Chapter 19.05


19.05.010    Purpose.

19.05.020    Scope.

19.05.030    Approval criteria.

19.05.040    Survey and preparation of boundary line adjustment.

19.05.050    Application.

19.05.060    Review procedures.

19.05.070    Recording.

19.05.080    Expiration.

19.05.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to delineate procedures and criteria used to review boundary line adjustments for minor or insignificant changes in property lines. A boundary line adjustment is intended to apply to minor boundary changes, to correct a controversy regarding the location of a boundary line, to remedy adverse topographical features, or to consolidate previously platted lots into a single parcel for purposes of development. A boundary line adjustment does not apply to boundary changes that would directly result in increased development or density otherwise regulated by applicable land use codes and regulations, or to actions requiring replat, amendment, alteration, or vacation of a plat or short subdivision. The adjustment will be consistent with any applicable health, building or similar regulations. This chapter is also intended to insure compliance with the Survey Recording Act, Chapter 58.09 RCW and Chapter 332-130 WAC. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).

19.05.020 Scope.

The boundary lines separating two or more contiguous lots of record may only be adjusted under the provisions of this chapter except as provided under RCW 58.17.040. Actions which change or impair conditions or requirements imposed by previous platting decisions must be accomplished pursuant to the subdivision regulations. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).

19.05.030 Approval criteria.

A boundary line adjustment shall not:

(1) Create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division;

(2) Result in a lot, tract, parcel, site or division which contains increased density or insufficient area or dimension to meet the minimum requirements for area and dimension as set forth in the land use and building codes and regulations. This provision shall not be construed to require correction or remedy of pre-existing nonconformities or substandard conditions;

(3) Diminish or impair drainage, water supply, existing sanitary sewage disposal, and access or easement for vehicles, utilities, and fire protection for any lot, tract, parcel, site or division;

(4) Create or diminish any easement or deprive any parcel of access or utilities;

(5) Increase the nonconforming aspects of any existing nonconforming lot relative to the zoning and land use regulations;

(6) Replat, amend, or vacate a plat or short subdivision; or

(7) Amend the conditions of approval for previously platted property. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).

19.05.040 Survey and preparation of boundary line adjustment.

Applications for boundary line adjustments shall be submitted on forms provided by the city of Puyallup community development department, and shall include the information specified in PMC 19.02.100 and any other information as may be required by the Pierce County auditor as a condition of recording. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).

19.05.050 Application.

(1) Applications for boundary line adjustments shall be made on forms provided by and submitted to the community development department.

(2) Four blue-line copies of the original mylar shall be submitted with the complete application form. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).

19.05.060 Review procedures.

(1) A complete application for a boundary line adjustment shall be reviewed per the time frame specified in PMC 20.11.006. The department shall not be considered to be in receipt of a complete application unless and until such time as the applicant meets the requirements of PMC 19.05.040.

(2) Prior to approval, a proposed boundary line adjustment shall be reviewed by the public works director and the community development director or their designees.

(3) The community development director or designee shall approve a proposed boundary line adjustment only upon finding that the standards of this chapter have been satisfied.

(4) The approval of a boundary line adjustment shall not be a guarantee that future permits will be granted for any structure or development within a lot affected by the boundary line adjustment. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).

19.05.070 Recording.

All approved boundary line adjustments shall be recorded with the Pierce County auditor upon approval by the Pierce County assessor-treasurer office and the city’s community development director or designee. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).

19.05.080 Expiration.

After approval, the survey of boundary line adjustment, together with deeds of conveyance signed by parties disclosed in the title report when the adjusted boundary separates different ownership must be recorded. If the record of survey and required deeds of conveyance have not been recorded within six months of approval, the boundary line adjustment shall be null and void. (Ord. 2591 § 2, 1999).