Chapter 9.01


9.01.010    Statutory provisions – Adopted by reference – Scope.

9.01.020    Classification of offenses.

9.01.030    Statutory provisions – Amendments of changes included.

9.01.010 Statutory provisions – Adopted by reference – Scope.

The following laws contained within the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) are hereby adopted by reference as currently enacted and as hereafter amended from time to time, and shall be given the same force and effect as if set forth herein in full; provided, that any provision in the RCW dealing solely and exclusively with the investigation, prosecution, or sentencing of a felony crime is not adopted herein.


Preliminary Article.

9A.04.020    Purposes – Principles of construction.

9A.04.030    State criminal jurisdiction.

9A.04.050    People capable of committing crimes – Capability of children.

9A.04.060    Common law to supplement statute.

9A.04.070    Who amenable to criminal statutes.

9A.04.080    Limitation of actions.

9A.04.090    Application of general provisions of the code.

9A.04.100    Proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

9A.04.110    Definitions.

Principles of Liability.

9A.08.010    General requirements of culpability.

9A.08.020    Liability for conduct of another – Complicity.

9A.08.030    Corporate and personal liability.

Anticipatory Crimes.

9A.28.020    Criminal attempt.

9A.28.030    Criminal solicitation.

9A.28.040    Criminal conspiracy.


9A.12.010    Insanity.


9A.16.010    Definitions.

9A.16.020    Use of force – When lawful.

9A.16.060    Duress.

9A.16.070    Entrapment.

9A.16.080    Action for being detained on mercantile establishment premises for investigation – “Reasonable grounds” as defense.

9A.16.090    Intoxication.

9A.16.100    Use of force on children – Policy – Actions presumed unreasonable.

Crimes Against Persons.

9.91.060    Leaving children unattended in parked automobile.

9A.36.041    Assault in the fourth degree.

9A.36.050    Reckless endangerment.

9A.36.070    Coercion.

9A.40.010    Definitions [Custodial Interference].

9A.40.070    Custodial interference in the second degree.

9A.40.080    Custodial interference – Assessment of costs – Defense – Consent defense, restricted.

9A.42.005    Findings and intent – Christian Science treatment – Rules of evidence [Criminal Mistreatment].

9A.42.010    Definitions [Criminal Mistreatment].

9A.42.035    Criminal mistreatment in the third degree.

9A.42.037    Criminal mistreatment in the fourth degree.

9A.42.080    Abandonment of a dependent person in the third degree – Exception.

9A.42.090    Abandonment of a dependent person – Defense.

9A.42.110    Leaving a child in the care of a sex offender.

9.02.050    Concealing birth.


7.105.450    Enforcement and penalties – Other than antiharassment protection orders and extreme risk protection orders.

7.105.455    Enforcement and penalties – Antiharassment protection orders.

9.61.230    Telephone harassment.

9.61.240    Telephone harassment – Permitting telephone to be used.

9.61.250    Telephone harassment – Offense, where deemed committed.

9.91.010    Denial of civil rights – Terms defined.

9A.46.010    Legislative finding.

9A.46.020    Definition – Penalties.

9A.46.030    Place where committed.

9A.46.040    Court-ordered requirements upon person charged with crime – Violation.

9A.46.050    Arraignment – No-contact order.

9A.46.060    Crimes included in harassment.

9A.46.070    Enforcement of orders restricting contact.

9A.46.080    Order restricting contact – Violation.

9A.46.090    Nonliability of peace officer.

9A.46.100    “Convicted,” time when.

9A.46.110    Stalking.

28B.10.901    Hazing prohibited – Penalty.

Crimes Against Property.

9A.48.010    Definitions.

9A.48.050    Reckless burning in the second degree.

9A.48.060    Reckless burning – Defense.

9A.48.090    Malicious mischief in the third degree.

9A.48.100    Malicious mischief – “Physical damage” defined.

9A.52.070    Criminal trespass in the first degree.

9A.52.080    Criminal trespass in the second degree.

9A.52.090    Criminal trespass – Defenses.

9A.52.120    Computer trespass in the second degree.

9A.52.130    Computer trespass – Commission of other crime.


9A.90.120    .2A    Cyber Harrassment.

9A.90.130    .3A    Cyberstalking.


9.91.010    Denial of civil rights – Terms defined.

9.91.140    Food stamps – Unlawful sale.

9.91.142    Food stamps – Trafficking.

9A.52.010    Definitions (Burglary and Trespass).

9A.52.040    Interference of intent.

9A.52.060    Making or having burglar tools.

9A.52.100    Vehicle prowling in the second degree.

9A.56.010    Definitions.

9A.56.020    Theft – Definition, defense.

9A.56.050    Theft in the third degree.

9A.56.060    Unlawful issuance of check or drafts.

9A.56.063    Making or possessing motor vehicle theft tools.

