Chapter 17.110


17.110.010    Authorization.

17.110.020    Investigation and right of entry.

17.110.030    Violation.

17.110.040    Imminent and substantial dangers.

17.110.050    Stop work orders.

17.110.060    Penalties.

17.110.070    Nuisance.

17.110.080    Revocation of permit.

17.110.010 Authorization.

The planning and economic development (PED) director is authorized with the enforcement of the provisions of this title, and to designate city employees as authorized representatives of the department to investigate suspected violations of this title and to issue notice infractions. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)

17.110.020 Investigation and right of entry.

When it is necessary to make an inspection to enforce the provisions of this title, or when the PED director has reasonable cause to believe that a condition exists on property which is contrary to, or in violation of, this title, the PED director or his/her designee may enter the property to inspect, pursuant to the provisions of Section 1.16.050. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)

17.110.030 Violation.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, lease, transfer, erect, construct, alter, or use any land in the city, or cause the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of any provision of this title, or contrary to or in violation of the terms and conditions of any permit or approval issued by the city pursuant to this title. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)

17.110.040 Imminent and substantial dangers.

Notwithstanding any provision of these regulations, the PED director may take immediate action to prevent an imminent and substantial danger to the public health, welfare, safety or the environment by the violation of any provision of this title. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)

17.110.050 Stop work orders.

Whenever any work or activity is being done contrary to the provisions of this title or conditions of an approved permit, the PED director or designee may order the work stopped by notice in writing, pursuant to the provisions in Chapter 1.16. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)

17.110.060 Penalties.

Penalties for the violation of any provision of this title or conditions of an approved permit shall be as established in Chapter 1.16. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)

17.110.070 Nuisance.

In addition to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1.16, all remedies given by law for the prevention and abatement of nuisances shall apply regardless of any other remedy. All violations of this title, permit conditions, or rules and regulations adopted thereunder are determined to be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and are public nuisances. The city may cause all conditions which are public nuisances to be abated pursuant to the procedures of Chapter 7.48 RCW. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)

17.110.080 Revocation of permit.

A.    Permits are revoked and voided if not used within the time limit identified for each respective permit. Extension of permit time limit is as set forth in each of the respective permit sections in this title.

B.    Any approval, permit, certificate, or license issued based on a knowing and material misrepresentation by an application may be suspended or revoked by the PED director. (Ord. 2017-22 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2017)