Chapter 19.25
FINAL PLAT APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Sections:

19.25.005    Application.

19.25.010    Supplementary materials.

19.25.015    Sequence for obtaining signatures.

19.25.020    Review by public works director.

19.25.030    Review by development and business services director.

19.25.035    Filing.

19.25.040    Expiration.

19.25.045    Validity of land use.

19.25.050    Review of decision.

19.25.005 Application.

A. Submittal to the Development and Business Services Department. After approval of the preliminary plat and the detailed construction plans and within the time limits set forth in LMC 19.20.040, the subdivider shall prepare a final plat and the supplementary materials required by this chapter. The final plat shall be submitted to the development and business services department along with the supplementary materials as per LMC 19.25.010.

B. Conformance with Preliminary Plat. The final plat shall conform to the preliminary plat approved by the hearing examiner and to any conditions that may have been part of the approval. Slight deviations from the approved preliminary plat may be allowed if the development and business services director and/or public works director determine such deviations are necessary because of unforeseen technical problems.

C. Submittal Requirements. The final plat shall be prepared on mylar or other similar material, 18 inches by 24 inches in size, allowing one-half inch for border, by a registered land surveyor in accordance with the requirements of the public works director surveying standards and shall contain the following information:

1. All documents, maps, and survey notes shall contain the name of the subdivision or be clearly referenced to it, and shall contain the name and address of the subdivider and his surveyors or engineer, or be clearly referenced to it.

2. The legal description of the plat and the following information shall appear in the following sequences on the final plat, lettered in ink either by hand or mechanical device:

Know all men by these presents that ___________________, the undersigned owner(s) in fee simple, and encumbrances of the land hereby platted, hereby declare this plat and dedicate(s) to the use of the public forever, all streets and easements or whatever public property there is shown on the plat and the use thereof for any and all public purposes; also, the right to make all necessary slopes for cuts or fills upon the lots, blocks, tracts, etc., shown on this plat in the reasonable original grading of all streets, shown hereon.

Signed & Sealed _______________

State of Washington    )

    )ss

County of Snohomish    )

This is to Certify that on this ___ day of ________, 20___, before me the undersigned, a Notary Public, personally appeared ___________ to me known to the the person(s) who executed the foregoing dedication and acknowledged to me that _________________ signed and sealed the same as ________________ free and voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes mentioned.

Witness my hand and official seal the day and year last above written.

___________________________
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, residing at ___________________________
Commission expires __________

I hereby certify that the plat of ______________ is based on actual survey and subdivision of Section ________, Township _______, North, Range _________ E.W.M., that the distances and courses and angles are shown thereon correctly, that proper monuments have been set and lot block corners staked on the ground.

Signed ___________________ (Seal)

Licensed Land Surveyor

Examined & Approved this ___ day of ___________, A.D., 20___.

______________________________
Development and Business Services Director

Examined & Approved this ___ day of ___________, A.D., 20___.

______________________________
Public Works Director

Attest:

______________________________
Administrative Services Director

Filed for record at the request of the city of Lynnwood this ___ day of ______, A.D., 20___, at ______ minutes past ________ o’clock, __.M., and recorded in Volume _____ of Plats, on Page ____, records of Snohomish County, Washington.

______________________________
Snohomish County Auditor

______________________________
Deputy County Auditor

I, ________________________, Treasurer of Snohomish County, Washington, do hereby certify that all taxes on the above described tract have been fully paid up to and including the year of 20___.

______________________________
Snohomish County Treasurer

3. The boundary lines with accurate distances and bearings, location, and width of all existing previously recorded public highways approaching and intersecting the boundaries of the subdivision shall be shown on the map and referenced to the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey datum or the plain coordinate system for the state of Washington, and/or acceptable data prescribed by the public works director.

4. The map shall accurately show the boundary lines of all parks and playgrounds and the rights-of-way of all public streets contained in the plat, subdivision, or dedication, and shall contain thereon, suitably inscribed, and described, a statement of dedication of these rights-of-way, playgrounds, parks, and other necessary areas.

5. The final plat shall clearly show the following information:

a. The lines and names of all streets or other public ways, parks, playgrounds, tracts and easements intended to be dedicated for public use, or granted for use of inhabitants of the subdivision;

b. The lines and names of all existing or platted streets or other public ways, parks, playgrounds, and easements adjacent to the final plat, subdivision or dedication, including municipal boundaries, township lines, and section lines;

c. The lengths and bearings of all straight lines, curve radii, arcs and semi-tangents of all curves;

d. All dimensions along the lines of each lot, with the true bearings plus any other data necessary for the location of any lot lines or corners in the field;

e. Suitable primary control points, approved by the public works director or descriptions and ties to such control points, to which all dimensions, angles, bearings and similar data given on the plat shall be referred;

f. The name of all subdivisions immediately adjacent thereof;

g. The date, true north point, scale and date of survey;

h. The boundary of the tract, with courses and distances marked thereon, as determined by a field survey made by a registered land surveyor of the state of Washington and to close with an error of not more than one foot in 5,000; and

i. Stormwater system maintenance requirements as approved by the public works director.

