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June 29, 2021 9:35 AM

TEST 2: Two-boat schedule in effect Fri & Mon of July 4th holiday weekend.

Tuesday alert: Two-boat schedule (Daily Summer July-August) is in effect Friday & Monday of July 4th holiday weekend. Saturday & Sunday will follow the Daily September-June schedule.

Regular two-boat summer schedule (Fridays and Sundays) begins July 9...

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June 28, 2021 9:00 AM

TEST: Two-boat schedule in effect Fri & Mon of July 4th holiday weekend.

Two-boat schedule (Daily Summer July-August) is in effect Friday & Monday of July 4th holiday weekend. Saturday & Sunday will follow the Daily September-June schedule.

Regular two-boat summer schedule (Fridays and Sundays) begins July 9 through August...

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June 28, 2021 9:36 AM

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COVID-19 Testing Updates

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Park Alerts

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July 21, 2021 3:46 PM

Chambers Creek Regional Park Beach temporarily closed - July 21

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued closures at Chambers Creek Regional Park and Sunnyside Beach Park beaches in University Place because of a sewage spill.

People and pets should not go into the water, swim, wade or fish until further...

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Pierce County Ferry Rider Alert

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July 23, 2021 12:51 PM

Additional run added: 1:15 departure from Steilacoom to Anderson Island. Please remain in vehicle.

An additional run has been added today for a 1:15pm departure from Steilacoom to Anderson Island. Please remain in vehicle and be prepare to load. The September-June schedule will then continue, with a scheduled 2:45pm departure from Steilacoom.

July 23, 2021 8:30 AM

Two-boat service canceled for July 23 and 25

Two-boat service for Friday, July 23, and Sunday, July 25, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 20, 2021 12:02 PM

Two-boat service canceled for July 23 and 25

Two-boat service for Friday, July 23, and Sunday, July 25, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. Please follow the Daily September-June schedule and plan your ferry trip accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 19, 2021 11:00 AM

The 10:35 AM ferry left 16 minutes late. Expect an on-time departure from AI at 12:45 PM.

The 10:35 AM ferry left 16 minutes late. Expect an on-time departure from AI at 12:45 PM

July 19, 2021 7:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on July 19 to impact ferry schedule with cancellation of runs

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, July 19. All passenger service for the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. Additionally, the 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron...

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July 18, 2021 9:25 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on July 19 to impact ferry schedule with cancellation of runs

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, July 19. All passenger service for the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. Additionally, the 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron...

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July 17, 2021 5:43 PM

The secondary weekend ferry will be out of service Sunday July 18th.

The secondary weekend ferry will be out of service Sunday July 18th. The primary ferry will operate as scheduled.

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July 15, 2021 10:01 AM

9:30am departure from Steilacoom 13 minutes late; expect on-time departure from Steilacoom at 12:00

9:30am departure from Steilacoom running 13 minutes late. Expect an on-time departure from Steilacoom at 12:00pm.
https://www.piercecountywa.gov/2200/Ferry-Schedule

July 15, 2021 9:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on July 19 to impact ferry schedule with cancellation of runs

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, July 19. All passenger service for the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. Additionally, the 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron...

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July 13, 2021 4:45 PM

The 4:25 PM departure from AI left 12 minutes late.

The 4:25 PM departure from AI left 12 minutes late. We expect to be back on schedule for the 5:35 PM departure from AI.

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July 13, 2021 7:03 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island on July 19 to impact ferry schedule with cancelation of runs

Pierce County Ferry will have a fuel service run on Monday, July 19. All passenger service for the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are canceled. Additionally, the 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron...

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July 11, 2021 5:00 AM

Two-boat service canceled for July 11

Two-boat service for Sunday, July 11, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please plan your ferry trip accordingly. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 10, 2021 6:31 AM

Two-boat service canceled for July 11

Two-boat service for Sunday, July 11, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please plan your ferry trip accordingly. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 8, 2021 7:15 AM

Two-boat service canceled for July 11

Two-boat service for Sunday, July 11, is canceled due to a staffing shortage. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please plan your ferry trip accordingly. piercecountywa.gov/ferry

July 1, 2021 4:15 PM

The 3:50 pm ferry from Steilacoom left 20 minutes late due to full loads. On time at 10:20 pm.

