Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 65 Recording, Registration, And Legal Publication - Section 65.16.160 Publication of ordinances
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§ 65.16.160. Publication of ordinances
(1) Whenever any county is required by law to publish legal notices containing the full text of any proposed or adopted ordinance in a newspaper, the county may publish a summary of the ordinance which summary shall be approved by the governing body and which shall include:
(a) The name of the county;
(b) The formal identification or citation number of the ordinance;
(c) A descriptive title;
(d) A section-by-section summary;
(e) Any other information which the county finds is necessary to provide a complete summary; and
(f) A statement that the full text will be mailed upon request.
Publication of the title of an ordinance by a county authorizing the issuance of bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness shall constitute publication of a complete summary of that ordinance, and a section-by-section summary shall not be required.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section notwithstanding, whenever any publication is made under this section and the proposed or adopted ordinance contains provisions regarding taxation or penalties or contains legal descriptions of real property, then the sections containing this matter shall be published in full and shall not be summarized. When a legal description of real property is involved, the notice shall also include the street address or addresses of the property described, if any. In the case of descriptions covering more than one street address, the street addresses of the four corners of the area described shall meet this requirement.
(3) The full text of any ordinance which is summarized by publication under this section shall be mailed without charge to any person who requests the text from the adopting county.
[1995 c 157 § 1; 1994 c 273 § 19; 1977 c 34 § 4.]
Sections: 65.16.020 65.16.030 65.16.040 65.16.050 65.16.060 65.16.070 65.16.080 65.16.091 65.16.095 65.16.100 65.16.110 65.16.120 65.16.130 65.16.150 65.16.160
Last modified: April 7, 2009