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Please note that as of 12/1/2020, directives on this page are only posted in PDF format.


Policies

A policy is a directive intended to achieve or reinforce compliance with established mandates. Used to provide clear guidance to the workforce to ensure compliance with a mandate that exists in county code, state law or other legal authority.

Executive Policies (AEP or EP) are approved by the County Executive, for broad purposes and intended to achieve or reinforce compliance with established mandates. Used by the Executive Branch to provide clear guidance to the workforce to ensure compliance with a mandate that exists in county code, state law or other legal authority.

Department Policies (DP) are approved by the director of a department (or individual agency) that have applicability and consequences that are limited to a single department or agency of the Executive Branch.

Note that this website only includes policies published under the Executive Policy system. Refer to separate websites for Human Resources (HR) Policies and Information Technology (IT) Policies.  


Document Code Number Sponsoring Agency Title Effective Date
ACO 5-1-EP Office of Equity and Social Justice Employee Resource/Affinity Group Policy 7/31/2019
CON-7-8-2-EP DES / FBOD / Procurement and Payables Section Procurement Procedures Using Federal Funds 4/21/2020
CON-7-22-EP Department of Executive Services/Finance and Business Operations Division/Procurement and Payables Section Sustainable Purchasing Policy 11/14/2018
CON-7-24-EP
Department of Executive Services, Finance and Business Operations Division King County Procurement of Goods and Services  1/11/2021
CON-7-25-EP
Department of Executive Services, Finance and Business Operations Division  King County Procurement of Architecture, Engineering, and Professional Services  1/11/2021
CON-7-26-EP
Department of Executive Services, Finance and Operations Division King County Procurement for Construction Contracts  1/11/2021
CON-7-27-EP
Department of Executive Services, Finance and Operations Division King County Procurement   1/11/2021
FES 10-1-2 (AEP) Department of Transportation / Fleet Administration Division Personal Property Inventory Management 1/27/2012
FES 11-1 (AP) Department of Public Works - Fleet Administration Equipment Rental and Revolving Funds Stores Operation and Manual 9/15/1988
FES 11-1-1 (AEP) Department of Transportation/Fleet Administration Division Equipment Rental and Revolving Funds Unrestricted Net Current Assets Policy 3/1/2010
FES-12-1-3-EP Department of Transportation - Fleet Administration Division Use of Vehicles for County Business 12/7/2017
FES 12-2-3-EP Fleet Services Division Take Home Policy for County-Owned Vehicles 12/9/2020
FES-12-7-EP Department of Transportation, Fleet Administration Division Automatic Vehicle Location System Use Policy 10/3/2018
FIN-8-5-1-EP DES - Finance and Business Operations Division Accepting Electronic Payments 3/3/2016
FIN-10-1-2-EP DES / FBOD / Procurement and Payables Cash Disbursements and Accounts Payable 9/29/2016
FIN 10-2-1 (AP) DES / FBOD / Financial Management Establish and Administer Petty Cash, Imprest & Change Funds 1/12/2012
FIN 11-2-1 (AP) DES / FBOD / Financial Management Provisions for Estimated Uncollectible Accounts Receivable 1/12/2012
FIN 11-3-1 (AP) DES / FBOD / Financial Management Services Section Write-Off of Uncollectible Accounts Receivable 1/12/2012
FIN 12-1-1 (AEP) Executive Services - Finance and Business Operations Division Capitalization Thresholds for Capital Assets 1/27/2012
FIN 12-2 (AEP) DES / FBOD / Financial Management Capital Asset Accounting and Financial Reporting 8/1/2012
FIN-12-3-EP DES/FBOD/Financial Management Accounting and Financial Reporting for County Roads and Bridges 7/31/2019
FIN 15-1 (AEP) King County Executive King County Executive Audit Committee 4/1/1996
FIN 15-3-2 (AEP) DES / FBOD / Financial Management Cash Handling, Receipting and Reconciliation 1/27/2012
FIN 15-4 (AEP) DES / FBOD / Financial Management Financial Transaction Control 8/1/2012
FIN 15-5-EP Department of Executive Services/Finance and Business Operations Internal Controls for Financial Operations, Reporting and Compliance 11/14/2018
FIN 16-1 (AEP) DES / FBOD / Financial Management Accounting, Reporting and Management of Grants and Other Financial Assistance 8/1/2012
INF-7-4-1-EP
Department of Executive Services / Records and Licensing Services Division Drafting and Implementing Executive and Department Policies 2/22/2021
INF-7-5-1-EP
Department of Executive Services / Records and Licensing Services Division Drafting and Implementing Executive and Emergency Orders 2/22/2021
INF-7-6-1-EP
Department of Executive Services / Records and Licensing Services Division Drafting and Implementing Rules 2/22/2021
INF-14-3-EP Department of Information Technology Using Electronic Signatures 7/23/2020
INF 15-3-3-EP DES/Records and Licensing Services Division Disposition of Public Records in King County 5/19/2020
INF 15-4-1-EP DES/RALS/Archives, Records Management and Mail Services Section Management of King County Public Records 8/12/2019
INF-15-5-EP Department of Executive Services Records Retention for Exiting and Transferring Employees 4/10/2017
INF-15-6-EP Department of Executive Services Onboarding New Employees for Records Management Compliance 1/19/2018
INF-15-7-EP DES/Records and Licensing Services Division Annexation Records Management Policy 7/16/2019
INF 17-1 (AEP) King County Executive Public Disclosure Reporting Requirements: Lobbying Activities 1/1/1987
INF-17-4-1-EP Department of Executive Services Public Records Act Compliance 7/23/2020
LES 7-1 (AEP) Executive Office Boards and Commissions--Annual Reporting and Appointment 3/30/1995
LGL-15-1-1-EP
Department of Executive Services/Records and Licensing Services Division  Legal Holds Compliance  2/22/2021
LUD-16-1-1-EP
Department of Natural Resources and Parks- Historic Preservation Program Cultural Resources Review and Protection 1/21/2021
PER-17-1-4-EP Department of Executive Services, Finance and Business Operations Division Authorized Travel, Travel Expense and Miscellaneous Reimbursements for King County Employees 12/28/2020
PER-18-11-EP Department of Executive Services / Office of Risk Management Services De Minimis Use of County Resources for Charitable Organization Fundraising 6/6/2017
PER-22-4-3 (AEP) Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division Reasonable Accommodation in Employment for Individuals with Disabilities 3/3/2017
PER-22-6-1 (AEP) Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division Transitional Duty for Employees with Temporary Medical Restrictions 3/7/2017
PSF-18-5-2-DP Department of Executive Services / Records and Licensing Services Division / Regional Animal Services of King County Providing Short Term Sheltering for Pets of Families in Domestic Violence Crisis 2/2/2017
PUD-8-25-DP Department of Natural Resources and Parks Delegation of Authority for Industrial Waste Rules and Regulations 9/15/2020
RPM-9-2-DP Department of Executive Services / Facilities Management Division Department Policy for Determining Franchise Compensation under K.C.C. 6.27.080 1/31/2018

