A lot, tract, or parcel is considered a legal lot of record if it was subdivided in compliance with applicable laws regarding platting at the time of its creation.
A. A lot, tract, or parcel shall be deemed a legal lot of record if it meets one of the following criteria:
1. Any lot platted or legally created under a Monroe subdivision ordinance on or after December 31, 1968; or
2. Any lot that was a legal lot of record under the regulations and standards of Snohomish County prior to annexation into the city of Monroe; or
3. Any parcel divided by metes and bounds, or fractional section description, or platted and recorded with the Snohomish County auditor prior to December 31, 1968; or
4. Any parcel defined by metes and bounds, or fractional section description, and conveyed by notarized deed prior to December 31, 1968.
B. Pursuant to RCW 58.17.210, the city shall not issue any building or development permits for lots, tracts, or parcels divided in violation of state or local land use regulations. The applicant shall bear the burden of proving that a lot, tract, or parcel is legal. (Ord. 005/2019 § 10 (Exh. B))