Chapter 21.04
SHORT SUBDIVISIONS*

Sections:

21.04.010    Purpose.

21.04.031    Pre-application meeting.

21.04.032    Short subdivision application submittal.

21.04.033    Determination of completeness and vesting.

21.04.034    Application procedures.

21.04.035    Final short subdivision review process.

21.04.038    Applications subject to time limits.

21.04.040    Restriction of further division.

21.04.050    Development requirements.

21.04.060    Roads.

21.04.070    Public dedications.

21.04.080    Easements.

21.04.090    Water supply.

21.04.100    Sewage disposal.

21.04.110    Fire protection.

21.04.120    Short subdivision vacation and alteration.

21.04.130    Land survey.

21.04.140    Security.

21.04.150    Requirements for a fully completed application for short subdivisions.

21.04.160    Final review and submittal.

21.04.170    Disclosures and notes.

21.04.180    Agricultural short plat.

*Prior legislative history: Ord. 2009-007 repealed Ch. 21.04. Ords. 2000-056, 2002-017 and 2004-031 were formerly codified in the chapter.

21.04.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish or reference the procedure and requirements for the application, review and approval of short subdivisions. (Ord. 2013-040 Exh. 1; Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.031 Pre-application meeting.

(1) Pre-Application Meeting Required. Any person contemplating preparation of a preliminary short subdivision application shall submit information required for a pre-application meeting as provided in WCC 21.01.090 and Chapter 2.33 WCC. A pre-application meeting shall also be required for any alteration of an existing short subdivision unless waived by the subdivision administrator.

(2) Pre-Application Submittal Information. An applicant shall provide the following information in order to assist the applicant and Whatcom County in review of the proposed short subdivision.

(a) Written and Other Data and Fees.

(i) Name, address and phone number of owner(s), applicant, and contact person.

(ii) Intended uses.

(iii) List of variances and waivers requested.

(iv) General written proposal of water supply and sewage disposal method.

(v) Proposed means of stormwater control.

(vi) Assessor’s parcel number (of the parent parcel).

(vii) Fees as specified in the Unified Fee Schedule.

(viii) Net and gross lot size to determine minimum lot size and density requirements as required by the Zoning Ordinance.

(b) Map Data.

(i) Name of owner(s).

(ii) Name of proposed land division.

(iii) General layout of proposed land division.

(iv) Common language description of the general location of the land division.

(v) Approximate locations of existing roads, utilities, and infrastructure.

(vi) Vicinity map.

(vii) Short plat map with a common engineering scale with north arrow and sheet numbers (on each sheet containing a map).

(viii) Section, township, range and municipal and county lines in the vicinity.

(ix) General boundaries of the site with general dimensions shown.

(x) General direction and gradient of slope.

(xi) Legal description of the land.

(xii) Means of proposed water service and sewage disposal.

(xiii) Means of proposed access (including proposed improvements to on-site and off-site roadways).

(xiv) Approximate location of proposed on-site and off-site utilities and facilities.

(xv) Approximate location of existing roads, rights-of-way, buildings, parking, and drainage on-site.

(xvi) Where appropriate, approximate location of natural features, including bodies of water, regulated watershed boundaries, natural drainage areas, critical areas, shorelines and base flood elevation and buffers.

(xvii) Approximate location of existing facilities, sanitation and water facilities, easements (where appropriate).

(3) Applicant Presentation. At the pre-application meeting, the applicant shall, to the greatest extent possible, provide the technical review committee with a conceptual understanding of the potential application, including the location and the anticipated uses as provided in Chapter 2.33 WCC.

(4) Technical Review Committee Responsibilities. The technical review committee shall, to the greatest extent possible during the meeting, provide the applicant with consultation and input on the allowed uses, development standards, and process applicable to the proposal as provided in Chapter 2.33 WCC. Within 10 days of the pre-application meeting, staff shall communicate in writing the general findings and basis upon which an appropriate application may be submitted. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.032 Short subdivision application submittal.

(1) An applicant requesting approval of a proposed short subdivision shall submit to the planning and development services department all the items identified in WCC 21.04.150.

(2) An application will only be accepted for review if it contains all components required in WCC 21.04.150 and is accompanied by fees as set forth in the Unified Fee Schedule.

