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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Last Update: 7 March 2018
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The Town of Beaux Arts Village participates in A Regional Coalition for
Housing (ARCH), a partnership of the County and East King County Cities who
have joined together to assist with preserving and increasing the supply of
housing for low– and moderate-income households in the region. ARCH assists
member governments in developing housing policies, strategies, programs, and
development regulations; coordinates the cities' financial support to groups
creating affordable housing for low– and moderate-income households; and assists
people looking for affordable rental and ownership housing. ARCH's member
governments have supported a wide range of housing created and operated by local
organizations and private developers that serve individuals, families, seniors,
the homeless, and persons with special needs. Please visit
for more information on ARCH, including links to information about ARCH's
senior housing options.
King County provides animal-control services to the Town of Beaux Arts Village.
Dog and cats must be licensed annually, and the number of animals is limited to
two dogs and two cats per household. Our regulations require that dogs be
under voice or signal control or on a leash anytime they are off their owners'
property. King County Regional Animal Services does not patrol the Village, but they
will respond to complaints of loose, nuisance, or noisy animals. To
Regional Animal Services with
questions or complaints, please call 206.296.7387. WABA has additional
rules pertaining to dogs on the beach; please refer to Section 11.0 of your
green book for more information.
BALD EAGLE RULES
Arts Village is home to bald-eagle nests. Bald eagles are listed as a
State Sensitive species, and their habitat is protected under Washington State's Bald Eagle Protection
Rules. If you plan any
construction or tree cutting/trimming, you may need a Bald Eagle Management
The Fish and Wildlife
Commission sets rules and policies for the Washington Department of Fish
and Wildlife (WDFW), including the Bald Eagle protection rules. For
more information about these rules, contacts for additional assistance, and
other important information, please visit:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/bald_eagle/. Before you begin any work, please review
this important information and contact WDFW if you have questions.
The Beaux Arts Beach and Boat Docks are private property that is owned, operated and
maintained by the Western Academy of Beaux Arts (WABA). For more
information about WABA and its property, including moorage and boat slips,
please visit their website at www.waba1908.com.
Please refer to the Permit Center & Building Dept page of this
website for more information.
Outdoor burning of brush is no longer allowed. For more information,
visit Bellevue Fire Department's
Prevention FAQs or call the Bellevue Fire Department at 425.452.6872.
The Town of Beaux Arts Village is zoned as a residential area, allowing
commercial activity within Town limits under very limited circumstances as
BAV MC 18.10.060 Commercial Activity. We do not issue business
licenses; however, contractors and other providing goods or services to
residents may conduct their business activities under the business license in
effect at the regular place of business, e.g. office, shop, etc.
CODE ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLAINTS:
If you have a concern or complaint about a possible code violation, please
Complaint Form and deliver it to the Town by one of the following means:
Mail your completed form to Town of Beaux Arts
Village, 10550 SE 27th Street, Beaux Arts, WA 98004.
Hand-deliver your form to the Town's mailbox on the
mailstand nearest the water tower.
Scan your form and email a copy to Deputy Clerk
Angela Kulp at
Deputy Clerk Kulp will direct your concern/complaint to
the Town's code-enforcement officer, who will determine whether a code
violations exists and, if so, remedy the situation. Using the Complaint
Form will help ensure that the details of your complaint are accurately shared
with our code-enforcement officer and will simplify the documentation of this
process. Please be aware that the Town occasionally receives complaints that
appear to be intended to harass a neighbor rather than alert staff to a safety
or code-related concern. If Town staff determine as part of the complaint
investigation that no code violation exists and that harassment appears to be
the intent of the complainant (based on existing factors, including the
number/type of complaints received, the frequency of complaints, etc.), the Town
may pass on the charges associated with the investigation to the complainant (in
accordance with the Town's Fees Resolution).
FOR LOCAL SERVICES
The Town lists fees for the various services provided to individual residents,
e.g. building permits, variances, water billings, etc., in
No. 298. (1/12/2016)
The Town of Beaux Arts Village is designated as a Golf Cart Zone.
Residents wishing to operate an golf cart within the Town should review
BAVMC 10.15 GOLF CARTS for regulations governing the use of golf carts
in Beaux Arts Village and follow the
registering a golf cart using the
Golf Cart Registration
King County maintains several websites related to the disposal of
hazardous waste as part of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP):
http://www.lhwmp.org/home/default.aspx gives general information about LHWMP,
http://www.lhwmp.org/home/HHW/hhw.aspx includes information for residents on
household hazardous waste disposal and less toxic alternatives, and
lists site locations and gives a link to information about business
The hospital closest to Beaux Arts is Overlake Hospital Medical
- 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA.
Other hospitals located in the greater Seattle include Harborview Medical
Center, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, University of
Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital,
Group Health Cooperative, and Evergreen Hospital (Kirkland).
King County maintains a website at
filled with valuable information about the county and the services it provides,
including property records, employment, and links to other helpful websites.
Information about King County's solid waste facilities (dumps), including the
location and operating hours of the transfer stations in our area, can be found
http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/transfer.asp and about
purchasing compost bins online at www.composters.com/kingcounty.
