Civil Plan Review
Plan Review Process
In addition to Planning Department site plan submittals and permits, the Public Works Department requires a separate set of civil construction plans for storm sewer, water, sewer or street construction.
Up to 20 working days are required for civil plan reviews by the Public Works Department. Note on the plans that all utility construction must conform to the latest revision of the City of Kennewick Standard Specifications. The Public Works Department requires two sets of civil drawings and one set of storm calculations for review and approval.
The construction plans are to be submitted to the Utility Coordinator. The plans must be 24 inches by 36 inches and stamped by a Licensed Professional Engineer or Architect.
A utility sign off
Civil Permitting Procedure
Kennewick Survey Data
All projects will be built with current City Survey Data. Projects will use a minimum of 3 control points in close proximity to your project listed on the cover sheet of your plans.
Private Development Control Requirements
Survey GPS Control Map
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Licenses & Fees
Prior to obtaining a Public Works Department permit, the contractor will be required to have a City of Kennewick business license, a permit and maintenance bond referencing KMC 5.56 for a minimum of $2,000 (to cover $40,000 worth of work) or 5% of the project, and a certificate of liability insurance for $1 million.
Click here to view the City of Kennewick Standard Specifications
Required Plans Details
Show the following details on plans:
- Name of project
- Engineer's name, address and phone number
- Utility signature block (on first sheet)
- Existing utility locations
- North Arrow and scale of drawing (subdivisions and complicated site plans must be no smaller than 1 inch to 20 feet HRZ).
- Site location map inset for site identification
- Street names
- Signing and Striping Details
- All existing and proposed utility easements
- Lot lines to verify water and sewer to each lot
- Proposed mailbox locations - mailboxes cannot be placed on any arterial street, or streets where driveways are restricted. Boxes will typically be located internal to the subdivision, preferably adjoining tracts, parks, or unoccupied areas. Proposed mailbox locations will be subject to review and approval of the Traffic Engineer.
- Driveway size and locations, including locations of adjacent driveways and driveways across the street.
- Water service details including valves, fire lines, meter location and size
- Sewer service detail, flow direction, clean-outs and eyes into sewer mainline with sanitary sewer services. Services 6" and larger must flow into a manhole.
- Storm mains, manholes, catch basins (subdivisions)
- Fireline and details
- Lowest floor elevation on site
- Number of building stories
Show the following comments on plans:
The contractor will stamp on face of curb all utility crossings under the curb with the following code letters:
- "S" = Sanitary Sewer
- "W" = Waterlines
- "I" = Irrigation
- "C" = Conduits for Utilities
After review, if necessary, the Public Works Department will mail a letter requesting revisions and a red lined set of mark-ups to the engineer/architect and owner. The engineering/architectural firm resubmits two modified sets for a second review and approval.
- An easement is required for all existing and proposed City facilities and for joint use driveways.
- Owner must agree to maintain current grade and to keep the easement free and clear of any structures, buildings, dwellings or other obstructions (lawful fences excluded).
- If sanitary or storm sewer mains are to be installed, a plan profile is required.
- Trash enclosures required to be outside of city water or sewer easements.
The Public Works Department approves plans or makes contact by phone or e-mails the applicant as to the corrections needed (this process continues until the plans have signature approval).
Record Drawing & EasementAll projects will have an asbuilt survey done in the field to update the record drawings and provide data for easements.
Record Drawings & Easement Procedure for Private Development
Field Asbuilt Survey
A Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) will do an asbuilt survey of the new project collecting data that is required on the Survey Data Collection Sheet. This information will be provided to the Engineer and/or Developer to create the Record Drawings and Easements.
All easements required for this project will be created using the Field Asbuilt Survey Data provided by the PLS. The City will do a one-time review of the easements prior to being recorded by the County.
All projects will require a Record Drawing. By using the Field Asbuilt Survey Data provided by the PLS along with construction notes and design changes, the record drawings should show proper street names, auditor file numbers for new easements and updated information and location of features.
County Auditor's Requirements
The County Auditor's Office has special requirements for all legal documents that need to be recorded against a property. The first sheet must have a 3 inch top margin and 1 inch side and bottom margins. All other sheets of the documents must have 1 inch top, bottom, and side margins. Nothing is to be written or stamped in the margins or the auditor's office will reject the document.
A requirement of acceptance of the utilities and a condition of obtaining a certificate of occupancy, will be that record drawings be provided and that required easement documents be prepared by the owner and submitted, with a recording fee cost of $73.00 for the first page, and $1.00 for every additional page.