Legal Services

Ryan Walters is an attorney specializing in municipal, land use, real estate, and landlord-tenant law.

For almost nine years, Ryan served as deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County, providing legal advice to the county planning department and Board of County Commissioners, resolving the County's last remaining cases before the Growth Management Hearings Board, representing local hospitals in civil commitment hearings, and prosecuting a variety of misdemeanors.

As the attorney for the Skagit County Farmland Legacy Program, Ryan advised the program through difficult negotiations with federal agency funding partners and wrote a new plain-language easement template easily understandable by both landowners and program administrators.

Code Writing

A skilled legal writer, Ryan has drafted development regulations and other municipal codes including:

  • City of Anacortes Civil Enforcement Code Chapter
  • City of Anacortes Unified Development Code Title Outline
  • City of Anacortes Permit Procedures Chapter
  • City of Sedro-Woolley Sign Code Chapter (SWMC 17.40)
  • Skagit County Development Code Enforcement Chapter
  • Skagit County Shoreline Master Plan Update
  • Skagit County Transfer of Development Rights Code Chapter
  • Skagit County Marijuana Code