Executive Orders and Proclamations

A formal statements issued exclusively by the Executive mainly for the purpose of delegation of authority and responsibility, often to establish a value, and/or set a direction and/or require action for something that may not be a legal mandate.


Document Code Number Sponsoring Agency Title Effective Date
ACO 8-15 (AEO) King County Executive Rescission of Executive Orders 12/14/1993
ACO 8-16 (AEO) King County Executive Delegating Centralized Graphics/Printing Services Authority 12/22/2001
ACO 8-17 (AEO) King County Executive Delegating Signature Authority and Supervision of the Community Corrections Division to the Director of the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention 9/21/2009
ACO 8-2 (AEO) King County Executive Delegating Signature Authority for Notices of Completion and Final Acceptance of Capital Improvement Projects 2/11/1989
ACO 8-3 (AEO) King County Executive Delegating Certain Solid Waste Handling Procurement Authority 12/13/1990
ACO 9-1 (AEO) Department of Transportation Directing the King County Department of Transportation to Develop an Integrated Transit Service Plan in Coordination with Sound Transit and Partner Agencies to Ensure that Service is Delivered As Efficiently and Effectively as Possible 6/22/2014
ACO 9-2 (AEO) King County Executive Advancing Equity and Social Justice through development of a Strategic Innovation Priority Plan and Executive department actions 10/4/2014
ACO-8-1-36-EO
King County Executive Delegation of Authority During Absence of the Executive and Line of Succession 1/21/2021
ACO-8-20-EO Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention County Work and Education Release Unit Closed in Response to COVID-19 3/23/2020
ACO-8-21-EO Finance and Operations Division Extending Property Tax Deadline in Response to COVID-19 3/30/2020
ACO-8-23-6-EO Metro Transit Metro Service Reductions in Response to COVID-19 12/29/2020
ACO-8-24-EO Performance, Strategy and Budget Emergency Budget Crisis in Response to COVID-19 5/29/2020
ACO-8-25-EO Department of Local Services Use of King County Right of Way for Restaurant, Personal Services or Retail Use in Response to COVID-19 7/13/2020
ACO-8-26-EO Office of Emergency Management Emergency Response to Significant Civil Emergency 7/30/2020
ART-7-1-EO King County Executive Action Plan to Prioritize Growth of Local Film Industry 9/18/2019
CIP-8-5-EO King County Executive's Office Capital Project Management Work Group Phase 4 (CPMWG 4) 3/30/2016
CON 7-12 (AEO) King County Executive Reform of Procurement and Contract Business Processes 3/11/2010
CON 7-3-2 (AEO) King County Executive Delegation of Authority for Signing and Administering Contracts, Change Orders, Deeds, Leases, Agreements and Other Instruments 12/28/2006
CON-7-23-P Department of Local Services Declaration of Emergency and Waiver from Competitive Procurement and Solicitation Requirements 6/18/2020
CON7-28-EO
King County Executive  Pro-Equity Contracting  4/27/2021
CPM-11-2-EO King County Executive Ensuring Provision of Veterans Services to Transgender Persons Discharged Due to Federal Ban 7/28/2017
INF 10-2-1 (AEO) King County Executive King County Online Internet Employee Telephone Directory Standards 3/1/2002
INF 14-2 (AEO) King County Executive Written Language Translation Process 10/13/2010
INF 7-1 (AEO) King County Executive Rescission of Executive Orders and Policies 3/2/1990
INF 7-2-3 (AEO) King County Executive Ratification of Prior Executive Orders 11/24/2009
INF 8-10 (AEO) King County Executive Distributed Data Management Policy. 6/15/2007
INF 8-8 (AEO) Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM) Delegation of Oversight of Information Technology (IT) Management 8/29/2003
INF 8-9 (AEO) King County Executive Empowering Development and Implementation of Strategies for E-Waste Reduction. 6/11/2007
