40.540.010 Boundary Line Adjustments

A.    A boundary line adjustment (BLA) is a process for the purpose of adjusting boundary lines which does not create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division nor create any lot, tract, parcel, site or division which contains insufficient area and dimension to meet minimum requirements for width and area for a building site.

(Amended: Ord. 2006-11-07; Ord. 2007-06-05)

B.    Boundary line adjustments across public roadways are not allowed.

(Amended: Ord. 2007-06-05)

C.    Boundary line adjustments recorded through the County Auditor’s office do not ensure such adjustments meet current zoning requirements. BLA applications approved through the Community Development Department ensure compliance with current zoning requirements, and are reviewed and approved through a Type I process, pursuant to Section 40.510.010.

(Amended: Ord. 2006-05-01; Ord. 2006-11-07; Ord. 2007-06-05; Ord. 2012-07-03)

D.    Blanket utility easements existing along lot lines, that are specifically required as a condition of development approval, may be moved during a boundary line adjustment; provided, there is compliance with RCW 64.04.175 and the easement is not occupied by a utility. If the easement is occupied, this provision is inapplicable, and the provisions of Section 40.540.120 and RCW 64.04.175 shall apply.

(Amended: Ord. 2006-11-07; Ord. 2007-06-05)

E.    Application submittal requirements for BLAs include:

1.    A completed application form;

2.    The appropriate fee;

3.    Sales history since 1969 for each parcel to include:

a.    Copies of all deeds or real estate contracts showing previous owners or division of the original parcel;

b.    Prior segregation requests;

c.    Prior recorded surveys; and

d.    Other information demonstrating compliance with the approval criteria.

4.    A site plan showing current conditions, including:

a.    The applicant’s and contact person’s name, mailing address and phone number;

b.    Owner’s name and address;

c.    Layout and dimensions of parcels drawn to scale (minimum eight and one-half (8.5) by eleven (11) inches);

d.    North arrow (oriented to the top, left or right of page), scale and date;

e.    Area of existing sites in acres or square feet;

f.    Location of all existing buildings/structures, septic tanks and drainfields, wells and on-site utilities, and their distance in feet from all property lines;

g.    Public and private roads and their dimensions and location; and

h.    Private road and utility easements and their dimensions and location.

5.    A site plan showing proposed conditions, including:

a.    Layout and dimensions of adjusted parcels drawn to scale (minimum eight and one-half (8.5) by eleven (11) inches);

b.    North arrow (oriented to the top, left or right of page), scale and date;

c.    Area of adjusted sites in acres or square feet;

d.    Location of all existing buildings/structures, septic tanks and drainfields, wells and on-site utilities, and their distance in feet from all property lines;

e.    Public and private roads and their dimensions and location; and

f.    Private road and utility easements and their dimensions and location.

(Amended: Ord. 2006-11-07; Ord. 2007-06-05; Ord. 2009-06-01)