Chapter 15.10
FINAL PLATS

Sections:

15.10.010    Type of application.

15.10.020    Requirements for a complete application.

15.10.030    Criteria for approval.

15.10.040    Hearing examiner action.

15.10.050    Final map recording.

15.10.060    Final map copies.

15.10.070    Time frame for submission of final plat.

15.10.080    Effect of final plat approval.

15.10.090    Time frame for approval.

15.10.010 Type of application.

A final plat is a Type IVB application and shall be processed in accordance with the procedures for such applications as set forth in BMC Title 11. (Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.020 Requirements for a complete application.

These requirements are in addition to the minimum application requirements in BMC 11.06.002.

A.    Ten copies of construction drawings.

B.    Three paper copies of the final plat together with contents and attachments as listed in application contents listed in subsection C of this section.

C.    Application contents:

1.    Final plat on mylar or on materials approved by county recorder and city engineer; 18 inches wide by 24 inches long, with a one-inch blank margin along the top, bottom and right edges, and a two-inch blank margin along the left edge, of each sheet; and having a scale of 100 feet to one inch or larger (preferred scale 50 feet to one inch). The plat must contain:

a.    Title block, located in lower right hand corner of all sheets, containing:

(1)    Assessor’s parcel number(s);

(2)    Name and city file number of project;

(3)    Total number of lots;

(4)    Total number of common parcels (if applicable);

(5)    Total project acreage (to the nearest 0.01 acre);

(6)    Date prepared;

(7)    Sheet number and number of sheets (if more than one sheet is required);

(8)    Name, business address and business phone number of licensed land surveyor (company) responsible for preparing the map.

b.    Certification by a licensed land surveyor or licensed professional civil engineer substantially in the following form:

    I hereby certify that this plat of ______________ is based upon an actual survey and subdivision of _____________, that the courses and distances are shown correctly thereon, that the monuments have been set and the lot and block numbers staked correctly on the ground and that I have fully complied with the provisions of the platting regulations.

c.    A certificate giving a full and correct description of the lands divided as they appear on the plat, including a statement that the subdivision has been made with the free consent and in accordance with the desires of the owner(s). If the plat contains a dedication, the certificate shall also contain the dedication of all streets and other areas to the public, and individual(s), religious society or societies or to any corporation, public or private, as shown on the plat and a waiver of all claims for damages against any governmental authority which may be occasioned to the adjacent land by the established construction, drainage, and maintenance of the road. The certificate shall be signed and acknowledged before a notary public by all parties having any interest in the lands subdivided.

d.    Certificate of completion of one of the following alternatives:

(1)    All improvements have been installed in accord with the requirements of these regulations and accepted by the city upon the recommendation of the city engineer as certified by the city clerk;

(2)    That approved plans are on file with the city engineer for all required utilities and street improvements and a cash or surety bond as provided in Chapter 15.16 BMC has been posted with the city clerk and deposited with the city treasurer.

e.    General information:

(1)    North arrow, to be upward facing;

(2)    Scale, written and graphic, of 100 feet to one inch or larger;

(3)    Symbols legend;

(4)    Basis of bearings, tied to primary control points approved by the city of Bothell; if no coordinate system monument exists within a reasonable distance, as determined by the city engineer, a tie to a monument established by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) shall be shown; coordinate values of any monuments used to establish coordinate ties shall be shown on the final map;

(5)    The exterior boundary of the subdivision designated by a distinctive border;

(6)    Reference to adjoining tracts or lots by recorded name, date, volume and page number;

(7)    Reference to adjoining map sheets (if more than one sheet is required);

(8)    Adjoining railroads, highways and streets;

(9)    Existing on-site and off-site easements, denoting locations and dimensions, purpose and nature (public or private), and deed reference;

(10)    Proposed easements, denoting locations and dimensions, and purpose and nature (public or private);

(11)    Each lot shown entirely on a single sheet; no lot divided between two sheets;

(12)    All dimensions in feet, to the hundredths of a foot;

(13)    Pertinent record data shown in parenthesis or per legend designation (next to measured data);

(14)    Existing monuments shown along with relevant information (found, set, retagged, or removed);

(15)    Monuments to be set shown and labeled with relevant information (size, location, type and tag);

(16)    Reference to additional map sheet(s);

(17)    Key map, if more than two map sheets are required;

(18)    Location map, to be located on the first map sheet or the key map, if one is required, and to be oriented in the same direction as the subdivision map;

(19)    Name of plat.

f.    Street information requirements:

(1)    Approved names;

(2)    Existing and proposed right-of-way widths;

(3)    Distance from centerline to edge of right-of-way;

(4)    Centerline monuments;

(5)    Distance between centerline monuments;

(6)    Centerline bearings;

(7)    Centerline curve data (delta, radius, and length);

(8)    Right-of-way curve data (delta, radius, and length);

(9)    Private streets designated as such.

g.    Lot information requirements:

(1)    Lots numbered beginning with the numeral “1” and continuing consecutively without duplication or omission; no circles or other figures shall be placed around lot numbers except for the last number, where such placement shall be optional;

(2)    Common tracts lettered beginning with “A” and continuing consecutively without duplication or omission; no circles or other figures shall be placed around tract letters except for the last letter, where such placement shall be optional;

(3)    Lot line dimensions;

(4)    Lot line bearings;

(5)    Lot line curve data (delta, radius, length and radial bearings if needed);

(6)    Lot area in square feet;

(7)    Survey tie to boundary, for planned unit developments or condominium “footprints”;

(8)    Building setback lines;

(9)    Critical area and buffer area boundaries (if applicable);

(10)    Vehicular access restriction notation (if applicable);

(11)    Any enhancements or restrictions which were made a condition of approval and which are unique to the project;

(12)    Lot addresses (as established by the city).