INF-7-3-EO King County Executive Rescinding Executive Policy System 1/11/2016
JJS-8-1-EO Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Housing of Declined Juveniles 11/2/2017
JJS-8-2-EO Department of Public Health Public Health Approach to Juvenile Justice 11/16/2017
LUD-12-2-EO King County Executive Office Clean Water Healthy Habitat Executive Order 9/4/2019
LUD-17-2-EO Department of local Services, Permitting Division Extending effective date for ratification and reenactment of Permitting Division's policies and rules 2/19/2020
PER 13-1 (AEO) King County Executive Office Establishing Procedures and Criteria for the Appropriate Use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on Major King County Capital Construction and Alternative Delivery Projects 5/10/2013
PER 18-1 (AEO) King County Executive Domestic Violence in the Workplace 10/11/2000
PER 18-10-1 (AEO) Human Resources Division Implementation of the Employee Performance and Accountability System 1/5/2011
PER 18-4-0 (AEO) Department of Executive Services/Human Resources Division Repealing PER 18-4 (AEO) Leaves of Absence and Continuation of Benefits for Uniformed Service 1/6/2014
PER 18-6 (AEO) King County Executive Metropolitan King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and Interlocal Conflict Resolution Group 5/13/2002
PER 18-7 (AEO) King County Executive Workplace Violence Prevention 9/5/2003
PER 18-9 (AEO) King County Executive King County Employees Required to Secure Loads 1/16/2008
PER 22-1 (AEO) King County Executive King County AIDS Protocol 11/12/1987
PER 9-1-1 (AEO) King County Executive Pertaining to the Hiring of Former County Elected Officials and Retired County Employees 4/29/2009
PFC 7-1-EO King County Executive Prohibition on Immigrant Deportations at King County International Airport 4/23/2019
PHL 10-2 (AEO) Department of Executive Services Health Information Transparency 1/13/2007
PHL 15-1 (AEO) Department of Public Health Directing the development and implementation of data-driven, public health strategies to reduce gun violence in King County 2/14/2013
PHL-10-3-EO King County Department of Transportation Rescinding County Energy Policy and Related Executive Orders 11/9/2017
PHL-10-4-EO King County Executive Significant Health Emergency Caused by Novel Coronavirus: Executive Order and Emergency Proclamation 3/3/2020
PHL-7-1-4-EO County Executive Office Conducting Inquests in King County 6/11/2020
PRE 7-1-0 (AEO) King County Executive Repealing Citizen Participation Initiative 4/29/2012
PRE 7-2 (AEO) King County Executive Prohibiting Inquiries and Activities Designed to Ascertain Immigration Status 5/30/2003
PSF-14-P King County Executive Civil Emergency Caused by Public Demonstrations 5/31/2020
PUT 7-1 (AEO) King County Executive Regarding the In-House Recycling Program 6/11/1988
PUT 7-10-1 (AEO) King County Executive Evaluation of Climate Change Impacts through the State Environmental Policy Act 10/15/2007
PUT 8-17 (AEO) King County Executive Pest and Vegetation Management 11/15/1999
PUT 8-18 (AEO) King County Executive Implementation of Forestry Policies 3/15/2002
PUT 8-19-1 (AEO) Department of Natural Resources and Parks Executive Order for Implementing the County's Program for Compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit 6/20/2014
PUT 8-20 (AEO) Executive Office Directing Integration of Biodiversity Conservation Principles into Operations and Planning and Approving Participation in the Local Action for Biodiversity Project Including Implementation of Actions Outlined in the "Durban Commitment" 9/5/2008
PUT-7-11-EO King County Executive Order Pursuant to Proclamation of Emergency: Solid Waste 02/07/2020
RPM 12-2 (AEO) King County Executive Emergency Order Designating Voluntary Process for Allowing Wireline Communication Companies Construction Access and Use of County Road Rights-of-Way 5/20/1999

