Chapter 17.16FINAL PLATS- REVIEW PROCEDURE

Sections:

17.16.010
Requirement for Each Plat Filed for Record.
17.16.020
Certificate Giving Description, Statement of Owners, and Dedication Requirements.
17.16.030
Review of Final Plats.
17.16.040
Council Review of Final Plats.
17.16.010Requirement for Each Plat Filed for Record.

Each and every plat filed for record pursuant to RCW 58.17.160 shall:

A. Contain a legal description of the plat which shall match the description on the title insurance report.

B. Contain a dedication statement for all streets, easements, open space, tracts, or other parcels to be dedicated to the public or other specifically noted entities or organizations.

C. Be acknowledged by the person filing the plat before the County Auditor or any other officer who is authorized by law to take acknowledgment of deeds, and certificate of said acknowledgment shall be enclosed or annexed to such plat and recorded therewith.

D. Contain certification from the Assessor-Treasurer that all taxes and delinquent assessments for which the property may be liable as of the date of certification have been duly paid, satisfied or discharged.

E. Contain a statement of approval from the City Engineering Manager as to the construction of all streets and associated storm drainage systems for public streets. Streets not dedicated to the public shall be clearly denoted on the face of the plat and the plat shall contain a provision for maintenance of the private streets by the individual lot owners.

F. Contain a certification from the sewerage provider as to the means of sewage disposal for the lots if required.

G. Contain a certification from the County Health Department as to the means of sewage disposal and water availability if required.

H. The final plat shall follow the format as shown on the City Formal Plat Standards as now enacted or hereafter amended. All survey work shall be performed in compliance with RCW 58.24.040.

I. Be submitted to the City Community Development Department along with the following:

1. Twelve (12) paper prints.

2. Two (2) copies of a title report, prepared not more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of written approval by the Director of the Community Development Department, from a title insurance company containing the complete and correct legal description of the plat, listing all easements of record which affect the property and confirming that the title of the lands as described and shown on said plat is in the name of the owners signing the dedication.

3. Final Plat Land Use Breakdown sheet.

4. One (1) copy of the plat boundary, individual lots and street centerline computer closures for the plat. (Ord. 591 § 38, 2015.)

17.16.020Certificate Giving Description, Statement of Owners, and Dedication Requirements.

Every formal subdivision, short subdivision or binding site plan filed for record must contain a certificate giving a full and correct description of the lands divided as they appear on the plat drawing, including a statement that the subdivision of property has been made with the free consent and in accordance with the desires of the owner(s) or contractor purchasers. If the subdivision of property includes a dedication, the certification shall also contain the dedication of all streets and other areas to the public, and individual or individuals, religious society or societies or to any corporation, public or private, as shown on the plat document and a waiver of all claims for damages against any governmental authority which may be occasioned to the adjacent land by the established construction, drainage and maintenance of said street. Said certificate shall be signed and acknowledged before a notary public by all parties having any interest in the lands subdivided.

Any dedication, donation or grant as shown on the face of the plat shall be considered for all intents and purposes, as a quit-claim deed to the said donee or donees and/or grantees for his, her or their use for the purpose intended by the donors or grantors as aforesaid. (Ord. 591 § 39, 2015.)

17.16.030Review of Final Plats.

The City Community Development Director or authorized designee shall review applications for the proposed final plat and be satisfied that the following conditions exist:

A. The final plat meets all standards established by State law and this Title relating to final plats;

B. The proposed final plat bears the certificates and statements of approval required by this Title and State law;

C. A title insurance report furnished by the subdivider confirms the title of the land in the proposed subdivision is vested in the name of the owners whose signatures appear on the plat's certificate;

D. The facilities and improvements required to be provided by the developer have been completed or, alternatively, that the developer has provided a performance bond, or cash deposit in lieu thereof, or other security commonly used by banking and lending institutions; provided further that the bond, cash deposit, or other security, as hereinabove required, shall be filed with the City Engineer and shall be in a form acceptable to the City Attorney and in an amount and with sureties commensurate with improvements remaining to be completed and securing to the City the construction and installation of the improvements within a fixed time.

E. That all conditions of the preliminary plat approval have been satisfied and that all platting fees have been paid. (Ord. 591 § 40, 2015.)

17.16.040Council Review of Final Plats.

The City Council shall review final plats in accordance with Chapter 58.17 RCW. Council review of a final plat is strictly limited to the questions of whether the final plat is consistent with the findings, conclusions and conditions specified for the preliminary plat. Environmental considerations and satisfaction of review criteria specified by Section 17.14.030 and RCW 58.17.110 which are not relevant to the findings, conclusions or decision for the preliminary plat cannot be raised during the review of a final plat but must be raised at the time for reviewing the preliminary plat or they are waived. When the Community Development Director finds that the subdivision meets the following criteria, he or she shall recommend approval the proposed final plat if:

A. The plat conforms to all terms of preliminary plat approval;

B. The bond, if there is one, by its essential terms assures completion of improvements;

C. The plat meets the requirements of State law and this Title in effect at the time of preliminary plat approval.

After the City Council approves the plat, the Community Development Department shall forward the original to the County Auditor for filing, who shall, after recording, forward two reproducible copies thereof to the City Engineer and one paper copy to the County Assessor-Treasurer. (Ord. 591 § 41, 2015.)