Per BLMC Chapter 8.48, every alarm user in the City of Bonney Lake must obtain an alarm permit. Alarm permits are valid for one year, and must be renewed annually. False alarm fees are $100 per false burglary alarm, and $200 per false robbery-panic alarm. For information on waivers, late fees, appeals, and other details related to false alarm fees, please view BLMC Chapter 8.48.
Residents and businesses that have a working alarm system should register their alarm system by completing the Alarm Permit Application and submitting it to the mailing address provided on the form. This form is available on the ATB Services website. ATB Services will send permit invoices to residents and businesses identified as having existing burglar alarm systems.
False Alarms: For information and tips for reducing false alarms, view the False Alarm Reduction Program information available online from ATB Services. Inquiries and questions about alarm permits and false alarms can be directed to ATB Services by visiting their website or calling (877) 356-7884 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
New alarm regulations went into effect on March 24, 2011 per Ordinance 1379. Pertinent changes include: (1) A reduction in the alarm permit fee from $35 to $24 annually with discounts available for Seniors and Disabled; and (2) False alarm fines have increased to $100 per occurrence. Alarm permits and false alarm fees will be administered by a third party, ATB Services.
Free Spay & Neuter Services Free & low-cost services are available for qualified pet owners via mobile 'spay stations' at various locations in the area. Visit www.PasadoSafeHaven.org for more information.
The City contracts with Metro Animal Services for animal control and pet licensing. Per Bonney Lake Municipal Code Chapter 6.04, "adult dog or cat" means any dog or cat over the age of six months.
Microchip Credit: $10.00 (one-time credit) BLMC 6.04.080 (D): The City of Bonney Lake has determined that the best method of identification of animals under current technology is the microchip. Microchipping can be performed by veterinarians. If an animal owner residing inside the Bonney Lake city limits shows proof that their animal has been microchipped, the owner can receive a one-time credit of up to $10.00 on an animal license. Proof of microchipping on the animal to be licensed is required at the time of licensing.
The City of Bonney Lake contracts with Metro Animal Services and does not maintain records of prior licenses; records are maintained by Metro Animal Services. If your animal has been altered (i.e., spayed or neutered), please bring proof of alteration when paying in person so we may give you the discounted fee. If you are unsure of your residency status view the
City Limits Map from our Maps Page or call the City Utilities Department at (253) 447-4317.
Animals may not run at large and must be leashed in public. See Bonney Lake Municipal Code Chapter 6.04 (Animal Regulations & Licensing) and Chapter 12.12.130 (Parks, Animals at Large) for complete regulations. Excessive repetitive barking which unreasonably disturbs the peace is prohibited by Bonney Lake Municipal Code Chapter 9.07 (Public Disturbance Noises).
If you are unsure of your residency status, view the City Limits Map on our Map Page or call the City Utilities department at (253) 447-4317.
Lake Bonney does not require a boat launch permit, but does prohibit internal combustion engines. For more information please see our Boating page. Private launches require permission from the Homeowner’s Association in charge of those launches. Go to ourNeighborhood Associations (HOA) Page to find contact information for your Homeowner’s Association.
A license to sell fireworks is mandatory in the City of Bonney Lake. The fee is $10.00 and the license is in effect only from noon on June 28th to noon on July 6th. Only fireworks stands may sell fireworks and those deemed dangerous by State Fire Marshall as per the provisions of Chapter 70.77 RCW shall be prohibited in the City entirely.
The following are required to obtain a fireworks license; send them to the attention of the Permit Coordinator:
1)Application form obtained from the State of Washington (by May each year)
2)Copy of their current Bonney Lake Business License
3)Payment in the amount of $10.00 fee and $50.00 refundable cleaning deposit
4)Copy of Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00
5)Copy of the Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau firework stand license, signed by the State Fire Marshal
6)Lease Agreement (for the site in which the stand/display will be placed)
7)Site plan for the site in which the stand/display will be placed
It is unlawful for a person to ignite, discharge, use or explode any consumer fireworks except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 3rd and on July 5th; between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4th; and between 6:00 p.m. on December 31st and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st each year.
Only "Safe and Sane" fireworks may be ignited for personal display. For information and a list of legal fireworks in Washington State, contact the State Fire Marshal at (360) 596-3913 or visit www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm.
Also, it is unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks on the property of another without permission of the owner of such property.
It is unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks in a public park unless a written permit has been obtained from the city.
It is unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks on city property that is not a park without the express written permission of the city.
Any person violating any provision of the City fireworks code is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than 90 days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than $1,000, or by both such imprisonment and fine.
The City requires sign permits per
BLMC Chapter 15.28 primarily to regulate signs of a commercial nature intended to be viewed from any vehicular public right-of-way. Not all signs require permits. For example, garage sale signs and small political signs during election periods. For explicit requirements see
BLMC Chatper 15.28 or contact one of our Permit Technicians.
Download the Sign Permit Application Form off of our Forms Page.
Special Events or Parade Permit
Any person desiring to conduct or sponsor a parade, athletic event or other special event in the City of Bonney Lake which will necessitate the use of a park, public right-of-way or street shall first obtain a special event permit from the City. Additionally, insurance and a $500 damage deposit shall be required. Complete regulations are found in BLMC Chapter 5.15.
Download the Parade or Special Events Permit Application form from our Forms Page.
Temporary Sign Permit
Temporary Sign Permits are generally for special events and transient businesses. Regulations can be found in
Download the Temporary Sign Permit Application Form off our Forms Page.