Chapter 1.01


1.01.010    Adoption – Codification of Laws.

1.01.020    Title – Citation – Reference.

1.01.030    Supplements.

1.01.040    Reference Applies to All Amendments.

1.01.050    Title, Chapter, and Section Headings.

1.01.060    Reference to Specific Ordinances.

1.01.070    Effect of Code on Past Actions and Obligations.

1.01.080    Effective Date.

1.01.090    Constitutionality.

1.01.010 Adoption – Codification of Laws.

There is adopted the "Pierce County Code," containing all Laws of Pierce County which are of a general and permanent nature or which impose any fine, penalty or forfeiture. The Code shall be kept current to reflect newly adopted, amended or repealed Ordinances. (Ord. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.020 Title – Citation – Reference.

This Code shall be known as the "Pierce County Code" and it may be referred to as the "Pierce County Code" in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof or in any proceeding at law or equity. Prosecutions for violations of Pierce County ordinances and/or resolutions and actions based thereon may refer to the "Pierce County Code" sections or to the underlying ordinance and/or resolution upon which the prosecution or action is based. Amendments to any ordinances or resolutions or portions thereof of Pierce County shall also refer to the "Pierce County Code" sections under which such ordinances or resolutions are codified. (Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.030 Supplements.

Pierce County Code supplements will be published at least biannually. (Ord. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.040 Reference Applies to All Amendments.

Whenever a reference is made to this Code as the "Pierce County Code" or to any portion thereof, or to any ordinance of the County of Pierce County, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections, and additions heretofore, now or hereafter made. (Ord. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.050 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. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.060 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, numbers, titles or other designations of ordinances which are included in the Code, and any such reference shall be construed to apply to the corresponding provisions contained within this Code. (Ord. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.070 Effect of Code on Past Actions and Obligations.

Neither the adoption of this Code nor the repeal or amendments hereby of any ordinance or part or portion of any ordinance of the County of Pierce 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 said 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. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.080 Effective Date.

This Code shall become effective on the date the ordinance adopting this Code as the "Pierce County Code" shall become effective. (Ord. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)

1.01.090 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 County declares that it would have passed this Code, and each Section, subsection, sentence, clause, and phrase thereof, irrespective that any one or more Sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, or phrases has 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. In the event that any previously repealed Code provisions have been inadvertently included in the Code adoption set forth in this Chapter, those prior repealers should be controlling and this Code should not be construed as a reenactment of those provisions. (Ord. 91-92 § 1 (part), 1991; Ord. 86-5 § 1 (part), 1986)