Chapter 35.02 RCW


Actions subject to review by boundary review board.
Authority for incorporationNumber of inhabitants required.
Proposed incorporationsNotice to countyBoundary review board hearing.
County auditor shall provide identification number.
Petition for incorporationSignaturesFiling deadline.
Petition for incorporationContents.
PetitionAuditor's duties.
PetitionNotice of certification.
Public hearingTime limitations.
Public hearingPublication of notice.
Public hearing by county legislative authorityEstablishment of boundariesLimitations.
ElectionsQuestion of incorporationNomination and election of officers.
ElectionsCandidatesFilingWithdrawalBallot position.
ElectionsConductVoters' qualifications.
Election on question of incorporationNoticeContents.
Election on question of incorporationBallots.
Election on question of incorporationCertification of results.
Newly incorporated city or townLiability for costs of elections.
Newly incorporated city or townEffective date of incorporationPowers during interim periodTerms of elected officersFirst municipal election.
Newly incorporated city or townBudgets.
Newly incorporated city or townMay borrow from municipal sales and use tax equalization account.
Newly incorporated city or townMoratoria on development permits and approvals.
Newly incorporated city or townFirst general election of councilmembers or commissionersInitial, subsequent terms.
Disposition of uncollected road district taxes.
Pending final disposition of petition no other petition for incorporation to be acted uponWithdrawal or substitutionAction on petition for annexation authorized.
Effect of proposed annexation on petition.
Cancellation, acquisition of franchise or permit for operation of public service business in territory incorporatedRegulation of solid waste collection.
Use of right-of-way line as corporate boundaryWhen right-of-way may be included.
Ownership of county roads to revert to city or townTerritory within city or town to be removed from fire protection, road, and library districts.
Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtTransfer of assets when at least sixty percent of assessed valuation is annexed or incorporated in city or town.
Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtOwnership of assets of fire protection districtWhen less than sixty percent.
Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtDelay of transfer.
Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtDistribution of assets of district when less than five percent of district annexedDistribution agreementArbitration.
Fire protection district and library districtContinuation of services at option of city or town.
Duty of county and road, library, and fire districts to continue services during transition periodRoad maintenance and law enforcement services.
County may contract to provide essential services.
Incorporation of city or town located in more than one countyPowers and duties of county after incorporationCosts.
Incorporation of city or town located in more than one countyTaxesPowers and duties of county after incorporationCosts.
Corporate powers in dealings with federal government.
Duty of department of community, trade, and economic development to assist newly incorporated cities and towns.
Other local governments and state agenciesMay assist newly incorporated cities and towns.
Combined city and county municipal corporations: State Constitution Art. 11 § 16 (Amendment 58).
Fire protection districts, effect upon: Chapter 52.22 RCW.
Incorporation of municipalities: State Constitution Art. 11 § 10 (Amendment 40).
Incorporation proceedings exempt from State Environmental Policy Act: RCW 36.93.170, 43.21C.220.
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