NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition has been filed in the office of the Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County requesting that the right-of-way for a portion of Joyce Road be vacated as described:

All that portion of Joyce Road located in the South half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 22, and the North half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 27, Township 13 North, Range 31 East, W.M., Franklin County, Washington, lying westerly of the westerly right-of-way of Coordes Road projected to the northerly right-of-way of Joyce Road as shown on County Road Project (CRP) – 71, Sheet 4 of 4, and CRP – 78, both of record and on file in the office of the Franklin County Public Works Department.

Excepting therefrom, right-of-way for Coordes Road.


Provided, the easement be retained for public utilities and service in accordance with RCW 36.87.140.

Therefore, it is ordered by the Board that the hearing on said vacation petition will be held by the Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County at their office at the Franklin County Courthouse at 1016 North 4th Avenue, in Pasco, Washington, on Tuesday the 2nd day of February 2021, at the hour of 9:00 A.M.

A Spanish interpreter will be available upon request.  The Commissioners’ Chambers are currently not open to the public due to the response and restrictions caused by Covid-19. However, comments can be made publicly via calling 509-546-5859 during the meeting, emailed to, or mailed to Franklin County Public Works, 3416 Stearman Ave., Pasco, WA 99301. Submitted comments will need to be received (10) ten days prior to the scheduled hearing. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving 24-hour advance notice.  Please contact the Commissioners’ Office at (509) 545-3535.

Dated: December 10, 2020

Craig Erdman, P.E.

County Engineer





DADA ESTA NOTIFICACION una petición ha sido presentada en la oficina del Consejo de Comisionados del Condado de Franklin (Board of County Commissioners) la cual solicita que una sección del derecho-de-paso de Joyce Road sea desalojada de la siguiente manera:

Toda la sección de Joyce Road localizada en la parte Sur de la mitad del Cuadrante Sureste, Section  22, y la mitad de la parte Norte del Cuadrante Noreste, Section 27, Township 13 North, Range 31 East, W.M.,  Condado de Franklin, Washington, localizado en el oeste del derecho-de-paso oeste de Coordes Road proyectada hacia el norte del derecho-de-paso de Joyce Road como tal es lo indicado en el Project de Carretera del Condado-71 (County Road Project, CRP), pagina 4 de 4, y CRP-78, los cuales están registrados y archivados en la oficina del Departamento de Obras Publicas del Condado de Franklin ( Franklin County Public Works Department).

Con excepcion de ahí, el derecho-de-paso para Coordes Road.


Proporcionada, el derecho de acceso a la propiedad para los servicios públicos de acuerdo a RCW 36.87.140.

Por lo tanto, se ordena por el Consejo que la audiencia de dicha petición de desalojamiento se lleve a cabo por el Consejo de Comisionados del Condado de Franklin (Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County) en la sala de los comisionados localizada en el Palacio de Justicia en 1016 North 4th Avenue, en Pasco, Washington, el martes 2nd febrero del 2021, alas 9:00AM.

Un intérprete de español estará disponible a petición. Debido a las restricciones del Covid-19 la sala de los comisionados no estará abierta al público. Pero, pueden hacer públicos sus comentarios dé las siguiente maneras llamando al 509-546-5859 durante la audiencia, correo electrónico a, o por correo al Departamento de Obras Publicas del Condado de Franklin (Franklin County Public Works) en el 3416 Stearman Ave., Pasco, WA 99301. Dichos comentarios tendrán que ser recibidos con 10 días de anticipación a la audiencia. Disposición para necesidades especiales, incluyendo accesibilidad para discapacitados o intérprete, estarán disponibles para las personas que las soliciten con anticipación de 24 horas. Por favor de contactar la Oficina de los Comisionados al (509) 545-3535.

Fecha: Diciembre 10, 2020

Craig Erdman, P.E.

Ingeniero del Condado (County Engineer)



When a county road or any part thereof is considered useless, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners by resolution entered upon its minutes, may declare its intention to vacate and abandon the same or any portion thereof and shall direct the Franklin County Engineer to report upon such vacation and abandonment.

The vacation process shall be completed in accordance with RCW 36.87 Roads And Bridges - Vacation. Below is a Task List of the vacation process along with a fillable application along with an example of how the application shall be filled out.

Franklin County Road Vacation Process

Estimated Processing Time: 90 – 120 days

1) Petitioner:  Discuss road vacation intentions with Public Works to determine feasibility.  Receive Road Vacation Petition and information handouts.

2) Petitioner:  Complete petition form per instructions.

3) Petitioner:  Submit petition to Public Works and pay deposit at the treasurer’s office.

4) Public Works:  Review petition and, if complete and acceptable:

a) Verify the R/W is owned by the County and inspect area – 2 weeks.

b) Prepare and submit an ASR packet to the Board.  Include the petition & map of road to be vacated – 2 weeks.
c) If the board directs the County Engineer to report on the proposed vacation:

i) County Engineer shall report on such vacation as detailed in FCC 12.08.040 and RCW 36.87.040 – 1 to 2 weeks.
ii) Distribute a complete packet including the petition, legal description of the right of way desired, a map indicating the location of the right of way, a vicinity map, a plat map if applicable, and documents showing ownership to the appropriate staff and other jurisdictions – 2 weeks.
d) The County Engineer will notify the Clerk of the Board for the scheduled time and place for a hearing.  It shall be published per FCC 12.08.050.  The notice shall be posted for at least 20 days preceding the set date and at each termini of the county road – 4 weeks.
e) Prepare and submit an ASR packet to the Board.  Include the County Engineer’s Report and complete cost incurred in making such examination and report.  This includes publication and posting costs per FCC 12.08.060 – 2 weeks.

5) Commissioners:  Hold a public hearing and consider the report of the engineer together with any evidence for or against the proposed vacation and vote to grant or deny the vacation.  If granted, the road shall be declared vacated and entered in to board minutes.

6) Public Works:  Notice to petitioner of Commission action.

a) If a refund of a portion of the deposit is due, it is stated in the notice (payment will be issued later by the Auditor’s Office). The notice will include a copy of the recorded Order of Vacation.  
b) If a balance is owing, it is stated in the notice and a request for payment is made

7) Public Works:  Upon payment of a balance owning, the Order of Vacation will be recorded, and a copy sent to the interested parties and agencies.

8) Public Works:  Close the file.

Petition for the Vacation of a County Road (Fillable)   -  1.00 MB

Petition for the Vacation of a County Road (Example) - 1.54 MB


For questions concerning the vacation process, please contact our office at 509-545-3514 or by email at