Chapter 16.36


16.36.010    Purpose.

16.36.020    Application requirements.

16.36.030    Acceptance or rejection of filing.

16.36.040    Approval or disapproval by planning officer.

16.36.050    Appeals process.

16.36.060    Filing process.

    Prior legislation: Ord. 87-04.

16.36.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a process for the legal adjustment of property lines that do not create new parcels. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.36.020 Application requirements.

A. Conditions. A request for a lot line adjustment may be filed when both of the following conditions are met:

1. The lot line adjustment will not alter the character of the surrounding neighborhood and will not be detrimental to the public welfare or the surrounding territory; and

2. The adjusted parcels or lots meet the lot frontage, zone area, setback, side yard, and all of the requirements of HMC Title 17, as well as those of the general plan and any applicable specific plans.

B. Submittal Information. A request for a lot line adjustment shall be submitted to the planning officer on forms provided by the city and shall be accompanied by the information deemed necessary by the planning officer.

C. Findings of Sufficient Services. In order ensure that the subject parcels have adequate services, the planning officer shall make one or more of the following findings as applicable:

1. The subject parcels are in compliance with HMC Title 17.

2. The subject parcels are located within an existing assessment district or will join an existing assessment district that provides adequate services in accordance with HMC 16.32.130.

3. The subject parcels have adequate services.

4. The property owners will participate in the formation of an assessment district that provides adequate services. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.36.030 Acceptance or rejection of filing.

The documents submitted shall be reviewed by the planning officer and accepted for filing if all of the application requirements of HMC 16.36.020 have been met. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.36.040 Approval or disapproval by planning officer.

A. Approval or Disapproval. The planning officer shall approve, conditionally approve, or deny the lot line adjustment based on whether the documents submitted meet the conditions set forth in this section. The planning officer may modify the lot line adjustment map as a condition of approval.

B. Expiration. A lot line adjustment approval shall be valid for one year from the date of approval and, if the adjustment parcels or lots are not a matter of record within that one-year period, the approval shall expire. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.36.050 Appeals process.

The appeals process for the decision of the planning officer shall be as described in HMC 16.04.120. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.36.060 Filing process.

If the request for a lot line adjustment is approved by the planning officer, the applicant shall submit to the planning officer all of the information deemed necessary by the planning officer, as well as any applicable fees as shall be determined by the city council. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)