Chapter 18.10
LOT LINE ADJUSTMENTS

Sections:

18.10.010    Approval required.

18.10.015    Scope.

18.10.020    Procedure.

18.10.030    Mylar.

18.10.040    Fees.

18.10.010 Approval required.

Any action which will result in a lot line adjustment as defined in this title shall be submitted to the planning and community development department for administrative approval prior to recording. [Ord. 10833 § 1, 1997; Ord. 9135 § 3, 1982].

18.10.015 Scope.

The lot line adjustment process shall only be used to alter the location of a boundary line between existing lots. Such alteration shall not increase the number of lots. [Ord. 10833 § 1, 1997].

18.10.020 Procedure.

A. Lot line adjustment applications shall follow the procedures in Chapter 21.10 BMC. The proposal shall be submitted to the department of planning and community development for review on forms provided by that department. Two copies of a scaled and dimensioned drawing showing the existing and proposed lot lines and structures on the property shall accompany the application.

B. The department of planning and community development shall give preliminary approval to the applicant within 30 days of the date of application if it finds that:

1. No new lots are created;

2. Each parcel as proposed meets minimum lot standards as specified in Chapter 18.36 BMC, or that each parcel if already less than the required minimum is not further reduced as a result of the proposed lot line adjustment;

3. The lot line adjustment does not further infringe on any applicable section of the city land use development ordinance; and

4. The lot line adjustment improves the overall function and utility of the existing lots.

C. Upon receiving preliminary approval, the applicant(s) shall have prepared a mylar as described in BMC 18.10.030. Five blueline copies of the mylar (checkprints) shall be submitted to the planning and community development department for review along with a plat certificate or subdivision guarantee to verify legal ownership and lot closures. Review comments shall be returned to the surveyor for final mylar preparation.

D. After final approval and signature by the city, the mylars shall be recorded with the county auditor at the applicant’s expense.

E. A mylar copy of the recorded lot line adjustment shall be submitted to the city within one day after recording. [Ord. 2004-09-065; Ord. 10833 § 1, 1997; Ord. 10169 § 2, 1991; Ord. 9630 § 1, 1986; Ord. 9352 § 5, 1984; Ord. 9135 § 3, 1982].

18.10.030 Mylar.

A document of mylar quality or better shall be prepared by a Washington State licensed land surveyor based upon a record of survey recorded at the county auditor’s office after the adoption of state subdivision regulations in August 1964. The mylar shall be 18 inches by 24 inches in size and shall clearly indicate the previous and new lot lines, all structures in the property, and shall be signed by all property owners in whom title is vested and shall be notarized. A space shall be reserved for legal descriptions, and authorized signatures of the land surveyor, planning and community development department and auditor’s office. In the event a utility extension or relocation is required, a public works signature block shall be included on the mylar. A reproducible copy of the recorded mylar shall be submitted to the city for their records on the day of recording. [Ord. 10833 § 1, 1997; Ord. 10422 § 1, 1993; Ord. 9550 § 8, 1986; Ord. 9135 § 3, 1982].

18.10.040 Fees.

A nonrefundable application fee established by city council resolution shall be submitted to the finance director with applications for lot line adjustment. The per lot filing fee shall also be paid to the finance director prior to recording the lot line adjustment with the county auditor. [Ord. 10833 § 1, 1997].