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Sound originating from temporary or periodic maintenance or repair of residential property created by powered or hand-operated equipment is permitted between 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekends.
You can view the entire Noise Ordinance in Duvall Municipal Code Chapter 6.04
Duvall is in the 45th Legislative DistrictSenator Andy Hill (R)- email - 360-786-7672Representative Roger Goodman (D) - 360-786-7878Representative Larry Springer (D) - 360-786-7822
Duvall is in the 1st Congressional DistrictCongresswoman Suzan DelBene (D) - 425-485-0085
Duvall Municipal Code Title 10, Building and Construction, Chapter 10.01 Construction Codes, requires that any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a structure. A permit is also required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by Chapter 10.01, or to cause and such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.
Permit applications include a list of submittal requirements. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to the online permitting portal to review permit requirements and submit permit applications.
You don't need an appointment to submit or pick-up a permit. Our permit applications are submitted and issued in our online permitting portal
Visit our online permitting portal and find the permit application for your project. The system will prompt you to create an account so you have access to all the features regarding your permit.
If you have questions please email email@example.com
The City of Duvall Fee Resolution can be found on the City of Duvall’s website at this link. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may pay by credit card through the online permitting portal. For cash or check payments you may pay in-person during office hours. If you would like to discuss the cost of the permit before you submit your application, as well as when payment will be required for your specific project, contact the Permit Center at 425-788-2779 or email email@example.com.
For information on mitigation fees, view the Fee Schedule or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can verify the status of your permit through your account on the online permitting portal. You may email the Permit Center at email@example.com for status updates.
To schedule an inspection for any issued permit please request through your account on the online permitting portal. You may also call the inspection line at 425-788-1160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance.
The City of Duvall does not issue Electrical Permits. Contact the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) as the agency that has the authority to issue Electrical Permits in Duvall. Contact L&I at 425-990-1400, or visit the L&I Website for more information.
If you intend to hire a contractor please review the information provided on the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website. Please read the State of Washington’s Requirements if you plan on acting as your own contractor.
After obtaining the proper permits any person may work on their own property, whether they occupy the property or not. Owners of commercial properties may use their own employees to do maintenance, repair, and alteration work on their own properties. A tenant may work on their tenant space with permission from the owner. See RCW 18.27.090 for more information.
Work on a project may not begin before the proper permits are obtained and the permit(s) and approved plans are on site.
Irrigation systems are required to have backflow protection. A plumbing permit is required to install a backflow prevention assembly.
The City of Duvall follows the Washington State Retention Schedule. Residential plans are destroyed 90 days after final occupancy. For public records, you can request them at this link.
When Will Body Worn Cameras Record Community Members
Body worn cameras will be activated on calls for service and activities including traffic stops, pursuits, investigating suspicious people and vehicles, domestic violence incidents, use of force, verbal confrontations, DUI investigations, crimes in progress, offenses involving weapons, and mental health contacts and welfare checks. The body worn cameras will begin their audio recordings 30 seconds before the cameras are activated for recording.
While there is no way to give a comprehensive answer for every scenario, here are a few policies to consider:
More specific examples include:
Do I have to Give Consent to be Recorded?
As members of the public may be aware, Washington State is a two/all-party consent state when it comes to recordings. However, Washington State law provides that recordings of an emergency nature, such as the reporting of a fire, medical emergency, crime or disaster” do not require all-party consent.
Also, all-party consent may be obtained when one party announces to all parties that communications are about to be recorded or transmitted and the announcement that the communication is about to recorded is, also, recorded.
The City of Duvall follows all the requirements of the Secretary of the State of Washington retention schedules for how videos will be stored, retained, released and deleted. Recordings shall be retained for a period consistent with the law and in no event for a period less than 60 days.
It is the City’s general understanding that if an incident is captured on a Body Worn Camera, the City must retain the recording until such time as any litigation or criminal prosecution has been resolved and the appeals process exhausted. Once the matter is resolved and there can be no further appeals, the camera footage can be destroyed.
Disclosure of Records
The City understands that community members may have serious concerns regarding the disclosure of any recordings that are legally required to be retained by the City. RCW 42.56.050 details when disclosure of body worn camera recordings are presumed to be “highly offensive to a reasonable person” and, therefore are exempt from public disclosure. Those circumstances include, but may not be limited to:
Requests for Records
A request for body worn camera records may be made by any member of the public and must: (1) specifically identify a name of a person or persons involved in the incident; (2) provide the incident or case number; (3) provide the date, time and location of the incident or incidents; or (4) identify a law enforcement officer involved in the incident.
Individual members of the public who were not directly involved in the incident (or their attorney) do not have the automatic right to unedited footage. Therefore, the Duvall Police Department may charge the individual member of the public reasonable costs for redacting the video consistent with the public records act and privacy concerns.
Others have a specifically defined right, under RCW 42.56.240(14(e) to make a public records request for unedited/unredacted body worn camera footage. Those groups are:
The information in this “Frequently Asked Questions” does not constitute the provision of legal advice and is for explanatory purposes only. If an individual member of the community has a question regarding a specific situation or application of any rule or procedure to a specific case, the City of Duvall encourages the public to seek their own legal guidance on that topic or issue.
1. Evidence in a criminal case2. Safekeeping3. Found Property
Property is released only to the legal owner and by appointment only. If your property is being held as evidence in a criminal case, approval from the Prosecuting Attorney must be given before releasing the property back to the owner. To make an appointment to pick up property, please call the Property Clerk at 425-788-1519.
A “TBD” or Transportation Benefit District is a quasi-municipal corporation and independent taxing district created for the sole purpose of acquiring, construction, improving, providing, and funding transportation improvements within the district. The boundaries of the TBD are identical with the Duvall City limits.
Implementation of a sales tax based revenue stream for a TBD of up to 0.2% requires a vote of the people (RCW 82.14.0455, RCW 36.73.040(3)(a)), which must be approved by a simple majority of voters.
No, unlike impact fees, TBD revenues do not have to be spent in a specified time frame. The governing body must develop a plan that specifies the transportation improvements to be provided or funded by the TBD.
TBD fees would be used for the purpose of financing the costs of transportation operations and maintenance related projects including pedestrian safety enhancements, crack sealing, pavement overlays and roadway reconstruction of its existing roadway infrastructure.
With the establishment of a TBD, the City could begin to replace the transportation funding that has been lost over the years, and be better able to preserve, maintain, or expand the City’s transportation infrastructure into the future.
Revenue rates, once imposed, may not be increased, unless authorized by voter approval. If project costs exceed original cost by more than 20 percent, a public hearing must be held to solicit public comment regarding how the cost change should be resolved. The TBD must issue an annual report to include the status of project costs, revenues, expenditures, and construction schedules. The TBD must be dissolved upon completion of the project(s) and the payment of any debt service.
An “Overlay”, generally speaking is the placement of 1.5 to 3 inches of asphalt over existing pavement that has been repaired and prepped. Cracks and failed areas should be removed and replace to the existing surface level prior to overlay placement.
Current market conditions place Overlay preparation and placement by a licensed contractor at » $60 / Square Yard for the project. Administrative (Engineering, construction management, etc.) costs add » 15% onto the construction costs.
Periodic, programmatic overlay applications prolong the life of the roadway surface at a significant cost savings rather than allowing the roadway to the point of full failure.