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Statutory References

for Washington Counties

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The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to Washington counties. They are current through all 2013 legislation.

General Provisions

Classification of counties. Chapter 36.13 RCW

Boundaries. Chapters 36.04 and 36.05 RCW

Removal of county seats. Chapter 36.12 RCW

Legislative powers. RCW 36.32.120

Penalties for ordinance violations. RCW 36.32.120(7)

Joint governmental activities. Chapter 36.64 RCW

Administration and Personnel

County organization. Wash. Const. Art. XI

County commissioners. Chapter 36.32 RCW

County officers generally. Chapter 36.16 RCW

Campaign finances and disclosure. Chapter 42.17A RCW

Meetings of legislative body. RCW 36.32.080 and 36.32.090

Open Public Meeting Act of 1971. Chapter 42.30 RCW

Local government whistleblower protection. Chapter 42.41 RCW

Code of ethics for officers. Chapter 42.23 RCW

County assessor. Chapter 36.21 RCW

County auditor. Chapter 36.22 RCW

County clerk. Chapter 36.23 RCW

County coroner. Chapter 36.24 RCW

Public defender. Chapter 36.26 RCW

Prosecuting attorney. Chapter 36.27 RCW

County sheriff. Chapter 36.28 RCW

County treasurer. Chapter 36.29 RCW

Boundary review boards. Chapter 36.93 RCW

Salaries of county officers. Chapter 36.17 RCW

Fees of county officers. Chapter 36.18 RCW

County property. Chapter 36.34 RCW

Coordination of administrative programs. Chapter 36.47 RCW

Legislative powers. RCW 36.32.120

County central services department. Chapter 36.92 RCW

Civil service for sheriff's office. Chapter 41.14 RCW

Public employees' retirement system. Chapter 41.40 RCW

Social security for public employees. Chapter 41.48 RCW

Revenue and Finance

County funds. Chapter 36.33 RCW

Equipment rental and revolving fund. Chapter 36.33A RCW

Purchasing. RCW 36.32.235 et seq.

Tax title lands. Chapter 36.35 RCW

Admissions tax. Chapter 36.38 RCW

Public assistance and relief. Chapter 36.39 RCW and RCW Title 74

Budget. Chapter 36.40 RCW

Retail sales and use taxes. Chapter 82.14 RCW

Claims against counties. Chapter 36.45 RCW

Depositories. Chapter 36.48 RCW

Limitation of indebtedness. Chapter 36.67 RCW

Public contracts and indebtedness. RCW Title 39

Warrants. Chapter 39.56 RCW

Property taxes. RCW Title 84

Business Licenses and Regulations

Liquor regulation and enforcement. RCW 66.08.120 and 66.44.010

Gambling. Chapters 9.46 and 9.47 RCW

Massage practitioners. RCW 36.32.122

Peddlers and hawkers. Chapter 36.71 RCW

Health and Safety

Solid waste disposal. Chapter 36.58 RCW

Solid waste collection districts. Chapter 36.58A RCW

Hospitals. Chapter 36.62 RCW

Emergency medical services. RCW 36.01.095

Cemeteries and morgues. RCW Title 68

Fireworks. Chapter 70.77 RCW

Flood control. Chapter 86.12 RCW

Nuisances. RCW 36.32.120(10)

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

Crimes and punishments. RCW Title 9

Washington Criminal Code. RCW Title 9A

Probation and parole services. RCW 36.01.070

Drunkenness and alcoholism. RCW 70.96A.190

Discrimination. Chapter 49.60 RCW

Juvenile curfew. RCW 36.32.425

Injunctions—Obscene materials. Chapter 7.42 RCW

Vehicles and Traffic

Motor vehicles. RCW Title 46

Model Traffic Ordinance. Chapter 46.90 RCW

Accident reports. Chapter 46.52 RCW

Drunk driving penalties. RCW 36.32.127

Roads, Bridges and Public Places

Roads and bridges. Chapters 36.75 through 36.87 RCW

Road improvement districts. Chapter 36.88 RCW

Parks, recreation, open spaces. Chapter 36.89 RCW

Parks and recreation facilities. Chapter 36.68 RCW

Park and recreation districts. Chapter 36.69 RCW

Public Services

Sewerage, water and drainage systems. Chapter 36.94 RCW

Solid waste disposal. Chapter 36.58 RCW

Ferries—County owned. Chapter 36.54 RCW

Television reception improvement districts. Chapter 36.95 RCW

Franchises. Chapter 36.55 RCW

Public transportation. Chapters 36.57 and 36.57A RCW

Airports. Chapters 14.07 and 14.08 RCW

Buildings and Construction

State building code. Chapter 19.27 RCW

Energy-related building standards. Chapter 19.27A RCW

Adoption of building codes and fire regulations. Chapter 36.43 RCW

Electricians and electrical installations. Chapter 19.28 RCW

Electrical construction. Chapter 19.29 RCW

Development impact fees. RCW 82.02.050 et seq.


Boundaries and plats generally. RCW Title 58

Subdivisions. Chapter 58.17 RCW

Short plats and subdivisions. RCW 58.17.060 and 58.17.065

Hearing examiner system for plat approval. RCW 58.17.330

Planning and Zoning

Planning Enabling Act. Chapter 36.70 RCW

Planning commissions. RCW 36.70.070 et seq.

Board of adjustment. RCW 36.70.200 et seq. and 36.70.810 et seq.

Comprehensive plans. RCW 36.70.320 et seq.

Growth management. Chapter 36.70A RCW

Judicial review of land use decisions. Chapter 36.70C RCW

Local project review. Chapter 36.70B RCW