Chapter 22.16


22.16.010    Final plat—Submittal—Time limits.

22.16.030    Final plat—Contents.

22.16.040    Repealed.

22.16.050    Administrative review and approval of final plats.

22.16.060    Repealed.

22.16.070    Repealed.

22.16.080    Repealed.

22.16.090    Minor deviations from preliminary plat.

22.16.100    Repealed.

22.16.110    Judicial review of final decision.

22.16.120    Repealed.

22.16.130    Plat documents—Recordation with county—When.

22.16.140    Plat documents—Dedication.

22.16.150    Plat documents—Completion of improvements required before signing.

22.16.010 Final plat—Submittal—Time limits.

A final plat shall be submitted to the planning and building director within seven years of the date of preliminary plat approval if the date of preliminary plat approval is on or before December 31, 2014, and within five years of the date of preliminary plat approval if the date of preliminary plat approval is on or after January 1, 2015. Any final plat not submitted within the time limits set forth in RCW 58.17.140 shall be void. (Ord. 4750 § 6, 2021; Ord. 4372 § 2 (Att. B) (part), 2012)

22.16.030 Final plat—Contents.

The applicant shall submit a final plat containing the information specified by the planning and building department. The planning and building department is hereby authorized to maintain a list of the content requirements. The list shall incorporate, at a minimum:

(a)    The requirements of state law regarding subdivisions;

(b)    The filing fee as established by ordinance;

(c)    Any additional pertinent information necessary for adequate review of the application. (Ord. 4491 § 3 (part), 2015; Ord. 4122 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.040 Final plat—Additional information.

Repealed by Ord. 4122. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.050 Administrative review and approval of final plats.

(a)    Upon receipt of a final plat and all required information, it shall be reviewed by the planning and building director. The planning and building director shall approve the final plat if the final plat:

(1)    Except for minor modifications under Section 22.16.090, is consistent with the approved preliminary plat; and

(2)    Is consistent with the provisions of this title and Chapter 58.17 RCW.

(b)    The planning and building director shall sign the plat signifying approval by the city. (Ord. 4750 § 7, 2021; Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.060 City council action.

Repealed by Ord. 4750. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.070 City council action—Challenges.

Repealed by Ord. 4750. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.080 City council action—Criteria.

Repealed by Ord. 4750. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.090 Minor deviations from preliminary plat.

(a)    The planning and building director may approve a final plat that is different from the preliminary plat if the change:

(1)    Does not increase the number of lots; and

(2)    Does not decrease any lot size by more than ten percent; and

(3)    Does not substantially alter the location or nature of any improvements or any other element of the subdivision; and

(4)    Does not significantly alter the subdivision.

(b)    Final plats with changes that do not meet the criteria for minor deviations must be processed as new preliminary plats. (Ord. 4750 § 11, 2021; Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.100 Final plat approval within Houghton community council jurisdiction.

Repealed by Ord. 4706. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.110 Judicial review of final decision.

The action of the city in granting or denying a final plat may be reviewed pursuant to the standards set forth in RCW 36.70C.130 in King County Superior Court. The land use petition must be filed within twenty-one calendar days of the issuance of the final land use decision by the city on the final plat. The date of the final decision of the city is the date of approval by the planning and building director, constituting the city’s final decision. (Ord. 4750 § 12, 2021; Ord. 4706 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019: Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.120 Plat documents—Signed by city clerk.

Repealed by Ord. 4750. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.130 Plat documents—Recordation with county—When.

After the plat documents are signed, they will be transmitted to the city clerk’s office for recording with the appropriate offices in King County. Unless specifically extended in the decision on the plat, the plat must be submitted to the city for recording with King County within six months of the date of approval or the decision becomes void; provided, however, that in the event judicial review is initiated per Section 22.16.110, the running of the six months is tolled for any period of time during which a court order in said judicial review proceeding prohibits the recording of the plat. (Ord. 4372 § 2 (Att. B) (part), 2012: Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.140 Plat documents—Dedication.

The city’s written approval on the plat documents constitutes acceptance of all dedications shown on the plat. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.16.150 Plat documents—Completion of improvements required before signing.

The owner shall complete, or bond under Sections 22.32.070 and 22.32.080, all required right-of-way, easement, utility and other similar improvements before the city will sign the plat documents. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)