Public Rules

A public rule refers to any department order, directive, or regulation applicable to King County citizens which has the force of law. The violation of these rules subjects a person outside of county employment to a penalty or payment of a fee.

Prior to the approval of each public rule, the public is given the opportunity to provide comment. Public rules become effective 30 days after the date of filing with the Archives and Records Management Section, and remain in effect until they are superseded by another public rule, or are rescinded. See King County Code 2.98.010 for more information.


Document Code Number Sponsoring Agency Title Effective Date
ACO-8-24-PR Department of Human Resources Emergency Rule for Nonprofits Applying to Employee Giving Program 6/8/2020
ACO-8-26-1-PR Department of Public Health Required Protective Measures Against COVID-19 in Food Establishments 12/7/2020
CON 7-15-1 (PR) Executive Administration Rules Implementing Equal Benefits Ordinance 14823, and Ordinance 16856 1/30/2011
CON 7-20 (PR) DES / FBOD / Procurement and Contract Services Suspension and Debarment (PR) 1/23/2015
CON 7-21 (PR) DES / FBOD / Procurement and Payables Rules Implementing Living Wage Ordinance 17909 (PR) 12/16/2015
CPM 11-1-1-PR
Department of Community and Human Services CPM11-1-PR Repeal (Establishing Veteran's Advisory Board)  4/10/21
CPM 14-1 (PR) Executive Administration / Office of Civil Rights and Compliance Standard Operating Procedures for Fair Housing Ordinance Enforcement 4/5/1993
CPM 14-2 (PR) Department of Community and Health Services Procedures and Qualifications for School Impact Fee and Roads Mitigation Payment 11/10/2010
ELE 9-1-3 (PR) Department of Elections King County Local Voters' Pamphlet Administrative Rules 10/24/2015
ELE 9-3-2 (PR) DIAS/Records and Elections Division Campaign Contribution Limits with Respect to Political Campaigns for County Offices 1/28/2001
ELE 9-4-1 (PR) Department of Elections Routing of Local Jurisdiction Geographical Boundary Information 10/24/2015
FES-7-1-1-PR
Department of Natural Resources and Parks Permit Requirements and Procedures for Professional Dog Service Business Use of Parks and Recreation 1/8/2021
FES-7-2-1-PR King County Metro Transit Pricing, Enforcement and Requirements for Renewal of HOV and SOV Parking Permits 10/12/2019
FES-7-3-PR Department of Executive Services / Facilities Management Division Animals in King County owned and leased buildings 6/1/2018
FIN-8-2-1-PR
Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Water and Land Resources Division Debt Service Collection 3/12/2021
FIN-8-5-1-PR  Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Water and Land Resources Division  Surface Water Management (SWM) Fee Protocols  3/12/2021 
FIN-10-3-3-PR
King County Department of Executive Services and Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services Reimbursement from the Wheelchair Accessible Services Fund 2/6/2021
FIN 11-1-2-PR Department of Local Services, Permitting Division Repeal of DDES Financial Policies Protocol 6/2/2019
LIC 8-2-1-PR Department of Executive Services/Records and Licensing Services Division Rule to Repeal For-Hire Driver Requirements and Standards - Written Examination 12/24/2020
LIC 8-3-1-PR Department of Executive Services/Records and Licensing Services Division Rule to Repeal Testing Alternative Ways of Restructuring Taxi Associations 12/24/2020
LUD 8-1 (PR) Department of Information and Administrative Services/Records and Elections Division Proposing Municipal Incorporations 6/23/1998
LUD-17-1-3-PR Department of Local Services and Department of Natural Resources and Parks Critical Areas: Designation, Classification and Mapping of Channel Migration Zones 1/11/2020
PRE 8-1-1-PR
Department of Human Resources King County Employee Giving Program 4/1/2021
PUT-7-1-6-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Solid Waste Division Waste Acceptance Rule 9/14/2017