(3) Accepting an application for review does not mean that the application has been determined complete. The determination of completeness is made as provided in WCC 21.04.033.

(4) If an application does not contain all of the required components of a complete application, it will not be accepted for review, fees will not be collected, and the application will be returned to the applicant for completion of the required components of a complete application. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.033 Determination of completeness and vesting.

(1) The county shall review an application for determination of completeness and mail or provide in person a written determination to the applicant within 28 days of the date that the application has been accepted for review.

(2) An application shall be determined complete if the application includes all the requirements for a fully completed application set forth in WCC 21.04.150.

(3) Applications having received a determination of completeness shall be processed as described below and as provided in Chapter 2.33 WCC.

(4) Applications having received a determination of incompleteness shall be handled as provided in Chapter 2.33 WCC.

(5) If the application is granted a determination of completeness as provided in subsection (2) of this section on its first acceptance for review, the vesting date will be the date that the application was submitted for review. If an application is submitted within 30 days of receiving pre-application meeting findings from the technical review committee and granted a determination of completeness, then the date that the project is considered vested will be the date of pre-application submittal.

(6) Applications that have been re-submitted for review for determination of completeness will again be handled as described in WCC 21.04.032. A new date of acceptance for review will be placed on the application. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.034 Application procedures.

(1) Notice and Distribution.

(a) The subdivision administrator shall distribute application materials to appropriate county and city staff within 10 working days of the determination of completeness.

(b) Whenever a short subdivision is located adjacent to the right-of-way of a state highway or will depend on access from a state highway, the subdivision administrator shall give written notice of the application, including a legal description of the short subdivision and a location map, to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). WSDOT shall, within 14 days after receiving the notice, submit to the subdivision administrator a statement with any information that the department deems to be relevant about the effect of the proposed short subdivision upon the legal access to the state highway, the traffic carrying capacity of the state highway and the safety of the users of the state highway.

(c) The subdivision administrator shall notify and provide copies of project plans to a city when the subdivision is within that city’s urban growth area, agencies potentially having jurisdiction relevant to the application, and public utilities if within 660 feet (one-eighth mile) of the area submitted in the application. Such cities, agencies, and utility organizations shall be given 14 days to respond. If they do not respond within 14 days, the administrator, SEPA official and technical review committee may conclude their review of the application without such comments.

(2) Decision on Application. The subdivision administrator shall, within 90 calendar days of the date of determination of completeness, issue a notice of preliminary approval, issue a notice of additional requirements to obtain preliminary approval, or deny the application. An applicant may have up to 180 days in which to submit additional requirements unless a longer time period is authorized by the subdivision administrator for circumstances beyond the control of the applicant. Preliminary approval of a short subdivision shall be accompanied by written findings by the county that:

(a) Appropriate provisions have been made for the public health, safety, and general welfare and for such drainage ways, stormwater management, streets or roads, potable water supplies, sanitary wastes, and sidewalks and other planning features that assure safe walking conditions for students who only walk to and from school, and the public use and interest will be served by the platting of such short subdivision and dedication; and

(b) The short subdivision is in conformity with applicable land division, zoning, critical areas, shoreline management, and other land use regulations. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.035 Final short subdivision review process.

(1) Submittal. The final short subdivision submittal packet shall include responses to all items called for in the notice of preliminary approval, and shall be in conformance with WCC 21.04.160.

(2) Time Allowed for Final Short Subdivision Approval.

(a) The applicant shall submit the final review packet pursuant to WCC 21.04.160(1) within two years of receiving the notice of preliminary approval.

(b) The applicant shall record the short subdivision original drawing pursuant to WCC 21.04.160(2) within three years of receiving the notice of preliminary approval.

(c) If the applicant fails to submit the final short subdivision within these time frames, the short subdivision shall be considered expired and a new application meeting the requirements of this title and other Whatcom County codes will be required.

(3) The applicant, or their representative, shall submit such drawings and other information as required by the county engineer or utility provider for the construction of required improvements.

(4) The applicant shall submit paper prints of the proposed final short subdivision for review prior to preparation of final original drawings.

(5) Execution and Acceptance of Final Short Subdivision.

(a) When all requirements of the notice of preliminary approval, applicable laws, applicable regulations, and applicable development standards are satisfied and an original drawing for recording has been submitted, the subdivision administrator shall sign the original drawing of the short plat within 20 working days.

