Chapter 1.01
CODIFICATION

Sections:

1.01.010    Code created.

1.01.020    Code as proof of ordinance.

1.01.030    Code to consist of titles, chapters, and sections.

1.01.040    Form of chapters.

1.01.050    Form of sections.

1.01.060    Policy and procedure required.

1.01.070    Adoption.

1.01.080    Amendment of code.

1.01.090    Prior ordinances.

1.01.100    Prior ordinances – Not yet codified.

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 77    12/13/77

AMENDED SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 137    08/18/81

Ord. 733    01/07/03

Ord. 762    10/19/04

1.01.010 Code created.

There is hereby established the Clallam County Code, which will be a codification of all of the ordinances of permanent and general effect of Clallam County, Washington. Upon adoption of an ordinance as a portion of the code, in accordance with the procedures of this chapter, the codified ordinance shall be the official form of ordinances of Clallam County; provided, that codification, pursuant to CCC 1.01.100, of any existing ordinances of Clallam County, Washington, not heretofore codified shall not act as repealer of said ordinances. Said existing ordinances, as they appeared prior to codification, shall remain the official form of such ordinance, until repealed or amended.

1.01.020 Code as proof of ordinance.

Copies of the ordinances codified in published form in accordance with the procedures of this chapter shall be received as proof of the ordinances of permanent and general effect of Clallam County in all courts.

1.01.030 Code to consist of titles, chapters, and sections.

The Clallam County Code shall consist of titles, chapters and sections. Each title shall be an appropriate group of ordinances, based upon subject matter.

If an ordinance does not fall within an existing title, a new title shall be assigned. Ordinances shall be assigned to a title and chapter, after adoption, by the Clerk of the Board as a part of the codification process.

Title and chapter numbers are not adopted as part of the ordinance. Any existing County ordinances may be assigned a new title and chapter by the Clerk of the Board as part of a reorganization of the Clallam County Code.

1.01.040 Form of chapters.

Each ordinance shall be a separate chapter of the Clallam County Code, or, if an amendatory ordinance, shall amend existing chapter(s). Each new chapter shall be assigned to an appropriate title, and shall receive a separate chapter number within that title by the Clerk of the Board of Clallam County Commissioners as a part of the codification process.

1.01.050 Form of sections.

Each chapter of the Clallam County Code shall consist of sections, which shall be an appropriate and logical division of the ordinance. Each section shall be consecutively numbered, beginning with section .010 and given a title generally describing the contents of the section. The title shall not be a part of the section, ordinance, or code.

Subsections shall be consecutively numbered, beginning with (1); then shall be consecutively lettered, beginning with (a); and then shall be consecutively numbered by Roman numeral, beginning with (i).

1.01.060 Policy and procedure required.

The Board of County Commissioners shall adopt, by resolution, comprehensive policies and procedures relating to the adoption and codification of ordinances. Such policies and procedures shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) General format of all ordinances.

(2) Requirements for submission of proposed ordinances to the Board.

(3) Procedures for adoption of new, amended, or repealed ordinances.

(4) Requirements and procedures for maintenance of printed copies of the code and for public access.

1.01.070 Adoption.

Once the ordinance is placed into the proper form, the Commissioners may adopt the new material as an ordinance, following the requirements of the Clallam County Home Rule Charter and State law. If the ordinance is adopted, and requires codification, all official copies of the code shall be supplemented at least semi-annually to reflect the new ordinance.

1.01.080 Amendment of code.

Amendments to materials included in the code shall set forth the full text of the section, subsection, etc., which is amended, and shall also set forth the full text of the amendment.

Amendments shall give a general statement of whether the change is an addition, amendment, or deletion, and shall substantially follow the format described in County policy.

1.01.090 Prior ordinances.

(1) Ordinances adopted prior to the date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, except those ordinances which state they are adopted as a chapter of this code, shall be codified in accordance with the procedures of this section.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, all existing ordinances of Clallam County, Washington, not heretofore codified and determined by the Prosecuting Attorney to meet the requirements of the charter for codification, shall be placed in code form, as set forth in CCC 1.01.040 and 1.01.050, by the Clerk of the Board. No substantive changes shall be made to such ordinances. Codification of such ordinances shall not act as a repealer, and the ordinances shall remain binding and effective in their present form until repealed or amended.

1.01.100 Prior ordinances – Not yet codified.

Those ordinances of Clallam County existing and effective at the time of adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall remain effective and binding until such time as they are repealed or amended.