Chapter 1.01

1.01.000    Chapter Contents


1.01.010    Adoption.

1.01.020    Title--Citation--Reference.

1.01.030    Codification authority.

1.01.040    Ordinances passed prior to adoption of the code.

1.01.050    Reference applies to all amendments.

1.01.060    Title, chapter and section headings.

1.01.070    Reference to specific ordinances.

1.01.080    Effect of code on past actions and obligations.

1.01.090    Effective date.

1.01.100    Constitutionality.

1.01.010 Adoption

Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 35.21.500 through 35.21.570 of the RCW, there is adopted the “Olympia Municipal Code,” as compiled, edited and published by Book Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington; except that Sections 8.12.010(4), 8.12.080 and 8.12.090 of the previous city code, although not codified herein, shall be retained and included in subsequent supplements thereto.

(Ord. 4345 §1, 1982).

1.01.020 Title--Citation--Reference

This code shall be known as the “Olympia Municipal Code” and it shall be sufficient to refer to said code as the “municipal code” in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof or in any proceeding at law or equity. It shall be sufficient to designate any ordinance adding to, amending, correcting, or repealing all or any part or portion thereof as an addition to, amendment to, correction or repeal of the “Olympia Municipal Code.” Further reference may be had to the titles, chapters, sections and subsections of the “Olympia Municipal Code” and such references shall apply to that numbered title, chapter, section or subsection as it appears in the code.

(Ord. 4345 §2, 1982).

1.01.030 Codification authority

This code consists of all the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain of the administrative ordinances of the city of Olympia, Washington, codified pursuant to the provisions of Sections 35.21.500 through 35.21.570 of the Revised Code of Washington.

(Ord. 4345 §3, 1982).

1.01.040 Ordinances passed prior to adoption of the code

The last ordinance included in the initial code is Ordinance 4266, passed February 3, 1981. The following ordinances, passed subsequent to Ordinance 4266, but prior to adoption of this code, are adopted and made a part of this code: Ordinances 4267 through 4343, inclusive insofar as same are, by their terms made a party of this or the previous municipal code.

(Ord. 4345 §4, 1982).

1.01.050 Reference applies to all amendments

Whenever a reference is made to this code as the “Olympia Municipal Code,” or to any portion thereof, or to any ordinance of the city of Olympia, Washington, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions heretofore, now or hereafter made.

(Ord. 4345 §5, 1982).

1.01.060 Title, chapter and section headings

Title, chapter and section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any title, chapter or section hereof.

(Ord. 4345 §6, 1982).

1.01.070 Reference to specific ordinances

The provisions of this code shall not in any manner affect matters of record which refer to, or are otherwise connected with ordinances which are therein specifically designated by number or otherwise and which are included within the code, but such reference shall be construed to apply to the corresponding provisions contained within this code.

(Ord. 4345 §7, 1982).

1.01.080 Effect of code on past actions and obligations

Neither the adoption of this code nor the repeal or amendment of any ordinance or part or portion of any ordinance of the city of Olympia shall in any manner affect the prosecution for violations of ordinances, which violations were committed prior to the effective date hereof, nor be construed as a waiver of any license, fee, or penalty at the effective date due and unpaid under such ordinances, nor be construed as affecting any of the provisions of such ordinances relating to the collection of any such license, fee, or penalty, or the penal provisions applicable to any violation thereof, nor to affect the validity of any bond or cash deposit in lieu thereof, required to be posted, filed or deposited pursuant to any ordinance and all rights and obligations thereunder appertaining shall continue in full force and effect.

(Ord. 4345 §8, 1982).

1.01.090 Effective date

This code shall become effective on the date the ordinance adopting this code as the “Olympia Municipal Code” shall become effective.

(Ord. 4345 §9, 1982).

1.01.100 Constitutionality

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code. The council declares that it would have passed this code, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases had been declared invalid or unconstitutional, and if for any reason this code should be declared invalid or unconstitutional, then the original ordinance or ordinances shall be in full force and effect.

(Ord. 6886 §1, 2013; Ord. 4345 §10, 1982).