(b) If a right-of-way is dedicated, the county engineer shall also sign the original drawing, accepting the dedication.

(c) The surveyor of record shall file said original drawing with the county auditor, at which point it shall be deemed approved. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.038 Applications subject to time limits.

All short subdivision applications submitted prior to December 15, 2000, which have not yet received preliminary or final approval, shall be recorded within two years of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter. Whatcom County shall endeavor to provide notice to applicants affected by this provision using the most recent contact information or property records. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.040 Restriction of further division.

Land in short subdivisions may not be further divided in any manner within a period of five years except through the long subdivision process which requires the filing of a final plat or through the binding site plan process which requires the filing of a general and specific binding site plan. However, if the short subdivision contains fewer than four parcels, nothing in this section shall prevent the owner who filed the short plat from filing an alteration within the five-year period to create up to a total of four lots within the original short subdivision boundaries. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.050 Development requirements.

(1) All short subdivisions shall comply with the applicable standards, requirements and procedures of the Whatcom County Development Standards and local, state, and federal laws and regulations. The county, to the extent practicable, will require new land divisions located within city urban growth areas to conform to city development standards, in accordance with adopted ordinances.

(2) Improvements are required to be installed and completed by the subdivider prior to final short plat approval, unless security is provided under WCC 21.04.140, except on-site septic systems do not have to be installed unless required by the health officer. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.060 Roads.

Roads shall be designed with appropriate consideration for existing and projected roads, anticipated traffic patterns, topographic and drainage conditions, public convenience and safety, and the proposed uses of the land served.

(1) Dedications for the realignment and widening of the rights-of-way, in accordance with county standards, shall take place whenever a short subdivision abuts a county road. Frontage roads or parallel access roads may be required to eliminate direct access to arterial and collector roads.

(2) Frontage improvements to the public roadway(s) adjacent to the subject property shall be completed to the current functional classification prior to recording the short plat, unless security is provided under WCC 21.04.140.

(3) Roads and access easements that serve a short plat shall be constructed in compliance with the Whatcom County Development Standards. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.070 Public dedications.

The dedication of sites for schools, parks, and other public or community purposes may be required to the extent that such dedication is suitable to and reasonable for the needs anticipated by full development of the subdivision. Dedicated school sites must meet the requirements of Chapter 246-366 WAC. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.080 Easements.

(1) Easements shall be provided where applicable for development-related facilities.

(2) All easements shown on short plats shall include:

(a) The beneficiary of the easement;

(b) The purpose of the easement; and

(c) A clear depiction of the easement (including dimensions) on the face of the short plat.

(3) The owner may specify the burdening of the easement. Examples of burdening may include the average daily trips for ingress and egress easements, the equivalent single-family units for water, sewer, and on-site sewage disposal systems and the maximum peak flow rate expressed in accepted units for drainage easements. The owners of the subservient estates are not entitled to rely upon the county to enforce the limitations of the easements so granted, and no cause of action shall lie against the county for errors or omissions occurring in connection with the administration of, or issuance of, permits for development of properties that burden the easements referred to herein. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.090 Water supply.

(1) Water from a public water system(s) shall be provided to serve each lot in a short plat, except as specified in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) For a residential short subdivision, private water supplies may be utilized under the following circumstances:

(a) All lots served by the private water supplies are five acres or larger, unless smaller because of clustering. If the lots are smaller because of clustering, the gross density of the short subdivision shall not exceed one dwelling per five acres; and

(b) The withdrawal is not from a defined portion of an aquifer of known regional ground water contamination that exceeds state standards and that has been identified by the director of the health department and confirmed by the board of health; and

(c) The water source is ground water and not surface water; and

(d) If the short subdivision is within the designated water service area of a public water purveyor that is shown on the coordinated water system plan map or within one-half mile of an existing water purveyor’s water lines:

(i) The water cannot be provided to the applicant within 120 calendar days of submitting a written request and applicable fees to the purveyor unless specified otherwise by the hearing examiner or county council; or

(ii) The purveyor states in writing that it is unable or unwilling to provide the service; or

(iii) The purveyor and applicant are unable to achieve an agreement on the schedule and terms of provision of service within 120 calendar days.

