Chapter 30.81


30.81.010    Administrative authority.

30.81.020    Obligations of property owner, occupant, and applicant.

30.81.030    County liability.

30.81.040    Procedural provisions of Title 30 will control.

30.81.010 Administrative authority.

The director shall have the authority to make and issue orders, rules, requirements, permits, interpretations, decisions, or determinations as necessary in the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this title. Where this title provides that the department of public works or the parks and recreation department controls the decision or review process, the respective director shall have all such equivalent authority to administer and enforce the applicable provisions of this title.

(Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.81.020 Obligations of property owner, occupant, and applicant.

(1) It is the intent of this title to place the obligation of complying with the requirements of this title and all applicable laws and regulations upon the owner, and jointly and severally upon the occupant of the land and buildings within its scope.

(2) It is the responsibility of an applicant to provide accurate and complete information and plans to comply with the requirements of this title and all applicable laws and regulations. The county is not responsible for the accuracy of information or plans provided to the county for review or approval.

(3) The department, or any other county department reviewing an application, may inspect any development activity to enforce the provisions of this title. By submitting an application to the county, the applicant consents to entry upon the site by the county during regular business hours for the purpose of making reasonable inspection to verify information provided by the applicant and to verify that work is being performed in accordance with the approved plans and permits and the requirements of this title. Consent to entry extends from the date of application to the date of final action by the County.

(Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.81.030 County liability.

(1) Nothing in this title shall be construed to impose any duty upon the county or any of its officers or employees so as to subject them to liability for damages in a civil action, including but not be limited to the following:

(a) Any liability for any duty not otherwise imposed by law to protect individuals from personal injuries or property damage;

(b) Any liability for any actions, errors, or omissions of any person subject to the requirements of chapters 30.32B and 30.32A SCC; and

(c) Any liability whatsoever for damages resulting from fire or explosion or faulty storage, handling, or disposal of materials, in any manner whatsoever.

(2) The granting of a permit for any development or use shall not constitute a representation, guarantee, or warranty of any kind or nature by the county, or any official or employee thereof, of the practicality or safety of any structure or use proposed and shall create no liability upon, or cause of action against, the county, official, or employee for any damage that may result thereto.

(3) The county, under the provisions of this title, does not guarantee that reviews and/or inspections will detect all hazards, design defects, or code violations.

(4) The act of the county issuing permits and conducting inspections shall in no way be deemed to be a waiver of governmental immunity. Inspection and licensing is performed pursuant to the police power of the county.

(5) Administration of this title shall not be construed to impose or create a basis for any liability on the part of the county, its appointed and elected officials, officers, agents, or employees, nor shall this chapter be construed to create any special relationship with or otherwise protect any specific person or class of persons.

(Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.81.040 Procedural provisions of Title 30 will control.

In the event of conflict between the procedural provisions of Title 30 SCC and any applicable provisions of chapter 2.02 SCC, the provisions of Title 30 SCC shall control.

(Added Ord. 02-098, Dec 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)