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This page has drafts of proposed ordinances that would affect development regulations and permitting and are open for public review and comment.

The King County Permitting Division is offering a proposed King County development codes ordinance for public review and comment. The proposed ordinance would require a decommissioning plan for some types of fossil fuel facilities and would require new fossil fuel and nonhydroelectric generation facilities to provide proof of financial coverage for the possibility of fire and explosion risk in unincorporated King County.

Public comments on this draft proposed ordinance will be accepted through Friday, April 22 and may be submitted via email, U.S. Mail, or voicemail (see “How to comment” below). Note: Any public comments received are public records and are subject to public disclosure.

Document for review

How to comment

  • Email: PermittingLegislation@kingcounty.gov
  • US Mail:
    Nicole Sanders
    King County Permitting Division
    35030 SE Douglas Street, Suite 210
    Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266
  • Voicemail: 206-263-3000

What happens next

After the draft is finalized, it will be transmitted to the King County Council in June 2022 for review and possible adoption.

In April 2021 the King County Council adopted Ordinance 19276, which prohibits the retail sale and discharge of consumer fireworks. That ordinance also directed the King County Executive to prepare a fireworks enforcement study report that evaluates and recommends an approach for unarmed, non-police response to reported fireworks violations and transmit a proposed ordinance that implements the recommendations of the report, if necessary. The executive has completed and will transmit to the King County Council the required fireworks enforcement study report. This proposed ordinance makes the code changes needed to implement the recommendations in that report.

Public comments on this draft proposed ordinance will be accepted from Monday, March 14 through Sunday, April 10, and may be submitted via email, U.S. mail, or voicemail (see “How to comment” below). Note: Any public comments received are public records and are subject to public disclosure.

Documents for review

How to comment

  • Email: PermittingLegislation@kingcounty.gov
  • US Mail:
    Robin Proebsting
    King County Permitting Division
    35030 SE Douglas Street, Suite 210
    Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266
  • Voicemail: 206-263-3000

What happens next

After the draft is finalized, it will be transmitted to the King County Council in June 2022 for review, refinement, and possible adoption. There will be an additional opportunity for public review and comment on the proposed amendments after the ordinance is submitted to the council for consideration.

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