Safe Parking
  Safe Parking Ordinance
The Pierce County Council Adopted Ordinance 2022-80s, Permanent Regulations Authorizing Safe Parking Sites for People Experiencing Homelessness, on December 13, 2022. 


If you or your organization are interested in hosting a Safe Parking Site on property that you own or control, please contact Human Services Supervisor, Delmar Algee. 

If you are seeking shelter including access to a Safe Parking Site, please access the Pierce County Coordinated Entry System.  The Coordinated Entry System can be accessed three different ways:

  • Call 2-1-1 for live, on-demand support or to schedule an appointment.
  • Speak to a Mobile Outreach Team in the community.
  • Drop-in to any of these facilities for a same day conversation.

  What is Safe Parking?

Safe Parking is when a parking lot is utilized by a social service provider or religious organization to provide a safe and managed location for people experiencing homelessness to park their vehicle and sleep at night. The sites provide a greater level of safety and stability to vehicle residents through providing access to services. They also help protect the health, welfare and safety of the general public through regulations including requiring sanitation facilities, a code of conduct for people living in vehicles, and a site safety and security plan. In Pierce County, these sites also are not permitted to charge rent to vehicle residents.

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  What a Safe Parking site looks like
Organized and clean tent
Safe and clean parking lot
  What a Safe Parking site does not looks like
Homeless Encampment Tents
Homeless Encampment
  What other resources are available to the homeless?

Pierce County Human Services Homeless Programs supports a coordinated entry system for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Residents in need of housing services can contact 2-1-1 weekdays from 8AM-4PM for on-demand support or to schedule an appointment. 24-hour voicemail is available nights and weekends.

   Learn more about Homeless Resources