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Frequently Asked Questions

Some common questions about Normandy Park

General

What regulations exist for Group Homes in Normandy Park

The City is prohibited by the Federal Fair Housing Act Amendments from discriminating against the disabled. The State of Washington requires the City to accept adult family homes in every residential and commercial zone of the City [RCW 70.128.140(2)]. Therefore, the City cannot limit the number of disabled persons living in the home to fewer than eight plus the caregiver and their family without violating the anti-discriminatory provisions of federal law. Children’s Alliance vs. City of Bellevue, 950 F. Supp. 1491(W.D. Wash. 1997).

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What is the value of your tax dollar

In an attempt to demonstrate the real value of a Normandy Park resident's tax dollar, let us use the following example:

Assessed Valuation of Home = $600,000 To determine property tax liability, divide the assessed valuation by 1,000 then, multiply by the effective property tax rate:
$600,000/1,000 = $600.00 $600.00 x 10.39325 = $6,235.95

The City’s share of the $6,235.95 is $589.50

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What is the City’s responsibility for stormwater

The City is responsible for managing all aspects of stormwater within its jurisdiction. The City operates and maintains drainage facilities that are located within the public right of way or public easements. The City does not generally own or maintain facilities that are located on private property or that fall under the jurisdiction of other governmental jurisdictions.

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What you should know about Disaster Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions about Disaster Assistance Things you ought to know, but probably do not want to know! My house is damaged by a natural disaster...

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What is the value of your tax dollar

In an attempt to demonstrate the real value of a Normandy Park resident's tax dollar, let us use the following example:

Assessed Valuation of Home = $600,000 To determine property tax liability, divide the assessed valuation by 1,000 then, multiply by the effective property tax rate:
$600,000/1,000 = $600.00 $600.00 x 10.39325 = $6,235.95

The City’s share of the $6,235.95 is $589.50

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Animal Services

Do I live within the Normandy Park city limits

There are a couple of ways you can determine whether or not you live within the Normandy Park city limits. You can open this PDF of the Normandy Park city map or the latest King County rendering of the city map, and locate your home or street.

 

City Administration

What is the value of your tax dollar

In an attempt to demonstrate the real value of a Normandy Park resident's tax dollar, let us use the following example:

Assessed Valuation of Home = $600,000 To determine property tax liability, divide the assessed valuation by 1,000 then, multiply by the effective property tax rate:
$600,000/1,000 = $600.00 $600.00 x 10.39325 = $6,235.95

The City’s share of the $6,235.95 is $589.50

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What you should know about Disaster Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions about Disaster Assistance Things you ought to know, but probably do not want to know! My house is damaged by a natural disaster...

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Do I live within the Normandy Park city limits

There are a couple of ways you can determine whether or not you live within the Normandy Park city limits. You can open this PDF of the Normandy Park city map or the latest King County rendering of the city map, and locate your home or street.

 

Community Development

Can I pay for my permit online or over the phone?

Online nor over the phone payment is available. The available payment options are as follows: 

In-Person

  • Payment may be submitted in person at City Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30am – noon & 1:00-4:00pm. Credit card, check, and cash are accepted.
  • Checks may also be dropped in the City Hall mail slot outside of business hours. Please include the permit number on the check. Please make checks out to the City of Normandy Park. 

Mail

  • Mail a check to City Hall – 801 SW 174th St Normandy Park, WA 98166. Please include the permit number on the check. Please make checks out to the City of Normandy Park. 
Do I need a permit to build a shed?

A permit is not required if the shed is under 200sf.

Do I need a permit to remove or prune a tree?

Read through this Public Assistance Memo PAM#007: Tree Removal to determine if you need to apply for any permits. If you are still unsure, please contact the permit center via phone or email.

How is gross floor area ratio (GFAR) calculated?

GFAR is calculated based on the sum of the floor areas of all floors of the principal use building(s) and all accessory buildings divided by the total area of the zoning lot.

In residential zones, floor area includes the floor area within accessory buildings and excludes:

  • the floor area within breezeways;
  • uninhabitable attic space;
  • basements that do not daylight; and
  • up to 600 square feet of garage space.

