Chapter 13.30
TYPE A TRANSACTIONS

Sections:

13.30.010    Permitted uses.

13.30.020    Administration.

13.30.030    General provisions.

13.30.040    Permit required.

13.30.050    Event for commercial purposes prohibited.

13.30.060    Interfering with or obstructing a Type A permitted activity prohibited.

13.30.070    Consent of permit holder required.

13.30.080    Police escort.

13.30.090    Permit fees.

13.30.100    Additional fees.

13.30.110    Application for permit.

13.30.120    Submittal to other county departments.

13.30.130    Denial of permit.

13.30.140    Contents of permit.

13.30.150    Officials to be notified.

13.30.010 Permitted uses.

Type A transactions include those parts of an organized parade or run that take place within the opened right-of-way. Such uses are of short duration and may involve disruption to pedestrian or vehicular traffic or access and require approval of specific conditions regarding access, locations, route, time, date and safety.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012; Amended by Ord. 13-051, July 31, 2013, Eff date Aug. 12, 2013).

13.30.020 Administration.

Type A transactions are administered by the department with input from other county departments or jurisdictions when applicable.

(Added Ord. 85-051, § 3, July 3, 1985; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012).

13.30.030 General provisions.

All Type A permits are subject to the following terms and such additional terms as the engineer deems appropriate:

(1) Use of the right-of-way will be restricted to the time of day and date(s) stated on the permit.

(2) The use shall not physically disturb the surface of the roadway, sidewalks, shoulders, ditches, cuts, slopes or other portions of the right-of-way.

(3) The applicant shall provide, to the engineer’s satisfaction, routes, locations, dates and time, participation, and provisions for public safety and traffic controls.

(4) The permittee shall provide street, lane and sidewalk closures and other traffic diversions with traffic control signs and devices as designated by the engineer and as required by law.

(5) The materials used in the construction of floats used in a parade shall be of fire-retardant materials and shall be subject to such requirements concerning fire safety as may be determined by the county fire marshal (parades only).

(6) The permittee shall advise the participants in the event of the terms and conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of such parade or run.

(7) Any willful delay or willful stopping of any event, except when reasonably required for the safe and orderly conduct of the event, shall constitute a violation of the permit.

(8) The vehicles and floats used in a parade may be subject to safety inspections by the sheriff and fire marshal, and such vehicles and floats may not participate in the parade or motorcade until they have successfully completed such inspection.

(9) Any permitted activity will be conducted in a lawful manner.

(10) The county assumes no liability by the issuance of any permit; all costs in connection therewith will be paid by the applicant/permittee.

(11) Following completion of use under a Type A permit, the right-of-way must be restored to the satisfaction of the engineer and is subject to periodic inspections by the engineer.

(12) Granting of any Type A permit by the engineer does not relieve the permittee from securing any other necessary county, state, federal or municipal permits or approvals.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.040 Permit required.

(1) No person or entity shall conduct a Type A transaction upon or within any county road, sidewalk, alley or right-of-way unless or until a Type A permit has been obtained from the department.

(2) If any portion of a Type A transaction will take place outside the county right-of-way on private property or public property not under the control of the Snohomish county parks department, a permit may be required from the department of planning and development services.

(3) If any portion of a Type A transaction will take place outside the county right-of-way on public property under the control of the department of parks and recreation, a permit/license may be required from the department of parks and recreation.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.050 Event for commercial purposes prohibited.

No Type A permit shall be issued authorizing the conduct of an event, except political parades, which the department finds is proposed to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods, wares, merchandise or events, and is designed to be held for private profit.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.060 Interfering with or obstructing a Type A permitted activity prohibited.

Persons not participating in the Type A permitted activity shall not interfere with or obstruct in any way persons that are participating in the Type A permitted activity. All persons, except those participating in the Type A permitted activity, shall keep off roads, sidewalks, alleys, and other county property that has been temporarily closed for the Type A permitted activity. It is unlawful for any person to leave any vehicle upon any road, sidewalk, alley, or other county property knowing that the same has been cleared for a Type A permitted activity. It is unlawful for any pedestrian, equestrian or the operator of any vehicle to pass through or drive between the vehicles, units or floats composing a parade authorized by this chapter; PROVIDED, That this section shall not prohibit the operation of emergency vehicles or prevent the passage of such vehicles or persons at intersections where traffic is controlled by a police officer.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.070 Consent of permit holder required.

