Chapter 35.01 RCW

MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS CLASSIFIED

Sections

35.01.010First-class city.
35.01.020Second-class city.
35.01.040Town.

NOTES:

Combined city and county municipal corporations: State Constitution Art. 11 § 16 (Amendment 58).
Determining population
generally: Chapter 43.62 RCW.
of annexed territory: RCW 35.13.260.
First-class cities, generally: Chapter 35.22 RCW.
Metropolitan municipal corporations: Chapter 35.58 RCW.
Second-class cities, generally: Chapter 35.23 RCW.
Towns, generally: Chapter 35.27 RCW.


First-class city.

A first-class city is a city with a population of ten thousand or more at the time of its organization or reorganization that has a charter adopted under Article XI, section 10, of the state Constitution.
[ 1994 c 81 § 3; 1965 c 7 § 35.01.010. Prior: 1955 c 319 § 2; prior: (i) 1890 p 140 § 11, part; RRS § 8932, part. (ii) 1907 c 248 § 1, part; 1890 p 140 § 12, part; RRS § 8933, part.]



Second-class city.

A second-class city is a city with a population of fifteen hundred or more at the time of its organization or reorganization that does not have a charter adopted under Article XI, section 10, of the state Constitution, and does not operate under Title 35A RCW.
[ 1997 c 361 § 9; 1994 c 81 § 4; 1965 c 7 § 35.01.020. Prior: 1955 c 319 § 3; prior: (i) 1890 p 140 § 11, part; RRS § 8932, part. (ii) 1907 c 248 § 1, part; 1890 p 140 § 12, part; RRS § 8933, part.]



Town.

A town has a population of less than fifteen hundred at the time of its organization and does not operate under Title 35A RCW.
[ 1997 c 361 § 10; 1994 c 81 § 5; 1965 c 7 § 35.01.040. Prior: 1963 c 119 § 2; 1955 c 319 § 5; prior: (i) 1890 p 140 § 11, part; RRS § 8932, part. (ii) 1890 p 141 § 13; RRS § 8934.]