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Form-Based Code project: Draft code

An initial draft for a form-based code has been developed for the Department of Permitting Form-Based Code project, which is examining the feasibility of replacing King County's current conventional land use code with a form-based code.

View the draft form-based code below by section or as one large document in PDF* (entire file, 6MB).

Table of contents
PDF* (81KB) or MS Word* (31KB)
PDF* (119KB) or MS Word* (67KB)
Framework: The Transect
PDF* (179KB) or MS Word* (123KB)
Site and Building Standards
PDF* (486KB) or MS Word* (859KB)
Street Standards
PDF* (2MB) or MS Word* (3MB)
Civic Space Standards
PDF* (330KB) or MS Word* (1MB)
New Communities
PDF* (196KB) or MS Word* (133KB)
Architectural Standards
PDF* (425KB) or MS Word* (665KB)
PDF* (165KB) or MS Word* (103KB)

For comments or questions on the draft code, please contact the Permitting Department at 206-296-6600.

*Note: To view PDFs, free software from Adobe is required. Word documents require Microsoft software. For assistance, see helpful hints.

To request this information in alternate formats for people with disabilities, call 206-296-6600 or TTY Relay: 711.