For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply:
A. “Building Official” means the Building Official of the City of Snohomish or the Building Official’s designee.
B. “Civil infraction” means a class one civil infraction as defined by Chapter 7.80 RCW, the Infraction Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (IRLJ) and any local rule adopted by the Evergreen District Court. Civil infractions shall be heard by the Evergreen District Court.
C. “Occupy” means (1) residing on the premises or (2) being present on the premises for any purposes other than actively maintaining or improving the premises.
D. “Person” means any natural person, legal entity, association, organization, corporation, or partnership and any agents, representatives, fiduciaries, or assigns.
E. “Premises” means any land, real estate, tax parcel, or lot and any portion thereof whether improved or unimproved.
F. “Responsible person” means any person having legal or equitable title or any interest in a premises, including but not limited to owners, borrowers, and lenders. When there is more than one (1) responsible person, both or all are responsible for performing any act required by this chapter and each may be charged with a violation of this chapter. However, it is a complete defense to any violation that the violation was remedied by another responsible person.
G. “Sewer service” means either (1) a lawful, active, and functioning connection to the City’s sanitary sewer system in conformance with SMC Title 15 or (2) a lawful, functioning, and adequately maintained “on-site sewage disposal system” (as defined in RCW 70.118.020(6)).
H. “Water service” means either (1) a lawful, active, and functioning connection to the City’s water system in conformance with SMC Title 15, (2) a lawful, functioning, and adequately maintained private well, or (3) a lawful, active, and functioning connection to a lawful, functioning, and adequately maintained “public water system” (as defined in RCW 70.116.030(3)). (Ord. 2386, 2019)