(3) If a public water supply is required, all the requirements of Chapter 246-290 WAC, Group A Public Water Systems, or Chapter 246-291 WAC, Group B Public Water Systems, must be met prior to final plat approval. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.100 Sewage disposal.

(1) Within urban growth areas, public sewer shall be required in short subdivisions unless the on-site sewage disposal requirements of WCC 24.05.210, Developments, subdivisions, and minimum land area requirements, can be met.

(2) Outside of the urban growth area and small town Comprehensive Plan designations, short subdivisions shall not be approved that require extension or expansion of public sewer except when:

(a) Public sewer is necessary to protect the public health, safety or environment; and

(b) Public sewer is financially supportable at rural densities and does not permit urban development.

(3) On-site sewage disposal systems shall meet the requirements of WCC 24.05.210, Developments, subdivisions, and minimum land area requirements.

(4) All portions of a community on-site sewage system that are held in common ownership shall be constructed and approved prior to final short plat approval. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.110 Fire protection.

Short subdivisions shall incorporate adequate capability for fire protection in accordance with sound engineering practices and locally adopted codes and development standards and shall be approved by the county fire marshal. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.120 Short subdivision vacation and alteration.

Applications to vacate or alter short plats that have been filed with the county auditor shall be processed as follows:

(1) Affidavit of Minor Correction of Survey. A professional land surveyor may file an “affidavit of minor correction of survey” pursuant to WAC 332-130-050 to correct minor survey, spelling, mathematical or drafting errors or omitted signatures. The surveyor shall file the affidavit of minor correction of survey with the county auditor and provide one copy to the division of engineering and one copy to planning and development services.

(2) Boundary Line Adjustments. Boundary line adjustments are processed under WCC 21.03.060 and are not subject to the provisions of this section, except for such adjustments that alter the boundaries of a reserve tract in the short plat.

(3) Alterations. The subdivision administrator shall approve, deny or issue a notice of requirements to continue processing an alteration that does not eliminate or reduce the width or length of a public dedication within 30 calendar days of submittal of a complete application.

(a) Alterations are modifications to text, maps or other information shown on the short plat that:

(i) May adversely impact public health, public safety, shorelines or critical areas;

(ii) Change the density, modify the uses, or alter the basic design of the short plat;

(iii) Create an additional lot(s) to a maximum of four within the short plat pursuant to WCC 21.04.040;

(iv) Modify reserve tract boundaries;

(v) Modify reserve tract or cluster notes; or

(vi) Modify or extinguish an easement shown on the face of the short plat.

(b) The application shall include a written description of the alteration, the reasons for the alteration, and a map showing the alteration. The map shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements of WCC 21.04.150.

(c) The county shall distribute application materials to appropriate county and city staff within 10 working days of the determination of completeness.

(d) The technical review committee shall meet to consider the proposed alteration and make a recommendation to the subdivision administrator. The subdivision administrator may waive the requirement for the technical review committee meeting if all issues can adequately be addressed without such a meeting.

(e) The subdivision administrator shall approve the alteration if the alteration:

(i) Shall result in a lot(s) that qualifies as a valid land use pursuant to Whatcom County Code, including but not limited to lot area, lot width, building setbacks, critical areas protection or shorelines protection;

(ii) Shall not cause boundary lines to cross zoning or UGA boundaries, cross on-site sewage disposal systems or their reserve areas, prevent suitable area for on-site sewage disposal systems, prevent adequate access to water supplies, or not meet fire protection standards;

(iii) Will not detrimentally affect access, access design, sight distance, grade, road geometry or other public safety and welfare concerns. The alteration shall be reviewed by the department of health, public works, and any other agency or department with expertise;

(iv) Complies with zoning, land division regulations and development regulations applicable to the alteration that are in effect at the time the application for the alteration was submitted; and

(v) Complies with development standards applicable to the alteration that are in effect at the time the application for the alteration was submitted.

(f) A new original drawing is submitted. The original drawing shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements of WCC 21.04.160 and filed for record with the county auditor.

(4) Vacations – Not Involving Public Dedications. The subdivision administrator shall approve, deny or issue a notice of requirements to continue processing a vacation of a short plat that does not eliminate or reduce the width or length of a public dedication within 30 calendar days of submittal of a complete application.