9A.56.096    Theft of rental, leased, or lease/purchased property.

9A.56.100    Theft and larceny equated.

9A.56.140    Possessing stolen property – Definition – Presumption.

9A.56.170    Possessing stolen property in the third degree.

9A.56.180    Obscuring the identity of a machine.

9A.56.220    Theft of subscription television services.

9A.56.240    Forfeiture and disposal of device used to commit violation.

9A.56.260    Connection of channel converter.

9A.56.270    Shopping cart theft.

9A.56.330    Possession of another’s identification.

9A.60.010    Definitions (Fraud).

9A.60.045    Criminal impersonation in the second degree.

9A.60.050    False certification.

9A.61.010    Definitions (Defrauding a Public Utility).

9A.61.020    Defrauding a public utility.

9A.61.050    Defraud a public utility in the third degree.

9A.61.060    Restitution and costs.

9A.61.070    Damages not precluded.

19.48.110    Obtaining hotel, restaurant, lodging house, ski area, etc., accommodations by fraud – Penalty.

19.194.030    Prohibited acts – Gross misdemeanor (Trade-in or Exchange of Computer Hardware).

46.61.740    Theft of motor vehicle fuel.

46.80.110    License penalties, civil fines, criminal penalties.

Domestic Violence.

Ch. 7.105    Civil Protection Orders

9A.36.150    Interference with the reporting of domestic violence.

Ch. 10.99    Domestic violence – Official Response.

10.99.010    Purpose – Intent.

10.99.020    Definitions (Domestic Violence – Official Response).

10.99.030    Law enforcement officers – Training, powers, duties – Domestic violence reports.

10.99.040    Duties of court – No-contact order.

10.99.045    Appearances by defendant – No-contact order.

10.99.050    Victim contact – Restrictions, prohibition – Violation, penalties – Written order – Procedures – Notice of change.

10.99.055    Enforcement of orders.

10.99.060    Prosecutor’s notice to victim – Description of available procedures.

10.99.070    Liability of peace officers.

10.99.080    Penalty assessment.

26.09.300    Restraining orders – Notice – Refusal to comply – Arrest – Penalty – Defense – Peace officers, immunity.

26.44.010    Declaration of purpose.

26.44.015    Limitations of chapter.

26.44.020    Definitions (Abuse of Children).

26.44.030    Reports – Duty and authority to make – Duty of receiving agency – Duty to notify – Case planning and consultation – Penalty for unauthorized exchange of information – Filing dependency petitions – Interviews of children – Records – Risk assessment process.

26.44.040    Reports – Oral, written – contents.

26.44.060    Immunity from civil or criminal liability – Confidential communications not violated – Actions against state not affected – False report, penalty.

26.44.063    Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction – Enforcement – Notice of modification or termination of restraining order.

26.44.067    Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction – Contents – Notice – Noncompliance – Defense – Penalty.

26.44.080    Violation – Penalty.

Sexual Misconduct.

9.68.050    “Erotic material” – Definitions.

9.68.060    “Erotic material” – Determination by court – Labeling – Penalties.

9.68.070    Prosecution for violation of RCW 9.68.060 – Defense.

9.68.080    Unlawful acts.

9.68.090    Exceptions to RCW 9.68.050 through RCW 9.68.120.

9.68.130    Sexually explicit materials – Defined – Unlawful display.

9.68A.001    Legislative finding (Sexual Exploitation of Children).

9.68A.011    Definitions (Sexual Exploitation of Children).

9.68A.080    Reporting of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct – Civil immunity.

9.68A.090    Communication with minor for immoral purposes – Penalties.

9.68A.110    Certain defenses barred, permitted.

9.68A.120    Seizure and forfeiture of property.

9.68A.150    Allowing minor on premises of live erotic performance – Definitions – Penalty.

9.69.100    Duty of witness of offense against child or any violent offense – Penalty.

9.94A.030    Definitions.

9.94A.835    Special allegations – Sexual motivation.

9A.44.010    Definitions.

9A.44.020    Testimony – Evidence – Written motion – Admissibility.

9A.44.030    Defenses to prosecution under this chapter.

9A.44.096    Sexual misconduct with a minor in the second degree.

9A.44.120    Admissibility of child’s statement – Conditions.

9A.44.150    Testimony of child by closed-circuit television.

9A.88.010    Indecent exposure.

9A.88.030    Prostitution.

9A.88.050    Prostitution – Sex of parties immaterial – No defense.

9A.88.090    Permitting prostitution.

9A.88.110    Patronizing a prostitute.

9A.88.120    Additional fee assessments.

9A.88.130    Additional requirements.

9A.88.140    Vehicle impoundment.

Firearms and Dangerous Weapons.

