City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***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 01
Chapter 01.02
Section 01.02.040

Title 01 General Provisions

Chapter 01.02 General Provisions

Section 01.02.040 “City” Defined
  1. The word “city” (usually not capitalized), when used geographically, means the terri­tory within the city limits or corporate bound­aries of the City of Spokane, Washington, as they exist at any pertinent point in time and, in addition:
    1. may mean real property owned by the City of Spokane situated beyond the cor­porate limits; and
    1. may include land or other premises over which the City of Spokane has jurisdic­tion by law or by contract.
  1. The word “City” (usually capitalized), when referring to the entity, means the City of Spo­kane, Washington, a municipal corporation, acting through the city council, the mayor, an executive officer, or an administrative agency, as appropriate under the Charter, ordinance, or other law.

Date Passed: Monday, January 22, 2007

Effective Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Recodification ORD C33969 Section 1