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Chapter 35.02 RCW



HTMLPDF 35.02.001Actions subject to review by boundary review board.
HTMLPDF 35.02.005Purpose.
HTMLPDF 35.02.010Authority for incorporationNumber of inhabitants required.
HTMLPDF 35.02.015Proposed incorporationsNotice to countyBoundary review board hearing.
HTMLPDF 35.02.017County auditor shall provide identification number.
HTMLPDF 35.02.020Petition for incorporationSignaturesFiling deadline.
HTMLPDF 35.02.030Petition for incorporationContents.
HTMLPDF 35.02.035PetitionAuditor's duties.
HTMLPDF 35.02.037PetitionNotice of certification.
HTMLPDF 35.02.039Public hearingTime limitations.
HTMLPDF 35.02.040Public hearingPublication of notice.
HTMLPDF 35.02.070Public hearing by county legislative authorityEstablishment of boundariesLimitations.
HTMLPDF 35.02.078ElectionsQuestion of incorporationNomination and election of officers.
HTMLPDF 35.02.086ElectionsCandidatesFilingWithdrawalBallot position.
HTMLPDF 35.02.090ElectionsConductVoters' qualifications.
HTMLPDF 35.02.100Election on question of incorporationNoticeContents.
HTMLPDF 35.02.110Election on question of incorporationBallots.
HTMLPDF 35.02.120Election on question of incorporationCertification of results.
HTMLPDF 35.02.125Newly incorporated city or townLiability for costs of elections.
HTMLPDF 35.02.130Newly incorporated city or townEffective date of incorporationPowers during interim periodTerms of elected officersFirst municipal election.
HTMLPDF 35.02.132Newly incorporated city or townBudgets.
HTMLPDF 35.02.135Newly incorporated city or townMay borrow from municipal sales and use tax equalization account.
HTMLPDF 35.02.137Newly incorporated city or townMoratoria on development permits and approvals.
HTMLPDF 35.02.139Newly incorporated city or townFirst general election of councilmembers or commissionersInitial, subsequent terms.
HTMLPDF 35.02.140Disposition of uncollected road district taxes.
HTMLPDF 35.02.150Pending final disposition of petition no other petition for incorporation to be acted uponWithdrawal or substitutionAction on petition for annexation authorized.
HTMLPDF 35.02.155Effect of proposed annexation on petition.
HTMLPDF 35.02.160Cancellation, acquisition of franchise or permit for operation of public service business in territory incorporatedRegulation of solid waste collection.
HTMLPDF 35.02.170Use of right-of-way line as corporate boundaryWhen right-of-way may be included.
HTMLPDF 35.02.180Ownership of county roads to revert to city or townTerritory within city or town to be removed from fire protection, road, and library districts.
HTMLPDF 35.02.190Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtTransfer of assets when at least sixty percent of assessed valuation is annexed or incorporated in city or town.
HTMLPDF 35.02.200Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtOwnership of assets of fire protection districtWhen less than sixty percent.
HTMLPDF 35.02.202Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtDelay of transfer.
HTMLPDF 35.02.205Annexation/incorporation of fire protection districtDistribution of assets of district when less than five percent of district annexedDistribution agreementArbitration.
HTMLPDF 35.02.210Fire protection district and library districtContinuation of services at option of city or town.
HTMLPDF 35.02.220Duty of county and road, library, and fire districts to continue services during transition periodRoad maintenance and law enforcement services.
HTMLPDF 35.02.225County may contract to provide essential services.
HTMLPDF 35.02.230Incorporation of city or town located in more than one countyPowers and duties of county after incorporationCosts.
HTMLPDF 35.02.240Incorporation of city or town located in more than one countyTaxesPowers and duties of county after incorporationCosts.
HTMLPDF 35.02.250Corporate powers in dealings with federal government.
HTMLPDF 35.02.260Duty of department of commerce to assist newly incorporated cities and towns.
HTMLPDF 35.02.270Other local governments and state agenciesMay assist newly incorporated cities and towns.


Combined city and county municipal corporations: State Constitution Art. 11 s 16 (Amendment 58).
Fire protection districts, effect upon: Chapter 52.22 RCW.
Incorporation of municipalities: State Constitution Art. 11 s 10 (Amendment 40).
Incorporation proceedings exempt from State Environmental Policy Act: RCW 36.93.170, 43.21C.220.