The 3:50 pm ferry from Steilacoom left 20 minutes late due to full loads. We're expecting delays in in till 10:20 pm.

July 1, 2021 9:00 AM

Two-boat schedule in effect Fri & Mon of July 4th holiday weekend.

Two-boat schedule (Daily Summer July-August) is in effect Friday & Monday of July 4th holiday weekend. Saturday & Sunday will follow the Daily September-June schedule.

Regular two-boat summer schedule (Fridays and Sundays) begins July 9 through August...

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July 1, 2021 8:17 AM

Steilacoom Roundabout project to begin July 6

The contractor working for the Town of Steilacoom will begin work on the Steilacoom Roundabout project July 6, 2021. Work hours are from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday- Friday. Construction crews are working to minimize traffic impacts to ferry riders....

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June 16, 2021 12:01 AM

Updated guidance on wearing face masks when traveling on the Pierce County Ferry

Pierce County Ferry is committed to providing safe and reliable ferry service to our customers and a safe work environment for ferry system employees. In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) we will continue to...

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June 11, 2021 8:43 AM

Two-boat schedule in effect Fri & Mon of July 4th holiday weekend.

Two-boat schedule (Daily Summer July-August) is in effect Friday & Monday of July 4th holiday weekend. Saturday & Sunday will follow the Daily September-June schedule.

Regular two-boat summer schedule (Fridays and Sundays) begins July 9 through August...

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June 10, 2021 11:53 AM

June 14-15, June 17 & June 21-23 the 10:20 pm Steilacoom & 10:50 pm AI departures will be canceled.

Revised schedule: To accommodate attendees of the Steilacoom High School graduation ceremony, maintenance work on the pontoons will now be done at the Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island ferry landings at night June 14-15, June 17 and June...

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June 9, 2021 9:40 AM

Ticket sales using the online app or credit card at the terminal are functional again.

Ticket sales using the online app or credit card at the terminal are functional again. Thank you for your patience.

June 9, 2021 7:58 AM

Cash-only ticket sales available until further notice; credit card & sales app are not functioning.

Cash-only ticket sales available until further notice; credit card and sales app are not functioning. Watch for update.

June 8, 2021 9:53 AM

June 14-17 and June 22-23 the 10:20 pm Steilacoom & 10:50 pm AI departures will be canceled.

Maintenance work on pontoons will be done at the Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island ferry landings at night, June 14-17 and June 22-23. The 10:20 p.m. departure from Steilacoom and the 10:50 p.m. departure from Anderson Island will be cancelled...

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May 28, 2021 9:00 AM

Memorial Day weekend two-boat schedule runs Fri & Mon; low tides may cause delays May 25-30.

There will be a 2-boat schedule (Daily Summer schedule) in effect for Friday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend; Saturday and Sunday will run on the Daily September through June schedule.

Extremely low tides may cause departure delays between May 25-30.

May 26, 2021 4:29 PM

The 3:50 PM departure from Steilacoom left 13 minutes late.

The 3:50 PM departure from Steilacoom left 13 minutes late. Expect minor delays the remainder of the evening.

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May 20, 2021

Memorial Day weekend two-boat schedule runs Fri & Mon; low tides may cause delays May 25-30.

There will be a 2-boat schedule (Daily Summer schedule) in effect for Friday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend; Saturday and Sunday will run on the Daily September through June schedule.

Extremely low tides may cause departure delays between May 25-30.

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May 17, 2021 1:28 PM

May 18 ramp repairs on Anderson Island result in cancelation of the 9:10, 10:20, and 10:50 pm runs.

May 18 - Emergent ramp repairs on Anderson Island will result in cancelation of the 9:10, 10:20, and 10:50 pm runs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

May 14, 2021 1:00 PM

On Monday, May 24, the 10:50 pm Anderson Island departure will be cancelled for pontoon inspections.

