Staff, Fees & Inspections
Richard Soloski is the City's Building Official. He is responsible for plan reviews, inspections and for some types of code interpretation.
City Engineer & Public Works Director
Craig Olson supervises the activity of the Building Department. He is responsible for the review of all demolition, drainage, stormwater, right-of-way and SEPA permit applications.
Inspections of City-permitted work is provided by one of the following staff members: Richard Soloski, John Young or Craig Olson.
Inspection Request Phone Number: 425-462-1936
Permitted work requires inspections. After any other required agencies have signed off, the City's Building Inspectors will provide partial and final inspections. Always be sure to call for a Final Inspection on your project, however small it may be.
Chapter 15.04 of the Clyde Hill Municipal Code provides both applicants, and the City, with guidelines to determine the proper valuation for a building permit.
15.04.060(F) Section R108.3 IRC Amended (Building Permit Valuation). Section R108.3 of the International Residential Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
"The city council shall set plan review fees, permit fees and costs for inspections or additional plan review by resolution. The determination of value or valuation under any of the provisions of this Code shall be made by the Building Official. The value to be used in computing the building permit and building plan review fees shall be the total estimated current value of all labor, materials, contractor's overhead and profit, whether paid for or not, for the construction work for which the permit is issued, as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems, on-site storm drainage systems and improvements and any other permanent equipment. For the purposes of obtaining a plan review and setting the initial review fee, the applicant shall provide an estimate of the project's valuation on their application. If in the opinion of the building official the estimated valuation is not accurate, the building official shall adjust the valuation and any review fee difference shall be paid by or to the applicant prior to issuance of the permit. A project's final valuation shall be set by the building official, who shall develop, keep current and base their computations on a Current Valuation Table."
When you submit your permit application, you will pay a plan review fee based on your estimated project value. Before the permit is issued you must pay the plan review fee adjustment (if applicable), the building permit fee, the required state fee and any other incidental fees.