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King County Code

Explore the laws and charter governing King County.

All permanent or general laws are incorporated into and become a part of the King County Code. The contents of the code establish prima facie the laws of the county that are of a permanent or general nature.

We make the code available for your research use and convenience. If there is an omission or an inconsistency between the code and an ordinance, the ordinance prevails. Failure to codify an ordinance doesn't affect the applicability of the ordinance as law. (K.C.C. 1.02.070). Please notify the Clerk's office if you identify electronic conversion or transmission errors.

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Table of contents

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(Updated 3/30/2022)

Charter

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(Updated: 1/10/2024) 

Preface

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(Updated: 1/22/2024) 

Disposition table

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(Updated: 5/29/2024)

Title 1: County Council and Elections

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(Updated: 6/18/2024)

Title 2: Administration

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(Updated: 6/18/2024) 

Title 2A: Administration

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(Updated: 5/29/2024)

Title 3: Personnel

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(Updated: 6/4/2024) 

Title 4: Revenue and Financial Regulation

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(Updated: 6/18/2024) 

Title 4A: Revenue and Financial Regulation

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(Updated: 6/4/2024) 

Title 5: Adult Detention

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(Updated: 3/30/2022) 

Title 6: Business Licenses and Regulations

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(Updated: 4/1/2024) 

Title 7: Parks and Recreation

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(Updated: 3/30/2022) 

Title 8: Health and Sanitation

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(Updated: 3/30/2022) 

View the King County Board of Health code

Title 9: Surface Water Management

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(Updated: 5/29/2024) 

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Title 10: Solid Waste

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(Updated: 6/18/2024) 

Title 11: Animal Control

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(Updated: 8/3/2023)

Title 12: Public Peace, Safety, and Morals

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(Updated: 5/29/2024) 

Title 13: Water and Sewer Systems

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(Updated: 3/03/2023) 

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Title 14: Roads and Bridges

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(Updated: 3/30/2022) 

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Title 14A: Traffic Code

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(Updated: 3/30/2022) 

Title 15: Airport

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(Updated: 1/30/2024) 

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Title 16: Building and Construction Standards

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(Updated: 4/6/2023) 

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Title 17: Fire Code

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(Updated: 1/4/2023) 

Title 18: Environmental Sustainability Program

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(Updated: 12/4/2023) 

Title 19A: Land Segregation

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(Updated: 3/30/2022)

Title 20: Planning

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(Updated: 5/29/2024)

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Title 21A: Zoning

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(Updated: 6/4/2024)

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Title 22: Stadium

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(Updated: 3/30/2022)

Title 23: Code Compliance

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(Updated: 3/30/2022)

Title 24: Housing and Community Development

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(Updated: 5/29/2024)

Title 26: Agricultural and Open Space Lands

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(Updated: 3/30/2022)

Title 27: Development Permit Fees

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(Updated: 1/30/2024)

Title 27A: Financial Guarantees

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(Updated: 3/30/2022)

Title 28: Metropolitan Functions

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(Updated: 4/22/2024)

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