A development moratorium prohibits Pierce County from accepting development permit applications on the land subject to the moratorium. The land development moratorium lasts for a period of 6 years, or until a request to remove the moratorium is approved by the County.
The site must be posted with a sign obtained from the Pierce County Planning and Land Services Department. The sign and declaration form will be mailed to you after you submit a complete application and fees are paid.
Forest Practices Permit Application
Required if a Forest Practices Permit (Class II or Class III) was issued by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in association with the forest practice activities that resulted in the development moratorium. A copy of an approved DNR forest practices application is not required when the moratorium was imposed by Pierce County for unpermitted logging. Copies of approved DNR forest practices permits are available by calling the DNR at their Enumclaw office at 360-825-1631 or by going to the DNR Forest Practices Application Review System (FPARS).