Chapter 10.24
ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES ON COUNTY PROPERTY

Sections:

10.24.010    Standing or fishing on county bridges.

10.24.020    Diving, jumping from county bridges and piers.

10.24.030    Diving, jumping, leaping, stepping, fishing or trespassing on county property where posted.

10.24.035    Unlawful camping.

10.24.037    Unlawful fires.

10.24.040    Authority to post.

10.24.050    Penalty.

10.24.010 Standing or fishing on county bridges.

It is unlawful for any person to stand upon or fish from any portion of a bridge which is part of a county road or which is within a county park other than a walkway constructed or designated as a sidewalk or walkway for pedestrian traffic.

(Res. 79-252, adopted August 27, 1979).

10.24.020 Diving, jumping from county bridges and piers.

It shall be unlawful to dive, jump, leap, or step from a bridge or pier which is part of a county road or which is within a county park into any body of water under such bridge or pier.

(Res. 79-252, adopted August 27, 1979).

10.24.030 Diving, jumping, leaping, stepping, fishing or trespassing on county property where posted.

It shall be unlawful to dive, jump, leap, step, or fish from or trespass upon any county property posted as hazardous. Any such notice posted after June 1, 2012, shall also state that it is unlawful to dive, jump, leap, step, or fish from or trespass upon any such property and that violations are subject to a $500.00 penalty or such other penalty as is prescribed by law.

(Res. 79-252, adopted August 27, 1979; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-111, Jan. 9, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013).

10.24.035 Unlawful camping.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to camp on county property, except on:

(a) a designated camping area of a county park;

(b) the Evergreen State Fairgrounds where authorized pursuant to rules or regulations adopted by the fairgrounds manager;

(c) county airport property at Paine Field where authorized pursuant to rules or regulations adopted by the airport director; or

(d) other county property located outside the boundaries of a city or town where authorized by a license or permit issued by the county.

(2) In this section,

(a) "camp" means to pitch, use, park, or occupy camp facilities for the purpose of habitation, as evidenced by the use of camp paraphernalia;

(b) "camp facilities" include but are not limited to tents, huts, temporary shelters, or vehicles if the vehicle is being used as a living quarters;

(c) "camp paraphernalia" includes but is not limited to tarpaulins, cots, beds, sleeping bags, blankets, mattresses, hammocks, or cooking facilities or equipment;

(d) "camping area" has the meaning given in SCC 22.04.040;

(e) "county park" has the meaning given in SCC 22.04.040; and

(f) "county property" means real property owned or managed by the county and used for county purposes, including but not limited to county roads, rights-of-way, offices, buildings, courtyards, open spaces, and parks, wherever located within the county.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-029, June 20, 2012, Eff date Aug. 1, 2012)

10.24.037 Unlawful fires.

It is unlawful for any person to build or set a fire on county property, except in a county park pursuant to SCC 22.12.070 or where authorized by a license or permit issued by the county.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-029, June 20, 2012, Eff date Aug. 1, 2012)

10.24.040 Authority to post.

The director of the department of parks and recreation, with respect to county park and recreation property; the county engineer, with respect to property under the control of the Snohomish county department of public works; the airport director, with respect to county airport property; and the director of the department of facilities management, with respect to other property; shall have the power to cause property under their respective controls to be posted consistent with this chapter.

(Res. 79-252, adopted August 27, 1979; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-029, June 20, 2012, Eff date Aug. 1, 2012).

10.24.050 Penalty.

Any violation of this chapter is a class 1 civil infraction punishable as provided in chapter 10.70 SCC.

(Res. 79-252, adopted August 27, 1979; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-111, Jan. 9, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013).