Chapter 16.20
BUILDING MOVING

Sections:

16.20.010    General requirements.

16.20.020    Requirements for license.

16.20.030    Requirements for house moving permit.

16.20.040    Requirements for building relocation permit.

16.20.045    Requirements for house removal permit.

16.20.050    General provisions.

16.20.060    Violations.

16.20.010 General requirements.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall move any part of a building along or across any street, alley or other public property within the city of Lynnwood without first obtaining a valid business license as set forth in LMC 16.20.020 and a permit to move on city of Lynnwood streets from the director of public works as set forth in LMC 16.20.030 and shall comply with all other sections of this chapter.

A. Permits are required for all structures over eight feet, zero inches, in width, or when loaded on a truck, eight feet, six inches, in width as required by Chapter 252-24 WAC.

B. The moving of structures in the city of Lynnwood shall comply with all requirements of the city of Lynnwood police department. (Ord. 1539 § 1, 1986; Ord. 711 § 1, 1973)

16.20.020 Requirements for license.

Applications for a business license shall be accompanied by the following:

A. A policy of public liability and property damage, issued by a responsible insurance company, authorized to do business under state laws of the state of Washington. Said policy shall insure the permittee and shall insure to the benefit of any and all persons suffering loss or damage either to person or property by reason of any operations of the mover. Such policy shall insure against loss from the liability imposed by law for injury to, or death of any person in the amount or limit of $1,000,000 as to any one claim and $1,000,000 for all claims arising from any one accident and against claims for property damage in the amount or limit of $500,000;

B. An annual business license fee shall be paid to the city clerk as required by city ordinance. (Ord. 1676 § 1, 1989; Ord. 1539 § 2, 1986; Ord. 711 § 2, 1973)

16.20.030 Requirements for house moving permit.

No building shall be moved over, along or across any street, alley or public property without first obtaining a permit to do so from the director of public works. Applicants for permits shall comply with the following:

A. A written application for each permit shall be filed with the director of public works prior to the date on which the applicant proposes or intends to move the building or portion thereof, and the application shall include the following information:

1. Name and address of person, firm or corporation engaged to move the building;

2. City of Lynnwood business license number, number of persons, firm or corporation engaged to move the building;

3. Name and address of the owner of the building;

4. Present location of the building;

5. Proposed new location of the building;

6. The means and manner the building is to be moved and the type of equipment used therefore;

7. A detailed drawing showing the route over or along which the building or portion thereof is to be moved;

8. The time that will be required to move the building, including the day and hour when any part will enter any street, alley or public property and the approximate date and hour when every part of the building will be off of public right-of-way within the city of Lynnwood;

9. There shall be attached to the application signed statements from each person, firm or corporation owning or operating any public utility maintaining any wires, conduits, cables, poles or other appliances or appurtenances thereto, along, over or across any street, alley or public way along the route over which the building or structure is to be moved, which statement shall state that the moving of such building will not molest, damage or interfere with or interrupt the service of any such wires, conduits, cables, poles or other appliances or appurtenances, or that the applicant has made appropriate arrangements for clearing the same at the time the building is to be moved;

10. That in consideration that the city permit the use of the public streets for the purpose of moving a building, the applicant specifically agrees to indemnify and hold the city harmless against any loss, damage, cost and/or expenses (including attorney’s fees reasonably incurred), which may in any way occur against the city in consequence of granting the permit to the applicant. In the event that the applicant is a corporation, the principal shareholder and the president of the corporation shall also be required to sign such indemnity clause.

B. All buildings or structures to be moved into, through or outside the city limits, in addition to complying with all the provisions of this chapter, shall adhere to applicable state laws.

C. Such other information as the director of public works may deem necessary.

D. Submit a surety bond issued by a reliable surety company, authorized to do business under state laws of the state of Washington, or a cash security in the penal sum of $2,000, to be kept on file by the city clerk and to be conditioned that in the moving of the building or structure any damage to city of Lynnwood property, the director of public works may demand forfeit of such bond or cash security or any amount of the bond to cover costs of repairs.

E. The cost of such permit shall be as shown in Chapter 3.104 LMC. (Ord. 2656 §§ 1, 2, 2006; Ord. 2241 § 17, 1999; Ord. 1676 § 2, 1989; Ord. 1539 § 3, 1986; Ord. 711 § 3, 1973)

16.20.040 Requirements for building relocation permit.

Any person, persons, firm or corporation who proposes to relocate an existing building on any building site within the city shall first obtain a building permit from the building official. Applicants shall comply with the following:

A. The owner shall file with the building official, at the time application is made, proof of ownership of the building and a cash security of $2,000, to the effect that the applicant will complete the building within 90 days after placement of the building on its new site in full compliance with the permit. Failure to do so shall result in forfeiture of said security to the city.

B. Request an on-site compliance inspection by the building official or his representative for which a fee as shown in Chapter 3.104 LMC shall be charged. Written request for the inspection shall be made to the building department. Upon such application and payment of the fee herein provided, the building official shall notify the applicant of the date and time of the inspection. The inspection shall be made at the original location of the building prior to its removal therefrom.

C. Upon completion of the moving of the building, the owner shall proceed immediately to bring the building in compliance with all the approved plans as approved by the building official for the said building, all requirements of the zoning ordinance, fire code, building code, mechanical code, and plumbing code as adopted by the city council, and all such work shall be completed within 90 days from the issuance date of the building relocation permit. The owner of said building shall secure all necessary permits for required work prior to the commencement of removing said building from its original site. (Ord. 2656 §§ 1, 2, 2006; Ord. 1539 § 4, 1986; Ord. 711 § 3, 1973)

16.20.045 Requirements for house removal permit.

A. The owner shall have the building sewer disconnected from the city of Lynnwood sewer at the property line and have the sewer capped at place of disconnection. Prior to issuance of a house removal permit, a side sewer contractor shall obtain applicable side sewer capping permits.

B. For a building being moved or removed, $2,000 cash security will be required to the effect that the site from which the building is being moved or removed has been cleared of all debris, concrete foundation, etc., and left in a safe condition. Restoration of the site must be accomplished within 30 days from the date of issuance of the permit. Failure to comply shall result in forfeiture of the security to the city.

C. A house moving permit is required from the department of public works prior to moving or removing the building. The owner shall submit an application for a house moving permit to the department of public works for processing as required by LMC 2.44.040. (Ord. 2076 § 20, 1996; Ord. 1539 § 5, 1986)

16.20.050 General provisions.

All buildings to be moved for which a permit has been issued shall comply with the following general provisions in addition to all other requirements of this chapter:

A. Except with the permission of the director of public works, it shall be unlawful for any mover to leave standing or abandon the moving of the building while the same or any part thereof is in or upon any public right-of-way.

B. After a house moving permit has been issued and a building or any part thereof has been removed from the original site, it is unlawful for any such mover to leave standing or abandon the moving of such building while the same is on any property other than for which a building permit has been issued therefor.

C. Failure to comply with this section shall result in forfeiture of any and all security posted by applicant with the city. (Ord. 1539 § 6, 1986; Ord. 766 § 2, 1974; Ord. 711 § 5, 1973)

16.20.060 Violations.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is committed, continued, or permitted, and upon conviction of any such violation such person shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Anyone concerned in the violation or failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter, whether directly committing the act or effecting the omission constituting the offense or aiding or abetting the same whether present or absent; and anyone who directly or indirectly counsels, encourages, hires, commands, induces or otherwise procures another to violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter, is and shall be an offender under the terms of this chapter and shall be proceeded against and prosecuted as such. (Ord. 1539 § 7, 1986; Ord. 711 § 6, 1973)