City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 12
Chapter 12.02
Section 12.02.1010

Title 12 Public Ways and Property

Chapter 12.02 Obstruction, Encroachment of Public Ways

Article VI. Protection of Public Lands and Properties

Section 12.02.1010 Unauthorized Camping on Public Property – Violation
  1. No person may camp in or upon any public property including, but not limited to, conservation lands and natural areas abutting the Spokane River and its tributaries unless specifically authorized by declaration of the Mayor in emergency circumstances.
  1. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
  1. Unless otherwise subject to custodial arrest under RCW 10.31.100, individuals subject to enforcement under this section shall be cited and released rather than being booked into jail.
  1. With the exception of those who do not meet the criteria for acceptance into community court, individuals subject to enforcement under this chapter shall be directed to community court by officer referral.

Date Passed: Monday, May 7, 2018

Effective Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018

ORD C35615 Section 1