Chapter 17.16


17.16.010    Procedure generally.

17.16.020    Preliminary review.

17.16.030    Preparation of proposed plat.

17.16.040    Initial application.

17.16.050    Repealed.

17.16.055    Plat certificate.

17.16.060    Distribution of copies.

17.16.070    Recommendations from department heads.

17.16.080    Examination.

17.16.090    Public hearing.

17.16.100    Decision of hearing examiner.

17.16.110    Repealed.

17.16.120    Installation of improvements.

17.16.130    Requests for final approval.

17.16.140    Engineer’s approval.

17.16.150    Final approval.

17.16.160    City assessments.

17.16.170    Transmittal of plat to county.

17.16.010 Procedure generally.

Platting procedure for five or more lots or any part thereof containing a dedication of a public street shall be as set out in this chapter.

No parcel of land in the city shall be divided into five or more lots or any part thereof containing a dedication of a public street without following the platting procedures prescribed in this chapter and Chapters 17.20, 17.24, 17.28, 17.32, 17.36, 17.40, 17.44 and 17.48 NPMC. (Ord. 191 § 4, 1967).

17.16.020 Preliminary review.

The subdivider, his engineer, land surveyor, or agent, while the proposed plat or dedication is in sketch form, should consult with the city manager or his designee for the purpose of ascertaining the requirements of official maps or portions thereof and obtaining any explanation of the rules and regulations herein contained as may be necessary and related to the proposed plat or dedication. (Ord. 191 § 4(a), 1967).

17.16.030 Preparation of proposed plat.

The proposed plat shall be prepared by a licensed civil engineer or land surveyor in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 17.20 NPMC. (Ord. 191 § 4(b), 1967).

17.16.040 Initial application.

Applicant shall submit to the city clerk:

(1) An application for preliminary approval;

(2) Eight copies of all data for the proposed plat;

(3) A list of names and addresses of owners of all property lying within 400 feet of the perimeter of the plat as shown by the records of the county treasurer; and

(4) A fee as set by the city’s current fee schedule ordinance. (Ord. 699 § 3, 2003; Ord. 256 § 1, 1972; Ord. 191 § 4(c), 1967).

17.16.050 Application fee.

Repealed by Ord. 699. (Ord. 345 § 2, 1979; Ord. 191 § 4(d), 1967).

17.16.055 Plat certificate.

Within 10 days of the filing of an application for preliminary approval, applicant shall provide a plat certificate. Upon tentative approval of the final plat, a communication in writing by the city to the applicant, a supplemental report to said plat certificate shall be provided by the applicant or his successor, showing that taxes on the proposed plat have been paid and showing that the persons filing the final plat are persons having the requisite ownership interest in the land and that any easements required as a condition of approval have been created and show of public record. (Ord. 265 § 4, 1973).

17.16.060 Distribution of copies.

The city clerk will affix the date received to the application and transmit one copy of the proposed plat to the planning commission and retain one copy for public reference. (Ord. 191 § 4(e), 1967).

17.16.070 Recommendations from department heads.

All interested department heads, within the scope of their municipal functions, may submit their recommendations, regarding the proposed plat or dedication for compliance with city ordinances, to the planning commission. (Ord. 191 § 4(f), 1967).

17.16.080 Examination.

The planning commission shall examine the proposed plat to ascertain that it conforms to the official map and is complete and suitable for consideration of approval. (Ord. 191 § 4(g), 1967).

17.16.090 Public hearing.

There shall be a public hearing before the hearing examiner on the proposed plat. Notice of said public hearing shall be given as provided in Chapter 18.150 NPMC. (Ord. 924 § 2(H), 2015; Ord. 783 § 2, 2006; Ord. 191 § 4(h), 1967).

17.16.100 Decision of hearing examiner.

Following the public hearing, the hearing examiner will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the preliminary plat application. Approval shall expire as provided in RCW 58.17.140 unless a final plat meeting all requirements of this chapter and Chapter 58.17 RCW has been submitted to the city engineer as provided in NPMC 17.16.130. (Ord. 924 § 2(H), 2015; Ord. 818 § 1, 2008; Ord. 783 § 3, 2006; Ord. 191 § 4(i), 1967).

17.16.110 Council action.

Repealed by Ord. 783. (Ord. 191 § 4(j), 1967).

17.16.120 Installation of improvements.

When the proposed plat has received tentative approval by the hearing examiner, the subdivider before requesting final approval shall, by written statement, carry out minimum improvements in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17.44 NPMC or by a combination of the following methods:

(1) By installation of the minimum improvements in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17.44 NPMC;

(2) By furnishing the city with a plat bond which assures the city that the installation of the minimum improvements will be made within one year from the date of final approval of the plat and that such improvements will be in accordance with Chapter 17.44 NPMC and that all labor and material furnished in the improvement have been paid in full. The amount of the plat bond will be determined by the city engineer. All legal costs incurred by the city to enforce completion of said improvements shall be borne by the subdivider. (Ord. 783 § 5, 2006; Ord. 255 § 1, 1972; Ord. 191 § 4(k), 1967).

17.16.130 Requests for final approval.

After completion of all improvements or compliance with the requirements set forth in NPMC 17.16.120(2), the plattor shall submit the original and one copy of this final plat to the engineer with a request for examination. (Ord. 191 § 4(1), 1967).

17.16.140 Engineer’s approval.

The city engineer will check the plat for completeness and accuracy and, if he approves same, shall affix his signature and seal thereon and forward plat to the city clerk with a request for final approval. All necessary costs incurred by the city engineer in checking the plat shall be borne by the subdivider. (Ord. 191 § 4(m), 1967).

17.16.150 Final approval.

The city council shall grant final approval by resolution within 35 days after ascertaining that all requirements of these regulations have been met and such approval shall be inscribed on the final plat. (Ord. 191 § 4(n), 1967).

17.16.160 City assessments.

The final plat shall then be submitted to the city treasurer who shall affix his signature thereto after all city assessment payments have been made. (Ord. 191 § 4(o), 1967).

17.16.170 Transmittal of plat to county.

The subdivider shall transmit the approved plat to the county assessor for segregation of taxes, to the county treasurer for endorsements of his certificate and to the county auditor for filing of record. (Ord. 191 § 4(p), 1967).