Chapter 15.04
BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENTS

Sections:

15.04.010    Type of application – Described.

15.04.020    Requirements for a complete application.

15.04.030    Criteria for approval.

15.04.040    Requirements for final boundary map.

15.04.050    Boundary line adjustments – Record of survey.

15.04.010 Type of application – Described.

A boundary line adjustment is a Type I application, and shall be processed in accordance with the procedures for such applications as set forth in BMC Title 11. A boundary line adjustment is the process of adjusting boundary lines, between platted or unplatted lots or both, which does not create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division and provides sufficient land area and dimension to meet minimum requirements for width and area for a building site. (Ord. 2008 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.04.020 Requirements for a complete application.

Applications for a boundary line adjustment shall contain the following:

A.    Seven copies of an accurate preliminary map drawn to scale;

B.    Legal descriptions prepared by a licensed professional land surveyor or other qualified individual;

C.    The same information as required for a short subdivision in BMC 15.06.020, if applicable; and

D.    The minimum application requirements as set forth in BMC 11.06.002. (Ord. 2008 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.04.030 Criteria for approval.

The community development director shall approve an application for a boundary line adjustment if it is determined that:

A.    No additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division will be created by the proposed adjustment;

B.    No lot is modified which contains insufficient area and dimensions to meet the minimum requirements of the zone in which the affected lots are situated. Where a lot is located within a zone that does not provide for a minimum area or dimension, no lot or tract is modified which contains insufficient area for a building site.

For the purposes of this chapter, a “building site” means the lot or property contains sufficient area and dimension to accommodate a development capable of housing the type of uses established within Chapter 12.06 BMC for the underlying zoning classification;

C.    No lot is modified which does not have adequate drainage, water supply and sanitary sewage disposal, and access for vehicles, utilities and fire protection, and no existing easement or tract in favor of the public is rendered impractical to serve its purpose;

D.    The boundary line adjustment is consistent with the applicable provisions of the city’s zoning code;

E.    No lot is modified which is inconsistent with an applicable requirement or condition of a previous land use action, subdivision, or short subdivision;

F.    No lot, use, or structure is made nonconforming or more nonconforming than that which existed at the time of application; and

G.    No lot is modified in a manner that circumvents a zoning regulation which would otherwise be applicable to any lot affected by the boundary line adjustment. (Ord. 2008 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.04.040 Requirements for final boundary map.

A.    The final boundary line adjustment map shall be prepared at a scale of 100 feet to the inch, or larger, by a licensed land surveyor, and shall contain the following:

1.    Company name, address and phone number of the land surveyor;

2.    City file number;

3.    Date prepared;

4.    Sheet number and number of sheets;

5.    Certification by the licensed land surveyor with stamp and signature;

6.    Lot numbers;

7.    Monuments at all new lot corners, angle points, and intersections with old lines;

8.    North arrow;

9.    Legend of symbols used;

10.    Basis of bearings;

11.    All dimensions to hundredths of a foot;

12.    All existing easements and tracts shown;

13.    Existing lot lines to be adjusted, shown as dashed lines.

B.    The final legal descriptions prepared by a licensed land surveyor, or other qualified individual, shall be provided, together with lot closures for each lot. (Ord. 2008 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.04.050 Boundary line adjustments – Record of survey.

All boundary line adjustments shall be recorded surveys consistent with Chapter 58.09 RCW. All boundary lines being adjusted shall be surveyed, and newly established lot corners, if any, and all newly established lot lines shall be staked. (Ord. 2008 § 1, 2009).