Chapter 87.03 RCW



HTMLPDF 87.03.001Actions subject to review by boundary review boardExceptions.
HTMLPDF 87.03.005District proposedPowers, when organized.
HTMLPDF 87.03.010Certain purposes for which district may be formed.
HTMLPDF 87.03.013Development of hydroelectric generation capabilitiesLegislative finding, intentLimitation.
HTMLPDF 87.03.015Certain powers of district enumeratedHeat-related alert limitations.
HTMLPDF 87.03.0155Contract and formation powers.
HTMLPDF 87.03.016District may provide street lightingLimitations.
HTMLPDF 87.03.017District may assist residential owners in financing for conservation of energyWhenPlanLimitations.
HTMLPDF 87.03.0175District assistance for conservation, improvement, preservation, and efficient use.
HTMLPDF 87.03.018Creation of legal authority to carry out powersMethodIndebtedness.
HTMLPDF 87.03.019Cooperative watershed management.
HTMLPDF 87.03.020Organization of districtPetitionBondNoticeHearingOrderNotice of election.
HTMLPDF 87.03.025State lands situated in or taken into districtProcedureAssessments, collection.
HTMLPDF 87.03.030Elections are governed by irrigation district laws.
HTMLPDF 87.03.031Absentee votingCertification of inconvenience.
HTMLPDF 87.03.032Absentee votingNotice of election, contentsBallot and form of certificate of qualifications to be furnished.
HTMLPDF 87.03.033Absentee votingRequirements for ballot to be countedStatement of qualificationsForm of ballot.
HTMLPDF 87.03.034Absentee votingHow incoming ballots are handledCanvassStatement of result of both regular and absentee ballots.
HTMLPDF 87.03.035Elections to form districtHow conducted.
HTMLPDF 87.03.040Elections to form districtCanvass of returnsOrder.
HTMLPDF 87.03.045Qualifications of voters and directorsDistricts of two hundred thousand acres.
HTMLPDF 87.03.051Qualifications of voters and directorsDistricts of less than two hundred thousand acres.
HTMLPDF 87.03.071Certain districtsIndividual ownershipsTwo votes.
HTMLPDF 87.03.075Ballots in all electionsDeclaration of candidacyPetition of nominationWhen election not required.
HTMLPDF 87.03.080DirectorsElectionTermsIncrease and decrease.
HTMLPDF 87.03.081DirectorsVacancies, how filled.
HTMLPDF 87.03.082DirectorsOaths of officeSecretary.
HTMLPDF 87.03.083DirectorsRecall and discharge.
HTMLPDF 87.03.085Post-organization district electionsElection boardsNotice.
HTMLPDF 87.03.090Post-organization district electionsElection officersVoting hours.
HTMLPDF 87.03.095Post-organization district electionsCounting votesRecord of ballots.
HTMLPDF 87.03.100Post-organization district electionsCertification of returnsPreservation for recount.
HTMLPDF 87.03.105Post-organization district electionsCanvass.
HTMLPDF 87.03.110Post-organization district electionsStatement of result of electionCertificate of election.
HTMLPDF 87.03.115Organization of boardMeetingsQuorumCertain powers and duties.
HTMLPDF 87.03.120System of drainage, sanitary sewers, or sewage disposal or treatment plantsQuestionNoticeMeetingResolution.
HTMLPDF 87.03.125System of drainage, sanitary sewers, or sewage disposal or treatment plantsPowers upon passage of resolution.
HTMLPDF 87.03.130District change of name.
HTMLPDF 87.03.135Sale or lease of district personal property.
HTMLPDF 87.03.136Sale or lease of district real property.
HTMLPDF 87.03.137Purchase or condemnation for developing hydroelectric generation capabilitiesLimitations.
HTMLPDF 87.03.138Civil immunity of directors, officers, employees, or agents for good faith performance of official duties.
HTMLPDF 87.03.139Lawful disposal of sewage and waste by othersImmunity.
HTMLPDF 87.03.140Board's powers and duties generallyCondemnation procedure.
HTMLPDF 87.03.145CondemnationFinding of benefits and damagesJudgmentCosts.
HTMLPDF 87.03.150CondemnationTitle acquired by district.
HTMLPDF 87.03.155ConveyancesActions by and against district.
HTMLPDF 87.03.158Officers, employees, agentsLegal representationCosts of defense.
HTMLPDF 87.03.160Group insurancePurchase.
HTMLPDF 87.03.162Liability insurance for officials and employees.