9.41.010    Terms defined.

9.41.050    Carrying firearms.

9.41.060    Exceptions to restrictions on carrying firearms.

9.41.098    Forfeiture of firearms – Disposition – Confiscation.

9.41.185    Coyote getters.

9.41.230    Aiming or discharging firearms, dangerous weapons.

9.41.240    Possession of pistol by person from eighteen to twenty-one.

9.41.250    Dangerous weapons – Penalty.

9.41.260    Dangerous exhibitions.

9.41.270    Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm – Unlawful carrying or handling – Penalty – Exceptions.

9.41.280    Possessing dangerous weapons on school facilities – Penalty – Exceptions.

9.41.300    Weapons prohibited in certain places – Local laws and ordinances – Exceptions – Penalty.

9.41.800    Surrender of weapons or licenses – Prohibition on future possession or licensing.

9.41.810    Penalty.

9.91.160    Personal protection spray devices.

77.15.460    Loaded firearm in vehicle – Unlawful use or possession – Penalty.

Fire and Explosives.

9.40.040    Operating engine or boiler without spark arrester.

9.40.100    Tampering with fire alarm or fire fighting equipment – False alarm – Penalties.

52.12.101    Burning permits.

70.74.160    Unlawful access to explosives.

70.74.295    Abandonment of explosives.

70.74.310    Gas bombs, explosives, stink bombs, etc.

Crimes Against Government.

9.69.100    Duty of witness of offense against child or any violent offense – Penalty.

9A.44.130    Registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders – Procedures – Definition – Penalties.

9A.60.045    Criminal impersonation in the second degree.

9A.76.010    Definitions (Obstructing Governmental Operations).

9A.76.020    Obstructing a law enforcement officer.

9A.76.030    Refusing to summon aid for a peace officer.

9A.76.040    Resisting arrest.

9A.76.050    Rendering criminal assistance – Definition of term.

9A.76.060    Relative defined.

9A.76.080    Rendering criminal assistance in the second degree.

9A.76.090    Rendering criminal assistance in the third degree.

9A.76.100    Compounding.

9A.76.130    Escape in the third degree.

9A.76.160    Introducing contraband in the third degree.

9A.76.170    Bail jumping.

9A.76.175    Making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.

13.32A.080    Unlawful harboring of a minor – Penalty – Defense – Prosecution of adult for involving child in commission of offense.

18.165.050    Private investigator agency license – Requirements, restrictions – Assignment or transfer.

18.170.160    Licenses required – Use of public law enforcement insignia prohibited – Penalties – Enforcement.

Drug and Alcohol Offenses.

9.91.020    Operating railroad, steamboat, vehicle, etc., while intoxicated.

9.47A.010    Definition (Inhaling Toxic Fumes).

9.47A.030    Possession of certain substances prohibited, when.

9.47A.040    Sale of certain substances prohibited, when.

9.47A.050    Penalty.

26.28.080    Selling or giving tobacco to minor – Belief of representative capacity, no defense – Penalty.

38.52.430    Emergency response caused by person’s intoxication – Recovery of costs from convicted person.

66.44.100    Opening or consuming liquor in public place – Penalty.

66.44.210    Obtaining liquor for ineligible person.

66.44.250    Drinking in public conveyance – Penalty against individual – Restricted application (Bus).

66.44.310    Minors frequenting off-limits area – Misrepresentation of age – Penalty – Classification of licensees.

66.44.328    Preparation or acquisition and supply to persons under age twenty-one of facsimile of official identification card – Penalty.

69.41.010    Definitions.

69.41.030    Sale, delivery, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited – Exceptions – Penalty.

69.41.050    Labeling requirements – Penalty.

69.43.120    Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine – Possession of more than fifteen grams – Penalty – Exceptions.

69.50    Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

70.155.080    Purchasing, possessing by persons under eighteen – Civil infraction – Jurisdiction.

Offenses Against Community.

9.66.010    Public nuisance.

9.66.030    Maintaining or permitting nuisance.

9.91.025    Unlawful bus conduct.

9A.84.010    Riot.

9A.84.020    Failure to disperse.

9A.84.030    Disorderly conduct.

Interference with a Health Care Facility.

9A.50.005    Finding.

9A.50.010    Definitions.

9A.50.020    Interference with health care facility.

9A.50.030    Penalty.

9A.50.060    Informational picketing.

9A.50.070    Protection of health care patients and providers.

9A.50.900    Construction.

Miscellaneous Crimes.

9.45.070    Mock auctions.

9.45.080    Fraudulent removal of property.

9.45.090    Knowingly receiving fraudulent conveyance.

9.62.010    Malicious prosecution.

9.62.020    Instituting suit in name of another.

9.91.130    Disposal of trash in charity donation receptacle.

9.91.150    Tree spiking.

9A.36.160    Failing to summon assistance.

9A.80.010    Official misconduct.

26.44.080    Violation – Penalty (Fail to Report Abuse/Neglect to Child/Developmentally Dependent Adult by Medical/Education/Childcare Provider).

