Chapter 16.14SHORT PLATS


Application requirements.
Approval criteria.
Limitations on further division.

The provisions of this chapter are applicable to every division or redivision of land into nine or fewer lots for sale, lease or transfer except the following:

A. Cemeteries and other burial plots while used for that purpose;

B. Divisions made by testamentary provision, or the laws of descent;

C. Divisions of land into lots or tracts classified for industrial or commercial use when the city has approved a binding site plan for the used of the land in accordance with Chapter 16.46 of this code;

D. A division for the purpose of lease when no residential structure other than mobile home or travel trailers are permitted to be placed on the land when the city has approved a binding site plan for the use of the land in accordance with Chapter 16.46 of this code;

E. A division made for the purpose of alteration be adjusting boundary lines, between platted or unplatted lots or both, which does not create any additional lot tract, parcel, site or division nor create any lot, tract, parcel, site or division which contains insufficient area and dimension to meet minimum requirements for width and area for buildings sites; and

F. Division of land for lots or tracts as provided in Chapters 64.32 and 64.34 RCW.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)


Preliminary short plats are considered Type II applications pursuant to CEMC Chapter 17.100 and shall be processed in accordance with the procedures established therein.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.14.030Application requirements.

A. An application for a short plat shall include the following information:

1. A short plat application form provided by the city planner completed and signed;

2. Five copies of a preliminary short plat map meeting the requirements of Section 16.12A.030 of this code and the development standards of Section 16.12A.060 of this code;

3. Names and addresses of all property owners within three hundred feet of the subject site or within three hundred feet of adjacent land owned by the applicant and not part of the subdivision;

4. The required fee pursuant to the city of Cle Elum fee schedule;

5. A SEPA checklist and required fee, if applicable;

6. A legal description of the subject property supplied by Kittitas County, a title company or surveyor licensed in the state of Washington, and a current county assessors map(s) showing the property(ies) subject to the application;

7. An existing conditions map consistent with CEMC Section 16.12A.020(B)(6);

8. A written narrative including information on how the proposed division meets the approval standards.

B. The information required above is required for a complete application pursuant to CEMC Section 17.100.060(B)(5).

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.14.040Approval criteria.

The review authority shall approve a preliminary short plat if they find that the applicant has sustained the burden of proving that the application complies with the approval criteria in Section 16.12A.050 of this code, or that the application can comply with the criteria through the adoption of reasonable conditions of approval.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.14.050Limitations on further division.

As provided in RCW 58.17.060, a lot that is created by short plat shall not be further divided by short platting for a period of five years, except that when the division contains less than four lots, further division may be made by short plat to create up to four total lots with the original short plat boundaries. Any further division shall be processed as a subdivision. However, any revision of the lot lines of an approved short subdivision in which the total number of lots is not increased, shall not be considered a further division and shall be approved or disapproved in the manner prescribed by Chapter 16.40 of this code.