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***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 12
Chapter 12.01
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(Select All) Title 12 Public Ways and Property

(Select All) Chapter 12.01 Improvement, Maintenance of Public Ways

Section 12.01.005 Purpose
Section 12.01.010 Sidewalk Maintenance – Owner’s Responsibility
Section 12.01.020 REPEALED (Curb Barrier – Owner’s Responsibility)
Section 12.01.030 REPEALED (Specifications, Surfaces)

Article I. Curbing, Sidewalks Required

Section 12.01.0402 REPEALED (Prohibitions – Exceptions)
Section 12.01.0404 REPEALED (Special Zones – Exceptions)
Section 12.01.0406 REPEALED (Arterial Paving)
Section 12.01.0408 REPEALED (Owner’s Obligation – Curbing, Sidewalk Exceptions)
Section 12.01.050 REPEALED (Sidewalk Construction Policy)

Article II. Review for Sidewalks

Section 12.01.0602 REPEALED (Construction Approval)
Section 12.01.0606 REPEALED (Sidewalk Requirements – Exceptions)
Section 12.01.0608 REPEALED (Plenary Authority of Council)
Section 12.01.0610 REPEALED (Cost of Council-directed Improvements)
Section 12.01.0612 REPEALED (Time for Owner-constructed Improvement)
Section 12.01.070 REPEALED (Curb Ramps for Sidewalks)

Article III. Pedestrian Strip

Section 12.01.0802 REPEALED (New Construction – Obligations)
Section 12.01.0804 Pedestrian Strip – All Streets – Obligations
Section 12.01.090 REPEALED (Variances)

Article IV. Commercial Driveways

Section 12.01.1202 REPEALED (Policy)
Section 12.01.1204 REPEALED (Commercial Driveway Defined)
Section 12.01.1206 REPEALED (Commercial Driveway – Width – Spacing)
Section 12.01.1208 REPEALED (Commercial Driveway – Total Width – Frontage)
Section 12.01.1210 REPEALED (Commercial Driveways – Spacing per Ownership/Leasehold)
Section 12.01.1212 REPEALED (Variances – Approval)
Section 12.01.1214 REPEALED (Regulations – Plans)

Article V. Sidewalk Relocation – Damage

Section 12.01.1302 Prohibitions – “Public Sidewalk” Defined
Section 12.01.1304 Sidewalk Relocation Permit
Section 12.01.1306 Damage, Disturbance Forbidden

Article VI. Railroads – Paving Right-of-way

Section 12.01.1402 Policy
Section 12.01.1404 Railroad Shall Pave Crossings
Section 12.01.150 Public Service Corporations – Notice

Article VII. Citizens Streets Advisory Commission

Section 12.01.200 Citizens Streets Advisory Commission (CSAC)
Section 12.01.205 Procedures and Internal Operations
Section 12.01.210 Functions, Powers and Duties