PUT 8-3-5 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Parks Surface Water Design Manual 4/24/2016
PUT 8-7 (PR) Department of Public Works/Surface Water Management Division Beaver Lake Management Plan 6/8/1995
PUT 8-8-3 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Parks Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manual 4/24/2016
PUT 8-10 (PR) Department of Natural Resources/ Water and Land Resources Division Cottage Lake Management Plan 2/4/1998
PUT 8-11 (PR) Department of Natural Resources/Water and Land Resources Division Wetland Mitigation Banking Program 1/14/1999
PUT-8-13-2-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Wastewater Treatment Division Industrial Waste Local Discharge Limits 12/23/2020
PUT-8-14-1-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Wastewater Treatment Division Discharge of Construction Wastewater to the Sanitary Sewer 12/23/2020
PUT 8-15-1-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Wastewater Treatment Division Discharge of Contaminated Groundwater to the Sanitary Sewer 12/23/2020
PUT 8-16-1-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Wastewater Treatment Division Discharge of Cooling Water into the Sanitary Sewer 12/23/2020
PUT 8-17 (PR) Department of Natural Resources: Water and Land Division Right-of-Way and Drainage Facility Inspection Fees 7/8/2000
PUT 8-22-1-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Wastewater Treatment Division Discharge of Hauled Waste at at a King County Publicly Owned Treatment Works 12/23/2020
PUT 10-2-2-PR Department of Local Services, Road Services Division Procedures for Requesting Variances from the King County Roads Design and Construction Standards 12/17/2020
PUT 10-3-4-PR Department of Local Services, Road Services Division Intersection Standards 12/17/2020
RPM-9-2-PR Department of Executive Services / Facilities Management Division Rules for Determining Franchise Compensation Under K.C.C. 6.27.080 1/29/2018
RPM-14-1-1-PR Department of Local Services/Roads Services Division Rule Repealing Permit Procedure for Overhead Utility Installations Within Existing or Proposed King County Right-of-Way 11/17/2020
ELE 9-2 (PR) DEA/Records and Elections Division King County Election Polling Places: Use of Facility for Purposes other than Voting 6/14/1991
FIN 8-5 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Water and Land Resources Division Surface Water Management (SWM) Fee Protocols 6/15/2013
LIC 8-1 (PR) Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Procedures to Annually License Methadone Programs in King County 12/15/1994
LUD 12-1 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Parks Procedures for Considering Public Safety When Placing Wood in King County Rivers 4/30/2010
PUT 7-2-2-PR
Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Solid Waste Division Repeal of Waste Clearance Policies for King County Solid Waste Division Solid Waste Facilities 3/21/21
PUT 7-4-1 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Parks/Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment Divisions Administrative Appeal of Issuance of DNS and of Adequacy of Final Environmental Impact Statement 4/19/2006
PUT 8-9 (PR) Department of Natural Resources/Surface Water Management Division Lake Desire Management Plan 7/18/1996
PUT 8-19-2 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Parks Forest Stewardship Plans 3/13/2015
PUT 8-20 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Department of Development and Environmental Services Rural Stewardship Plans 2/24/2005
PUT 8-21 (PR) Department of Natural Resources and Department of Development and Environmental Services Farm Management Plans 2/24/2005
PUT-8-23-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks Stormwater Enforcement 2/23/2018
PUT-8-24-PR Department of Natural Resources and Parks Industrial Waste Fees 7/1/2019
PUT 9-1 (PR) Department of Executive Administration/Office of Cable Communications Rules Regarding Cable Television Rate Regulation 1/28/1994