LOCAL SERVICE FRANCHISES
(Please note this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all public and
private utilities serving Beaux Arts, just those that have franchise agreements
with the Town.)
|Garbage Collection is provided by
Republic Services, 425.646.2800.
During severe weather, customers may check the status of garbage collection
in the area by visiting the Republic Services website.|
|Gas/Electric Service is provided by Puget
Sound Energy, 425.454.2000 or toll-free 1.888.225.5773.|
|Sewer Service is provided by
City of Bellevue, 425.452.6973.|
|Landline telephone service is provided by
425.452.0010. Several wireless service providers serve the area,
including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.|
|Cable TV/Internet service is provided by Comcast.
Sign up for service online or by phoning 206.527.5300 or toll-free 1.877.824.2288.|
|There are other Internet-service options, including those offered by
wired/wireless telephone-service providers, and subscription-TV options;
however, the options are too numerous to list here. Interested persons
should conduct an internet search to find a current list of services
provided in our area.|
LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
King County Metro Transit
operates bus services throughout King County. Their website provides
access to bus schedules and maps and is updated to include information about
schedule and route changes caused by snow and inclement weather.
MAILBOXES AND MAILSTANDS
Each Villager owns and is responsible for his/her own mailbox, including its
purchase and installation. The various families using a particular
mailstand are responsible for the maintenance of and repairs to that
mailstand. If a mailstand needs to be replaced, you may contact the Town Clerk
to obtain a copy of a suggested plan for building a mailstand similar to several
located throughout the Village or work with your neighbors to develop a style
that appeals to the group.
The Town of Beaux Arts Village and the Beaux Arts
Water Department share a locking mailbox on the mailstand across from the water
tower on SE 27th St. THIS MAILBOX IS ONLY FOR INCOMING MAIL INTENDED
FOR THE TOWN OF BEAUX ARTS VILLAGE OR THE BEAUX ARTS WATER DEPARTMENT.
do not put your outgoing mail or your
mail for WABA in the Town's mailbox.
|OUTGOING MAIL (i.e. mail you want the mail carrier to collect and take
to the Post Office) can be placed in a GREEN locking mailbox near the
mailstand on SE 28th Street just west of 104th Ave SE. This box is
clearly marked for OUTGOING MAIL.|
|WABA MAIL can be placed in the BLACK locking mailbox on the mailstand on
SE 28th Street just west of 104th Ave SE. This box is clearly marked
for WABA and is addressed as 10010 SE 28th.|
One of the many unique characteristics of the Village is the posting of
individual/family name signs on a corner post near your home. If you
are new to the Village or need your sign replaced for any reason, please contact
the Town Clerk at 425.454.8580 or by email at email@example.com
with your name, address, and preferred sign location, if any. The
Town Clerk will arrange for your sign to be made and posted for you.
After your sign is posted, you will receive an invoice for the cost of the sign
(typically around $30).
The Town's parking rules can be found in Chapter 10.10 of the
Beaux Arts Village Municipal Code.
POLICE AND FIRE
DIAL 911 IF YOU HAVE A POLICE, FIRE, OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
|The Town contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) for police-protection
services, including crime response and traffic enforcement.|
◦ If you have an emergency, please
dial 911. The 911 dispatcher answering your call will ask you
several questions to help them prioritize your call and ensure that your emergency it is handled immediately.
◦ If you have a routine matter,
please contact them by dialing 206.296.3311. This non-emergency
line is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and operators are trained
to determine if your situation should be escalated to emergency status.
|The Town contracts with the Bellevue Fire Department for fire-protection
and Medic One services.|
◦ If you have an emergency, please contact them for
◦ If you have a routine matter,
please contact them by dialing 425.452.6892
|The Town also has a Town Marshal who coordinates the Blockwatch Program
and acts as a liaison between the King County Sheriff's Office. Please
refer to your Green Book for more information about the Marshal's duties and
the Blockwatch Program.|
|Beaux Arts Village is located in the 41st Legislative District of
Washington State. Our current state representatives are: Senator
Lisa Wellman, Representative
Tana Senn, and Representative
|Beaux Arts is located in the 8th Congressional District of the United
States. Our current US representatives are: Senator Maria
Cantwell, Senator Patty
Murray, and Representative
There are several post offices within 20 miles of Beaux Arts, including:
Post Office located at 12224 NE Bel-Red
Rd in Bellevue,|
Post Office located at
12400 SE 38th Street in Bellevue (near the
Factoria Mall), and|
|the Mercer Island Post Office located at 3040 - 78th Ave SE on
The Town also has its own
Outgoing Mail box, located next to the mailstand on SE 28th St. just
west of 104th Ave SE. This greenish blue box sits on
its own pole and is marked "OUTGOING MAIL ONLY".
Property taxes are the Town's primary source of operating revenue, but the Town
only receives a portion of the property taxes paid by each property owner.
State statutes mandate that the Town may increase the dollar value of its
property-tax levy by no more than 1% without putting a larger increase before
the people for a vote. If you have questions about your current property
tax bill or property taxes in general, please
click here for more information.
