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HomeMy WebLinkAboutSpecial Fence Permit Page 1 of 6 | Published: 4/18/2022 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Planning Division | 1055 South Grady Way, 6th Floor | Renton, WA 98057 | 425-430-7200 | www.rentonwa.gov SPECIAL FENCE PERMIT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS Published : 4/18/2022 PURPOSE To allow a residential property owner the opportunity to request City approval of a fence in excess of 4-feet in height, but not exceeding 6-feet, in any required yard abutting a street while still ensuring that the proposed fence: • Does not detract from the quality of the residential environment by being out of scale or creating vast blank walls along public roadways; • Complements the environment it serves in an aesthetically pleasing manner; • Does not present a hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and • Is located outside the Right-of-Way on private property. ELECTRONIC FILE STANDARDS All documents MUST be submitted electronically. Specific file naming conventions for submitted plans are required to facilitate the electronic plan review process. Failure to adhere to the sample file naming format listed in the Electronic File Standards Handout may result in a request for resubmittal and/or delay the plan review process, deeming the application incomplete. APPLICATION SUBMITTAL HOURS Applications should be submitted to Planning Division staff electronically, not in person. Please email or call your assigned Project Manager to submit your application. If you have any Planning related questions you may reach out to Planning Customer Service at 425-430-7294 or planningcustomerservice@rentonwa.gov. COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIRED In order to accept your application, each of the numbered items must be submitted at the same time. If you have received a prior written waiver of a submittal item(s) during a pre -application meeting, please provide the waiver form in lieu of any submittal item not provided. TIME FRAME The Administrator will review your request for a Special Fence Permit and issue a written decision typically within a week or two from submittal. A public hearing is not required unless there is an appeal filed. FENCE INSTALLATION If the permit is approved, the applicant is responsible for installing the fence in conformance with approved plans. No work may be done prior to permit issuance. Specific Code Section(s) related to this document RMC 4-9-040 Special Fence Permit Process RMC 4-8 Permits – General and Appeals SPECIAL FENCE PERMIT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (CONT ’D ) Page 2 of 6 | Published: 4/18/2022 SOME KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER 1. City Staff or other agencies may request additional information during the review and decision-making process. 2. It is important that the applicant submit the requested material quickly to avoid delays in the process. 3. Any time spent gathering data and/or additional city review period will increase the time required to process the application. SUBMITTAL CHECKLIST All Application Materials Required Unless Waived by City Staff 1. Special Fence Permit Application Form: Please provide the attached application form. The application must have signatures of all current property owners. 2. Fees: The application must be accompanied by the required application fee (see Fee Schedule). Please call 425-430-7294 to verify the exact amount required. Checks should be made out to the City of Renton and cannot be accepted for over the total fee amount. Credit cards may also be used to pay required application fees. Fees are paid at Cashier on the 1st Floor City Hall. 3. Special Fence Permit Justification: Please provide a letter explaining your use of the measures below to comply with the purpose of the Special Fence Permit. • Permanent landscaping along the front of the fence; • Quality fence material, such as cedar fencing; • Modulation of the fence; • Similar design and material as other fences in the surrounding neighborhood; • Increased setbacks from the adjacent sidewalk; • Ornamental materials or construction treatment, such as wrought iron; • Orientation of the finished face of the fence toward the street; and, Other comparable construction or design methods 4. Neighborhood Detail Map: Please provide a map drawn at a scale of 1" = 100' or 1" = 200' (or other scale approved by the Planning Division) to be used to identify the site location on public notices and to review compatibility with surrounding land uses. The map shall identify the subject site with a much darker perimeter line than surrounding properties and include at least two cross streets in all directions showing the location of the subject site relative to property boundaries of surrounding parcels. The map shall also show: the property's lot lines, lot lines of surrounding properties, boundaries of the City of Renton (if applicable), north arrow (oriented to the top of the plan sheet), graphic scale used for the map, and City of Renton (not King County) street names for all streets shown. Please ensure all information fits on a single map sheet. 5. Site Plan: Please provide a fully-dimensioned plan sheet drawn at a scale of 1"=20' (or other scale approved by the Planning Division). We prefer the site plan be drawn on one sheet of paper unless the size of the site requires several plan sheets to be used. If you are using more than a single plan sheet, please indicate connecting points on each sheet. The Site Plan should show the following: a. Name of proposed project; b. Date, scale, and north arrow (oriented to the top of the paper/plan sheet); c. Drawing of the subject property with all property lines dimensioned and names of adjacent streets; d. Widths of all adjacent streets and alleys; e. The location of all existing public improvements including, but not limited to, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, median islands, street trees, fire hydrants, utility poles, etc., along the full property frontage; SPECIAL FENCE PERMIT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (CONT ’D ) Page 3 of 6 | Published: 4/18/2022 f. Location and dimensions of existing and proposed structures, parking and loading areas, driveways, existing trees on and abutting the site, existing or proposed fencing or retaining walls, freestanding signs, easements, refuse and recycling areas, freestanding liquid fixtures, utility junction boxes, public utility transformers, storage areas, buffer areas, open spaces, and landscaped areas; g. The location and dimensions of natural features such as streams, lakes, marshes and wetlands. Include boundaries of utility, open space, and/or critical area(s) tracts, square footage, and purpose statement of each tract. Clearly delineate the critical area and buffer boundaries within the tract and indicate a dimension for buffer width; h. Ordinary high water mark, existing and proposed, and name of water body if applicable; Note: For projects near the Cedar River, ordinary high water mark and distance to closest area of work for any project located within 200-feet of the river. 6. Elevations: Please provide at least one proposed fence elevation (side view) including the height, color and materials. See Sample Drawing, attached. RESOURCES City of Renton Forms Electronic File Standards SPECIAL FENCE PERMIT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (CONT ’D ) Page 4 of 6 | Published: 4/18/2022 SPECIAL FENCE PERMIT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (CONT ’D ) Page 5 of 6 | Published: 4/18/2022 Page 6 of 6 | Published: 4/18/2022 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Planning Division | 1055 South Grady Way, 6th Floor | Renton, WA 98057 | 425-430-7200 | www.rentonwa.gov SPECIAL FENCE PERMIT APPLICATION ALL REQURESTED ITEMS MUST BE PROVIDED IN ORDER TO PROCESS THIS APPLICATION 1. Property Address: 2. Tax Assessor Number: 3. Property Owner: Phone: Mailing Address: City/State: Zip: 4. Contact Person: Daytime Phone: Mailing Address: City/State: Zip: 5. Maximum Height of Proposed Fence: 6. Type of Material to be Used for Fence: 7. Distance from Proposed Fence to Property Line: 8. Project Value: 9. Describe Landscaping to be Installed: I, the undersigned, declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington, that to the best of my knowledge the above information is true, correct, and complete and that the applicable requirements of the City of Renton will be met. I understand that this application is valid for six months from the application date. If a permit is not issued during this time period, the application will become void. This application does not constitute a permit to work. Work is not to commence until the building permit is posted on premises where work is to be performed. Certification is hereby rendered that no work is to be done except as described, and that all work shall conform to the applicable codes. Work in public right s- of-way and/or utility easements are not authorized under this application. Applicant’s Signature: Date: