Pierce County’s transition to Phase 2 of the Safe Start Washington plan means that all construction projects can resume. We are committed to doing all we can to help get our economy moving and are ready to respond to the surge of inspection requests with timely and reliable service. Learn more
May 7, 2020
Drop off appeals and other documents at the Pierce County Annex
You can drop off appeals, legal documents, financial guarantees or any other printed documents at the Pierce County Annex in our drop box. The box is marked “Planning & Public Works Drop Box” and is located inside the Pierce County Annex at the south entrance. Learn more
May 1, 2020
Building inspection cut-off time extended to midnight
You now have until midnight to schedule building inspections
and potentially get a next-day inspection. Learn more
April 24, 2020
Development Center lobby remains closed, but permitting services continue.
Despite the lifting of some restrictions related to construction, our lobby services are unavailable until the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is lifted.
Our staff continues to provide permitting functions, including application intake and review, and some types of inspections. We are available to assist you by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and phone at (253) 798-3739.
Our staff at the Development Center is extremely knowledgeable and provides general information on a myriad of topics. But sometimes general information is not enough, especially for more site specific projects or during the initial layout and planning process.
Use the Customer Meeting Menu to:
Choose staff from different areas of expertise as you need, and
Decide if you would like that staff person to make a site visit, or write you a letter.
Fees will only be charged for the services you request. The meeting fee will be credited toward your development application as long as you submit your permit application within 12 months of the meeting date.
The fewer services you request, the lower the cost and the faster we can schedule a meeting. If you request to meet with staff only our goal is to schedule to meet within five working days of your request.