Hearing Examiner

Pierce County uses a Hearing Examiner system for quasi-judicial decisions. The Hearing Examiner is appointed by the County Council and charged with the responsibility of conducting public hearings, preparing the official record thereof, preparing findings of fact and conclusions of law and issuing final decisions for: 

  • Land-use cases
  • Appeals of administrative decisions and environmental determinations
  • Preliminary and final plats
  • Amendments
  • Shoreline management cases
  • Etc.

The Examiner stands as an impartial body to which information is presented. The procedures governing hearings before the Hearing Examiner are set forth in the Hearing Examiner Code, Chapter 1.22 Pierce County Code and Rules of Procedure for Hearings.

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Hearing Locations
Pierce County Public Services Building (Annex),
Public Meeting Room, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 9840 

Additional Information
(253) 798-7210