Notification of Proximity to Resource Lands

Notification 1
Sent to property owners in or within 1,300 feet of designated Agricultural Resource Lands during the week of November 9, 2015. View  the Agricultural Resource Lands notice and Real Estate Transfer form. If you would like to know if your property is located within the required notice area for designated agriculture resource lands, then you can find out by going to the Focus on Farming map, and follow the directions provided to find your property. For an example of how the designation appears on the map, you can view this sample image.

Once you are in the interactive map, zoom in to the parcel level and you will see a light green line showing the 1300-foot boundary of the agriculture resource notification area, and the statement “Notice: Agriculture is practiced in this area (30.32 SCC)” within the notification area. Once you see that statement, it means that the notice is required. If you have any questions about this determination, please feel free to call the Long Range Planning Division at 425-388-3311, extension 2206.

A note on zoning: If your property falls within designated agriculture resource land (mapped on the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map or on the Focus on Farming Map), it will have either a Local Commercial, Upland Commercial, or Riverway Commercial Farmland designation. If it falls outside designated agriculture areas, but within the 1300 foot notification area, it may have a rural designation.

Notification 2
Sent to property owners in or within 500 feet of designated Forest Resource Lands during the week of November 16, 2015. View the Forest Resource Lands notice and Real Estate Transfer form. If you would like to know if your property is located within the required notice area for designated forest resource lands, then you can find out by going to the Permit, Planning, and Zoning Map, (which includes Future Land Use Map data) and following the directions provided to find your property. For an example of how the designation appears on the map, you can view this sample image (to view the same location at a smaller scale, click here).

Once you are in the interactive map zoom in to your parcel. On the left hand side, turn off the zoning layer and turn on the comprehensive plan layer. You will see that designated forest resource lands have either Local Forest, Commercial Forest, or Commercial Forest-Forest Transition Area designations. If you have received a notice and your property is located outside one of these designated forest resource areas, county records indicate that it is within 500 feet and therefore within the notification area. If you have any questions about this determination, please feel free to call the Long Range Planning Division at 425-388-3311, extension 2206.

Notification 3
Sent to property owners in or within 2,000 of designated Mineral Resource Lands during the week of November 30, 2015. View the Mineral Resource Lands notice. If you would like to know if your property is located within the required notice area for designated mineral resource lands, then you can find out by going to the Permit, Planning, and Zoning Map, (which includes Future Land Use Map data) and following the directions provided to find your property. For an example of how the designation appears on the map, you can view this sample image.

Once you are in the interactive map zoom in to your parcel. On the left hand side, turn off the zoning layer and turn on the comprehensive plan layer. You will see that designate mineral resource lands are mapped as either sand and gravel deposits or bedrock. If your property does not appear to be located in either of those areas, but you received a notice from us, it is because our county assessor’s records show that your property is within 2000 feet of designated Mineral Resource Lands (the required notice area). If you have any questions about this determination, please feel free to call the Long Range Planning Division at 425-388-3311, extension 2206.

For more information on mineral resource lands, please go to the Mineral Resource Lands Planning project webpage. For specific information about resource land notice requirements, please see the appropriate code citation. Please also read our informational bulletin.