Fees

The Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners adopts the fee schedule for each division of the Building and Planning Department annually. Many projects will entail multiple review and permitting processes and be subject to a variety of fees. Please contact the Permit Technician for an estimate of your total fees.

**Changes to Credit/Debit Payments**

Effective January 1, 2021, a service fee will be charged on all card and eCheck transactions.

  • Credit and Debit cards will have a 3.15% service fee for each transaction
  • eChecks (once available) will have a $3 per transaction fee.

Fee Schedules for Building & Planning:

2021 Adopted Fees - Contains all Planning and Building Fees

Building Fees 2021
Planning Fees 2021
GIS Fees 2021

Building Fees Estimator  Excel spreadsheet format. For estimated cost only, actual permit fees may vary. This does not include any planning or environmental fees. 

Single Family Dwelling Cost Estimator w/Reduction  Excel spreadsheet format. For estimated cost only, actual permit fees may vary. This does not include any planning or environmental fees. 

* Please contact the Health Department’s EHU Division for current septic and water permitting fees