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Metropolitan King County Council

Earning public trust, enhancing quality of life, protecting public health and safety
Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-296-1000
Toll Free: 800-325-6165
TTY/TDD: 206-296-1024
Fax: 206-296-0198

council@kingcounty.gov
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King County Code

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Updated:  10/20/14

TABLE OF CONTENTS



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CHARTER



Updated:  11/26/13

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PREFACE 

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Title 1. County Council and Elections



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Title 2. Administration



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Title 2A. Administration



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Title 3. Personnel



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Title 4. Revenue and Financial Regulation



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Title 4A. Revenue and Financial Regulation



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Title 5. Adult Detention



Updated:  3/26/12

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Title 6. Business Licenses and Regulations



Updated:  10/20/14

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Title 7. Parks and Recreation



Updated:  7/12/13

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Title 8. Health and Sanitation



Updated:  3/26/12

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*Link to King County Board of Health Code

Title 9. Surface Water Management



Updated:  5/12/13

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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 10. Solid Waste



Updated:  6/21/13

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Title 11. Animal Control



Updated:  8/28/13

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Title 12. Public Peace, Safety and Morals



Updated:  7/11/14

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Title 13. Water and Sewer Systems



Updated:  10/20/14

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*Link to King County Board of Health Code



*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 14. Roads and Bridges



Updated:  7/11/14

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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules 

Title 15. Airport



Updated:  6/21/13

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*Link to Department and Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 16. Building and Construction Standards



Updated:  10/20/14

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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 17. Fire Code



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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 18. Environmental Sustainability Program



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Title 19A. Land Segregation



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Title 20. Planning



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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 21A - ZONING



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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 22. Stadium



Updated:  3/26/12

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Title 23. Code Compliance



Updated:  6/21/13

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Title 24. Housing and Community Development



Updated:  3/26/12

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Title 26. Agricultural and Open Space Lands



Updated:  6/21/13

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Title 27. Development Permit Fees



Updated:  10/20/14

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Title 27A. Financial Guarantees



Updated:  10/26/12

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Title 28. Metropolitan Functions



Updated:  7/11/14

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Title 46. Traffic Code



Updated:  10/16/13

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DISPOSITION TABLE



Updated:  10/20/14

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For information regarding the King County Code or King County legislation, please contact:







Anne Noris, Clerk of the Council



anne.noris@kingcounty.gov




King County Courthouse



516 Third Avenue, Room 1200



Seattle, WA 98104



(206) 477-1020



(206) 296-1024 TDD

Building Code and Land Use

Building code and land use questions for property in unincorporated King County can be answered by the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review. If your question concerns property within an incorporated city, please contact that municipality.

Note regarding Code

All laws of a permanent or general nature must be incorporated into and become a part of the King County Code. The contents of the King County Code establish prima facie the laws of King County that are of a permanent or general nature.

If there is an omission or an inconsistency between the code and an ordinance, the ordinance controls.  Failure to codify an ordinance does not affect the applicability of the ordinance as law. (K.C.C. 1.02.070). To view an electronic copy of an ordinance, go to the legislative archive. You may also contact the Clerk of the Council at council.clerk@kingcounty.gov for more information.

This electronic version of the code is made available for your research use and convenience, Please notify the Clerk's Office if you identify errors in electronic conversion or transmission, so that we may correct them.