Chapter 1.01


1.01.010    Title, content and reference.

1.01.020    Effective date.

1.01.030    Effect of adoption on past or pending actions or obligations.

1.01.040    Continuation of existing law.

1.01.050    Title, chapter and section headings.

1.01.060    Ordinances passed prior to code adoption.

1.01.070    Severability.

1.01.010 Title, content and reference.

This code shall be known as the “Kitsap County Code” and includes all laws of Kitsap County which are of a general and permanent nature or impose any fine, penalty or forfeiture. This code shall be received in all courts and tribunals, and in all other matters, without further proof. In any prosecution for violation of any provision of this code, or in any proceeding at law or in equity, it is sufficient to refer to the appropriate “Kitsap County Code” sections or to the underlying ordinance or resolution upon which the prosecution is based.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 5 (part), 2000)

1.01.020 Effective date.

This code takes effect on December 4, 2000.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 5 (part), 2000)

1.01.030 Ordinances passed prior to adoption of code.

The last ordinance included in the 2000 Edition of the code is Ordinance 244-1999, adopted December 6, 1999. The following ordinances, adopted after Ordinance 244-1999, but prior to adoption of this code, are expressly made a part of this code:

Ordinance 245 (2000): Establishing Permit Standards for Use and Improvements to County Right-of-Way.

Ordinance 224-C (2000): Amending the Building Ordinance to Allow Concurrent Review of Building Permit Applications by the Health District without Affecting Requirements for a Complete Building Permit Application.

Ordinance 106-D (2000): Relating to Large Lot Subdivisions.

Ordinance 59-D (2000): Amending the Tax Exemption Amount for Raffles, Punch Boards and Pull-Tabs Conducted by Bona Fide Charitable or Non-Profit Organizations, and Lowering the Tax Imposed on Bingo and Raffles.

Ordinance 150-A (2000): Relating to Timber Harvesting.

Ordinance 50-F (2000): Establishing the Olalla (Stevens Road) No-Shooting Area.

Ordinance 116-B (2000): Amending Chapter 4.84 KCC, “Risk Management.”

Ordinance 50-G (2000): Amending KCC §10.24.103 Relating to Shooting Ranges to Clarify That Existing Law Prohibits Establishment of a Shooting Range in a Designated No-Shooting Area.

Ordinance 247 (2000): Adopting the Bethel Road Corridor Development Plan, Amending the Kitsap County Zoning Ordinance and Establishing How Road Improvements Will Occur From SE Ives Mill Road to the Port Orchard City Limits.

Ordinance 248 (2000): Amending Chapter 10.48 KCC Regarding the Discharge and Sale of Common Fireworks in Kitsap County.

Ordinance 249 (2000): Relating to Land Use Planning and Development Regulations for the Port Blakely Joint Planning Area.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 5 (part), 2000)

1.01.040 Effect of adoption on past or pending actions or obligations.

The adoption and the repeal of ordinances by this code shall not affect the following matters:

(A)    Actions and proceedings which began before the effective date of this code;

(B)    Prosecutions for violations of county ordinances committed before the effective date of this code;

(C)    Licenses, fees and penalties due and unpaid at the effective date of this code, or the collection of such licenses, fees and penalties;

(D)    Bonds, and cash deposits in lieu, required to be posted, filed or deposited pursuant to any ordinance; and

(E)    Matters of record which refer to, or are connected with ordinances, the substance of which are included within this code; such references shall be construed to apply to the corresponding provisions of this code.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 5 (part), 2000)

1.01.050 Continuation of existing law.

Where they are substantially the same as existing law, the provisions of this code shall be considered continuations of existing law and shall not be considered new enactments.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 5 (part), 2000)

1.01.060 Title, chapter and section headings.

Title, chapter and section headings included in this code shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify, or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any title, chapter or section of this code.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 5 (part), 2000)

1.01.070 Severability

If any section subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of the code shall not be affected. The board of commissioners expressly states that it would have adopted this code, and each section and subsection thereof, regardless of the fact that any one or more sections or subsections had been found to be invalid or unconstitutional. Further, if for any reason this code is held invalid or unconstitutional, the original ordinances and resolutions codified herein shall remain in full force and effect.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 5 (part), 2000)