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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Jefferson County’s Proposed 5% Technology Fee Proposal and Proposed Ordinance

On Monday, June 4, 2018 the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners scheduled a public hearing to be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington for the purpose of taking written and oral testimony regarding possible adoption of an ordinance enacting a 5% technology fee to be added to fees for permits issued by Community Development on behalf of a number of county departments.  If approved the ordinance would update the Jefferson County Code FEE APPENDIX - Community Development (Section II-100, “Other”) and Public Works (Section IV-40, Development review applications (6)) Fee Schedules. Jefferson County will be implementing a new permit database to replace the current Tidemark database, which has been in place since 1996. Implementing a 5% technology fee will pay for annual maintenance fees and technology replacement or upgrade.

The 5% technology fee proposal and the proposed ordinance are provided at the links below: