Administrative Policy & Code Interpretations

Administrative Policy and Code Interpretations are binding interpretations concerning land use codes administered by the City’s Planning Division.  

Draft interpretations will be posted online and public comments may be provided during a 14 day comment period following the posting. Interpretations will be issued at the end of the comment period, subject to comments received.  To appeal a determination, a written appeal accompanied by the required filing fee must be filed with the City's Hearing Examiner no more than 14 days from the date of issuance.

As Code Interpretations are codified in the Renton Municipal Code, they will be removed from this list.  If you have any questions, please contact the Staff Contact by email or (425) 430-7200.

Pending Interpretations

Public comments are being received for the following Administrative Policy/Code Interpretation:

There are no Administrative Policy/Code Interpretations for review

Interpretations On Hold

CI-132, Restricted Hours of Operation for Mobile Food Vendors
Code Sections: RMC 4-9-140

CI-127,
Definition of a Hedge
Code Sections: RMC 4-11-080

CI-117
, Commercial/Office and Residential Thresholds in the COR Zone
Code Sections: RMC 4-2-060 and 4-2-080

Final Interpretations

CI-147, Reconsideration of Shoreline Permits
Code Section: RMC 4-8-100
Effective Date: October 5, 2018

CI-146
Rear Yards for Accessory Dwelling Units 
Code Section: RMC 4-2-110
Effective Date: September 19, 2018

CI-145, Clear Vision Area
Code Section: RMC 4-11-030
Effective Date: September 19, 2018

CI-144, Site Plan Review for Medical Institutions, Assisted Living and
Convalescent Care in low density residential zones (RC – R-8)
Code Section: RMC 4-9-200
Effective Date: September 19, 2018

CI-143, Noise Level Regulations: Designation of Zoned Areas
Code Section: RMC 8-7-4
Effective Date: September 19, 2018

CI-142, Residential Design: Scale Bulk and Character
Code Section: RMC 4-2-115E.3
Effective Date: September 19, 2018

CI-141, Nonconforming Uses: Manufactured Home Parks and Detached Dwellings
Code Section: RMC 4-10-060
Effective Date: August 15, 2018

CI-140
Retroactive Application of Unit Lot Subdivisions Code
Code Section: RMC 4-7-090
Effective Date: August 15, 2018

CI-139
Definition of Big-box Retail
Code Section: RMC 4-2-060, 4-2-080, 4-4-080, 4-4-100, 4-11-020, 4-11-180, and 4-11-230
Effective Date: August 15, 2018

CI-138
Residential Design: Materials and Color
Code Section: RMC 4-2-115.E3
Effective Date: July 31, 2018


CI-137
Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map
Effective Date: July 27, 2018


CI-136
Denial of Temporary Use Permits
Code Section: RMC 4-9-240.J
Effective Date: July 11, 2018

CI-135
Time Limits for Approved Planned Urban Developments Not Associated with a Subdivision
Code Sections: RMC 4-9-150G and 4-9-150K
Effective Date: June 19, 2018

CI-134, Unit Lot Subdivisions in the CV Zone #2
Code Sections: RMC 4-7-090
Effective Date: March 1, 2018

CI-133
Stormwater Drainage Facility Perimeter Landscaping
Code Sections: RMC 4-4-070
Effective Date: March 1, 2018

CI-131
, Minimum Density Requirement for Assisted Living Facilities in the CO Zone
Code Sections: RMS 4-2-080, 4-2-120B and 4-2-120C
Effective Date: January 5, 2018

CI-130, Fire Impact Fees for Non-profit Organizations
Code Sections: RMC 4-1-190
Effective Date: January 5, 2018

CI-129, Residential Outdoor Storage
Code Sections: RMC 4-5-130
Effective Date: January 5, 2018

CI-128, Security Devices for Landscaping Maintenance
Code Sections: RMC 4-4-070, 4-1-230 and 4-9-150
Effective Date: January 5, 2018

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