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 17E
Chapter 17E.020
Section 17E.020.110

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.020 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Areas

Section 17E.020.110 Posting, Covenants and Recording Conditions
  1. During construction, the director may require conditions to be posted on the site that are visible from public rights-of-way and buffer areas to be flagged with temporary markers or temporary fencing.
  2. The director shall require the boundaries of critical areas and their buffers and any permanent conditions imposed be legibly shown and described in a permanent covenant with the property, which must be acceptable to the director and city attorney and shall be recorded in the Spokane County auditor’s office.
  3. The covenant shall be recorded prior to the issuance of any permit or at the time a plat is recorded.
  4. The director may require placement of small permanent visible markers to delineate the areas described in subsection B of this section. Said markers shall be posted at intervals required by the director and must be perpetually maintained by the property owner. The markers shall be worded as follow or with alternative language approved by the director: “The area beyond this sign is a critical area. This sensitive environment is to be protected from alteration or disturbance. Please call the City of Spokane for more information.” The location of the markers shall be legibly shown and described in the permanent covenant.

Date Passed: Monday, December 3, 2007

Effective Date: Sunday, January 6, 2008

ORD C34147 Section 6