Citation to the Bellevue City Code: This code should be cited as BCC; i.e., “see BCC 3.08.010”. A BCC title should be cited BCC Title 3. A BCC chapter should be cited chapter 3.08 BCC. A BCC section should be cited BCC 3.08.010. Through references should be made as BCC 3.08.010 through 3.08.040. Series of sections should be cited as BCC 3.08.010, 3.08.020, and 3.08.030. Ordinances amending zoning regulations of the city are codified in the Land Use Code which is published separately. Internal citations to the Land Use Code are designated as LUC.

Numbering system: The number of each section of this code consists of three parts, in sequence as follows: Number of title; number of chapter within the title; number of section within the chapter. Thus BCC 3.08.020 is Title 3, chapter 8, section 20. The section part of the number (.020) initially consists of three digits. This provides a facility for numbering new sections to be inserted between existing sections already consecutively numbered. In most chapters of the BCC, sections have been numbered by tens (.010, .020, .030, .040, etc.), leaving nine vacant numbers between original sections so that for a time new sections may be inserted without extension of the section number beyond three digits.

Legislation: The legislative source of each section is enclosed in parentheses at the end of the section. References to ordinances are abbreviated; thus “ (Ord. 1122 § 1, 1992; Ord. 779 § 2, 1984)” refers to section 1 of Ordinance No. 1122 and section 2 of Ordinance No. 779. “Formerly” followed by a BCC citation preserves the record of original codification. A semicolon between ordinance citations indicates an amendment of the earlier section.

1961 code citations: References in the legislative history notes to “1961 code” sections refer to the organization of the code first published in 1961 and revised in 1975. To determine the underlying ordinance history for these sections, it is necessary to consult the “Cross-Reference Table” found in the 1975 code, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk.

Codification tables: To convert an ordinance citation to its BCC number consult the codification tables.

Index: BCC Titles 1 through 24 are indexed in the BCC Index. The index includes complete cross-referencing and is keyed to the section numbers described above.

Errors or omissions: (1) Where an error has been made in the ordinance during the legislative process, Code Publishing Company adds a corrected word or phrase for clarity. Such additions do not constitute any part of the ordinance.

(2) Although considerable care has been used in the production of this code, it is inevitable in so large a work that there will be errors. As users of this code detect such errors, it is requested that a note citing the section involved and the nature of the error be mailed to: Code Publishing Company, P. O. Box 51164, Seattle, WA 98115-1164, so that correction may be made in a subsequent update.

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