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Kirkland News Room

Kirkland Now Accepts E-Checks for Permit Payments

Media Contact:
Kellie Stickney
Communications Program Manager
(425) 979-6562

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kirkland Building Services Department is excited to announce a swifter, more streamlined building permit payment process that allows customers to pay permit fees directly from their checking accounts.

Kirkland is one of the first jurisdictions offering the e-check payment option through the (MBP) portal. Historically, the only way a customer could pay permit fees through the portal was by credit card, which was prohibitive to users without credit cards and resulted in interest charges for the user and credit card fees for the City. The new e-check option is meant to heighten convenience, reduce transaction fees and increase ease of use for our customers, and is applicable to all permit types. The option to pay with a credit card remains available as well.

Kirkland and Bellevue are the first out of 15 MBP jurisdictions that have implemented the e-check payment option.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this convenient payment option to our permit customers,” said Building Official Kurt Aldworth. “Whether you’re a homeowner installing a new deck, or a contractor putting up a new commercial structure, this electronic payment option will make things easier and faster. We’re grateful to our staff and partners on the MBP program committee for working diligently to implement this new payment option and ensure its successful rollout to our customers.” (MBP) is a regional solution that provides resources and helps residents, builders and developers navigate the permitting process. MBP is one product provided by the eCityGov Alliance, a nonprofit agency, serving the jurisdictions of Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Edmonds, Issaquah, Kenmore, King County, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Newcastle, Sammamish, SeaTac, Snohomish County and Snoqualmie.
For more information about MBP, please visit the MBP website.