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.050
Section 17E.050.070

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.050 SEPA

Article III. Categorical Exemptions and Threshold Determinations

Section 17E.050.070 Flexible Thresholds for Categorical Exemptions

In addition to those exemptions identified in Part Nine (Categorical Exemptions) of this ordinance, the City of Spokane establishes the following exempt levels for minor new construction under WAC 197-11-800(1)(c), based on local conditions.

  1. For residential dwelling units in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(i):  up to twenty dwelling units.
  2. For agricultural structures in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(ii):  up to twenty thousand square feet.
  3. For office, school, commercial, recreational, service or storage buildings in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(iii):  up to twelve thousand square feet and up to forty parking spaces.
  4. For parking lots in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(iv):  up to forty parking spaces.
  5. For landfills and excavations in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(v):  up to five hundred cubic yards.

Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

ORD C33583 Section 3