"Boundary Line Adjustment Instructions"
City of Edgewood Department of Community Development 2221 Meridian Avenue East Edgewood, WA 98371 Phone (253) 952-3299 Fax (253) 952-3537 Boundary Line Adjustment Instructions PURPOSE OF A BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT A boundary line adjustment (BLA) is intended to apply to minor boundary changes, to correct a controversy regarding the location of a boundary line, or to remedy adverse topographical features between existing lots of record. A boundary line adjustment does not apply to boundary changes that would result in increased development or density otherwise regulated by applicable Edgewood land use codes and regulations, or to actions requiring replat, amendment, alteration, or vacation of a plat or short subdivision. The deletion of a boundary line separating two lots is not a boundary line adjustment. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS The following information is required for a boundary line adjustment: 1. Original and three (3) copies of the application form (4 total). 2. Proof that the proposed lots to be adjusted are legal lots of record and are separate lots. 3. A notarized statement that all property owners and/or parties of interest are aware of and agree to the proposed boundary line adjustment. 4. Original and three (3) paper copies of a mylar formatted to the standards setforth in Section 16.20, Ordinance No. 96-0028, Subdivisions. (4 total). Said map shall be prepared by an engineer/surveyor licensed in the State of Washington and drawn to scale with a north arrow and shall include the following information: π Dimensions of all existing lots and proposed new lots. Use heavy solid lines for proposed lot lines and heavy broken lines for existing lot lines. π The location and dimensions of all structures/improvements existing upon the affected lots and the distance between structure/improvements and the proposed lot/boundary lines. π The original legal description of the entire property together with new separate legal descriptions for each parcel, labeling them specifically as Parcel A, Parcel B, etc.; π The position of Rebar and caps set at each new property corner; π All parcel numbers of affected lots; π The location of the property to Quarter/Quarter Section; π The location and dimensions of any drain field, easement, or right-of-way existing within or adjacent to any affected lots; C:\Documents and Settings\Bonnie\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLKBE\BLA Instructions 6-98.doc π The area and dimensions of each lot following the proposed adjustment; π The existing, and if applicable, proposed future method of sewage disposal for each affected lot. π Identify all sensitive areas on the site and within 100 feet of the site (see additional requirements below) π The mylar for recording shall, at a minimum, contain the following information: Surveyor’s certificate, a Free Consent Statement, title blocks for City of Edgewood Community Development Director, County Assessor-Treasurer, Auditor’s certificate, and notes as outlined in 16.20.030 and as may be conditioned. 5. A title report or other documentation acceptable to the Community Development Department verifying the current ownership and title of all interested parties of the property and listing all encumbrances. 6. Copies of existing and/or proposed new easement documents. 7. Water Availability Certificate (if any vacant lot is proposed to be served by public water) OR, Copy of Water Bill (for lots currently served by public water). 8. Final Health Department approval (if any developed lot has an existing well, septic tank, or drain field; or any vacant lot is proposed to be served by a septic tank, drain field, or well). 9. If one or more existing lots is substandard in size, show that no lot in conformance with zoning requirements will become substandard and that no new lot will be more substandard than any original lot. 10. If one or more existing lots includes a critical area or is within an identified critical area buffer, a critical area special study may be required to be submitted with the application. The critical area report shall contain the following: π Identification and characterization of all critical areas on or encompassing the subject property. π Assessment of the impacts of any alteration proposed for a critical area or buffer, assessment of the impacts of any alteration on the proposed boundary line adjustment, other properties and the environment, and/or assessment of the impacts to the development proposal resulting from development in the critical area or buffer; π Studies which propose adequate mitigation, maintenance, monitoring and contingency plans and bonding measures; π A scaled map of the proposal. 11. If one or more existing lot includes a critical area, an affidavit which declares critical areas compliance shall be submitted with the application FEES An application fee of $600 payable to the City of Edgewood must be submitted with the application. Additional review fees may be required. C:\Documents and Settings\Bonnie\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLKBE\BLA Instructions 6-98.doc 2 OTHER ACTIONS The Department will review the completed application and render a decision to either approve, approve with conditions, deny or return for modifications. Once the City approves a boundary line adjustment, a final mylar shall be prepared. Said mylar shall be submitted to the City for signature. Once the City signs the mylar, it is the applicant’s responsibility to take the mylar to the Pierce County Assessor’s office for their review and signature. The Assessor’s review takes approximately one week. The Assessor’s office will contact the applicant and the applicant will be responsible for taking the mylar to the Pierce County Auditor’s office for recording. A boundary line adjustment does not become effective until it is recorded with the Pierce County Auditor's Office. It is the responsibility of the applicant to record the approved map and new legal descriptions. Once the boundary adjustment is recorded, the applicant is responsible for ensuring the City of Edgewood receives a copy of the recorded documents including the recording number. A copy of the boundary adjustment will be kept on file with the City. The recording of a lot line adjustment does not constitute a transfer of title. Separate deeds to this effect must be recorded with the Auditor's Office and are not subject to these provisions. EXPIRATION Initial adjustment approval shall expire if the authorized deeds transferring property ownership, together with a copy of the approved boundary line adjustment are not recorded within one year of adjustment approval. C:\Documents and Settings\Bonnie\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLKBE\BLA Instructions 6-98.doc 3