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The purpose of this title is to prescribe the manner in which permits for development and construction are classified and processed, and the general procedures and practices for development permit administration.

The purpose of Chapters 19.01, 19.03, 19.05, 19.07 and 19.09 ECMC is to enact the processes and time lines for local land development permitting. The objectives of these chapters are to encourage the preparation of appropriate information early in the permitting process, to process permit applications in a timely manner, to provide the general public with an adequate opportunity for review and comment, to integrate environmental review with development project review, and to provide the development community with a standardized process and predictability.

This title shall apply to permit applications for land development under the following titles of this code:

ECMC Title 15, Buildings and Construction.

ECMC Title 16, Environment.

ECMC Title 17, Subdivisions.

ECMC Title 18, Zoning.

Certain chapters within this title may apply to other titles within this code, as indicated elsewhere in this code. Other laws, ordinances, regulations and plans have a direct impact on the development of land. These include, but are not limited to, the city’s comprehensive plan, the wastewater facilities plan, the comprehensive water system plan, the six-year transportation improvement program, this code, particularly ECMC Titles 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18, the state building code, and the laws, ordinances, regulations and plans of federal, state and local agencies. (Ord. 436 § 1, 2010)