Chapter 35.21 RCW



HTMLPDF 35.21.005Sufficiency of petitions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.010General corporate powersTowns, restrictions as to area.
HTMLPDF 35.21.015Salary commissions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.020Auditoriums, art museums, swimming pools, etc.Power to acquire.
HTMLPDF 35.21.030Auxiliary water systems for protection from fire.
HTMLPDF 35.21.070Cumulative reserve fundAuthority to create.
HTMLPDF 35.21.080Cumulative reserve fundAnnual levy forApplication of budget law.
HTMLPDF 35.21.085Payrolls fundClaims fund.
HTMLPDF 35.21.086Payrolls fundTransfers from insolvent funds.
HTMLPDF 35.21.087Employee checks, drafts, warrantsCity, town may cash.
HTMLPDF 35.21.088Equipment rental fund.
HTMLPDF 35.21.090Dikes, levees, embankmentsAuthority to construct.
HTMLPDF 35.21.095Bridge jumping hazard signs.
HTMLPDF 35.21.100DonationsAuthority to accept and use.
HTMLPDF 35.21.110FerriesAuthority to acquire and maintain.
HTMLPDF 35.21.120Solid waste handling systemContracts.
HTMLPDF 35.21.130Solid waste or recyclable materials collectionOrdinance.
HTMLPDF 35.21.135Solid waste or recyclable materials collectionCurbside recyclingReduced rate.
HTMLPDF 35.21.140GarbageNotice of lienForeclosure.
HTMLPDF 35.21.150GarbageLienPriority.
HTMLPDF 35.21.152Solid waste handlingAgreementsPurposesTerms and conditions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.154Solid wasteCompliance with chapter 70A.205 RCW required.
HTMLPDF 35.21.156Solid wasteContracts with vendors for solid waste handling systems, plants, sites, or facilitiesRequirementsVendor selection procedures.
HTMLPDF 35.21.157Solid waste collectionRate increase notice.
HTMLPDF 35.21.158Collection and transportation of recyclable materials by recycling companies or nonprofit entitiesReuse or reclamationApplication of chapter.
HTMLPDF 35.21.160Jurisdiction over adjacent waters.
HTMLPDF 35.21.163Penalty for act constituting a crime under state lawLimitation.
HTMLPDF 35.21.165Driving while under the influence of liquor or drugMinimum penalties.
HTMLPDF 35.21.175Offices to be open certain days and hours.
HTMLPDF 35.21.180OrdinancesAdoption of codes by reference.
HTMLPDF 35.21.185OrdinancesInformation pooling.
HTMLPDF 35.21.190Parkways, park drives, and boulevards.
HTMLPDF 35.21.192Urban agriculture zone.
HTMLPDF 35.21.194Community gardens.
HTMLPDF 35.21.195Statewide sexual assault kit tracking systemParticipation by local law enforcement agencies.
HTMLPDF 35.21.200Residence qualifications of appointive officials and employees.
HTMLPDF 35.21.203Recall sufficiency hearingPayment of defense expenses.
HTMLPDF 35.21.205Liability insurance for officials and employees.
HTMLPDF 35.21.207Liability insurance for officers and employees authorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.209Insurance and workers' compensation for offenders performing community restitution.
HTMLPDF 35.21.210Sewerage, drainage, and water supply.
HTMLPDF 35.21.215Powers relative to systems of sewerage.
HTMLPDF 35.21.217Utility servicesDepositTenants' delinquenciesNoticeLien.
HTMLPDF 35.21.220SidewalksRegulation of use of.
HTMLPDF 35.21.225Transportation benefit districts.
HTMLPDF 35.21.228Rail fixed guideway public transportation systemSafety program plan and security and emergency preparedness plan.
HTMLPDF 35.21.230Streets over tidelands declared public highways.
HTMLPDF 35.21.240Streets over tidelandsControl of.
HTMLPDF 35.21.250Streets and alleys over first-class tidelandsControl of.
HTMLPDF 35.21.260StreetsAnnual report to secretary of transportation.
HTMLPDF 35.21.270StreetsRecords of funds received and used for construction, repair, maintenance.
