King County Code
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Updated Codification information: 2/16/2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title 1. County Council and Elections
Title 2. Administration
Title 2A. Administration
Title 3. Personnel
Title 4. Revenue and Financial Regulation
Title 4A. Revenue and Financial Regulation
Title 5. Adult Detention
Title 6. Business Licenses and Regulations
Title 7. Parks and Recreation
Title 8. Health and Sanitation
Title 9. Surface Water Management
Title 10. Solid Waste
Title 11. Animal Control
Title 12. Public Peace, Safety and Morals
Title 13. Water and Sewer Systems
Title 14. Roads and Bridges
Title 15. Airport
Title 16. Building and Construction Standards
Title 17. Fire Code
Title 18. Environmental Sustainability Program
Title 19A. Land Segregation
Title 20. Planning
Title 21A. Zoning
Title 22. Stadium
Title 23. Code Compliance
Title 24. Housing and Community Development
Title 26. Agricultural and Open Space Lands
Title 27. Development Permit Fees
Title 27A. Financial Guarantees
Title 28. Metropolitan Functions
Title 46. Traffic Code
For information regarding the King County Code or King County legislation, please contact:
Melani Pedroza, Clerk of the Council
King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue, Room 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.