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(1) A legal division of land shall be recognized as having occurred in the following circumstances; provided, that the requirements of subsection (2) of this section are met:

(a) Land was divided into lots, tracts or parcels five acres or larger if the land is not capable of subdivisional description, or 1/128th of a section in size or larger prior to September 16, 1986, where actual subdivision or short subdivision occurred or intent to subdivide was demonstrated through one or more of the following actions:

(i) There was filed with the department a large lot subdivision map of lots;

(ii) There was filed with the Snohomish County auditor a record of survey of tracts to be subdivided;

(iii) There was filed with the Snohomish County assessor a tax segregation of the tracts to be subdivided; or

(iv) There were sales and/or transfers of interest in tracts or parcels;

(b) Land was divided into lots, tracts, or parcels 20 acres or larger if the land is not capable of subdivisional description, or 1/32nd of a section in size or larger prior to May 16, 1991, where actual subdivision or short subdivision occurred or intent to subdivide was demonstrated through one or more of the following actions:

(i) There was filed with the department a large lot subdivision map of lots;

(ii) There was filed with the Snohomish County auditor a record of survey of tracts to be subdivided; or

(iii) There were sales and/or transfers of interest in tracts or parcels.

(2) Lots, tracts, or parcels shall be recognized only if the division of land complied with all minimum requirements of applicable state law and zoning requirements of the Snohomish County Code in effect at the time of division. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Ord. 06-013, Apr. 5, 2006, Eff date Apr. 22, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013).

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