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Rural Partial-County Library District

RCW 27.12.010 (8): "… a municipal corporation organized to provide library service for a portion of the unincorporated area of a county.  Any city or town located in the same county as a rural partial-county library district may annex to the district if the city or town has a population of one hundred thousand or less at the time of annexation."

May be created in a portion of the unincorporated area of a county if a rural county library district, intercounty rural library district, or island library district has not already been created in the county.

  • Petition, signed by at least 10% of registered voters residing in area to be included in rural partial-county library district, is filed with the county auditor, who verifies the petition;
  • After petitions are certified as having sufficient valid signatures, the county legislative authority holds a public hearing on the proposed district. At such time, the county legislative authority may adjust the boundaries of the proposed district and may submit a ballot proposition to the voters of the proposed district;
  • If additional territory is added to the proposed district by action of the county legislative authority, a public hearing is held;
  • The rural partial-county library district is created if a simple majority approves the ballot proposition.

See also RCW 27.12.470.

May annex any city or town with a population of 100,000 or less at the time of annexation (RCW 27.12.010(8)) and adjacent unincorporated territory in the county.

See also RCW 27.12.470.

By vote of registered voters within the governmental unit in which the library is located as prescribed in RCW 27.12.030.

See also RCW 27.12.320.