(a) The application shall include a written description of the vacation, the reasons for the vacation, and a map showing the vacation.

(b) The subdivision administrator shall approve the vacation if the vacation does not conflict with the public interest.

(c) An order of vacation containing the signatures of all parties having an ownership interest in the short plat or the portion of the short plat being vacated shall be filed for record with the county auditor. The order shall state that the vacation is with the free consent and in accordance with the desires of the owners.

(d) Title to the vacated property shall vest with the rightful owner(s) as shown in the county records.

(5) Vacations – Involving Public Dedications. The vacation and alteration of a short subdivision shall be processed in accordance with RCW 58.17.212 and 58.17.215, respectively, when the alteration or vacation eliminates or reduces the width or length of a public dedication. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.130 Land survey.

The applicant shall submit a short plat prepared and certified by a professional land surveyor in accordance with WCC 21.09.010. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.140 Security.

As an alternate to complete installation of required improvements, the subdivider may elect to post securities, with the approval of the appropriate county authority, as set forth in the Whatcom County Development Standards guaranteeing completion of the work. No occupancy permit, final inspection, or use of the lot(s) created by a short subdivision shall be issued or allowed until all necessary infrastructure improvements as specified by this title have been met. (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.150 Requirements for a fully completed application for short subdivisions.

Upon completion of the pre-application review, and in response to the pre-application review letter, the applicant is authorized to prepare the short subdivision application materials. The following requirements for a fully completed application, and any other information on a form prescribed by the subdivision administrator, must be provided in order to initiate a review for a determination of completeness.

(1) Written and Other Data and Fees.

(a) Name, address and phone number of owner(s), applicant, and contact person.

(b) Intended uses.

(c) List of variances and waivers requested.

(d) General written proposal of water supply and sewage disposal method, including letter from public water or sanitary sewer providers stating their willingness and ability to serve the proposed land division.

(e) Preliminary stormwater proposal.

(f) Preliminary traffic proposal and transportation concurrency analysis, as required by Chapter 20.78 WCC.

(g) Assessor’s parcel number (of the parent parcel).

(h) Fees as specified in the Unified Fee Schedule.

(i) Critical areas assessment report pursuant to WCC 16.16.255 when the written findings of the pre-application review identify the need for this report.

(j) Preliminary title report issued no more than 60 calendar days prior to application.

(k) Net and gross lot size to determine minimum lot size and density requirements as required by the Zoning Ordinance.

(l) Signature of property owners or applicant attesting by written oath to the accuracy of all information submitted for the application.

(2) Map Data.

(a) Name of owner(s).

(b) Name of proposed land division.

(c) General layout of proposed land division.

(d) Common language description of the general location of the land division.

(e) Approximate locations of existing roads, utilities, and infrastructure.

(f) Vicinity map.

(g) Short plat map with a common engineering scale with north arrow and sheet numbers (on each sheet containing a map).

(h) Section, township, range and municipal and county lines in the vicinity.

(i) Boundaries of the site with general dimensions shown that are prepared by a licensed surveyor.

(j) General direction and gradient of slope.

(k) Legal description of the land.

(l) Proposed location and means of proposed water service and sewage disposal.

(m) Proposed location and means of proposed access (including proposed improvements to on-site and off-site roadways, and site distance).

(n) Other proposed on-site and off-site utilities and facilities.

(o) Location of existing roads, rights-of-way, buildings, parking, and drainage on-site.

(p) Where appropriate, location of natural features, including bodies of water, natural drainage areas, native vegetation, critical areas, and buffers.

(q) Location of existing sanitation and water facilities and easements (where appropriate).

(r) Existing and proposed street names.

(s) Names or numbers of any adjacent divisions.

(t) Sequential numbers or letters to all lots within the short subdivision.

(u) Topographic map of sufficient contour interval, acceptable to the county engineer or director of planning and development services or their designee, to show the topography of the land to be divided.

(v) Location of critical areas, shorelines and base flood elevation, where applicable.

(3) Seven sets of the above required information shall be submitted. The subdivision administrator may require the applicant to submit the information in an electronic format, and may reduce the number of required sets if provided in an alternative format. (Ord. 2016-045 § 1 Att. A; Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.160 Final review and submittal.

(1) Review Submittal.

(a) Seven copies of the original drawing of acceptable sizes (18 inches by 24 inches).

