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Fences & Retaining Walls Text Amendment

Amendment to City of Auburn Fence and Retaining Wall Standards

The City of Auburn is issuing a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) Notice of Public Hearing (NOH) for the following described project. 

Proposal: Amend Title 18 – the Zoning Ordinance to clarify and revise fence standards and create new retaining walls standards. 


File Nos.: 

Alexandria D. Teague, AICP, Senior Planner
City of Auburn Dept. of Community Development
25 W Main St.
Auburn, WA 98001

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application:
Draft Text Amendment (PDF)
SEPA Checklist (PDF)
SEPA Non-project Supplemental Checklist (PDF)

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
Planning Commission Recommendation
City Council Adoption of Ordinance

Statement of Consistency and List of Applicable Development Regulations:  This proposal is subject to and shall be consistent with the Auburn City Code, Comprehensive Plan, and Engineering Design and Construction Standards.

Lead Agency: City of Auburn

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. 

Public Comment Period: This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. All persons may comment on this application. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date issued below. Comments must be in writing and submitted by 5:00 PM on July 19, 2022 to the mailing address of 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 or to [email protected]. Any person wishing to become a party of record, shall include in their comments that they wish to receive notice of and participate in any hearings, if relevant, and request a copy of decisions once made.

Any person aggrieved of the City's determination may file an appeal with the Auburn City Clerk at 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA 98001 within 14 days of the close of the comment period, or by 5:00 PM on August 2, 2022.

DATE ISSUED: July 5, 2022

For questions regarding this project, please contact Alexandria D. Teague, AICP, Senior Planner, at [email protected] or 253-931-3003. 

Public Hearing: A public hearing is required for this proposal. The public hearing has been scheduled for July 19, 2022, at 7:00 PM. The public hearing will be held in person in the City Council Chambers, 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 and telephonically. To attend the meeting virtually please enter the meeting ID into the ZOOM app or call into the meeting at the phone number listed below. Join the ZOOM one tap mobile: One tap mobile: +12532158782,,87681878080# US (Tacoma). Dial by your location: 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) or 877 853 5257 US Toll-free or 888 475 4499 US Toll-free; Meeting ID: 876 8187 8080. Find your local number:
For citizens with speech, sight or hearing disabilities wishing to review documents pertaining to this hearing, should contact the City of Auburn within 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, as to the type of service or equipment needed.  Each request will be considered individually according to the type of request, the availability of resources, and the financial ability of the City to provide the requested services or equipment.

Note: This determination does not constitute approval of the proposal. Approval of the proposal can only be made by the legislative or administrative body vested with that authority. The proposal is required to meet all applicable regulations.