Appeals must be submitted in writing, together with an appeal notification form, and filed with the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of the appeal period.
The hearing examiners have jurisdiction over most appeal matters, and procedures can be found in the city code:
- Chapter 20.35 (land use decisions);
- Chapter 1.18 (civil violations);
- Chapter 22.02 (environmental procedures);
- Chapter 4.03 (correction of tax); or
- Chapter 22.16 (transportation impact fee).
An outline of appeal procedures may be found in each chapter identified above. Other city codes or ordinances may provide for hearings to be conducted by a hearing examiner.
The City Council has jurisdiction over limited appeals involving land use decisions and recommendations. (see LUC 20.35.100 and LUC 20.35.300)
In addition, appeals to City Council require a transcript of the proceedings before the Hearing Examiner. Submit the completed Transcript Request Form to the hearing examiner's office.
For more details regarding Council rules of procedure for appeals, see Resolution 9473.
Appeal Notification Form
Please use the form below to submit your appeal and supporting documents online. You may also download the Appeal Notification form and either email the completed form, along with any supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to: Bellevue City Clerk, PO Box 90012, Bellevue WA, 98009-9012.
You will receive a confirmation email after submitting the Appeal Notification Form and supporting documents.