Chapter 6.02


6.02.010    Words – Common and ordinary meaning.

6.02.020    Definitions – Lake Forest Park.

6.02.030    Definitions – King County Code.

6.02.010 Words – Common and ordinary meaning.

In construing the provisions of this title, except where otherwise plainly declared or clearly apparent from the context, words used in this title shall be given their common and ordinary meaning. (Ord. 607 § 3, 1994)

6.02.020 Definitions – Lake Forest Park.

The following definitions shall apply in this title:

A. “At large” means to be off the premises of the owner and not under the control of the owner by leash; provided, that an animal within an automobile or other vehicle of its owner shall be deemed to be upon the owner’s premises.

B. “Chief of police” means the chief of police of the city or any other person acting under his order or direction, or officers or representatives of the King County animal control authority so authorized to act on behalf of the city under an interlocal agreement.

C. “Exotic animal” means any of the following:

1. Venomous species of snakes capable of inflicting serious physical harm or death to human beings;

2. Nonhuman primates and prosimians;

3. Bears;

4. Nondomesticated species of felines;

5. Nondomesticated species of canines and their hybrids, including wolf and coyote hybrids;

6. The order crocodillia, including alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gavials.

D. “Leash” means and includes a cord, thong or chain not more than 15 feet in length by which an animal is physically controlled by the person accompanying it.

E. “Pen” means that area within which any animal or fowl shall be confined exclusive of a shelter or stable.

F. Restraint. An animal is considered to be under “restraint” if it is maintained and remains within the property limits of its owner or keeper (KCC 11.08.020).

G. “Wild animal” means any of the following:

1. Nondomesticated species of birds or fowl;

2. Nondomesticated species of snake or any other animal not considered an “exotic animal” as defined in this title.

H. “Beehive” means a structure designed to contain one colony of honey bees (apis mellifera). (Ord. 1040 § 1, 2012; Ord. 820 § 1, 2000; Ord. 607 § 4, 1994)

6.02.030 Definitions – King County Code.

The definitions set forth in KCC 11.04.020, adopted by reference in LFPMC 6.08.020, shall apply throughout this title, except that the following definition subsections of KCC 11.04.020 are repealed and are specifically not adopted by reference:

A. KCC 11.04.020(W) Definition of “Running at Large;”

B. KCC 11.04.020(AA) Definition of “Under Control.” (Ord. 607 § 5, 1994)