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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Industry Notice: Recent Policy and Code Changes

This notice is a hodge-podge of information covering a wide range of topics. Specifically: Sewers, Surface Water Management, Vertical Datum, and Boundary Line Adjustments.

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

Local agencies collaborating with JBLM to develop land-use compatibility strategies

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is changing, and so are the communities in the south Puget Sound region.

Now, the organization that’s working to ensure effective communication and collaboration between the base and... Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Gig Harbor location added to series of open houses on Pierce County’s Comprehensive Plan

Pierce County’s unincorporated population is expected to grow by 75,000 residents by the year 2030.
The community is invited to learn how that growth will be accommodated through a series of open houses... Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2014

Industry Notice: Changes in the Field Inspection Process

PALS inspectors are starting to use iPads in the field. Learn about the benefits and changes that the new system brings to the inspection process.

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

Industry Notice: Recreational Marijuana Related Uses

In response to the Washington State Initiative 502 (I-502), Pierce County adopted regulations to address State licensed retail sales, processing, and production of recreational marijuana. The regulations are effective December 20, 2013.

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Posted on: February 21, 2013

Apply for a landmarks preservation grant by April 15

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts.

Grant requests can be made for... Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2012

Online upgrades make building permits faster and easier

Screen shot of dashboard

Before you apply for a permit to build the ultimate man cave, you can now check online to see how many people are waiting in line at the Pierce County Development Center.

That’s one of several online improvements launched... Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Shoreline Master Program Update

Updated October 15, 2012
The proposed code changes have been sent the County Council for action.

Details of the proposed changes.
Posted on: October 19, 2012

Land Use Advisory Commission (LUAC) Members Needed

Pierce County is seeking members for Land Use Advisory Commissions in:

  • Frederickson
  • Graham
  • Midland
  • South Hill
  • Spanaway
  • Summit View
  • Summit... Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2012

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Posted on: April 5, 2012

Preservation grant applications now available

Thursday Apr 05 2012 2:35 PM

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts in the Pierce... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2012

Executive taps Dennis Hanberg as planning director

Citing his vast experience in the private and public sectors, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected veteran planning manager Dennis Hanberg to lead the Department of Planning and Land Services.

Hanberg has... Read on...