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 17F
Chapter 17F.070
Section 17F.070.500

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.070 Existing Building and Conservation Code

Section 17F.070.500 Lien for Costs
  1. As provided in RCW 35.80.030(1)(h), all costs to the City of repairs, alterations, or improvements; or vacating and closing; or removal or demolition are a lien against the property, to the maximum extent permitted by law. Lien costs includes costs of administration of the above listed items, including maintenance and monitoring ordered by the building official or his designee of any dwelling, building, or structure. Lien costs further include:
    1. the amount of relocation assistance payments that a property owner has not repaid to a municipality or other local government entity that has advanced relocation assistance payments to tenants under RCW 59.18.085, and
    1. all penalties and interest that accrue as a result of the failure of the property owner to timely repay the amount of these relocation assistance payments under RCW 59.18.085.
  1. Such fees shall be certified by the City treasurer to the County treasurer, and are a charge and lien against the property and are, unless sooner paid and discharged, collected as property taxes as provided by law.

Date Passed: Monday, March 15, 2010

Effective Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ORD C34577 Section 4