Chapter 17.54


17.54.010    Scope.

17.54.030    Submittal requirements.

17.54.040    Lot consolidation drawing requirements.

17.54.070    Recordation.

17.54.010 Scope.

The purpose of a lot consolidation is to remove interior lot lines of a parcel comprised of two or more separate lots with contiguous ownership. Lot consolidations shall not be dependent upon the installation of public infrastructure or dedication of public right-of-way to serve the pre-existing lots proposed for modification. (Ord. 2737 § 2 (Att. A), 2009)

17.54.030 Submittal requirements.

Applications for lot consolidations shall be submitted to the community development services department in the form described below and shall include the following information:

A. Completed land use master invoice form signed by all vested owners. Owner authorization is required if application is not signed by and being processed by the owner(s). Names, addresses, and phone numbers of all vested owners shall be included.

B. Lot consolidation application fee payable to the city of Blaine.

C. Covenant to bind properties on a city-approved form fully executed and notarized by all vested owners.

D. Complete and accurate legal descriptions of the original parcels set forth in the lot consolidation and restrictive covenant.

E. Complete and accurate legal description of the revised parcel set forth in the lot consolidation and restrictive covenant.

F. Copy of a title report not more than one year old, or a copy of the deed conveying title to property owner(s).

G. Two copies of accurate, scaled drawings of the original and revised parcels meeting the requirements listed below. (Ord. 2737 § 2 (Att. A), 2009)

17.54.040 Lot consolidation drawing requirements.

A. The drawing sheet shall be eight and one-half by eleven inches in size drawn at an engineering scale of one inch represents 50 feet or larger. A larger sheet size may be used, if necessary, up to a maximum of 18 inches by 24 inches. Drawings shall have a one-inch clear margin on the top, sides and bottom. The drawings shall include the following information:

1. The exterior parcel lot lines shall be shown with heavy, solid lines. The interior lot lines to be eliminated shall be shown with a light, dashed line. The location of all streets and structures shall be shown. The drawing shall clearly show property dimensions, distances from all structures to property lines, and the use of all structures.

2. A north arrow, with north oriented to the top of the sheet, shall be shown on each drawing.

3. Assessor’s parcel numbers of the parcels being altered by the lot line elimination shall be shown. (Ord. 2737 § 2 (Att. A), 2009)

17.54.070 Recordation.

Recordation requirements of BMC 17.50.080 shall not apply to a lot consolidation. The applicant shall record all approved lot consolidations with the Whatcom County auditor. Two paper copies of the documents, stamped with the recording number, shall be forwarded to the city. One copy shall be forwarded to the Whatcom County assessor. All fees for such recording shall be paid by the applicant. (Ord. 2737 § 2 (Att. A), 2009)