HTMLPDF 87.03.165Proposed worksSurveys, maps and plans to be prepared.
HTMLPDF 87.03.170Proposed worksCertification filed with director of ecology.
HTMLPDF 87.03.175Proposed worksDirector's findings to district board.
HTMLPDF 87.03.180Proposed worksSubstance of director's findings.
HTMLPDF 87.03.185Proposed worksReclamation Service may make findings.
HTMLPDF 87.03.190Proposed worksPlan of developmentSpecial election.
HTMLPDF 87.03.195Proposed worksCertain irrigation districts excepted.
HTMLPDF 87.03.200BondsElection forForm and contentsExchangeCancellationSale and issueReissueElection concerning contract with United StatesPenalty.
HTMLPDF 87.03.205Sections exclusive of other bonding methodsValidation.
HTMLPDF 87.03.210Sale or pledge of bonds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.215Payment of bonds and interest, other indebtednessLien, enforcement ofScope of section.
HTMLPDF 87.03.235Rights of federal agencies as to certain district bonds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.240Assessments, how and when madeAssessment roll.
HTMLPDF 87.03.245Deputy secretaries for assessment.
HTMLPDF 87.03.250Assessment roll to be filedNotice of equalization.
HTMLPDF 87.03.255Equalization of assessments.
HTMLPDF 87.03.260Levies, amountSpecial fundsFailure to make levy, procedure.
HTMLPDF 87.03.265Lien of assessment.
HTMLPDF 87.03.270Assessments, when delinquentAssessment book, purposeStatement of assessments dueCollectionAdditional fee for delinquency.
HTMLPDF 87.03.271Lien for delinquent assessment to include costs and interest.
HTMLPDF 87.03.272Secretary may act as collection agent of nondelinquent assessmentsOfficial bondCollection procedureDelinquency list.
HTMLPDF 87.03.275Medium of payment of assessments.
HTMLPDF 87.03.277Payment by credit cards, charge cards, and other electronic communication.
HTMLPDF 87.03.280Cancellation of assessments due United StatesProcedure.
HTMLPDF 87.03.285Segregation of assessmentAuthorization.
HTMLPDF 87.03.290Segregation of assessmentHearing.
HTMLPDF 87.03.295Segregation of assessmentNotice of hearing.
HTMLPDF 87.03.300Segregation of assessmentOrder.
HTMLPDF 87.03.305Segregation of assessmentAmendment of rollEffect.
HTMLPDF 87.03.420Evidence of assessment, what is.
HTMLPDF 87.03.430BondsInterest payments.
HTMLPDF 87.03.435Construction workNoticeBidsContractsBonds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.436Small works roster.
HTMLPDF 87.03.437Competitive bidsUse of purchase contract process in RCW 39.04.190.
HTMLPDF 87.03.438"County treasurer," "treasurer of the county," defined.
HTMLPDF 87.03.440TreasurerCounty treasurer as ex officio district treasurerDesignated district treasurerDuties and powersBondClaimsPreliminary notice requirements when claim for crop damage.
HTMLPDF 87.03.441Temporary funds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.442Bonds of secretary and depositaries.
HTMLPDF 87.03.443Upgrading and improvement fund authorizedDepositsUse of funds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.445Acquisition, construction, and operating fundsTolls and assessments, alternative methods ofLiens, foreclosure ofDelinquencies by tenants.
HTMLPDF 87.03.450Income from sale of electricity.
HTMLPDF 87.03.455District's right to cross other property.
HTMLPDF 87.03.460Compensation and expenses of directors, officers, employees.
HTMLPDF 87.03.470Special assessmentsElectionNotes.
HTMLPDF 87.03.475Power as to incurring indebtedness.
HTMLPDF 87.03.480Local improvement districtsPetition.
HTMLPDF 87.03.485Local improvement districtsNoticeHearingInitiation by board, procedure.
HTMLPDF 87.03.486Local improvement districtsNotice to contain statement that assessments may vary from estimates.
HTMLPDF 87.03.487Local improvement districtsSanitary sewer or potable water facilitiesNotice to certain property owners.
HTMLPDF 87.03.490Local improvement districtsAdoption of planBonds, form and contentsNew lands may be included.
HTMLPDF 87.03.492Local improvement districtsBonds, valid claimGeneral indebtedness.
HTMLPDF 87.03.495Local improvement districtsCosts of the improvementAssessmentsDisposal of bonds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.500Local improvement districtsPayment of bonds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.505Local improvement districtsL.I.D. unable to pay costsSurveyReassessments.
