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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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Codification information here.
Updated:   3/19/14

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Updated: 3/26/12

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CHARTER
Updated:  11/26/13

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PREFACE 

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Title 1. County Council and Elections
Updated:  10/16/13

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Title 2. Administration
Updated: 3/19/14

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Title 3. Personnel
Updated:  3/19/14

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Title 4. Revenue and Financial Regulation
Updated:  3/19/14

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Title 4A. Revenue and Financial Regulation
Updated:  3/19/14

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Title 5. Adult Detention
Updated:  3/26/12

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Title 6. Business Licenses and Regulations
Updated:  1/6/14

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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:  6/21/13

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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:  11/26/13

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Title 13. Water and Sewer Systems
Updated:  12/31/12

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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:  1/6/14

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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:  10/2/13

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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 17. Fire Code
Updated:  6/21/13

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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 18. Environmental Sustainability Program
Updated:  2/5/14

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Title 19A. Land Segregation
Updated:  1/6/14

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Title 20. Planning
Updated:  3/19/14

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*Link to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review Public Rules

Title 21A - ZONING
Updated:  2/5/14

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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:  3/19/14

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Title 27A. Financial Guarantees
Updated:  10/26/12

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Title 28. Metropolitan Functions
Updated:  10/2/13

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Title 46. Traffic Code
Updated:  10/16/13

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DISPOSITION TABLE
Updated:  4/11/14

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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.