Chapter 20.04
NAME AND PURPOSE

Sections:

20.04.010    Name and purpose.

20.04.020    Statement of goals.

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 812    04/03/07

20.04.010 Name and purpose.

(1) The purpose of this title is to identify processes and methods to achieve compliance with laws and regulations adopted by Clallam County pursuant to Article XI, Section 11 of the Washington Constitution and other State laws that promote and protect the general public health, safety, and environment of Clallam County residents. According to the provisions of RCW 36.32.120(7), this title declares certain acts to be civil violations and establishes civil enforcement procedures and penalties, and also declares certain acts to be misdemeanors, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment in a County jail for not more than 90 days.

(2) It is the intent of Clallam County to pursue code compliance actively and vigorously in order to protect the health, safety, and environment of the general public.

(3) While this title authorizes Clallam County to take action to enforce laws and regulations, it shall not be construed as placing responsibility for code compliance or enforcement upon Clallam County in any particular case, or as creating any duty on the part of Clallam County to any particular person(s).

20.04.020 Statement of goals.

It is the policy of Clallam County to emphasize code compliance by education and prevention as a first step. While warnings and voluntary compliance are desirable as a first step, enforcement through civil and criminal remedies should be used as needed to assure and effect code compliance. Abatement should be pursued only when appropriate and feasible.