HTMLPDF 87.03.510Local improvement districtsIrrigation district L.I.D. guarantee fund.
HTMLPDF 87.03.515Local improvement districtsRefunding bonds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.520Local improvement districtsContracts with state or United States for local improvement work.
HTMLPDF 87.03.522Irrigation district authorized to finance local improvements with general district funds.
HTMLPDF 87.03.525Local improvement districtsProvisions applicable to districts formerly organized.
HTMLPDF 87.03.526Local improvement districtsSafeguarding open canals or ditchesAssessments and benefits.
HTMLPDF 87.03.527Local improvement districtsAlternative methods of formation.
HTMLPDF 87.03.530Consolidation of irrigation districtsAuthorizationMerger of smaller irrigation districts.
HTMLPDF 87.03.535Consolidation of irrigation districtsProceedings for consolidationElections.
HTMLPDF 87.03.540Consolidation of irrigation districtsDirectorsDisposition of affairs of included districts.
HTMLPDF 87.03.545Consolidation of irrigation districtsObligations of included districts unaffected.
HTMLPDF 87.03.550Consolidation of irrigation districtsProperty vested in new districtCredit.
HTMLPDF 87.03.551Consolidation of irrigation districtsProcedures supplemental to boundary change provisions.
HTMLPDF 87.03.553Consolidated local improvement districts for bond issuance.
HTMLPDF 87.03.555Change of boundaries authorizedEffect.
HTMLPDF 87.03.560Adding lands to districtPetition, contentsAcknowledgment.
HTMLPDF 87.03.565Adding lands to districtNoticeContentsService.
HTMLPDF 87.03.570Adding lands to districtHearingAssent.
HTMLPDF 87.03.575Adding lands to districtPayment for benefits received required.
HTMLPDF 87.03.580Adding lands to districtOrder.
HTMLPDF 87.03.585Adding lands to districtResolution.
HTMLPDF 87.03.590Adding lands to districtElectionNoticeHow conducted.
HTMLPDF 87.03.595Adding lands to districtOrder changing boundariesRecord.
HTMLPDF 87.03.600Adding lands to districtChange of boundaries recordedEffect.
HTMLPDF 87.03.605Adding lands to districtPetition to be recordedAdmissible as evidence.
HTMLPDF 87.03.610Adding lands to districtGuardian, administrator or executor may act.
HTMLPDF 87.03.615Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresPetition.
HTMLPDF 87.03.620Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresTime and place of hearingNotice.
HTMLPDF 87.03.625Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresContents of notice.
HTMLPDF 87.03.630Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresHearingOrder including lands.
HTMLPDF 87.03.635Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresDenial of petition.
HTMLPDF 87.03.640Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresOrder filedEffect.
HTMLPDF 87.03.645Exclusion of lands from districtEffect.
HTMLPDF 87.03.650Exclusion of lands from districtPetition to exclude landsContents.
HTMLPDF 87.03.655Exclusion of lands from districtNoticeContentsService.
HTMLPDF 87.03.660Exclusion of lands from districtHearingAssent.
HTMLPDF 87.03.665Exclusion of lands from districtOrder denying or granting petition.
HTMLPDF 87.03.670Exclusion of lands from districtAssent of bondholders.
HTMLPDF 87.03.675Exclusion of lands from districtOrder for electionNoticeConduct of election.
HTMLPDF 87.03.680Exclusion of lands from districtProcedure following electionOrder of exclusion.
HTMLPDF 87.03.685Exclusion of lands from districtOrders to be recordedEffect.
HTMLPDF 87.03.690Exclusion of lands from districtGuardian, executor or administrator may sign and acknowledge.
HTMLPDF 87.03.695Exclusion of lands from districtRefundsCancellation of assessments.
HTMLPDF 87.03.700Connecting system to lower drainage districtProcedure.
HTMLPDF 87.03.705Connecting system to lower drainage districtNegative finding by jury or court.
HTMLPDF 87.03.710Connecting system to lower drainage districtAffirmative finding by jury or courtAssessments.
HTMLPDF 87.03.715Connecting system to lower drainage districtIncreased maintenance costs.
HTMLPDF 87.03.720Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, consolidated drainage improvement, or water-sewer districtPower to assent.
HTMLPDF 87.03.725Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, consolidated drainage improvement, or water-sewer districtNoticeContentsPublicationShow cause against merger.