On Monday, May 24, the 10:50 pm Anderson Island departure will be cancelled to facilitate quarterly pontoon inspections. The last run leaving the island will be the 9:10 pm. Please plan accordingly.

May 13, 2021 7:33 AM

Tonight's 10:50 pm ferry from Anderson Island will be canceled for ramp inspections.

Tonight's 10:50 pm ferry from Anderson Island will be canceled for ramp inspections for pending repairs.

May 13, 2021 4:55 AM

Coast Guard training exercise May 13. Service will not be impacted.

The United States Coast Guard will be conducting a training exercise May 13, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Tolivia Shoal. Ferry service will not be impacted. For further information, please visit the Local Notice to Mariners (LNM)...

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May 7, 2021 7:31 AM

The 9:10 will depart 15 minutes late from Steilacoom to tow a vehicle.

The 9:10 will depart 15 minutes late from Steilacoom to tow a vehicle; we expect to be back on schedule for the 12:10 ferry.

May 1, 2021 9:00 AM

On Monday, May 24, the 10:50 pm Anderson Island departure will be cancelled for pontoon inspection.

On Monday, May 24, the 10:50 pm Anderson Island departure will be cancelled to facilitate quarterly pontoon inspections. The last run leaving the island will be the 9:10 pm. Please plan accordingly.

April 30, 2021 9:00 AM

Peak season fares begin May 1. Refund requests for unused non-peak season accepted online by May 10.

Peak season fares start May 1 for Pierce County Ferry passengers. Use of non-peak season tickets is not allowed once peak season begins. Requests for refunds for unused non-peak season tickets will be accepted online only through May 10 by visiting...

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April 30, 2021 6:42 AM

In the month of May, extremely low tides (0 ft and below) will affect low-riding vehicles.

In the month of May, extremely low tides will affect low-riding vehicles. For safety reasons, crews will restrict boarding when tides are at 0 feet or below; other runs may be delayed or canceled entirely when tides are -2’ or below. Pierce County Ferry...

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April 29, 2021 9:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island will impact ferry schedule May 3 with cancellation of runs.

On May 3, the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom & 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are cancelled. There will also be no 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron Island, nor 9:00/9:30 a.m. service runs to/from Ketron.

April 26, 2021 1:11 PM

Steilacoom Ramp repair project is complete. Ferry will resume regular schedule immediately.

Steilacoom Ramp repair project is complete. Ferry will resume regular schedule immediately. Thank you to all Pierce County Ferry riders for your patience during this time.

April 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Steilacoom ramp repair requires cancellation of runs on Sunday, April 25.

Steilacoom ramp repair requires cancellation of these runs on Sunday, April 25: 10:20 pm. from Steilacoom; 9:10 and 10:50 pm from Anderson Island. Please plan accordingly.

April 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Peak season fares begin May 1. Refund requests for unused non-peak season accepted online by May 10.

Peak season fares start May 1 for Pierce County Ferry passengers. Use of non-peak season tickets is not allowed once peak season begins. Requests for refunds for unused non-peak season tickets will be accepted online only through May 10 by visiting...

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April 15, 2021 10:00 PM

Steilacoom ramp repair project extended through last week of April.

Crews working for Pierce County will be completing the Steilacoom Ramp Repair project the last week of April. As crews get closer to finishing, a specific date will be provided when regularly scheduled ferry service will resume. The current schedule will...

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April 14, 2021 10:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island will impact ferry schedule April 19 with cancellation of runs.

Due to Steilacoom II planned main engine overhaul work, on April 19 the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are cancelled. There will also be no 11:30 a.m. departure from Ketron Island, nor 9:00 or 9:30 a.m....

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April 6, 2021 11:06 AM

The 10:35 ferry left 25 minutes late; we'll be back on schedule by the 2:45 departure.

The 10:35 ferry left 25 minutes late; we'll be back on schedule by the 2:45 departure.

April 6, 2021 10:48 AM

The 10:35 departure and following boats will be delayed due to vehicle issue. Watch for updates.

The 10:35 departure and some following boats will be delayed due to car onboard with broken axle requiring removal. Watch for updates.

March 30, 2021 9:30 AM

Coast Guard training will be ongoing this week through May aboard our ferries and in terminal areas.

Coast Guard training will be ongoing this week through May aboard our ferries and in terminal areas.

March 29, 2021

The 12:45 p.m. run from AI is canceled Mar. 30 for emergency repairs on the AI ramp cylinder.

The 12:45 p.m. run from Anderson Island is canceled Tues., Mar. 30 to allow for crews to make emergency repairs on the Anderson Island ramp cylinder. The ferry will make a special run and depart Anderson Island at 1:50 p.m. and will take all vehicles in...

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March 23, 2021 2:17 PM

From March 23-April 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles. Avoid tides 0 feet or below.

From March 23-April 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles, RVs, and vehicles with overhang. Crews may restrict boarding when tides reach 0 feet or below. Find tidal info in the Tides & Currents link on our Ferry website to plan your trip.

March 23, 2021 9:47 AM

The 9:30 Steilacoom departure left 11 minutes late; we expect to be back on schedule by 12:10 p.m.

The 9:30 Steilacoom departure left 11 minutes late; we expect to be back on schedule by 12:10 p.m.

March 19, 2021 9:00 AM

From Mar 23-Apr 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles. Use www.noaa.gov to plan your trip.

From March 23-April 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles, RVs, and vehicles with overhang. Crews may restrict boarding when tides reach 0 feet or below.

These low tides are in conjunction with previously announced high tide impacts which run...

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March 15, 2021 9:10 AM

The online ticketing issue has been corrected; ticket purchase is now available online or in person.

The online ticketing issue has been corrected; ticket purchase is now available online or in person. Thank you.

March 12, 2021 3:00 PM

Starting 3/19/21, the 11:05 p.m. run from Ketron Island to Steilacoom will be permanently cancelled.

Due to minimal demand and ridership, Pierce County Ferry will permanently cancel the 11:05 p.m. run from Ketron Island to Steilacoom starting Mar. 19.

March 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Schedule impacts are reduced during Steilacoom ramp repair.

Schedule impacts are reduced during Steilacoom ramp repair. Sunday nights and Monday mornings will no longer have cancellations. Click the link to view schedule impacts and learn more: www.piercecountywa.gov/ferryramp.

March 5, 2021 8:00 AM

During Steilacoom ramp repairs, high tides will affect low-riding/long overhanging vehicles.

During Steilacoom ramp repairs, high tides will affect low-riding vehicles, vehicles with trailers, or vehicles with long overhang. Crews will restrict boarding when tides reach and exceed 10 feet. Find tide info at www.noaa.gov to plan your trip.

February 28, 2021

Starting Mon., Mar. 1, Steilacoom ramp repair project to start; expect schedule impacts.

Pierce County Ferry riders should expect schedule impacts once repair work to improve operations at the Steilacoom Landing is underway. The work will run until mid-April. Click the link to view schedule impacts and learn more...

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February 3, 2021 3:26 PM

Ferry riders and crew are required to follow TSA mandates related to proper wearing of face masks.

Pierce County Ferry riders and crew are required to follow TSA mandates related to proper wearing of face masks, per federal law. Face masks are to be worn at all times. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal, and may result in...

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February 3, 2021 9:00 AM

Steilacoom ramp repair work will impact ferry schedule starting March 1.

Steilacoom Ramp Repair work will impact schedule in March.
Pierce County Ferry riders should expect schedule impacts once a repair project at the Steilacoom Landing to improve operations is underway starting Mar. 1. Find more information at...

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February 2, 2021 9:00 AM

Due to extremely low tides, the 10:20 pm & 10:50 pm departures on Feb. 8, 9, and 10 are canceled.

Due to extremely low tides, the 10:20 pm Steilacoom & 10:50 pm Anderson Island departures on Feb. 8, 9, and 10 are canceled. Find tide predictions at http://www.noaa.gov to plan your trip. Contact Ferry customer service at 253-588-1950 with questions.

