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.060
Section 17E.060.160

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article III. General Provisions: Part I. General Development Requirements

Section 17E.060.160 Archaeological and Historic Resources
  1. Archaeological sites located within the shoreline jurisdiction are subject to chapter 27.44 RCW (Indian Graves and Records) and chapter 27.53 RCW (Archaeological Sites and Records).
  2. Any use, modification, or development that may impact archaeological sites shall comply with WAC 25-48, Archeological Excavation and Removal Permit, and the requirements within these shoreline regulations, where applicable.
  3. Developers and property owners shall immediately stop work and notify the City and City-County Spokane historic preservation office and affected Indian tribes if archaeological resources are uncovered during excavation.
  4. Any use, modification, or development that is proposed in areas documented to contain archaeological resources shall have a site inspection or evaluation by a professional archaeologist in coordination with affected Indian tribes. The evaluation shall be submitted to the planning and economic development services department prior to the issuance of any shoreline permit required for the development.
  1. Site development plans shall incorporate provisions for historic, scientific, educational, and archaeological site preservation, restoration, and education with open space or recreation areas whenever compatible and possible.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2