Capacity Charge Escrow quote requests

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To request a capacity charge quote, you will need an account with King County.

If you are an escrow agent, your company should have an account. Ask your admin to send you an invite.

If your company doesn’t have an account and you will be the account admin, create an account for yourself, then once you are logged in, select “request a company account”. A King County Capacity Charge Escrow customer service agent will approve and set up your company account within 48 hours.

Frequently asked questions

Home Buyer Resources

Provide these resources to your customers:

Capacity charge brochure

Capacity charge website

About capacity charge

Since 1990, King County has levied a capacity charge on structures with new connections to the sanitary sewer system. This charge is paid in addition to the monthly sewer bill assessed by the local sewer district.

The capacity charge:

  • Helps King County cover the costs of sewer improvements.
  • Supports expansion projects needed to serve new growth.
  • Does not exceed the cost of capital facilities necessary to serve new connections to the sewer system.
  • Newly connecting customers are directly billed by King County for the capacity charge.

Elected officials, sewer utility representatives and jurisdiction officials were all involved in King County’s decision to implement a capacity charge to ensure that “growth pays for growth.