2.    Supporting data:

a.    Preliminary title report (prepared within the most recent three months).

b.    Computer printout documenting survey closure calculations for the following:

(1)    Block(s);

(2)    Lots;

(3)    Street centerline(s) and right(s)-of-way;

(4)    Survey ties;

(5)    Proposed easements, where easement lines are not parallel to property lines.

c.    Copies of records used to prepare survey including survey notes and work sheets, such as but not limited to deeds, records of survey, filed maps, recorded deeds and easements.

d.    Project conditions, covenants and restrictions.

e.    Legal descriptions and drawings depicting all dedications performed by separate instrument (on-site and off-site).

3.    Every plat containing a dedication filed for record must be accompanied by a title report confirming that the title of the lands as described and shown on the plat is in the name of the owners signing the certificate.

4.    An offer of dedication may include a waiver of right of direct access to any street from any property, and if the dedication is accepted any such waiver is effective. Such waiver may be required by the city council as a condition of approval. Roads not dedicated to the public must be clearly marked on the face of the plat. Any dedication, donation, or grant as shown on the face of the plat shall be considered to all intents and purposes as a quit claim deed to the donee or donees, grantee or grantees for his, her, or their use for the purpose intended by the donors or grantors as aforesaid.

5.    Plans and profiles of all utilities and street improvements showing approval of the design by the city engineer. (Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.030 Criteria for approval.

A final plat application shall be approved if the subdivision proposed for approval:

A.    Meets all general requirements for plat approval as set forth in Chapter 15.16 BMC, General Requirements for Subdivision Approval;

B.    Substantially conforms to all terms of the preliminary plat approval; and

C.    Meets the requirements of Chapter 58.17 RCW, other applicable state laws, this title and any other applicable city ordinances which were in effect at the time of preliminary plat approval. (Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.040 Hearing examiner action.

The hearing examiner shall make written findings of fact relating to his or her decision on the final plat, and if approved, the director of public works, the community development director, the mayor and the city clerk shall inscribe and execute their written approval on the face of the plat. (Ord. 1871 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.050 Final map recording.

Following all inspections and approvals, and after all fees, charges, and assessments due the city resulting from the subdivision development have been paid in full, the city clerk shall record the final plat with the county auditor. The subdivider shall advance the recording fee and shall pay all taxes and assessments required by law. One reproducible copy of the final plat shall be furnished to the city engineer at the expense of the subdivider. One paper copy shall be filed with the county assessor. (Ord. 1871 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.060 Final map copies.

The applicant shall provide an original, one duplicate mylar copy and one paper copy for recording at the office of the county auditor. (Ord. 1871 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.070 Time frame for submission of final plat.

A.    A final plat meeting all requirements of Chapter 58.17 RCW and this title shall be submitted to the city for approval within five years of the date of preliminary plat approval; except that through December 31, 2014, such a final plat shall be submitted to the city for approval within seven years of the date of preliminary plat approval.

B.    For nonexpired plats which were approved prior to December 31, 2009, a one-time, automatic extension of one year shall be granted, provided written request is submitted to the city by the applicant prior to the preliminary plat expiration date. (Ord. 2173 § 2 (Exh. C), 2015; Ord. 2043 § 2 (Exh. B), 2010; Ord. 2029 § 1 (Exh. B), 2009; Ord. 1871 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.080 Effect of final plat approval.

Any lots in a final plat filed for record shall be a valid land use notwithstanding any change in zoning laws for a period of five years from the date of filing; except that through December 31, 2014, any such lots shall be a valid land use notwithstanding any change in zoning laws for a period of seven years from the date of filing. A subdivision shall be governed by the terms of approval of the final plat, and the statutes, ordinances and regulations in effect at the time of approval under RCW 58.17.150(1) and (3) for a period of five years after final plat approval unless the city council finds that a change in conditions creates a serious threat to the public health or safety in the subdivision; except that through December 31, 2014, a subdivision shall be so governed for a period of seven years after final plat approval unless the city council finds such a change in conditions. (Ord. 2043 § 2 (Exh. B), 2010; Ord. 1871 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).

15.10.090 Time frame for approval.

Final plats shall be approved, disapproved or returned to the applicant within 30 calendar days after the filing of a complete application, unless the applicant consents to an extension of such time period. (Ord. 1871 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1632 § 1, 1996).