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$40.00 for businesses with a physical location in LFP. $70.00 for businesses located outside LFP and secondhand dealers, regardless of location. Payments must be made by check, cash, or cashier's check, to the City, or online via FileLocal.
$40.00 for businesses with a physical location in LFP. $80.00 for businesses located outside LFP and $70.00 for secondhand dealers, regardless of location. Payments must be made by check, cash, or cashier's check to the City, or online via FileLocal.
Contact the Planning Department.
Ordinance 1198 was passed by City Council on November 14th, 2019 so that construction is allowed between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm on weekdays, and 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Code Enforcement is responsible for Lake Forest Park City Code violations that occur on private property. Vehicles parked on the street are on the Public Right of Way and are handled by the Lake Forest Park Police Department, who can be reached at 206-364-8216.
If you suspect that you have a hazardous tree on your property, we suggest that you contact a Certified Arborist and have the tree removed before it causes any damage. If the tree is not an imminent threat (i.e. could fall down at any time), fill out the Tree Removal and Replacement Application Form and turn it in to City Hall. In the case of an imminent threat to life or property, emergency removal of dangerous trees may be undertaken prior to receiving a permit. If this is the case, you must notify the Planning Department within one working day and apply for a tree removal permit within one week. Please take photos prior to any emergency removal. For more information, contact the Planning Department at 206-368-5440, stop by the Permit Center at City Hall, or print a tree removal permit.
If you wish to remove one or more significant trees from your property, you should fill out the Tree Removal and Replacement Permit Application Form and turn it in to the Planning Department at Lake Forest Park City Hall. Significant trees are defined as any tree that has diameter** of six inches or greater. Exemptions: Dead Trees: If the tree is completely dead, you can remove it without a permit, but first please send photos of the tree to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the dead tree meets the definition of dead. If the tree is in an environmentally critical area, the stump must remain in the ground, and the City recommends leaving the bottom 12-18 feet of the tree for wildlife habitat. Trees under 6" in diameter** can be removed without a permit. as long as they are not in an environmentally critical area or tree conservation easement, and as along as they were not replacement trees for a previous permit. Read the full ordinance in the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code. *Contact the Planning Department to find out if the tree is in an environmentally critical area. **Diameter measured at 4.5 ft above grade.
Washington case law has determined that these issues are a civil matter between the neighbors involved. Though a dead or dying tree may pose a risk to property, there are no mechanisms by which the City may intervene in this case. If the tree(s) can be assessed from your property without entering your neighbor’s property, you may hire an ISA Certified Arborist to complete an assessment of the tree(s) and provide a report. This report may be useful in talking with your neighbor about the tree. You can search for an arborist on the website Treesaregood.org.
To find out if a job is available with the City, first review the job postings on the City’s Job Opportunities page. All openings at the City are posted on the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website. The City only accepts applications for those positions which are currently open and posted.
Job opportunities with the City are posted on the Job Opportunities page under Departments - Human Resources. In almost all cases, you should complete the City’s online employment application and submit it, along with a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position. If there are further forms to complete or steps you need to take, they will be described in the specific job opportunity posting. For more detailed information, see the How To Apply page under Human Resources.
You can request a mitigation or contested hearing and appear in person, by mail or on-line with a TEC hearing. Be sure to submit your request by the due date listed on the front. You may also view the video or photographs for your ticket at ViolationInfo.com and enter the PIN number provided to you on your ticket.
A camera ticket is very similar to a parking ticket:
Camera tickets DO NOT: Go on your driving record
Go to your insurance company
Camera tickets CAN: Place a hold on car registration and tabs for failure to pay.
Passport application services are offered by appointment only on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. (The passport desk is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.) Please check our web page or call 206-957-2834 for details regarding fees and documents to bring with you.
Passports are sent directly to your mailing address within 6 to 9 weeks. Please check www.travel.state.gov for the most up-to-date processing times.
Passport applications can be expedited for an additional fee. Expedited passports are received in 3 to 5 weeks. If you are leaving in less than 14 days, you will need to call the Seattle Passport Agency Office at 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment.
Yes! You can track the status of your application online by visiting Travel.State.Gov, however it may take up to 2 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status is "In Process." During these 2 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into the State Department system. Even if your passport status update says, "Not Available," your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to the State Department.
No, the Passport Agent does not need to see your social security card. However, you must know your social security number as it is required on all applications. Applicants who do not provide their social security number will experience delays in the processing, or possibly the denial, of their application. If a child applicant has never been issued a social security number, a statement to that effect must be submitted along with the application.
Yes, applicants should fill in all of the boxes on the application form. If an applicant is unsure of their parent's dates or places of birth, check your birth certificate to see if the information is listed there.
You will need to bring the expired passport and a certified copy of the birth certificate, the minor, and both parents (if under the age of 16). The minor's social security number also needs to be on the application.
