Chapter 13.120
STREET NUMBERING

Sections:

13.120.005    Department of public works authority.

13.120.006    Maintenance and update of road name plan.

13.120.010    Territory covered by system.

13.120.020    Conformance to master plan.

13.120.030    East-west streets.

13.120.040    North-south streets.

13.120.050    Streets northeast and northwest.

13.120.060    Avenues northeast and northwest.

13.120.070    Drives northeast and northwest.

13.120.080    Places northeast and northwest.

13.120.090    Streets southeast and southwest.

13.120.100    Avenues west and southeast.

13.120.110    Places west.

13.120.120    Drives southeast.

13.120.130    Places southwest and southeast.

13.120.800    Road name and number designations.

13.120.005 Department of public works authority.

The department of public works is authorized to review proposed public and private road names, maintain a comprehensive road name plan, and notify the U.S. Post Office, public and private utilities, law enforcement agencies, emergency services providers, and other persons of new or corrected road names. (Added Ord. 89-045, § 3, May 31, 1989).

13.120.006 Maintenance and update of road name plan.

The engineer or his/her designee shall maintain and update the comprehensive road name plan for Snohomish County. The engineer or his/her designee shall develop policies and guidelines for road names and numbers in accordance with the following guidelines:

(1) Conformance with the numerical nomenclature (e.g., street, avenue, drive, place) and geographic designation rules set forth in chapter 13.120 SCC to facilitate location of properties by emergency service dispatchers and providers;

(2) Consistency and proximity in name segments, e.g., maintaining same name along distinct road segments and not using same name for discontinuous segments;

(3) Clarity, ease of use and avoidance of confusing, over-long or misleading names;

(4) Preference for descriptive names with logical relationship to locale or geographic area;

(5) Facilitation of map reading and indexing to assist in rapid location of roads and addresses;

(6) Use of privately proposed road names except where duplicative, confusing or otherwise in contravention of standards of good practice for road number and name designations;

(7) Avoidance of multiple and/or alternative names for single road sections and requirement of selection of a primary road designation to assist in the 911 program for emergency services dispatching;

(8) Any other appropriate and applicable standards concerning road and street designations as well as current department of public works policies, guidelines, or rules for naming public roads as determined by the county engineer.

The engineer shall make county road name plan maps available at the department of public works and shall annually submit a copy to the county council.

(Added Ord. 89-045, § 4, May 31, 1989; Amended Ord. 96-028 § 97, June 12, 1996, Eff date June 29, 1996).

13.120.010 Territory covered by system.

There shall be a numbering system commencing at the township lines between Township 29 North and Township 28 North, said line being designated as No. 52, thence proceeding south at intervals of 16 numbers to the mile, to the Snohomish county-King county line, on the township line between Township 26 North and Township 27 North, said line to be known as No. 244. The streets running north and south to be numbered 16 numbers to the mile commencing with No. 3 on the range line between Ranges 4 and 5 East W.M., thence east.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.020 Conformance to master plan.

The numbering system and all streets within the system shall conform to the master plan on file in the office of the engineer. All houses within the system shall be numbered in conformance to the system. The number utilized by each house shall be that number within the system assigned by the director of the department of planning and development services or his designee which shall consist of a base number in conformance with the master plan and a two digit suffix number to designate the position of the lot between two numbers in the master plan. Numbers assigned during any previous numbering system heretofore authorized are ratified and shall remain in full force and effect.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985; Ord. 95-004, § 27, Feb. 15, 1995, Eff date Feb. 27, 1995; Amended Ord. 96-028 § 98, June 12, 1996, Eff date June 29, 1996).

13.120.030 East-west streets.

The streets running east and west shall be numbered 16 numbers to the mile beginning at No. 52 on the township line between Townships 28 and 29 North, thence north and diminishing to 0 or Meridian 3.25 miles north of said township line between Townships 28 and 29 North, thence continuing north 16 numbers to the mile to Skagit county line at No. 332.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.040 North-south streets.

The north-south meridian shall be on the subdivision line one quarter mile west of the range line between Ranges 4 and 5. However, 3rd Avenue lying east of said meridian shall be on the range line lying between Ranges 4 and 5 thence east on the basis of 16 numbers to the mile. Streets running north and south shall commence at the said meridian thence west on the basis of 16 numbers to the mile.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.050 Streets northeast and northwest.

All east-west roads lying in the northeast quadrant of the intersecting meridians shall be designated as streets northeast, those east-west roads lying in the northwest quadrant of the intersecting meridians shall be designated as streets northwest.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.060 Avenues northeast and northwest.

All north-south roads lying in the northeast quadrant of the intersecting meridians shall be designated as avenues northeast and those north-south roads lying in the northwest quadrant of the intersecting meridians shall be designated as avenues northwest.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.070 Drives northeast and northwest.

Any north-south road lying between designated avenues in said northeast and northwest quadrants shall be called drive northeast, or drive northwest.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.080 Places northeast and northwest.

Any east-west road lying between designated streets in the said northeast and northwest quadrants shall be called place northeast or place northwest.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.090 Streets southeast and southwest.

All east-west roads lying in the southeast quadrant of the intersecting meridians shall be designated as streets southeast; those east-west roads lying in the southwest quadrant of the intersecting meridian shall be designated as streets southwest.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.100 Avenues west and southeast.

All north-south roads lying in the southwest quadrant of the intersecting meridians shall be designated as avenues west and those north-south roads lying in the southeast quadrant of the intersecting meridians shall be designated as avenues southeast.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.110 Places west.

Any north-south road lying between designated streets in said southwest quadrant shall be called place west.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.120 Drives southeast.

Any north-south road lying between designated streets in said southeast quadrant shall be called drive southeast.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.130 Places southwest and southeast.

Any east-west road lying between designated streets in said southwest and southeast quadrants shall be called place southwest or place southeast.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985).

13.120.800 Road name and number designations.

In reviewing and compiling road name and number designations, the county makes no representations concerning title or ownership of real property, legal road access or compliance with any state statute, county code, or other provision governing land development. Road name and number designations shall include public and private roads for location purposes only.

(Added Ord. 89-045, § 5, May 31, 1989).