Chapter 17.90
RULES OF CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION OF CODE

Sections:

17.90.010    Authority.

17.90.020    Classification of use.

17.90.030    Rules of construction.

17.90.040    Minimum requirements.

17.90.050    Interpretations – Chapter 20.02 PTMC.

17.90.010 Authority.

The director of the development services department shall review and resolve any questions involving the proper interpretation or application of the provisions of this title that may be requested by any property owner, tenant, government officer, department, board, council, or commission affected. The director’s decision shall be consistent with the spirit and intent of this title and the Port Townsend Comprehensive Plan. (Ord. 2892 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2571 § 2, 1997).

17.90.020 Classification of use.

Recognizing that uses may be encountered which are not specifically defined and classified in this title, because of societal, technological, or other changes, the director may permit or condition such use if it is clearly evident that the use is consistent with the principal uses of the zoning district in which it is to be located. (Ord. 2571 § 2, 1997).

17.90.030 Rules of construction.

In administering this title, where, in administering any permit application, different sections of this code specify different, varying, or inconsistent standards, the most restrictive provision shall govern, unless the director determines that standards, limitations, or requirements have been revised or adopted to implement a specific policy directive of the comprehensive plan. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable. (Ord. 2571 § 2, 1997).

17.90.040 Minimum requirements.

When interpreting and applying the provisions contained within this title, its provisions shall be considered minimum requirements unless otherwise stated. (Ord. 2571 § 2, 1997).

17.90.050 Interpretations – Chapter 20.02 PTMC.

In order to ensure the uniform application of this title, the director is authorized to render or make interpretations. All code interpretations shall be processed in accordance with Chapter 20.02 PTMC, Interpretation of Land Development Codes. (Ord. 2571 § 2, 1997).