Chapter 15.00
PREFACE AND FEES

Sections:

15.00.000    Title.

15.00.010    Purpose.

15.00.020    Application fees.

15.00.030    Repealed.

15.00.040    Duties of officials.

15.00.050    References.

15.00.060    Regulated actions.

15.00.070    Severability.

15.00.000 Title.

ECC Titles 15 through 21 may be referred to as the community development code.

15.00.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the community development code is to assemble in one document, as far as is possible, all the various land use policies and regulations of the city of Edmonds.

15.00.020 Application fees.

A. This section shall apply to any and all fees charged by the city planning division, public works department, building division and for park dedication, parking, and variance from undergrounding. Such fees may be established from time to time by resolution of the city council.

B. All application fees set according to this section shall be paid before the permit coordinator may accept any application. Application fees are for city processing services, and are not refundable because an application is denied or modified. The city council may adopt rules providing for the partial refund of application fees for withdrawn applications in relation to the number of hours spent by the city staff in reviewing the application. [Ord. 3108 § 1, 1996; Ord. 3023 § 1, 1995; Ord. 2952 § 1, 1993; Ord. 2927 § 1, 1993; Ord. 2882 § 1, 1992; Ord. 2842, 1991; Ord. 2655 § 1, 1988; Ord. 2604 § 1, 1987; Ord. 2549 § 1, 1986; Ord. 2302 §§ 1, 2, 1982; Ord. 2273 § 1, 1982; Ord. 2191 §§ 3, 4, 1981; Ord. 2190 § 1, 1981].

15.00.030 Other fees.

Repealed by Ord. 3108. [Ord. 2498, 1985; Ord. 2252 § 2, 1981; Ord. 2190 § 2, 1981].

15.00.040 Duties of officials.

A. Community Development Director. The community development director shall administer and enforce the provisions of ECDC Titles 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21, except for those provisions to be enforced by the building official.

B. Building Official. The building official shall enforce and administer the provisions of ECDC Title 19, except for Chapter 19.75 which shall be enforced and administered by the fire chief, and the provisions of ECDC Titles 15, 16, 17 and 21 which relate to the construction of structures.

C. Public Works Director. The public works director shall administer and enforce the provisions of ECDC Title 18, and any other provision specifically calling for action by the public works director.

D. Permit Coordinator. The permit coordinator shall receive applications for all permits required by this code. The permit coordinator shall issue all permits authorized by this code, but only after determining that all procedural requirements of this code have been met. Whenever this code refers to the issuance of a permit, or the granting of an approval, the permit coordinator shall ensure that written evidence of the permit or approval is given to the applicant, and that a copy is retained in the city files. However, when one project requires more than one permit, to the extent practically possible, the permit coordinator shall issue one document consolidating all of the approved permits.

15.00.050 References.

A. Code Sections. Whenever a code section is referred to in this code, such as ECDC 18.75.030, the reference is to a section of this code unless otherwise specified.

B. Officials. Whenever an official is referred to in this code such as the building official, the reference is to an official of the city of Edmonds or a designated staff member unless otherwise specified.

C. Departments. Whenever a department or division is referred to in this code, such as the Fire Department, the reference is to the department or division of the city of Edmonds unless otherwise specified.

D. Adoption by Reference. Whenever a document is proposed to be adopted into this code by reference, three copies shall be filed before the adoption with the city clerk for public use and examination, and retained permanently after adoption. Compliance with this requirement, and any other requirement of state law may be stated in the adopting ordinance, but need not be repeated in this code. Any document adopted by reference shall have the same effect as if the document were set forth in full in this code.

15.00.060 Regulated actions.

Whenever this code applies to a specific act or type of action, the same provisions apply to all later changes, unless the code specifically provides otherwise. For example, a permit is required to connect to city sewers. This requirement also applies to any changes, repair or replacement of sewer connection.

15.00.070 Severability.

It is expressly declared that each section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase and word of this community development code would have been prepared, proposed, adopted, approved, and ratified irrespective of any declaration of invalidity or unconstitutionality of any part of this code. Therefore, should any part of this code be declared invalid or unconstitutional for any reason, this declaration shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining parts of this code.