Permit Workflow Improvement Project
About the project
The project launched in January 2023, and is expected to run through June 2024.
Routine permit review will continue during the project. Three pilots testing various aspects of the project will be conducted. Learn about the first pilot below.
Project team structure:
A steering group will set direction for and manage the project, with eight specialized, cross-functional teams (called Tiger Teams) carrying out tasks in key areas.
Participants include Pierce County Planning and Public Works, the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management's Fire Prevention Bureau, Pierce County Human Resources, Pierce County Finance, Pierce County Information Technology, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and representatives from the building industry.
Pilot No. 1: Single-Family Plat Lot Expedited Review Path
Dates of pilot:
July 1 - Sept. 30, 2023
Pilot participants will be made up of interested members of the development community with eligible projects.
- Must be located in unincorporated Pierce County
- Must qualify as Single-Family Residential
- The project has less than 5,000 square feet of new hard surface
- Must be located in an approved plat recorded after Dec. 4, 2015. Contact us if you need to find out when the plat was recorded
Information for Pilot No. 1 participants
Eligibility requirementsThose interested in participating should review the Pilot Customer Guide for eligibility requirements. Highlights:
Verify professional liability insurance meets pilot program standards. Note: Participants in the Frontload Program with approved base plans are exempt from this requirement.
Agree to accept "redline" changes
Submit high-quality application consistent with submittal standard