Chapter 1.01
CODE ADOPTION

Sections:

1.01.010    Code Adopted.

1.01.020    Reference applies to amendments.

1.01.030    New or Amendatory Material.

1.01.040    Definitions and Construction.

1.01.050    Title, Subtitle, Chapter and Sections Headings.

1.01.060    Construction.

1.01.070    Reference to Specific Resolutions and/or Ordinances.

1.01.080    Effect of Code on Past Actions and Obligations.

1.01.090    Repeal Shall Not Revive Any Resolution and/or Ordinance.

1.01.100    Violations -- Penalties.

1.01.110    Repealed.

1.01.120    Effective Date.

1.01.130    Severability.

1.01.010 Code Adopted.

Pursuant to Snohomish county charter section 2.100, the compilation and codification of county laws, resolutions and ordinances of a general and permanent nature, including all such laws, resolutions and ordinances approved on or before December 31, 1988, including ordinances through Ordinance No. 88-012, is adopted as the official code of Snohomish county to be known hereafter as the "Snohomish County Code." Ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted after December 31, 1988, and numbered from Ordinance 88-112, remain valid and subsist in law of Snohomish county. Such ordinances shall be made a part of the Snohomish County Code in the manner provided by SCC 1.01.030. The Snohomish County Code shall be maintained, published and supplemented by the official code reviser of Snohomish county established by chapter 1.02 SCC. The code may be cited by its abbreviation "SCC". It shall be sufficient to designate any ordinance adding to, amending, correcting or repealing all or any portion of the code as an addition to, amendment to, correction of, or repeal of the "Snohomish County Code." Further reference may be made to the titles, subtitles, chapters, sections and subsections of the "Snohomish County Code" and such reference shall apply to that number, title, subtitle, chapter, section or subsection as it appears in this code.

(§ 2, Ord. 89-004, adopted February 15, 1989. Prior: SCC 1.01.005 adopted by § 1 of Resolution on January 27, 1969; SCC 1.01.010 adopted by § 2 of Resolution on January 27, 1969; Ordinance No. 02-098, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003).

1.01.020 Reference applies to amendments.

Whenever a reference is made to this code as the "Snohomish County Code" or to any portion thereof or to any resolution, motion and/or ordinance of Snohomish county, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions heretofore, now or hereafter made.

(§ 3 of Resolution adopted January 27, 1969; § 2, Ord. 89-004 adopted February 15, 1989).

1.01.030 New or Amendatory Material.

New, amendatory or other materials altering the Snohomish County Code shall be adopted by the county council as separate ordinances, as provided by Section 2.100 of the Snohomish County Charter prior to inclusion in the Snohomish County Code. After adoption of the code, any ordinance amending the codification shall set forth in full the section or sections, or subsection or subsections of the codification being amended, as the case may be, and the same shall constitute a sufficient compliance with that provision of Section 2.115 of the Snohomish County Charter requiring sections to be amended to be set forth in full in the text of the amending ordinance.

(§ 2, Ord. 89-004 adopted February 15, 1989).

1.01.040 Definitions and Construction.

(1) Unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and phrases where used in this code shall have the meaning and construction given in this section:

(a) "Aggrieved person", "person aggrieved" and/or "aggrieved party of record" means one whose proprietary, pecuniary or personal rights would be substantially affected by a particular action;

(b) "Code" means the "Snohomish County Code";

(c) "County Council" means the Snohomish County Council established by Snohomish County charter section 2.30;

(d) "County" means the county of Snohomish. Snohomish county shall consist of the territory bounded as follows, to-wit: Commencing at the Southwest corner of Skagit County, thence East along the Eighth Standard Parallel to the summit of the Cascade Mountains; thence Southerly along the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the Northeast corner of King County, it being a point due East of the Northeast corner of Township 26 North, Range 4 East of the Northeast corner of Township 26 North, Range 4 East W.M., thence due West along the North boundary of King County to Puget Sound; thence northerly along the channel of Puget Sound and Possession Sound to the entrance of Port Susan, including Gedney Island; thence up the main channel of Port Susan to the mouth of the Stillaguamish River; thence Northwesterly through the channel of the slough at the head of Camano Island known as Davis Slough; thence northerly to the place of beginning. (Reference RCW 36.04.310);

(e) "Person" means any natural person, firm, association, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, organization, club, company, corporation, business trust or their manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee or any of them;

(f) "State" means the state of Washington;

(g) "Oath" includes affirmation;

(h) "Shall," "may". "Shall" is mandatory. "May" is permissive.

(2) Words importing the singular number may also be applied to the plural of persons and things; words importing the plural may be applied to the singular; and words importing the masculine gender may be extended as well to the feminine and neuter gender.