HTMLPDF 35.21.275Street improvementsProvision of supplies or materials.
HTMLPDF 35.21.278Contracts with community service organizations for public improvementsLimitations.
HTMLPDF 35.21.280Tax on admissionsExceptions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.290Utility servicesLien forEmergency declaration.
HTMLPDF 35.21.300Utility servicesEnforcement of lienLimitations on termination of service for residential heating.
HTMLPDF 35.21.302Utility servicesInvoluntary termination of service during heat-related alerts prohibitedReconnection and repayment planReport.
HTMLPDF 35.21.305Utility connection chargesWaiver for low-income persons.
HTMLPDF 35.21.310Removal of overhanging or obstructing vegetationRemoval, destroying debris.
HTMLPDF 35.21.315Amateur radio antennasLocal regulation to conform with federal law.
HTMLPDF 35.21.320WarrantsInterest ratePayment.
HTMLPDF 35.21.333Chief of police or marshalEligibility requirements.
HTMLPDF 35.21.334Chief of police or marshalBackground investigation.
HTMLPDF 35.21.335Chief of police or marshalVacancy.
HTMLPDF 35.21.340Cemeteries and funeral facilities.
HTMLPDF 35.21.350Civil service in police and fire departments.
HTMLPDF 35.21.360Eminent domain by cities and towns.
HTMLPDF 35.21.370Joint county and city hospitals.
HTMLPDF 35.21.380Joint county and city buildings.
HTMLPDF 35.21.385Counties with a population of two hundred ten thousand or more may contract with cities concerning buildings and related improvements.
HTMLPDF 35.21.390Public employment, civil service and pensions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.392ContractorsAuthority of city to verify registration and report violations.
HTMLPDF 35.21.395Historic preservationAuthorization to acquire property, borrow money, issue bonds, etc.
HTMLPDF 35.21.400City may acquire property for parks, recreational, viewpoint, greenbelt, conservation, historic, scenic, or view purposes.
HTMLPDF 35.21.403Authority to establish lake and beach management districts.
HTMLPDF 35.21.404Fish enhancement projectCity's or town's liability.
HTMLPDF 35.21.405Moorage facilitiesRegulations authorizedPort charges, delinquencyAbandoned vessels, public sale.
HTMLPDF 35.21.407Abandoned or derelict vessels.
HTMLPDF 35.21.408Transfer of ownership of a city or town-owned vesselReview of vessel's physical condition.
HTMLPDF 35.21.409Transfer of ownership of a city or town-owned vesselFurther requirements.
HTMLPDF 35.21.410Nonpolluting power generation by individualExemption from regulationAuthorization to contract with utility.
HTMLPDF 35.21.412Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityCreation by irrigation districts and cities, towns, or public utility districts.
HTMLPDF 35.21.415Electrical utilitiesCivil immunity of officials and employees for good faith mistakes and errors of judgment.
HTMLPDF 35.21.417Hydroelectric reservoir extending across international boundaryAgreement with Province of British Columbia.
HTMLPDF 35.21.418Hydroelectric reservoir extending across international boundaryCommissionPowers.
HTMLPDF 35.21.420UtilitiesCity may support county in which generating plant locatedCities with a population greater than five hundred thousand responsible for impact payments and arrearagesArbitration.
HTMLPDF 35.21.422UtilitiesCities in a county with a population of two hundred ten thousand or more west of Cascades may support cities, towns, counties and taxing districts in which facilities located.
HTMLPDF 35.21.425City constructing generating facility in other countyReimbursement of county or school districtReimbursement by cities with a population greater than five hundred thousand.
HTMLPDF 35.21.426City constructing generating facility in other countyNotice of lossNegotiationsArbitration.
HTMLPDF 35.21.427City constructing generating facility in other countyAdditional findingsRenegotiation.
HTMLPDF 35.21.430UtilitiesCity may pay taxing districts involved after acquisition of private power facilities.
HTMLPDF 35.21.440UtilitiesAdditional payments to school districts having bonded indebtedness.
HTMLPDF 35.21.450UtilitiesPayment of taxes.
