Chapter 16.16


16.16.010    Purpose.

16.16.020    Application for approval of boundary line adjustment.

16.16.030    Criteria for approval.

16.16.040    Additional conditions of approval.

16.16.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a method for summary approval of boundary line adjustments which do not create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division, while ensuring that such boundary line adjustment satisfies public concerns of health, safety, and welfare. (Ord. 1644-09 § 1 (Exh. A)(part), 2009: Ord. 1450-03 § 2 (part), 2003)

16.16.020 Application for approval of boundary line adjustment.

Anyone seeking an approval by the planning director of a boundary line adjustment shall file an application on such form as required by the planning director. A record of survey may be required for adjustments that result in other than simple boundaries. All applications for boundary line adjustments shall contain the following:

A.    A plan showing the proposed change;

B.    A plan showing the location and dimensions of existing structures in relation to the proposed boundary line adjustment;

C.    Legal descriptions of the properties involved;

D.    Name and address of owner(s) of the properties involved;

E.    Legal description of the properties after the boundary line adjustment;

F.    A current title report showing all persons with an interest in the properties. (Ord. 1644-09 § 1 (Exh. A)(part), 2009: Ord. 1487-04 § 5 (part), 2004: Ord. 1450-03 § 2 (part), 2003)

16.16.030 Criteria for approval.

Boundary line adjustment shall comply with WAC 458-61A-109 and with the following criteria:

A.    No additional lots shall be created.

B.    Lots shall comply with minimum standards of the zoning code.

C.    Lots shall comply with the Sedro-Woolley Municipal Code standards for access.

D.    The following statement shall appear on all boundary line adjustment deeds:

The above described property will be combined or aggregated with contiguous property owned by the grantee. This boundary line adjustment is not for the purpose of creating an additional lot.

E.    All persons with an interest in the property shall execute the deed or recorded document effecting the boundary line adjustment. (Ord. 1644-09 § 1 (Exh. A)(part), 2009: Ord. 1487-04 § 5 (part), 2004: Ord. 1450-03 § 2 (part), 2003)

16.16.040 Additional conditions of approval.

If the boundary line adjustment makes a lot available for a building permit, the director may condition approval of the boundary line adjustment on the provision of the same minimum infrastructure, design and improvements as would be required through a short plat. (Ord. 1644-09 § 1 (Exh. A)(part), 2009: Ord. 1487-04 § 5 (part), 2004)