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 01.02.900

Title 01 General Provisions

Chapter 01.02 General Provisions

Section 01.02.900 Savings

Unless specifically provided in the particular ordinance, the passage of an ordinance, including the amendment or repeal of an existing ordinance, does not affect the rights and responsibilities of any person or the City under prior law or relieve a person from any liability, civil or criminal, arising from violation of such prior law. Any proceeding pending at the time an amendatory or repealing ordinance takes effect continues under the law in effect at the time the proceeding began, unless otherwise specified.

Date Passed: Monday, January 22, 2007

Effective Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Recodification ORD C33969 Section 1