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(1) Issuance and conveyance of TDR certificates. Subject to the requirements of this chapter, sending site owners may obtain from the department serially numbered TDR certificates reflecting the number of certified development rights that may be transferred from the sending site owner to a purchaser, and which may thereafter be freely transferred from purchaser to purchaser until ultimately applied to a receiving site located within a receiving area. The number of certified development rights that can be transferred from a sending site is determined based on the size, zoning, and current development of the sending site. TDR certificates may be applied to receiving sites pursuant to the requirements of this chapter or pursuant to an interlocal agreement.

(2) Grant of TDR conservation easement. TDR certificates may be issued in exchange for a conservation easement granted to the county pursuant to the requirements of this chapter. The TDR conservation easement is used to conserve the sending site for which TDR certificates are certified by removing the potential for future dwelling units, subdivision, short subdivision, or boundary line adjustments. For the purposes of this section, accessory apartments, farm worker dwellings and temporary dwellings are not considered dwellings units.

(3) Application of certified development rights to receiving areas. Subject to the requirements of this chapter or applicable city regulations, certified development rights, as reflected by properly issued TDR certificates, may be used to obtain development incentives within designated TDR receiving areas. (Added by Amended Ord. 04-123, Dec. 15, 2004, Eff date Mar. 15, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 06-046, July 19, 2006, Eff date Aug. 5, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-064, Sept. 4, 2013, Eff date Oct. 19, 2013; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-050, Sept. 27, 2017, Eff date Oct. 14, 2017; Amended by Amended Ord. 18-070, Dec. 5, 2018, Eff date Dec. 17, 2018).

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