(b) Name of short subdivision.

(c) Legal description of the land.

(d) Common engineering scale, north arrow, and sheet numbers.

(e) Date of original and significant revisions.

(f) The length of each lot line, together with bearings and other data necessary for the location of any lot line in the field.

(g) The location, width, centerline, and name of all roads within and adjoining the land division.

(h) Final survey of boundary of the land division with complete bearings and linear dimensions.

(i) The location of all monuments or other evidence used as ties to establish the land division’s boundaries.

(j) The location of all permanent control monuments found and established at the controlling corners of the parcel being divided and within the land division.

(k) The length and bearing of all straight lines, the radii, arcs and semi-tangents of all curves.

(l) The location and width of all easements, shown with broken lines, and a description of the purpose of the easement (including beneficiary).

(m) Existing and proposed road names.

(n) The location of all permanent wells and associated protective zones, municipal boundaries, section lines, township lines, and meander lines.

(o) A reference to any covenants or restrictions (two copies for county review).

(p) Signature block for persons with ownership interest (declaration) and dedication block, if appropriate.

(q) Land surveyor’s certificate.

(r) County engineer certificate (if a right-of-way dedication is made).

(s) Director of planning and development services’ certificate.

(t) County auditor’s certificate.

(u) Letter from the health department approving water supply and sewage disposal method.

(v) Lot closures.

(w) A separate map scaled at one inch equals 400 feet for the assignment of addresses.

(x) Preliminary title report issued no more than 60 calendar days prior to submittal of the final short plat for review.

(y) Net and gross lot size to determine minimum lot size and density requirements as required by the Zoning Ordinance.

(2) Final Submittal.

(a) Original drawing (in reproducible format) with executed signature block of persons with ownership interest.

(b) A current title report or update of title report issued no more than 60 calendar days prior to the director signing the original drawing.

(c) Addresses as assigned by the county.

(d) The owner of record and the surveyor of record shall sign the original drawing of the short plat prior to filing it for record with the county auditor. The original drawing shall include a statement that the short subdivision has been made with the free consent of and in accordance with the desire of the land owner(s). (Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.170 Disclosures and notes.

The following disclosures and notes, if applicable, shall be recorded in the county auditor’s office and a statement identifying the subject and the auditor’s file number, if applicable, for each such instrument shall be on the final short plat map prior to final approval by the county:

(1) Right to farm, right to practice forestry, mineral resource disclosures.

(2) Critical area notes and protective easement as required.

(3) Boundary discrepancies.

(4) Drainage maintenance agreement block.

(5) Road maintenance agreement block (private roads only).

(6) Significant pipeline in vicinity disclosure when the subject property is within 500 feet of a pipeline shown on Map 5-2, Chapter 5 of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan. (Ord. 2016-035 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 2009-007 § 1).

21.04.180 Agricultural short plat.

The provisions of WCC 20.40.253 and 20.40.254 provide for the segregation of a farmstead parcel with an existing residence(s) from a remainder parcel used for farming in the Agriculture Zone. The remainder parcel is restricted to agricultural use only. Because no further residential development can occur on the remainder parcel and an existing residential structure is already on the farmstead parcel, many of the standard short plat requirements are unnecessary. Therefore, a shortened review process has been established.

Agricultural short plats that qualify under WCC 20.40.253 and 20.40.254 shall be subject to the following:

(1) Agricultural short plats that recognize an existing farmstead home site shall be processed pursuant to all the requirements of this chapter except that the short plat will not be reviewed for compliance with:

(a) WCC 21.04.060 (Roads);

(b) WCC 21.04.090 (Water supply), when the remainder parcel will not require potable water;

(c) WCC 21.04.100 (Sewage disposal);

(d) WCC 21.04.130 (Land survey);

(e) Chapter 16.16 WCC (Critical Areas); and

(f) Shoreline master program.

(2) Any subsequent development must comply with all applicable codes.

(3) Survey Requirements – Partial. A survey, prepared by a professional land surveyor in accordance with WCC 21.09.010 and 21.09.020, which provides the location of at least two corners of the farmstead parcel shall be submitted. A survey is not required for the remainder parcel that cannot have further residential development. (Ord. 2013-040 Exh. 1; Ord. 2009-007 § 1).