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JEFFERSON COUNTY <br />DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT <br />621 Sheridan Street <br />Port Townsend, WA 98368 <br />Al Scalf, Director <br />CODE INTERPRETATION <br />Summary <br />The following Code Interpretation is to clarify conflicting or ambiguous wording and interpret the intent <br />of said regulation under the Jefferson County Land Use Application Procedures Ordinance No. 04-0828- <br />98. <br />Findings of Fact <br />1. RCW 58.17 regulates the subdivision of land; and <br />2. RCW 58.17.040 defines exemptions to the platting requirements of RCW 58.17, specifically, <br />RCW 58.17.040(6) that states "A division made for the purpose of alteration by adjusting <br />boundary lines, between platted or unplatted lots or both, which does not create any additional lot, <br />tract, parcel, site, or division nor create any lots, tract, parcel, site or division which contains <br />insufficient area and dimension to meet minimum requirements for width and area for a building <br />•site"; and <br />3. Jefferson County Subdivision Ordinance No. 04-0526-92 Subsection 3.40 states "The following <br />are exempt from the provisions of this ordinance", specifically 3.40.4 which states "A division <br />made for the purpose of alteration by adjusting boundary lines between platted or unplatted lots <br />or both, which does not create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division which contains <br />insufficient area and dimension to meet the County's minimum requirements for width and area <br />for a building site"; and <br />4. Jefferson County Land Use Application Procedures Ordinance No. 04-0828-98, Section 5.13 -1 <br />exempts Boundary Line Adjustments from the procedures of said ordinance; and <br />Jefferson County Land Use Application Procedures Ordinance No. 04-0828-98, Section 6.A.9 <br />identifies Subdivision Exemptions as a Type A (Administrative Decision) application that <br />requires a decision by the Director; and <br />6. Upon adoption of the Land Use Application Procedures Ordinance No. 04-0828-98, the Director <br />of the Department of Community Development determined that Boundary Line Adjustments be <br />processed as a Type A permit under said ordinance; and <br />7. Processing Boundary Line Adjustments as a Type A permit allowed notification to adjacent <br />property owners within 300 feet of the parcel(s) being adjusted and an opportunity to comment on <br />said application; and <br />• <br />Building Permits/ Inspections Development Review Division Long Range Planning <br />(360) 379-4450 FAX: (360) 379-4451 <br />