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(1) This section shall apply to:

(a) New applications, approvals, and permits set forth in SCC Table 30.70.140(1); and

(b) Existing applications set forth in SCC Table 30.70.140(1) that were deemed complete but that were not approved or denied prior to April 1, 2016, provided that the department shall provide notice to the applicant one year prior to the expiration date of the application.

(2) SCC Table 30.70.140(1) establishes the expiration period for applications, approvals, and permits, except that:

(a) When an EIS is required, the expiration period of an application will be suspended until the FEIS is issued. The suspension of the expiration period for an application shall not exceed 18 months unless approved by the director; and

(b) When otherwise modified by the hearing examiner.

(3) The applicant is responsible for monitoring the expiration periods for an application, approval, or permit. The county is not required to inform an applicant when an application, approval, or permit will expire or has expired.

(4) For minor revisions under SCC 30.70.210 and major revisions under SCC 30.70.220, the term of expiration for an application shall be 12 months and shall not extend the term of the corresponding development application approval or concurrency determination.

Table 30.70.140(1) 

Approval Type

Expiration of application

Expiration of approval or permit

Administrative Conditional Use Permit

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Administrative Conditional Use Permit – Temporary Dwelling During Construction

12 months

As determined in decision

Administrative Conditional Use Permit - Temporary Dwelling For Relative

12 months

Shall be subject to annual renewal

Administrative Conditional Use Permit - Other Temporary Uses

12 months

As determined in decision

Administrative Site Plan (pursuant to chapter 30.23A SCC)

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Binding Site Plan

36 months

6 months to record

Boundary Line Adjustment

12 months

12 months to record. The department may grant up to one 12-month extension.

Building Permit

Per subtitle 30.5 SCC

Per subtitle 30.5 SCC

Conditional Use Permit

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Cottage Housing (pursuant to chapter 30.41G SCC)

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Flood Hazard Permit & Flood Hazard Variance

18 months

18 months from the date of issuance. Start of construction, as defined in SCC 30.91S.570, must commence within 180 days.

Forest Practices (Class IV-General)

18 months

36 months

Land Disturbing Activity

18 months

36 months

Official Site Plan and Site Plans (pursuant to chapters 30.31A and 30.31B SCC)

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Planned Residential Development

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Pre-application Concurrency Determination

6 months

Per SCC 30.66B.155

Rezones

36 months

Not applicable

Shoreline Conditional Use Permit

36 months

Per chapter 30.44 SCC

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

36 months

Per chapter 30.44 SCC

Single Family Detached Units

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Special Use Permit (pursuant to chapter 30.42F SCC)

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Subdivisions

48 months

Per RCW 58.17.140, except that:

•    For preliminary subdivisions that were approved on or after January 1, 2008, one or more extensions not to exceed a total extension time of two years may be granted by the department. Such request must be received by the director at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the preliminary subdivision approval or prior extension. The applicant shall pay a fee for each extension pursuant to SCC 30.86.100.

•    For preliminary subdivisions that were approved on or before December 31, 2007, one or more extensions up to a total term of 12 years may be granted by the department. Such request must be received by the director at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the preliminary subdivision approval or prior extension. The applicant shall pay a fee for each extension pursuant to SCC 30.86.100.

Short Subdivisions

48 months

60 months, except that:

•    For preliminary short subdivisions that were approved on or after January 1, 2008, one or more extensions not to exceed a total extension time of two years may be granted by the department. Such request must be received by the director at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the preliminary short subdivision approval or prior extension. The applicant shall pay a fee for each extension pursuant to SCC 30.86.110.

•    For preliminary short subdivisions that were approved on or before December 31, 2007, one or more extensions up to a total term of 12 years may be granted by the department. Such request must be received by the director at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the preliminary short subdivision approval or prior extension. The applicant shall pay a fee for each extension pursuant to SCC 30.86.110.

Urban Center Development

36 months

5 years to commence construction or use

Variance

36 months

Not applicable

(Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-073, Dec. 21, 2016, Eff date Feb. 19, 2017; Amended by Emerg. Ord. 20-027, Apr. 20, 2020, Eff date Apr. 20, 2020).

1 Code reviser’s note: Emergency Ordinance No. 20-027 extends these timelines on an interim basis per Sections 3 and 6 of the ordinance, which state:

Section 3. The county council hereby adopts the following interim official control: Expiration time periods for all applications, approvals, and permits regulated by SCC 30.70.140 that had not yet expired as of March 23, 2020, shall be suspended and tolled for 120 days from March 23, 2020. The intent of the Snohomish County Council is that although this interim official control is temporary, the tolling period permanently extends by 120 days the validity of all applications, approvals, and permits regulated by SCC 30.70.140 that had not yet expired as of March 23, 2020.

Section 6. Expiration. This ordinance shall expire automatically six months from the date of adoption, unless renewed or otherwise extended under RCW 36.70A.390.