What is the process?

The process is as follows:

  1. Before a property owner installs an approach, they are required by RCW 36.75.130-150 to apply for an approach permit. The approach application is filled out and returned to the Public Works office.
  2. The property owner is also asked to flag the approach location at the point where it connects to the County Road so that no errors are made during inspection.
  3. After the approach permit application has been submitted, an inspector will be sent out to inspect the location. He/she will determine if the location has safe visibility, whether it needs a culvert or not for drainage, needs to be paved back, etc.
  4. Once approved the approach permit will be sent to the applicant. At this point the property owner is free to construct the approach according to the conditions of the approved application.

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1. What is an approach permit?
2. Who asks for an approach permit?
3. What is the process?
4. Who decides if an approach permit is to be issued?
5. How long does it take to process an approach permit?