HTMLPDF 35.21.455Locally regulated utilitiesAttachments to poles.
HTMLPDF 35.21.465Crop purchase contracts for dedicated energy crops.
HTMLPDF 35.21.470Building construction projectsCity or town prohibited from requiring state agencies or local governments to provide bond or other security as a condition for issuance of permit.
HTMLPDF 35.21.475Statement of restrictions applicable to real property.
HTMLPDF 35.21.500Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesScope of codification.
HTMLPDF 35.21.510Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesAuthorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.520Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesAdoption as official code of city.
HTMLPDF 35.21.530Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesFilingNotice of hearing.
HTMLPDF 35.21.540Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesLegislative body may amend, adopt, or reject adopting ordinanceWhen official code.
HTMLPDF 35.21.550Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesCopies as proof of ordinances.
HTMLPDF 35.21.560Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesAdoption of new material.
HTMLPDF 35.21.570Compilation, codification, revision of city or town ordinancesCodification satisfies single subject, title, and amendment requirements of statute or charter.
HTMLPDF 35.21.590Executory conditional sales contracts for purchase of propertyLimit on indebtednessElection, when.
HTMLPDF 35.21.630Youth agenciesEstablishment authorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.635Juvenile curfews.
HTMLPDF 35.21.640Conferences to study regional and governmental problems, counties and cities may establish.
HTMLPDF 35.21.650Prepayment of taxes or assessments authorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.660Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development ActAgreements with federal governmentScope of authority.
HTMLPDF 35.21.670Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development ActPowers and limitations of public corporations, commissions or authorities created.
HTMLPDF 35.21.680Participation in Economic Opportunity Act programs.
HTMLPDF 35.21.682City or town may not limit number of unrelated persons occupying a household or dwelling unitExceptions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.683Transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, indoor emergency shelters, and indoor emergency housing.
HTMLPDF 35.21.684Authority to regulate placement or use of homesRegulation of manufactured homesIssuance of permitsRestrictions on location of manufactured/mobile homes and entry or removal of recreational vehicles used as primary residences.
HTMLPDF 35.21.685Low-income housingLoans and grants.
HTMLPDF 35.21.686Tiny house communities.
HTMLPDF 35.21.688Family day-care provider's home facilityCity or town may not prohibit in residential or commercial areaConditions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.689Permanent supportive housingCity may not prohibit where multifamily housing is permitted.
HTMLPDF 35.21.690Authority to regulate auctioneersLimitations.
HTMLPDF 35.21.692Authority to regulate massage therapistsLimitations.
HTMLPDF 35.21.695Authority to own and operate professional sports franchise.
HTMLPDF 35.21.696Newspaper carrier regulation.
HTMLPDF 35.21.698Regulation of financial transactionsLimitations.
HTMLPDF 35.21.700Tourist promotion.
HTMLPDF 35.21.703Economic development programs.
HTMLPDF 35.21.706Imposition or increase of business and occupation taxReferendum procedure requiredExclusive procedure.
HTMLPDF 35.21.710License fees or taxes on certain business activitiesUniform rate requiredMaximum rate established.
HTMLPDF 35.21.711License fees or taxes on certain business activitiesExcess rates authorized by voters.
HTMLPDF 35.21.712License fees or taxes on telephone business to be at uniform rate.
HTMLPDF 35.21.714License fees or taxes on telephone businessImposition on certain gross revenues authorizedLimitations.
HTMLPDF 35.21.715Taxes on network telephone services.
HTMLPDF 35.21.717Taxation of internet accessMoratorium.
HTMLPDF 35.21.718State route No. 16Tax on operation prohibited.
HTMLPDF 35.21.720City contracts to obtain sheriff's office law enforcement services.
HTMLPDF 35.21.730Public corporationsPowers of cities, towns, and countiesAdministration.
HTMLPDF 35.21.735Public corporationsDeclaration of public purposePower and authority to enter into agreements, receive and expend fundsSecuritySpecial fundsAgreements to implement federal new markets tax credit program.
HTMLPDF 35.21.740Public corporationsExercise of powers, authorities, or rightsTerritorial jurisdiction.