Two of the most distinctive features of the Village are its narrow streets and
the abundant foliage that lines them. Most Villagers and their visitors agree there's no other place in the
Puget Sound area quite like
this. What we see and enjoy does not happen by accident, but rather is the
result of a mutual understanding among Villagers that has spanned many
years. This understanding balances the diverse views we hold about how
foliage in the Village should look with the safety needs of those who use our
streets -- drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The urban forest growing in
Beaux Arts is an important element in its character. Villagers may NOT
remove any tree from public property unless the Council has granted that person
permission to do so. In reviewing a request to remove a tree on public
property, the Council considers the health of the tree and the potential danger
it poses to persons or property. Similarly, Villagers who notice a tree on
public property that appears to be dead, dying, or dangerous are asked to
contact Clerk-Treasurer Sue Ann Spens at
report the location and type of tree so that an arborist can assess the tree's
condition and determine if it should be removed.
The Town depends on Villagers
to maintain the rights of way immediately adjacent to their property by mowing,
weeding, trimming, etc. as necessary to keep these areas attractive. By
the same token, Villagers are encouraged to add landscaping to the rights-of-way
that lie between their property and the paved roadway, also known as planting
strips. However, in doing so, it is
very important to observe the rules established by the Town's Right of Way Code.
Please take a moment to review these rules in Chapter 12.15 of the
Beaux Arts Village Municipal Code before you start planning any
improvements to the public property adjacent to your own.
Beaux Arts Village is located in the Bellevue
School District. The three main public schools serving Beaux
Arts are Enatai Elementary School, Chinook Middle School, and Bellevue High
SMALL WORKS ROSTER
Beaux Arts Village participates in the regional Small Works Roster maintained by
Municipal Research and Service Center, a private, non-profit organization based
in Seattle, Washington whose mission is to promote excellence in Washington
local government through professional consultation, research and information
services. For more information and instructions about how to become part
of this program, please visit
Street lights are operated and maintained by Puget Sound Energy. If
you see a street light that is out at night, constantly on during the day,
or appears to be operating improperly, please report it to PSE by phone at
1.877.229.1235 (toll-free) or online at www.intolight.com.
Before you report the outage, you will need to make note of the pole number.
Most street light poles have a 12-digit grid number (black & yellow
numbering on metal tags) or INTOLIGHT tag (INTOLIGHT logo on metal tag).
If no pole number is visible, note the street intersection or home address that
is nearest the pole.
When you have goods delivered or services performed at your home, e.g.
heating-oil deliveries, construction work, home repairs, tree maintenance, etc.,
please ask the merchant to write the Beaux Arts Sales Tax Number 1703
on their copy of your invoice. When the merchant reports their sales-tax
collections to the Washington State Department of Revenue, a portion of the
sales tax you have paid to them will be returned to the Town and used for local
projects: repairing streets, maintaining Town property, covering administrative
TREES AND TREE-CUTTING
The Town of Beaux Arts Village is known for its trees! This abundance
of trees creates a tranquil forest-like feel despite being only
minutes away from two urban centers. Villagers have placed a high value on
this forest for many years and have managed it through shared community pride
and a vision for its preservation rather than through formal regulations.
Unfortunately, it seems that community pride is no longer enough to preserve this treasure.
In July 2008, the Town enacted rules to regulate the
cutting of trees and a permit process for monitoring that cutting. In
November 2008, the code was amended to clarify certain definitions.
Please review Chapter 16.25 of the
Beaux Arts Village Municipal Code for more information.
VILLAGE CLEAN-UP AND
Each Spring and Fall, the Town Council sets a date for a Town Clean-up, and
notices announcing the dates and any special projects (e.g. Ivy Attack) are
posted on mailstands. The Town procures commercial dumpsters, which are brought into the
Village just prior to each event and removed a few days later. These dumpsters are
only for dumping yard waste cleared from Town property only and should never be
used for private yard waste.
The King County Records,
Licensing, and Elections Division handles voter registration for the entire
County. You may review the online information or call them at
WESTERN ACADEMY OF BEAUX ARTS
WABA maintains a website filled with information about its various events.
Please visit www.waba1908.com for more
information. WABA also has its own mailbox identified with a WABA parking
sticker and the address 10010 SE 28th Street. This locked box is on the
mailstand on SE 28th Street just west of 104th Avenue SE.
WASHINGTON STATE INFORMATION
The State of Washington maintains a
website of valuable information about the state, including state government,
employment, tourism, etc. as well as links to other helpful sites.
DEPARTMENT BILLING AND QUESTIONS
Please refer to the Water Dept page of this
website for general information about the Beaux Arts Water Department, including
quality testing and water hardness.
The zip code for the Town of Beaux Arts Village is 98004. If you wish
to use Beaux Arts as your mailing address (which the Town encourages), please be
sure to use this zip code or mail may not reach you. Using your ZIP+4 also
helps ensure that the Town receives sales tax proceeds for purchases that are
delivered to your home. To find you ZIP+4,
please use the following link: