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(1) Within 28 days after receiving a project permit application, the Director shall mail or provide in person a written determination to the applicant, stating either:

(a) That the application is complete; or

(b) That the application is incomplete and what is necessary to make the application complete.

To the extent known by the Director, he shall identify other agencies of local, state or federal governments that may have jurisdiction.

(2) A project permit application is complete for purposes of this section when it meets the City’s procedural submission requirements and is sufficient for continued proceeding even though additional information may be required or project modifications may be undertaken subsequently. The determination of completeness shall not preclude the Director from requesting additional information or studies either at the time of the notice of completeness or subsequently if new information is required or substantial changes in the proposed action occur.

(3) The determination of completeness may include the following as optional information:

(a) A preliminary determination of these development regulations that will be used for project mitigation;

(b) A preliminary determination of consistency, as provided under PMC 4.02.050; or

(c) Other appropriate information.


(a) An application shall be deemed complete under this section if the Director does not provide a written determination to the applicant that the application is incomplete as provided in subsection (1)(b) of this section.

(b) Within 14 days after an applicant has submitted additional information identified as being necessary for a complete application, the Director shall notify the applicant whether the application is complete or what additional information is necessary. [Ord. 3151 § 1, 1996; Code 1970 § 4.02.060.]