HTMLPDF 35.21.745Public corporationsProvision for, control overPowers.
HTMLPDF 35.21.747Public corporationsReal property transferred by city, town, or countyRestrictions, notice, public meeting.
HTMLPDF 35.21.750Public corporationsInsolvency or dissolution.
HTMLPDF 35.21.755Public corporationsExemption or immunity from taxationIn lieu excise tax.
HTMLPDF 35.21.756Tax exemptionSales/leasebacks by regional transit authorities.
HTMLPDF 35.21.757Public corporationsStatutes to be construed consistent with state Constitution.
HTMLPDF 35.21.759Public corporations, commissions, and authoritiesApplicability of general laws.
HTMLPDF 35.21.760Legal internsEmployment authorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.762Urban emergency medical service districtsCreation authorized in city or town with territory in two counties.
HTMLPDF 35.21.765Fire protection, ambulance or other emergency services provided by municipal corporation within countyFinancial and other assistance by county authorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.766Ambulance servicesEstablishment authorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.7661Study and review of ambulance utilities.
HTMLPDF 35.21.768Ambulance servicesExcise taxes authorizedUse of proceeds.
HTMLPDF 35.21.769Levy for emergency medical care and services.
HTMLPDF 35.21.770Members of legislative bodies authorized to serve as volunteer firefighters, volunteer ambulance personnel, or reserve law enforcement officers.
HTMLPDF 35.21.772Fire department volunteersHolding public officeDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.775Provision of fire protection services to state-owned facilities.
HTMLPDF 35.21.778Existing contracts for fire protection services and equipment not abrogated.
HTMLPDF 35.21.779Fire protection services for state-owned facilitiesContracts with the department of commerceConsolidation of negotiations with multiple state agenciesArbitration.
HTMLPDF 35.21.780Laws, rules and regulations applicable to cities five hundred thousand or over deemed applicable to cities four hundred thousand or over.
HTMLPDF 35.21.790Revision of corporate boundary within street, road, or highway right-of-way by substituting right-of-way lineNot subject to review.
HTMLPDF 35.21.800Foreign trade zonesLegislative finding, intent.
HTMLPDF 35.21.805Foreign trade zonesAuthority to apply for permission to establish, operate and maintain.
HTMLPDF 35.21.810Hydroplane racesProviding for restrooms and other services in public parks for spectatorsAdmission feesAuthorized.
HTMLPDF 35.21.815Hydroplane racesLevying of admission charges declared public park purposeReversion prohibited.
HTMLPDF 35.21.820Acquisition and disposal of vehicles for commuter ride sharing by city employees.
HTMLPDF 35.21.830Controls on rent for residential structuresProhibitedExceptions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.840Taxation of motor carriers of freight for hireAllocation of gross receipts.
HTMLPDF 35.21.845Taxation of motor carriers of freight for hireTax allocation formula.
HTMLPDF 35.21.850Taxation of motor carriers of freight for hireLimitationExceptions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.851Taxation of chamber of commerce, similar business for operation of parking/business improvement area.
HTMLPDF 35.21.855Taxation of intellectual property creating activitiesGross receipts tax prohibitedExceptions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.860Electricity, telephone, or natural gas business, service providerFranchise fees prohibitedExceptions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.865Electricity, telephone, or natural gas businessLimitations on tax rate changes.
HTMLPDF 35.21.870Electricity, telephone, natural gas, or steam energy businessTax limited to six percentException.
HTMLPDF 35.21.871Tax on telephone businessDeferral of rate reduction.
HTMLPDF 35.21.873Procedure to correct erroneous mobile telecommunications service tax.
HTMLPDF 35.21.875Designation of official newspaper.
HTMLPDF 35.21.880Right-of-way donationsCredit against required improvements.
HTMLPDF 35.21.890Boundary changesProviding factual informationNotice to boundary review board.
HTMLPDF 35.21.895Regulation of automatic number or location identificationProhibited.
HTMLPDF 35.21.897Mobile home, manufactured home, or park model moving or installingCopies of permitsDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.900Authority to transfer real property.
HTMLPDF 35.21.905Consultation with public utilities for water-sewer facility relocation projects.
HTMLPDF 35.21.910Community athletics programsSex discrimination prohibited.
HTMLPDF 35.21.913Comprehensive cancer care collaborative arrangementsProhibition on regulation as state agency.
HTMLPDF 35.21.915Hosting the homeless by religious organizationsWhen authorizedRequirementsProhibitions on local actions.
HTMLPDF 35.21.920State and federal background checks of license applicants and licensees of occupations under local licensing authority.
HTMLPDF 35.21.925Supplemental transportation improvements.
HTMLPDF 35.21.930Community assistance referral and education services program.
HTMLPDF 35.21.935Warrant officersTraining requirementsAuthority.
HTMLPDF 35.21.940Failing septic systemsConnection to public sewer systemsAppeals process.
HTMLPDF 35.21.945Water storage asset management servicesProcurement.
HTMLPDF 35.21.950Final determination on state highway project permits.
HTMLPDF 35.21.955Nuisance abatementSpecial assessmentNotice requirements.
HTMLPDF 35.21.960Removal of restrictive covenantsHearing, notice.
HTMLPDF 35.21.965Voluntary change to electoral system.
HTMLPDF 35.21.970Assessment and mitigation of negative impact on parking when constructing or operating a public facility in certain neighborhoods.
HTMLPDF 35.21.980ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
HTMLPDF 35.21.990New housing in existing buildingsProhibitions on local regulation.


Accident claims against: RCW 35.31.020.
Acquisition of interests in land for conservation, protection, preservation, or open space purposes by cities or towns: RCW 64.04.130.
Actions against
public corporations: RCW 4.08.120.
state: Chapter 4.92 RCW.
Actions by in corporate name: RCW 4.08.110.
Cemeteries, public acquisition and maintenance: Chapter 68.52 RCW.
Diking and drainage districts: Chapters 85.05, 86.09 RCW.
Disturbances at state penal facilities: Chapter 72.02 RCW.
Dog handler using dog in line of dutyImmunity: RCW 4.24.410.
Eminent domain by cities: Chapter 8.12 RCW.
Fire protection districts: Title 52 RCW.
Flood control maintenance, state participation in: Chapter 86.26 RCW.
Hospitals, joint operation with counties: RCW 36.62.030, 36.62.110.
Industrial development revenue bonds: Chapter 39.84 RCW.
Intergovernmental disposition of property: Chapter 39.33 RCW.
Irrigation districts: Chapter 87.03 RCW.
Joint governmental activities: Chapter 36.64 RCW.
Judgment against local governmental entity, enforcement: RCW 6.17.080.
Legal publications: Chapter 65.16 RCW.
revolving fund, distribution from: RCW 66.08.190, 66.08.210.
sales of subject to local option: Chapter 66.40 RCW.
Local adopt-a-highway programs: RCW 47.40.105.
Local fire district annexation: RCW 52.04.181.
Local governmental organizations, actions affecting boundaries, etc., review by boundary review board: Chapter 36.93 RCW.
Local law enforcement agencies, reports by regarding missing children: RCW 13.60.020.
Lost and found property: Chapter 63.21 RCW.
Meetings, minutes of governmental bodies, open to public inspection: Chapter 42.30 RCW.
Municipal utilities: Chapter 35.92 RCW.
Municipal water and sewer facilities act: Chapter 35.91 RCW.
Peddlers' and hawkers' licenses: Chapter 36.71 RCW.
Port districts: Title 53 RCW.
Public records, destruction of: Chapter 40.14 RCW.
Public utility districts: Title 54 RCW.
Residence qualifications of civil service employeesResidency not grounds for discharge: RCW 52.30.050.
Senior citizens programsAuthorization to establish and administer: RCW 36.39.060.
Soil and water conservation districts: Chapter 89.08 RCW.
Transfer of real property or contract for use for park and recreational purposes: RCW 39.33.060.
Unclaimed property in hands of city police: Chapter 63.32 RCW.
Water-sewer districts: Title 57 RCW.
Weeds, duty to destroy, extermination areas: RCW 17.04.160.