Chapter 6.62
COORDINATION OF NAMES AND PLATS AND CONDOMINIUMS

Sections:

6.62.010    Purpose.

6.62.020    Naming of plats.

6.62.030    Naming of condominiums.

6.62.040    Reservation of name.

6.62.050    Severability.

6.62.010 Purpose.

It is declared to be the purpose of this chapter to regulate, control and coordinate the naming of condominiums developed pursuant to chapter 64.32 or 64.34 RCW and plats so as to avoid duplication of names. It is in the public interest to so regulate the naming of plats and condominiums to prevent confusion in the public and private sectors as it relates to the building, development and sales of lots, plats, condominiums and condominium units in Snohomish County.

(Res. 79-301, adopted October 3, 1979; Amended Ord. 91-108, August 7, 1991).

6.62.020 Naming of plats.

As an initial step in the processing of an application for plat approval as required by chapter 30.41A SCC, the department of public works shall check the name of the proposed plat against the names of plats and condominiums in the records of the Snohomish County auditor. If the name of the proposed plat is the same as that of any recorded plat or condominium, the department of public works shall advise the applicant in writing of such fact. The applicant shall thereupon amend his application and submit a substitute name which shall be different from the name of any plat or condominium contained in the records of the Snohomish County auditor. No plat bearing the same name as any plat or condominium recorded in the records of the Snohomish County auditor shall be granted.

(Res. 79-301, adopted October 3, 1979; Ord. 02-098, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003).

6.62.030 Naming of condominiums.

Before accepting a declaration of condominium or amendment to a declaration of condominium changing the name of an existing condominium sought to be filed pursuant to chapter 64.32 RCW, or chapter 64.34 RCW, the Snohomish County auditor shall check the name of the condominium therein against the names of plats and condominiums contained in the records of the Snohomish County auditor. If the name of the proposed declaration is the same as the name of any plat or condominium on file in the office of the Snohomish County auditor, the auditor shall notify the filing party and return any declaration or amended declaration sought to be filed to such filing party. The declaration or amended declaration shall be accepted for filing upon the filing party changing the name therein to a name other than that of a plat or condominium filed in the records of the Snohomish County auditor.

(Res. 79-301, adopted October 3, 1979; Amended Ord. 91-108, August 7, 1991).

6.62.040 Reservation of name.

(1) Any person intending to file a plat or declaration of condominium may reserve the name therefor by filing a written request on such form as may be required by the auditor and paying a fifty dollar filing fee. The request must set forth the name and address of the person filing the request and the name requested to be reserved. If the auditor finds that the plat or condominium name has not been previously used or reserved, the auditor shall reserve the name for the exclusive use of the person filing the request for a period of one year.

(2) The reservation of a plat or condominium name may be renewed from year to year after the initial reservation. To renew a plat or condominium name reservation, the person for whom the name was reserved must file a written request on such form as may be required by the auditor and pay a twenty-five dollar renewal fee on or before the expiration of the existing reservation or renewal thereof. The right of renewal may be transferred to any other person by the filing of an acknowledged notice of transfer, which notice shall state the name and address of the transferee.

(Res. 79-301, adopted October 3, 1979; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-020, April 8, 2009, Eff date April 26, 2009).

6.62.050 Severability.

If any section, word, phrase, clause, or sentence of the resolution codified in this chapter is declared invalid, it shall have no effect on the remaining words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of the resolution. Those sections of the resolution codified in this chapter not declared invalid shall remain in full force and effect as if each had been independently enacted by the board of county commissioners.

(Res. 79-301, adopted October 3, 1979).