46.61.685    Leaving children unattended in standing vehicle with motor running – Penalty.

74.34.053    Failure to report – False reports – Penalties (Abuse of Frail Elder).

Abandoned Refrigerator Equipment.

9.03.010    Abandoning, discarding refrigeration equipment.

9.03.020    Permitting unused equipment to remain on premises.

9.03.040    Keeping or storing equipment for sale.


9.08.030    False certificate of registration of animals – False representation as to breed.

9.08.065    Definitions (Animals, Crimes Relating To).

9.08.070    Pet animals – Taking, concealing, injuring, killing, etc. – Penalty.

9.08.072    Transferring stolen pet animal to a research institution – Penalty.

9.08.074    Transferring stolen pet animal to a person who has previously sold a stolen pet animal to a research institution – Penalty.

9.08.074    Transferring stolen pet animal to a research institution by a U.S.D.A. licensed dealer – Penalty.

9.08.078    Illegal sale, receipt, or transfer of pet animals – Separate offenses.

9.08.090    Acts against animal facilities.

9A.84.090    False reporting.

16.52.011    Definitions – Principles of liability.

16.52.015    Enforcement – Law enforcement agencies and animal care and control agencies.

16.52.190    Poisoning animals – Penalty.

16.52.207    Animal cruelty in the second degree.

School Property and Personnel.

28A.635.010    Abusing or insulting teachers, liability for – Penalty.

28A.635.020    Willfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property, violations, when – Penalty.

28A.635.030    Disturbing school, school activities or meetings – Penalty.

28A.635.040    Examination questions – Disclosing – Penalty.

28A.635.050    Certain corrupt practices of school officials – Penalty.

28A.635.070    Property, failure of officials or employees to account for – Mutilation by – Penalties.

28A.635.090    Interference by force or violence – Penalty.

28A.635.100    Intimidating any administrator, teacher, classified employee, or student by threat of force or violence unlawful.


9.12.010    Barratry.

9.12.020    Buying, demanding, or promising reward by district judge or deputy.

Bidding Offenses.

9.18.080    Offender a competent witness.

9.18.120    Suppression of competitive bidding.

9.18.130    Collusion to prevent competitive bidding – Penalty.

9.18.150    Agreements outside state.

Interference with Court.

9.27.015    Interference, obstruction of any court, building, or residence – Violations.

9.51.010    Misconduct of officer drawing jury.

9.51.020    Soliciting jury duty.

9.51.030    Misconduct of officer in charge of jury.

9A.72.010    Definitions (Perjury and Interference with Official Proceedings).

9A.72.040    False swearing.

9A.72.050    Perjury and false swearing – Inconsistent statements – Degree of crime.

9A.72.060    Perjury and false swearing – Retraction.

9A.72.080    Statement of what one does not know to be true.

9A.72.085    Unsworn statements, certification.

9A.72.140    Jury tampering.

9A.72.150    Tampering with physical evidence.

Contempt of Court.

7.21.010    Definitions.

7.21.020    Sanctions – Who may impose.

7.21.030    Remedial sanctions – Payment for losses.

7.21.040    Punitive sanctions – Fines.

7.21.050    Sanctions – Summary imposition – Procedure.

7.21.070    Appellate review.


9.04.010    False advertising.

9.04.090    Advertising fuel prices by service stations.

Identity Crimes.

9.35.010    Improperly obtaining financial information.

9.35.020    Identity theft.

9.35.030    Soliciting undesired mail.

False Representations.

9.38.010    False representation concerning credit.

9.38.015    False statement by deposit account applicant.

9.38.020    False representation concerning title.

9.38.060    Digital signature violations.

Massage Practitioners.

18.108.030    Licensure or certification required.

18.108.035    Unlicensed practice – Penalties.

(Ord. 1677 § 1, 2022; Ord. 1549 § 1, 2016; Ord. 1444 § 1, 2012).

9.01.020 Classification of offenses.

Unless otherwise specifically provided for, any person who is convicted of violating or failing to comply with any of the criminal provisions of this title shall be subject to the following penalties:

A. Gross misdemeanor, as defined in Chapter 1.16 BLMC.

B. Misdemeanor, as defined in Chapter 1.16 BLMC.

C. Any criminal violation not specifically designated as a gross misdemeanor shall be a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1444 § 1, 2012).

9.01.030 Statutory provisions – Amendments of changes included.

The amendment, addition or repeal by the Washington Legislature of any section of any of the adopted statutes shall be deemed to amend this chapter and the statutes contained in this chapter which are adopted by reference in conformity with the amendment, addition or repeal, and it shall not be necessary for the legislative authority of this city to take any action with respect to such addition, amendment or repeal as provided by RCW 35A.12.140. (Ord. 1444 § 1, 2012).