Chapter 22.36


22.36.010    Permit issuance prohibited for illegally subdivided land —Exceptions.

22.36.020    Violations—Generally.

22.36.030    Violations—Penalty.

22.36.040    Violations—Other lawful remedies.

22.36.010 Permit issuance prohibited for illegally subdivided land —Exceptions.

(a)    The city shall not issue any permit for construction on, modification to, or use of any property divided or segregated in violation of this chapter or state law unless the city specifically approves a permit, using the provisions of Chapter 150 KZC, based on the following criteria:

(1)    That the applicant purchase the property as an innocent purchaser for value without actual notice that the property was divided or segregated in violation of law;

(2)    That the public interests will not be adversely affected by approving the permit. In determining the public interest, the city shall use substantially the same criteria as would be used by the city in reviewing a preliminary or short plat application under this title.

(b)    Nothing in this section in any way limits the rights granted by RCW 58.17.210. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.36.020 Violations—Generally.

(a)    It is a violation of this title for any person, corporation, organization, or other entity to divide, segregate, sell or transfer, or offer to sell or transfer in violation of this title. It is a violation of this title to do any other thing with respect to any lot, tract, parcel or property in the city that violates the provisions of this title, or violates a plat or short plat restriction imposed by the city.

(b)    The city shall use the applicable provisions of the zoning code in the investigation, enforcement and prosecution of the violations of this title. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.36.030 Violations—Penalty.

Upon conviction of a violation of this title, the guilty party may be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than ninety calendar days or both for each violation of this title. The guilty party may also be ordered to discontinue or correct any violation of this title. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)

22.36.040 Violations—Other lawful remedies.

Nothing in this code limits the right of the city to pursue other lawful criminal, civil or equitable remedies to abate, discontinue or correct violations of this title. (Ord. 3705 § 2 (part), 1999)