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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7605
Fax: 206.275.7726
Email: midsg@mercergov.or. . .
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Open to the public:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM on Wed


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Land Use Application Forms and Handouts

We now accept electronic submittals. Click here for information about electronically submitting Land Use applications.

Development Application Coversheet is required for all land use project applications. Please attach a coversheet in addition to any forms you submit. Click here for our current fee schedule.

Pre-Application Meeting (This form is currently being updated.  For immediate assistance, please call 206.275.7728.)  You are encouraged to participate in a pre-application meeting for your project. The pre-application meeting is intended to discuss your project while it is still in a conceptual state to help you gain knowledge regarding the permit process, regulations and how they may relate to your project.

For Building Application Forms and Handouts click here.



If you are having issues viewing or filling in the forms, please click here. If you do not have Adobe Reader, download a free version (click here to download).

Accessory Dwelling Units Accessory Dwelling Unit Application An accessory dwelling unit (ADU), sometimes referred to as a "mother-in-law apartment" is a habitable living unit added to, created within, or detached from a single-family dwelling that provides basic requirements for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation. (MICC 19.02.030)
Conditional Use Permit Conditional Use Criteria Application A Conditional Use Permit Non Commercial is for a use listed among those permitted in any given zone but authorized only after a conditional use permit has been granted.(MICC 19.15.020(G)(3) and 19.02.010(C)
Critical Areas Determination Critical Area Determination Submittal requirements and criteria for an administrative action by the code official pursuant to MICC 19.15.010(E) to allow reduction or averaging of a wetland or watercourse buffer.
Design Review Design Commission Review Process Major Exterior Construction The flow chart illustrates the permit process for Major New Construction required to be reviewed by the Design Commission.(MICC 19.11)
Design Commission Review Process for Minor Exterior Modifications  The flow chart illustrates the permit process for Minor Exterior Modifications in the Town Center (TC) required to be reviewed by the Design Commission. (MICC 19.11
Signage Review - Administrative Design Review Handout for application submittal.
Design Review Submittal Checklist  
Fence Height Deviation Fence Height Deviation Application A Fence Height Deviation is the means by which property owners may apply for approval to construct a fence higher than 42 inches, up to 72 inches, within 20 feet of a public or private street or within the front yard setback for "R" residentially zone property.(MICC 19.02.050)
Home Business Home Business Application A Home Business is an accessory use to a permitted residential use in the R-8.4, R-9.6, R-12, and R 15 zones
Impervious Surface Deviation Deviations to the Maximum Impervious Surface Requirements Application Impervious surfaces are structures and surfaces such as asphalt or concrete driveways, which substantially reduce and alter the natural infiltration characteristics of the soil. The total percentage of a lot that can be covered by impervious surface is limited by the slope of the lot for all single family developments. (MICC 19.02.020)
Site Development Worksheet Must be submitted with all new houses, additions and remodels where new living space or new impervious surface areas are added.
Lot Line Revisions Lot Line Revision Application A Lot Line Revision is an adjustment of boundary lines between existing lots which does not create any additional lots and which does not reduce the area of any existing lot to the point that it fails to meet minimum development code requirements for area and dimensions.(MICC 19.08)
Plat Improvements Plat Improvements Application A Plat Improvement of an approved preliminary plat includes grading, roadways, sewer, water, other utilities, and storm drainage improvements(MICC 19.08.040)
Rezone Rezone Application A Rezone is the means by which property owners may change the zoning of property to allow a new or different land use which conforms with the Comprehensive Plan(MICC 19.15.020(G))
Shoreline Permits Shoreline Permit Requirements All development within the Shoreline District of the City must be consistent with the policies of the Shoreline Management Act and the City's Shoreline Management Master Program.  Full provisions of this program can be found in the Mercer Island City Code (MICC), 19.07, and the Comprehensive Plan.
Shoreline Variance Application A shoreline variance is the means for granting relief from specific bulk, dimensional or performance provisions of the Shoreline Management Master Program (MICC 19.07.110 and WAC 173-27-170).
Categorical Exemption from a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Affidavit For construction and normal maintenance of a single family dwelling by the owner, lessee or contract purchaser which complies with the city's shoreline master program and Title 19 of the Mercer Island City Code. (MICC 19.07.110(B))
SEPA Checklist A SEPA Checklist is required for some shoreline permits which may have a significant impact to the shoreline. (MICC 19.07.030)
SEPA Checklist SEPA Checklist State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The purpose of this checklist is to provide information to help you and the agency identify impacts from your proposal (and to avoid impacts if possible) and to help the agency decide whether an EIS is required.  For a thorough description of how to complete a SEPA checklist, please see the SEPA Guide for Project Applications (Dept. of Ecology publication #02-06-018)
Setback Deviation Setback Deviation  A deviation from yard setbacks may be granted by the Code Official on any lot with a critical area that makes it impractical to locate a building pad on the lot except by intruding into required yards. A deviation may be applied to single lots, subdivisions and lot line revisions.
Subdivisions Short Plat Application Submittal requirements for preliminary approval of a short subdivision. (MICC 19.08)
Short Plat Final Approval Handout on final plat approval for a short plat or lot line revision.(MICC 19.08)
Final Plat Approval of Formal Subdivision After approval of a formal/long subdivision's preliminary plat by the City Council, the Final Plat is the means by which the City approves the final plan for division of land into five or more lots, or the land to be divided is 4 acres or more.(MICC 19.08.050)
Plat Alteration and Vacation The purpose of the application is to alter, amend, change, or correct a previously filed or recorded map, plat, or plan (such as a lot line revision, short subdivision, or long subdivision). (MICC 19.08.010.G)
Temporary Signs Temporary Signs in Mercer Island Business Areas  This handout provides a summary of temporary sign regulations for Mercer Island commercial areas.
Variance Variance/General  A variance is a modification of standard Development Code provisions based on special circumstances and complying with the city's variance criteria.(MICC 19.15.020(G)(4)
Wireless Facilities Wireless Facility Checklist A checklist for design review of wireless communication facilities.


Land Use Decisions

Appeals Appeal Form Form to be completed to appeal a Buidling, Land Use or Right-of-Way decision.
Code Amendments Code Amendment Application Application and handout for Title 19 of the Mercer Island City Code ( Unified Land Development Code) Amendments.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application Application and handout for Comprehensive Plan Amendments - includes SEPA checklist(MICC 19.15.020(G))
Zoning Map Zoning Map A zoning map of Mercer Island.


 

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