HTMLPDF 87.03.730Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtHearingFailure to show cause deemed assent.
HTMLPDF 87.03.735Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtAssent, refusal to assentEffect of show cause against merger.
HTMLPDF 87.03.740Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtElection.
HTMLPDF 87.03.745Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtOrder of assent or refusalFiling.
HTMLPDF 87.03.750Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsResolution.
HTMLPDF 87.03.755Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsNotice of hearingContents.
HTMLPDF 87.03.760Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsAdoption of resolutionAppellate review.
HTMLPDF 87.03.765Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsIndebtedness may be reduced.
HTMLPDF 87.03.770Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsReconveyance of excluded land formerly foreclosed to district.
HTMLPDF 87.03.775Map of district.
HTMLPDF 87.03.780Proceedings for judicial confirmationAuthorization.
HTMLPDF 87.03.785Proceedings for judicial confirmationPetitionContents.
HTMLPDF 87.03.790Proceedings for judicial confirmationNotice of hearing.
HTMLPDF 87.03.795Proceedings for judicial confirmationDemurrer or answerProcedure.
HTMLPDF 87.03.800Proceedings for judicial confirmationJurisdiction of courtOrderCosts.
HTMLPDF 87.03.805Proceedings for judicial confirmationAppeal.
HTMLPDF 87.03.810Lump sum payment to district for irrigable lands acquired for highway purposes.
HTMLPDF 87.03.815Lump sum payment to district for irrigable lands acquired for highway purposesOrder relieving further district assessments.
HTMLPDF 87.03.820Disposal of real propertyRight of adjacent owners.
HTMLPDF 87.03.825Hydroelectric resourcesDevelopmentLegislative findings.
HTMLPDF 87.03.828Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityCreation by irrigation districts and cities, towns, or public utility districtsPowers.
HTMLPDF 87.03.831Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityProcedures for membership and for construction and acquisition of facilities.
HTMLPDF 87.03.834Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityVoter ratification of actions.
HTMLPDF 87.03.837Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityRepayment of indebtednessPowers.
HTMLPDF 87.03.840Chapter supplementaryWhen.
HTMLPDF 87.03.845Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtProceedings to initiateNoticeHearing.
HTMLPDF 87.03.847Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtDenial or adoption of request for mergerNoticeElectionsNotification of merger.
HTMLPDF 87.03.849Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtBoard of directorsTransfer of property and assets.
HTMLPDF 87.03.851Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtBonds or obligations not impairedEnforcement of assessments and obligationsEstablishment of local improvement district to carry out obligations.
HTMLPDF 87.03.853Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtStatement of property and assets of minor district.
HTMLPDF 87.03.855Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtMerger of more than two districts.
HTMLPDF 87.03.857Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtExisting water rights not impaired.
HTMLPDF 87.03.860Assumption of substandard water systemLimited immunity from liability.
HTMLPDF 87.03.870Mutual aid agreements for emergency interdistrict assistanceAuthorityLiability.
HTMLPDF 87.03.880Tariff for irrigation pumping serviceAuthority to buy back electricity.
HTMLPDF 87.03.900Construction1913 c 165.
HTMLPDF 87.03.920ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.


Reviser's note: The language "this act," "this chapter," and words of similar import appear throughout chapter 87.03 RCW. This chapter is almost entirely comprised of the basic irrigation act of 1889-90 p 671 et seq. as amended and as expressly added thereto by subsequent enactments. The chapter is codified in the session law order of the basic act with a few independent sections which are in pari materia being also codified herein. Many sections were added to the basic law by being expressly added to the chapter of the code or compilation in which the basic act was currently published at the time of the particular enactment. Similarly many sections have been amended by reference to the compilation number only. Some of these sections contain legislative language "this act," "this chapter," or both, which appear in the session law either as original legislative language or reenactments by the legislature of a compiler's translation. Therefore, throughout chapter 87.03 RCW such language is retained wherever it appears in the most recent session law enactment. Situations concerning effective dates of particular acts or having express restrictive application are otherwise specially noted.
Deferral of special assessments: Chapter 84.38 RCW.
Disposal of real property on abandonment of irrigation district right-of-wayRight of adjacent owners: RCW 57.90.100.
Local governmental organizations, actions affecting boundaries, etc., review by boundary review board: Chapter 36.93 RCW.
Plats, approval of plat within irrigation districts prohibited without provision for irrigation water: RCW 58.17.310.
Special purpose districts, expenditures to recruit job candidates: RCW 42.24.170.