In the NC and MU zones, floor area excludes:

  • floor area devoted to parking;
  • elevators, staircases, escalators, and mechanical spaces;
  • exterior decks, porches, and arcades open to the air; and
  • floor area devoted to public amenities.
How long are permits valid?

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Economic Development

How the EDC came to be

The EDC was developed at the request of resident George Buley at the May 8, 2012, Normandy Park City Council Meeting. Former Mayor Susan West volunteered to chair the group. Since then, the group has met over 150 times and has generated ideas for attracting new businesses and advocating on behalf of our current business community through the promotion of Normandy Park's unique local character, which makes it an attractive place to live, visit, play and shop.

EDC Supported events

One of the many ways the EDC serves the community is by supporting events in Normandy Park. The EDC plays a role in several of these community events which bring local, regional, and national participation and recognition to Normandy Park.

Who does the EDC partner with

The Normandy Park EDC partners with local and regional associations and committees to continually improve the support needed to grow and thrive.

Some of our partnerships include:

  • Friends of Normandy Park Foundation
  • America's SBDC Washington
  • Soundside Alliance
  • Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
  • LocalScape Mapping King Co.
  • City of Normandy Park

Emergency Preparedness

What you should know about Disaster Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions about Disaster Assistance Things you ought to know, but probably do not want to know! My house is damaged by a natural disaster...

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Finance

What is the value of your tax dollar

In an attempt to demonstrate the real value of a Normandy Park resident's tax dollar, let us use the following example:

Assessed Valuation of Home = $600,000 To determine property tax liability, divide the assessed valuation by 1,000 then, multiply by the effective property tax rate:
$600,000/1,000 = $600.00 $600.00 x 10.39325 = $6,235.95

The City’s share of the $6,235.95 is $589.50

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Permits

How long are permits valid

Building Permits are valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. Please contact the Permit Center to check your expiration date for Land Use or Planning Permits.

 

How is the Gross Floor Area Ratio (GFAR) of my property calculated

GFAR is calculated based on the sum of the floor areas of all floors of the principal use building(s) and all accessory buildings divided by the total area of the zoning lot.

In residential zones, floor area includes the floor area within accessory buildings and excludes:

  • the floor area within breezeways;
  • uninhabitable attic space;
  • basements that do not daylight; and
  • up to 600 square feet of garage space.

In the NC and MU zones, floor area excludes:

  • floor area devoted to parking;
  • elevators, staircases, escalators, and mechanical spaces;
  • exterior decks, porches, and arcades open to the air; and
  • floor area devoted to public amenities.
What are the required front, rear, and side yard setbacks for my property

Setbacks in residential zones are as follows:

Front Yard = 20ft

Back Yard = 25ft

Side Yard = 5ft

Side Yard when adjacent to street or public Right-of-Way = 20ft

How do I renew or extend my permit

Submit a written request and pay additional fees once the request has been approved by the Building Official.

 

Do I need a permit to build a shed

A permit is not required if the shed is under 200sf.

 

Police Services

Interested in a law enforcement career

If you are interested in a law enforcement career, start by understanding what modern-day policing is about, requirements, and expectations.

 

Preschool

Do we have to live in Normandy Park for my child to be eligible to attend the school

No. Normandy Park Preschool accepts children from around the community and the greater area.

 

Does my child have to be potty trained to attend (mostly pertains to the 2’s/3’s class)

No, but it is highly encouraged as teachers need to remain in the classroom.

 

Tree Education

Does Normandy Park have a Tree Ordinance

The City of Normandy Park does not have a tree ordinance, but property owners and tree services do have requirements that pertain to tree removal. Property owners are not required to have a permit for cutting down trees on their private property unless the trees are in a critical area, on a city easement, or if the property owner desires to do land clearing or grading or filling. For more information please see NPMC 13.20.

Still, have questions? Reach out, we’re here to help!

For any other questions, please contact Brooks Wall at bwall@normandyparkwa.gov or call (206) 248-7603.

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