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, water, sewer, and/or street construction.
Up to 15 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 one full size (24" x 36") PDF set of civil drawings and one PDF set of storm calculations for review and approval.
The construction plans are to be submitted to the Development Review Supervisor through the Citizen Self Service (CSS) website. The plans must be 24 inches by 36 inches and stamped by a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Washington. A signature block must be provided on each sheet of the plans for the City of Kennewick to sign showing approval for construction. Signature line should read "City of Kennewick Public Works".
The developer/builder is required to obtain the signatures after all revisions are made and prior to the Deputy Public Works Director approving the construction plans. Once all signatures are obtained and five paper sets and one PDF set of approved plans have been supplied, the Public Works Permit Technician will quote permit fees and issue permits.
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
Survey GPS Control 11-17-17TXT
Licenses & Fees
Prior to obtaining a Public Works Department construction permit, the contractor will be required to have a City of Kennewick business license, a project specific 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 minimum $1,000,000 liability insurance policy naming the City as an additional insured.
Click here to view the City of Kennewick Standard Specifications
Required Plans Details
Show the following details on plans:
- Name and Civil Review number (CIV) of project
- Table of quantities of all utilities maintained by the City of Kennewick
- Engineer's name, address and phone number
- Utility signature block (on first sheet)
- Existing utility locations and Record Drawing set that installed them
- 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
- Lighting, Signing, and Striping Details
- All existing and proposed utility easements (Include all AFN#s)
- 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)
- Firelines and details
- Finished floor elevation on site
- Number of building stories
- UIC Site Registration Number
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
The marking shall locate the end of the stubbed service at a 90-degree angle to the curb to aid in locating the stub at a future date. At utility crossings that continue beyond the right-of-way; place the marking in curb directly above utility centerline.
After review, if necessary, the Public Works Department will email a letter requesting revisions and a red lined set of mark-ups to the engineer and owner. The engineering firm resubmits one modified set for a second review and approval through the Citizen Self Service (CSS) website.
- An easement is required for all existing and proposed City facilities and for joint use driveways.
- Owner must agree to maintain current grade.
- Owner must 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.
ApprovalThe 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 & Easement
All 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 $203.50 for the first page, and $1.00 for every additional page.