Chapter 8.20


8.20.010    Definitions.

8.20.020    Nuisances—Residential property and nonresidential property.

8.20.030    Repealed.

8.20.040    Repealed.

8.20.050    Repealed.

8.20.060    Repealed.

8.20.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

A.    “Building” means any roofed and walled structure for residential or nonresidential use.

B.    “City” means the city of Everett.

C.    “Front yard” means that portion of property between the street and a primary building.

D.    “Litter” includes but is not limited to rubbish, debris, trash and garbage.

E.    “Maintain or maintenance” means condition on property that exists.

F.    “Owner” means any person owning property, as shown on the last assessment roll for taxes, or the lessee, tenant or other person having control or possession of the property.

G.    “Person” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other organization, however formed.

H.    “Primary building” means a building which is the primary use of the property upon which the building is located.

I.    “Property” means all real property including any buildings located thereon.

J.    “Rear yard” means that portion of property between the primary building and the rear property line.

K.    “Side yard” means that portion of property between a primary building and the side property line.

L.    “Utility trailer” means a vehicle that is not self-propelled, that is pulled or towed by a motor vehicle such as a car or truck. For example, a utility trailer includes, but is not limited to, a flat-bed, open-air, or an enclosed trailer. Motor vehicle has the same meaning as RCW 46.04.320. (Ord. 3411-14 § 1, 2014: Ord. 1554-89 § 1, 1989)

8.20.020 Nuisances—Residential property and nonresidential property.

Except as authorized by subsection H of this section or as may be allowed by another city ordinance, no person owning, leasing, renting, occupying or having charge or possession of any property in the city, including vacant lots, shall maintain or allow to be maintained on the property outside of a fully enclosed structure such as a shed, dwelling, or closeable garage, any of the following conditions visible from any street, alley, or other public or private property:

A.    Junk, trash, litter, boxes, discarded lumber, salvage materials or other similar materials;

B.    Attractive nuisances dangerous to children, including but not limited to abandoned, broken or neglected equipment, machinery, refrigerators and freezers, excavations, well or shafts;

C.    Broken or discarded furniture, household equipment and furnishings;

D.    Shopping carts on any property zoned residential by the city;

E.    Dead, decayed, diseased, noxious or hazardous trees or vegetation, or any vegetation (not including vegetation located in flower beds) taller than forty-two inches high or grass taller than twelve inches in height;

F.    Graffiti on the exterior of any building, fence or other structure;

G.    Vehicle parts or other articles of personal property which are discarded or left in a state of partial construction or repair;

H.    Utility trailers or unmounted camper tops located in a front yard or a side yard abutting a public or private street unless it is located on a lawful driveway. (Ord. 3411-14 § 2, 2014: Ord. 1779-91 § 1, 1991; Ord. 1554-89 § 2, 1989)

8.20.030 Declaration of public nuisance.

Repealed by Ord. 2221-97. (Ord. 1554-89 § 3, 1989)

8.20.040 Abatement procedure.

Repealed by Ord. 2221-97. (Ord. 1554-89 § 4, 1989)

8.20.050 Lien procedure.

Repealed by Ord. 2221-97. (Ord. 1554-89 § 5, 1989)

8.20.060 Violation—Penalty.

Repealed by Ord. 2221-97. (Ord. 1554-89 § 6, 1989)


For statutory provisions authorizing first class cities to provide for punishment of all practices dangerous to public health and safety, see RCW 35.22.280(36).