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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Annual Fee Changes Coming in 2022

2022 Fee Changes

This is your early reminder that annual fee adjustments will go into effect in 2022. The good news is you can avoid the increases if you apply and pay fees before the effective dates.

We anticipate a rush of applications before the fee changes take effect, so now is the time to submit your application. Please note, you will be vested for the 2021 fees only at the time of payment, not application submittal.

Fee changes effective on January 1, 2022:

Apply and pay fees by December 31, 2021 to avoid fee increases.

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Fees - 2022-2023 Fee Schedule

  • Most on-site sewage and drinking water program fees will increase.

Fees changes effective on February 1, 2022:

Apply and pay fees by January 31, 2022 to avoid fee increases.

School Impact Fees - Ordinance 2021-111

  • School impact fees will increase by up to $310 for single family-dwellings and by up to $165 for multi-family dwelling units consistent with the Construction Cost Index (CCI), for most of the school districts in unincorporated Pierce County.

Park Impact Fees - Ordinance 2021-112

  • Park impact fees will increase by $514 consistent with the Construction Cost Index (CCI) and Building Cost Index in unincorporated Pierce County. This fee change also incorporates a revaluation required by code three years after adoption (and every five years thereafter).

Traffic Impact Fees

  • The base rate for traffic impact fees will increase by 7.8 percent. The administrative fee is calculated separately. View a fact sheet and the 2022 fee schedule at

Building Permit Fees

  • Commercial and residential building permit fees will increase by 1% in 2022

Development Center Processing Fees - Ordinance 2021-113s (Exhibit A)

  • Fee schedule changes resulted in minor increases and decreases in permit fees throughout Planning & Public Works.

Sewer Connection Charges

  • Sewer connection charges will also be updated on February 1. We will send a third notice when Annual CPI Rates for 2021 have been published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 12.

If you need assistance with your online application or payment, please send a message to Ask the Development Center.

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