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 10
Chapter 10.60
Section 10.60.090

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division IV. Local Criminal Violations

Chapter 10.60 Local Criminal Code

Section 10.60.090 Abuse of 911 Emergency Reporting Systems
  1. Every person who knowingly calls a 911 emergency reporting system for a purpose other than to report a situation that requires prompt service in order to preserve or protect human life or health or property commits abuse of 911 emergency reporting systems.
  1. Abuse of 911 emergency reporting systems is a simple misdemeanor. No person shall be cited under this chapter unless the person engaged in the prohibited conduct has been notified by a law enforcement officer that the conduct violates this chapter and has been given an opportunity to comply and has refused to comply. If the individual fails to comply, a law enforcement officer may then issue a citation under this section.
  1. It is the intent of the Spokane City Council that persons with diagnoses of mental illness, and who are charged under this section, be provided interventional services to address behaviors which violate this section.

Date Passed: Monday, October 3, 2022

Effective Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

ORD C36289 Section 4