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A. Within 14 days of acceptance by the City of a building permit application a developer or school district may appeal to the Planner for an adjustment to the fees imposed by this title. The City Planner may adjust the amount of the fee, in consideration of studies and data submitted by the developer and any affected district, if one of the following circumstances exists:

1. It can be demonstrated that the school impact fee assessment was incorrectly calculated;

2. Unusual circumstances of the development demonstrate that application of the school impact fee to the development would be unfair or unjust;

3. A credit for in-kind contributions by the developer is warranted; or

4. Any other credit specified in RCW 82.02.060(1)(b) may be warranted.

B. To avoid delay pending resolution of the appeal, school impact fees may be paid under protest in order to obtain development approval.

C. Failure to exhaust this administrative remedy shall preclude appeals of the school impact fee pursuant to SMC 14.290.190 below.