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0 <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY <br />DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT <br />621 Sheridan Street • Port Townsend • Washington 98368 <br />360/379-4450 • 360/379-4451 Fax <br />http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/commdevelopment/ <br />Unified Development Code Interpretation <br />This interpretation is made according to Section 8.6 of the Unified Development Code <br />(UDC). An interpretation of the provisions of the UDC is intended to clarify conflicting <br />or ambiguous wording, interpret proper classification of a use, or interpret scope or <br />intent. The "Factors for Consideration" listed in UDC 8.6.2.c were considered in making <br />this UDC interpretation, including applicable policies of the Jefferson County <br />Comprehensive Plan. <br />Date: September 26, 2003 <br />Applicant: Dale Wilde <br />Representatives: Craig Jones, Graham & Dunn PC <br />Subject: Clearing, Grading and Stormwater Management <br />UDC Section: Section 6.6 Grading and Excavation Standards <br />1. Does Section 6.6 govern a property owner installing a small garden on <br />their property? <br />Yes, if the activity proposed is not exempt under §6.6.5. <br />If so, what triggers the need for a grading permit? <br />The Unified Development Code (or "UDC") does not use the term grading <br />permit and does not require an applicant to obtain a `grading' permit. In <br />future answers, the UDC Administrator will state that the "UDC does not <br />contain a grading permit" to convey this concept. <br />Is a grading permit required even when no additional impervious <br />surfaces are created? <br />While the UDC does not have a grading permit, the presence or absence of <br />additional impervious surface will not determine if a storm water management <br />permit is needed. Instead, look to UDC §6.6 and §6.7. <br />1 <br />