Yes, social security numbers are required on all applications. Applicants who do not provide their social security number will experience delays in the processing, or possibly the denial, of their application. If a child applicant has never been issued a social security number, a statement to that effect must be submitted along with the application.
Call the U.S. Department of State toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793), or report it online. If you want to apply for a new passport, you’ll also have to fill out the paper Form DS-64 to turn in with your application. If you are traveling abroad, immediately report the loss to local police authorities and the nearest embassy or consulate.
If your most recent U.S. passport was issued less than one year ago, use form DS-5504 (Name Change Form). Include certified evidence of name change or other change in descriptive data and one new passport photo and mail it to address on form to get a new passport free of charge.
If your valid U.S. passport was issued more than one year ago, use form DS-82 (Renewal Form). Include certified evidence of name change or other change in descriptive data, one new photo and a check, and mail it to address on form.
You must submit one of the following. Your evidence must be an original or certified, physical copy. A certified copy is any document that has the seal or stamp of the official issuing authority.
You must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent. The ID must readily identify you.
You must submit documentation that lists the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child applying for a passport. The following may be used to show parental relationship:
Please note: Some documents, like a U.S. birth certificate, show both U.S. citizenship and parental relationship. These documents must be originals or certified copies (not photocopies).
All children under age 16 must apply for a passport in person with two parents or guardians using Form DS-11.
Both parents/guardians must authorize the issuance of the child’s passport. The best way to do this is for both parents/guardians to go with the child in person to apply for the passport.
What if both parents/guardians cannot appear in person?
You have sole legal authority
You must submit evidence of this with the application. Examples include:
One parent unable to appear
If one parent/guardian cannot go with the child to apply for the passport, they can give permission by completing Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent." You must submit the completed form with the child’s passport application. The parent that cannot go with the child must:
Please note: In certain countries, a DS-3053 must be notarized at a U.S. embassy or consulate and cannot be notarized by a local notary public.
You cannot locate the other parent
You must submit Form DS-5525 “Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances."
Neither parent able to appear
A third party may apply for the child’s passport with a notarized statement from both parents/guardians giving that third party permission to apply for the child.
Please Note: Written authorization from the parent that cannot appear in person must be less than three months old.
To look for open permits in Lake Forest Park click on the green Permit Portal icon. You can then choose to look for permits by clicking to search either Building or Planning (Land Use) title on the first page. You will be able to choose the criteria by which to search. Enter the street number or street name and see all permits located on that street. If you would like to see all permit applications in Lake Forest Park, enter Lake Forest Park in the 'City' field.
To apply for a permit online, you will find the option to register for an account at the top of the Online Permit System page. It is required to read and accept the general disclaimer information to continue registration. Fill in the login information and contact information. When completed, you will see a message stating you have successfully registered an account.
After registering, go back to the home page to login with your new account. To begin the permit application, chose the building option and then choose “Create an Application,” accept the disclaimer and continue the application.
Select your record type, mechanical or plumbing, and click to continue the application. Fill in the permit and owner information and choose to continue the application.
Fill out Applicant information and use the search button to fill in the licensed professional information. Save and close to continue the application. (If the contractor is new to the city, you will need to contact Lake Forest Park City Hall at 206-368-5440.)
On the next page, fill in the permit detail and continue, in the custom field for each item, enter the quantity required for your permit. Continue the application and upload any specifications or documents related to your project.
Review and verify all information entered to this point and continue. View all related fees associated with the items and quantities selected and continue.
Enter a payment method and fill in the required information to submit your payment.
The City of Lake Forest Park does not retain any credit card information entered.
View and print your receipt. You will receive your permit via email in two business days.
This Online Permit System was implemented on October 7, 2019. During the first 30 days, document delivery may be delayed. If you have not received your permit via email within 5 business days please contact Lake Forest Park City Hall at 206-368-5440.
Note: At any time during the application process, you can save your application and resume entering data at a later time.
- in the front yard or 20 feet from the front lot line and less than four feet high; or- in the back yard and less than 6 feet high.
You should also be sure of your property lines before you proceed. Check with your neighbors and be sure you are not infringing on any of their property. In addition, fences may not be placed within the sight distance triangles. Please see the Lake Forest Park Zoning Code for details.As for decks, a permit is required per the International Residential Code. Please see the Residential Deck Checklist.
Electrical systems are regulated, permitted, and inspected by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
The restrictions vary depending on the zoning regulations. View Single Family Residential Zoning Information for an initial list of restrictions, but we recommend you consult the Planning and Building Department to determine any restrictions your property may have.
The rear lot line is the line opposite and most distant from the front lot line.
The side lot lines are any other lines that are neither front nor rear lot lines.
Special requirements exist for triangular or trapezoidal lots. Contact the Planning Department for more information.