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Permit Center


Public Services Center
21719 96th ST E
Buckley, WA 98321

City of Bonney Lake
Attn: Permit Center
21719 96th ST E
Buckley, WA 98321

Phone: 253-447-4356

Inspection Line:  253-447-4357

Fax: 253-862-1116

Civil Permits

The Civil Construction Permitting process was incorporated into the Bonney Lake Municipal Code per Ordinance 1432 in 2012. BLMC Chapter 15.36 provides a process for inspection of civil construction activities to ensure an effective and functional water system, sewer system, transportation system, and stormwater and drainage system.

A Civil Improvement Permit is required for the following construction activities:

  • Grading and Filling
  • Grease Interceptors
  • Improvement Inspections
  • Preliminary Plats
  • Retaining Wall 
  • Roadway Extensions
  • Sanitary Sewer and Water Extensions Within the Right-of-Way (ROW)
  • Short Plats
  • Underground Infrastructure for Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • Utility Connection to Public System

Note from Building Fire Safety Inspector regarding Civil Plan Review. Plans shall clearly indicate the location of:

  • Existing and proposed fire hydrants.
  • Fire access lanes with a truck maneuvering diagram (access lanes shall have a minimum width of 20 feet).
  • Minimum 28 foot inside turning radius.
  • 13'6" minimum vertical clearance and a maximum 10% (grade) for review and approval.

Fire roads/lanes, fire hydrants and other fire equipment shall have an approved pavement marking and/or signage to prevent them from being obstructed.

A separate Underground Fire Line Permit may be required.  Please check with the City of Bonney Lake Development Review Engineer and the Building Fire Safety Inspector reviewing your plans.

Civil Permit Application

Civil Development Permit Submittal Packet

Civil Retaining Wall Permit Submittal Checklist

Civil Utility Connection Checklist

Pre-Construction Meeting Application