December 23, 2020 12:50 PM

Discontinuing Ferry Tracker tool later this month; unavailable on website. Sorry for inconvenience.

Ferry Tracker tool to be discontinued later this month and unavailable on website. No budget for replacement tool. Other vessel tracking tools are available online. Loading lane cameras show when ferry at or near docks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

November 30, 2020 2:50 PM

Steilacoom terminal will be closed 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for sanitization beginning Dec. 1

Steilacoom terminal will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for sanitization beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1. In-person tickets at the terminal will not be available during this time. Online tickets can be purchased any time.

September 25, 2020 4:15 PM

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards. Thank you for your patience as we work to apply solutions to help reduce line cutting occurrences. An alternative solution will be implemented at a later date.

September 15, 2020 9:09 AM

New oversize/overweight load policy for Pierce County Ferry; modular homes no longer accepted.

New policy addresses oversize and overweight loads on Pierce County Ferry system. We may not accept oversize or overweight loads that negatively affect ferry service. Specifically, modular homes will no longer be accepted. View policy at link below.

September 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules for flammable liquids and using medical priority boarding.

Formal Pierce County Ferry policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules on prohibition of flammable liquids and use of medical priority boarding. Follow link below for full details on these policies.

August 18, 2020 2:00 PM

On Sept. 1, Youth fares reduced to $2.70; ID may be required. Overwide vehicles reduced to 8.5’.

Effective Sept. 1, Youth fares will be reduced from $3.25 to $2.70; ID may be required for older teens. Refund requests for Youth tickets may be submitted through Sept. 10.

Overwide vehicles (reduced from over 11’ to over: 8.5’ wide, 80' long, 14' high...

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June 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry.

To comply with the Governor’s order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Pierce County Ferry will require that masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry, effective Friday, June 26.

June 1, 2020 3:16 PM

Recent driving incidents prompt reminder: PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior.

Recent aggressive driving incidents endangered safety of crew and passengers. PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior. Please bring patience and courtesy when riding ferry and follow directions of crew.

May 18, 2020 3:24 PM

Stay home, Stay Healthy. Ferry cabin limited to 25 passengers. Please follow social distancing.

Ferry passenger cabin is limited to 25 passengers. This allows more space for passengers and crew to maintain social distance. Please follow social distancing while in waiting lines, at terminal, and on the ferry. Pierce County Ferry supports essential...

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March 17, 2020 3:18 PM

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update - USCG crew requirements now added

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update page now includes US Coast Guard crew requirement to operate ferry. We strive to keep you informed, so that you can make appropriate plans. Please follow link and stay informed.

March 13, 2020

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Updates

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19. Please follow link to learn about the latest service updates.

March 6, 2020 11:19 AM

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets. Thank you.

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets; they'll be scanned on the terminal during boarding. Thank you for your attention to this change in procedure.

March 5, 2020 2:47 PM

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department regarding COVID-19.

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19.

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June 26, 2019 3:18 PM

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. Do not leave gaps.

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. To avoid opportunities for line cutting, park directly behind vehicle ahead of you and do not leave gaps; stay with your vehicle. See link for updated ferry loading guidelines..

Planning & Public Works Alert

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March 27, 2020 1:18 PM

Updated guidance for commercial and residential inspections

Inspections are limited to specific types until the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is lifted.

March 25, 2020 12:33 PM

Development Center lobby is closed, but permitting services continue

In accordance with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order from Governor Inslee, our lobby is now closed. Our staff continues to provide permitting functions, including application intake and review, and inspections. We are available to assist you by email at...

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Roads Alert

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June 26, 2021 7:38 AM

All garbage, yard waste and recycling locations to close early June 26, 27, 28 due to excessive heat

Due to excessive heat all transfer stations (all garbage, yard waste and recycling drop off)will be closing at 3:30 p.m. today, June 26. All sites will close June 27 & June 28 at 2:30 p.m. Information about cooling centers at piercecountywa.gov/heat.

Stormwater & Flooding Alert

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Tacoma Narrows Airport Alert

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Thun Field Alert

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