(3) The present tense includes the past and future tenses and the future tense includes the present tense.

(4) The use of the title of any officer, employee, department, board or commission means that officer, employee, department, board or commission of Snohomish county.

(5) Unless subsequent provisions of this code specifically provide otherwise, the date of action or, in those cases requiring personal or certified mail service, the date of service shall not be included when computing time periods. The last day of the period so computed shall be included unless it is not a business day, in which event the period runs until the close of the next business day.

(Resolution adopted June 3, 1968; § 2, Ord. 89-004, adopted February 15, 1989. Formerly SCC 1.01.030; Amended Ord. 93-077, Sept. 8, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994).

1.01.050 Title, Subtitle, Chapter and Sections Headings.

Title, subtitle, chapter and section headings contained in this code shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meanings or intent of the provisions of any title, subtitle, chapter or section of this code.

(§ 4 of Resolution adopted January 27, 1969; § 2, Ord. 89-004 adopted February 15, 1989. Formerly SCC 1.01.040; Ordinance No. 02-098, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003).

1.01.060 Construction.

The provisions of this code and all proceedings under it are to be construed with a view to effect its objects and to promote justice.

(§ 5 of Resolution adopted January 27, 1969. Formerly SCC 1.01.050).

1.01.070 Reference to Specific Resolutions and/or Ordinances.

The provisions of this code shall not in any manner affect depositary or other matters of record which refer to or are otherwise connected with resolutions and/or ordinances which are therein specifically designated by number or otherwise, and which are included within this code but such reference shall be construed to apply to the corresponding provisions contained within this code.

(§ 6 of Resolution adopted January 27, 1969. Formerly SCC 1.01.060).

1.01.080 Effect of Code on Past Actions and Obligations.

Neither the adoption of this code nor the repeal or amendment hereby of any resolution and/or ordinance or part or portion of any resolution and/or ordinance of the county shall in any manner affect the prosecution for violation of resolutions and/or ordinances which violations were committed prior to the effective date hereof nor be construed as a waiver of any license, fee or penalty at the effective date due and unpaid under such resolutions and/or ordinances nor be construed as affecting any of the provisions of such resolutions and/or ordinances relating to the collection of any such license, fee or penalty or the penal provisions applicable to any violation thereof nor to affect the validity of any bond or cash deposit in lieu thereof required to be posted, filed or deposited pursuant to any resolution and/or ordinance, nor be construed as to affect any civil right or remedy existing at the time of the effective date, nor shall the omission to specify or affirm any liability to any damages, penalty, forfeiture or other remedy imposed by law and allowed to be recovered or enforced in any civil action or proceeding for any act or omission declared punishable herein affect any right to recover or enforce the same and all rights and obligations thereunder appertaining shall continue in full force and effect.

(§ 7 of Resolution adopted January 27, 1969. Formerly SCC 1.01.070).

1.01.090 Repeal Shall Not Revive Any Resolution and/or Ordinance.

The repeal of a resolution and/or ordinance shall not repeal the repealing clause of such resolution and/or ordinance or revive any resolution and/or ordinance which has been repealed thereby.

(§ 8 of Resolution adopted January 27, 1969. Formerly SCC 1.01.080).

1.01.100 Violations -- Penalties.

(1) Any person violating any provision or failing to comply with any mandatory requirement of the laws, resolutions or ordinances of Snohomish County shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person convicted of a misdemeanor under the laws, resolutions or ordinances of Snohomish County shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or be incarcerated for a period not to exceed 90 days. Each person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of the provision of the laws, resolutions or ordinances of Snohomish County is committed, continued or permitted by any such person and shall be punished accordingly.

(2) This section does not apply to an offense punishable as a civil infraction under chapter 10.70 SCC or other law.

(Resolution adopted June 3, 1968; Resolution adopted June 29, 1970; Resolution 80-048 adopted February 19, 1980; § 2, Ord. 89-004 adopted February 15, 1989; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-111, Jan. 9, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013).

1.01.110 Failure to Pay Fines, Costs.

(Resolution adopted June 3, 1968; § 2, Ord. 89-004 adopted February 15, 1989; Ord. 91-201, January 22, 1992; Repealed by Amended Ord. 12-111, Jan. 9, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013).

1.01.120 Effective Date.

This code shall become effective on March 1, 1989.

(§ 3, Ord. 89-004 adopted February 15, 1989).

1.01.130 Severability.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, portion or part of this code is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this code. The County Council hereby declares that it would have adopted this code and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, part or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases, parts or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

(§ 12 of Resolution adopted January 27, 1969; § 2, Ord. 89-004 adopted February 15, 1989. Formerly SCC 1.01.140).