6. The subdivider shall submit complete field and computation notes showing original or re-established corners, with description of the same; showing true bearings and distances to established street lines and monuments, turning angles, points of curvature, length of tangents, and the actual traverse showing error of enclosure and method of balancing with sketches showing all distances, angles and calculations required to determine corners and distances of the plat, subdivision, or dedication.

The final plat as submitted to the city shall contain a certificate from the county treasurer indicating that all taxes on said property included in the proposed plat, subdivision, or dedication have been paid and a certificate from the county assessor and city treasurer indicating that all assessments on this property have been paid in accordance with Chapter 188, Section 1, Laws, 1927, as hereafter amended (RCW 58.08.030). (Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2957 § 24, 2012; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.010 Supplementary materials.

The original mylar drawing of the final plat shall be accompanied by:

A. One copy of the final plat on mylar or other similar material;

B. A minimum of four paper copies of the final plat and one 11-inch by 17-inch reduction;

C. A copy of any deed restrictions and restrictive covenants proposed by the subdivider;

D. A current title report issued by a title insurance company showing all parties whose consent is necessary and their interest in the premises and listing all encumbrances;

E. One copy of the “as-constructed” plans, on mylar material, showing all improvements completed which has been prepared and certified by a licensed professional engineer registered in the state of Washington;

F. A complete survey and field computation notes;

G. If required improvements have not been completed, a plat performance bond or other security as per LMC 19.20.045;

H. If a local improvement district is proposed, a petition bearing sufficient signatures creating the district, unless the city council creates a district by resolution; and

I. Payment of the inspection fee required by the public works department for such improvements as have been completed, and payment of related community development fees and costs as set forth in Chapter 3.104 LMC. (Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2656 §§ 1, 2, 2006; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 2242 § 5, 1999; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.015 Sequence for obtaining signatures.

Signatures required by LMC 19.25.005 for dedications, acknowledgments, and endorsements normally shall be obtained in the following sequence:

A. A notarized signature of the owners in fee simple;

B. The licensed land surveyor;

C. The development and business services director;

D. The public works director;

E. The administrative services director;

F. The Snohomish County treasurer; and

G. The Snohomish County auditor. (Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1390 § 1, 1984; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.020 Review by public works director.

A. The public works director shall:

1. Inspect the detail and computation of the final plat for conformance with the specifications and standards of this title; the public works director’s determinations shall be conclusive;

2. Inspect the final plat for conformance with the preliminary plat approved by the city council and the conditions made a part of such approval; and

3. Determine either that all required improvements have been installed in accordance with these regulations or that certain improvements may properly be deferred as per LMC 19.20.045(A).

B. When the public works director is satisfied with the detail and computations of the plat, determines that the plat conforms with the approved preliminary plat and conditions set thereon, and determines that improvements either are complete or may properly be deferred, he/she shall signify his/her approval in writing and forward his/her approval along with the plat and the supplementary material to the development and business services director for review.

C. If the public works director is not satisfied with the detail and computations of the final plat; finds that the plat does not conform with the approved preliminary plat and conditions, determines that improvements were installed incorrectly; or is not satisfied with the extent or manner in which completion of improvements would be deferred, he shall withhold his signature until the matter is corrected or resolved by the subdivider to the satisfaction of the public works director. (Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1390 § 2, 1984; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.030 Review by development and business services director.

After the review by the public works director, the development and business services director shall review the proposed final plat for conformance with the preliminary plat and conditions approved by the hearing examiner, considering the factors set forth below. The development and business services director shall determine whether:

A. The final plat conforms to the approved preliminary plat conditions set thereon;

B. The public use and interest will be served by the subdivision and the final plat meets the requirements of Chapter 58.17 RCW and of this title;

C. Improvements have been completed or properly guaranteed to be completed in accordance with LMC 19.20.045;

D. The dedications, certifications, acknowledgments and signatures required have been fully stated and obtained;

E. Proposed covenants are in satisfactory form and ready for recording with the final plat; and

F. Any other supplementary materials required by this title or by the city have been satisfactorily completed.

If the development and business services director affirmatively makes the above determinations, the public works director, development and business services director, and the administrative services director shall sign on the face of the original mylar drawing of the final plat. If the city withholds approval, it shall return the plat sheets and supplementary materials to the applicant and provide a statement of reasons for its decision and of the changes necessary to permit granting approval. (Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.035 Filing.

The subdivider shall file the original drawing of the final plat for recording with the Snohomish County auditor. One original signed mylar and two paper copies of the recorded final plat shall be furnished to the public works director. (Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.040 Expiration.

Any final plat not filed for recording within 21 days after city approval shall be null and void. To be reactivated, the plat must be resubmitted as a new preliminary plat. (Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.045 Validity of land use.

As per RCW 58.17.170, a subdivision shall be governed by the terms of approval of the final plat, and the statutes, ordinances, and regulations in effect at the time of approval under RCW 58.17.150(1) and (3) for a period of five years after final plat approval unless the city finds that a change in conditions creates a serious threat to the public health or safety in the subdivision. (Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)

19.25.050 Review of decision.

Any decision approving or disapproving any plat shall be reviewable pursuant to Chapter 36.70C RCW. (Ord. 3271 § 2 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2463 § 7, 2003; Ord. 1314 § 7, 1983)