor, naming the City of Maple Valley as Additional Insured, plus endorsement.
  7. Contractors Business License
  8. Schedule a Pre-Construction Meeting with the Public Works Inspector and Development Engineer. To schedule, call (425) 413-8800 ext.645

RESULT - Issuance of Development Permit.


PRIOR to City Council Approval of the Final Plat, the following is required:

  1. Completion of all punch list items compiled from Final Inspection.
  2. Final Plans on Mylar with CAD files on CD. For:
    1. Residential - Two(2) set of Plat Mylars, signed ,notarized and recorded.
    2. Commercial - As-Built Civil Drawings
    3. Commercial - AsBuilt Technical Information Report (TIR) in PDF Format
  3. All fees and charges PAID IN FULL.
  4. Utility Installation Acceptance Letters from:
    • Fire Marshal
    • Water District
    • Sewer District
    • Landline Telephone Provider
    • Gas/Electric Provider
    • Cable Services
  5. Easements, Deeds and/or Other Documents Completed and Recorded
  6. Washington State Department of Transportation Project Acceptance Letter [if required]
  7. Performance Security with Cash Deposit.
    Typically items bonded by performance security:
    • Final lift of Class B Asphalt Concrete.
    • Raising of Street Iron (ie: Manhole, Catch Basin, Water Valve, Monument, Etc. Lids).
    • Installation of Monuments.
    • And/Or any other agreed upon unfinished items.
  8. Landscape Security and/or Cash Deposit Established, if applicable, typically for the following items:
    • Off-Site
    • Street Trees / Landscape Strip / Islands
    • Ponds
    • And/Or any other agreed upon unfinished items.

RESULT - Release of Right of Way and Site Restoration Security.


At the Conclusion and Acceptance of ALL Construction Items, the following is required:

  1. One Year Landscape Maintenance Agreement and Cash Deposit Established, if applicable, typically for the following items:
    • Off-Site
    • Street Trees / Landscape Strip / Islands
    • Ponds
    • And/Or any other agreed upon unfinished items.

NOTE: During the first year of the Two-Year Maintenance Security, ALL landscaping MUST be actively maintained by a Licensed Landscape Maintenance Company, per this agreement. At the conclusion of this active landscape maintenance period, the landscaping is still the developers responsibilty until the release of the 2-Year Maintenance Security.

  1. Two-year Maintenance Bond & Cash Deposit Established.
  2. Final As-Built version of Technical Information Report (TIR) in PDF Format.
  3. One Set of As-Built Civil Drawings, on Mylar and on CD in a DWG or DXF format.

RESULT - Release of Performance Securities.


Approximately two (2) months prior to the end of the Two-Year Maintenance period, the following is required:

  1. A final acceptance inspection checklist is compiled.
  2. Any Items requiring repair or replacement must be completed.

Upon successful completion of the Two-Year Maintenance period, the Security is released and the Public Improvements become the responsibility of the City.

RESULT - Successful Completion of Development Project.

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