Class IV - General Forest Practices Application (Type A)
A Class IV-General forest practices, or logging permit, may be required to cut down trees on your property in association with clearing and development activities. A separate application and review fee is required for each parcel.
A Class IV-General Forest Practices permit application must be associated with a “parent” development permit application, such as a Site Development permit, building permit, or Use permit application, for proposed logging on parcels in the Rural areas of the county, outside Urban Growth Areas (UGA) and County Urban Growth Areas (CUGA). The required “parent” permit application must be submitted prior to, or at the same time as, the Class IV-General forest practices permit application. The Class IV-General forest practices permit application cannot be approved until a Site Development permit application addressing the proposed associated clearing and subsequent development has been issued.
Type A review is required when the proposed development/project has not, and is not currently undergoing State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review.
Type B review is required when the proposed development or project, including the proposed logging, is currently undergoing SEPA review, or has already had a SEPA determination issued.
Use this checklist as a guide to a complete application.
Letter of Authorization
The owner must provide a signed letter of authorization for the applicant in the event the applicant is not the property owner.
The site plan must be drawn to scale, no smaller than 1-inch = 200-feet and should include: harvest boundaries, tree retention areas, the approximate location of existing structures, the location of all existing and proposed streets, right-of-way easements, skid roads, haul roads, location of future development (buildings, drainfield, well), 40-foot contours, critical areas and associated buffers, drainage ways and culverts, north arrow.