No person may knowingly join or participate in any Type A permitted activity conducted under a Type A permit without the consent or over the objections of the permit holder, nor in any manner interfere with its progress or orderly conduct.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.080 Police escort.

A Type A permitted activity may be required to provide a police escort which may be appointed by the sheriff.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.090 Permit fees.

The permit fees for a Type A permitted activity are contained in SCC 13.110.020.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.100 Additional fees.

If the sheriff, director of the department of parks and recreation or airport manager conclude that the activity involved will result in increased costs to their respective departments, they shall advise the department of the estimated amount of such costs. The applicant shall pay the estimated costs to the effected departments and provide the department proof of payment prior to the department issuing the Type A permit.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.110 Application for permit.

An application for a Type A permit shall be made at least 30 business days prior to the event; provided, that applications submitted less than 30 business days prior to the event may be accepted if the department finds there is adequate time to properly process the application. The application for such permit shall be made in writing on a form approved by the department. In order that adequate arrangements may be made for the protection of event participants and the public, the application shall contain the following information:

(1) The name of the applicant, the sponsoring organization, the event chairperson, the address, telephone number and email address of each and the event web site;

(2) The purpose of the event;

(3) The date(s) of the event;

(4) The proposed location/route;

(5) The portions of any public road, sidewalk, alley, parking lot or other county property to be traversed or otherwise used by such event;

(6) The assembly area and time therefore;

(7) The starting time and expected duration;

(8) The number of expected participants;

(9) A description of the individual floats, marching units, vehicles and bands and a description of any sound-amplification equipment to be used (parades only);

(10) The minimum and maximum speeds (parades only);

(11) Proposed provisions for public safety and traffic controls;

(12) The maximum number of units and the maximum and minimum intervals of space to be maintained between the units of such parade;

(13) The maximum length of such event in miles or fractions thereof located on county roads;

(14) The disbanding area and disbanding time;

(15) The number of persons required to monitor the event;

(16) The number and type of vehicles involved, if any;

(17) The material and maximum size of any sign, banner, placard, or carrying device therefore;

(18) A copy of any existing or expected event advertising;

(19) Any other information regarding the proposed event the applicant believes would be helpful for the department to have in evaluating the application; and

(20) Any other information regarding the proposed event reasonably requested by the engineer.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.120 Submittal to other county departments.

Upon receipt of any Type A permit application the department shall submit copies to the sheriff and planning and development services departments and, if it appears that such event is to be conducted upon property subject to their control, the airport manager or director of the department of parks and recreation. The sheriff and other officials so notified shall, within 30 days, each notify the department in writing of their recommendation for approval or disapproval, together with any conditions including any estimated costs, if any, to be collected prior to the issuance of a permit.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.130 Denial of permit.

The department shall deny a permit if the department concludes:

(1) The applicant has not satisfied the general provisions contained in this chapter;

(2) Such event will interfere with another event for which a permit has previously been issued or requested;

(3) The applicant refuses to agree to comply with all conditions of the permit; or

(4) Insurance as required by SCC 13.10.100, or performance security when required by SCC 13.10.106, has not been fulfilled.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.140 Contents of permit.

Each permit shall contain the following:

(1) Name of permit holder;

(2) Address and contact phone number;

(3) Name of sponsoring organization if other than permit holder;

(4) Duration of the event (i.e. start and end time);

(5) Date the event begins and concludes;

(6) Conditions that must be addressed either prior to the start or finish of the event; and

(7) Signature of permit holder.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)

13.30.150 Officials to be notified.

Immediately upon the granting of a permit for an event, the department shall send a copy thereof to the following:

(1) The executive;

(2) The fire marshal;

(3) The sheriff; and

(4) The director of the department of parks and recreation and/or the airport manager, if such activity is associated with any property under their control.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-001, Feb. 15, 2012, Eff date Feb. 26, 2012)