News Flash

Planning & Public Works

Posted on: October 15, 2018

Industry Notice - Shoreline Code Updates take effect October 26, 2018

Shoreline Code Updates take effect October 26, 2018

The Pierce County Development Center is anticipating a possible rush of applications in consideration of the Shoreline Management Plan update.

The Department of Ecology reviewed the Plan and issued a Final Action on October 12, 2018. The new regulations go into effect 14 days after Ecology issues the Final Action, so the effective date is October 26, 2018.

Submit your applications soon

To make sure your application is vested prior to the change, you should submit online applications to by Sunday, October 21. Applications will also be accepted at the Development Center.

Please note:

  • Applications submitted electronically through the PALS website less than 4 days prior to the effective date MAY NOT be processed in time to vest to current regulations.
  • Applications are reviewed for the regulations in effect on the day of the application is accepted required fees are paid.
  • Vesting of the application will be in accordance with PCC 18.160

If you have concerns about what constitutes a complete application that is vested to the existing shoreline regulations, please contact:

  • Sean Gaffney, Planning Manager, email or (253) 798-2724 or 
  • Kevin Stender, Development Center Manager, email or (253) 798-3713

Please submit your applications as early as you can so we may promptly address any issues.

Attend a brown bag training on November 7

Learn about the new code provisions and ask questions at a lunchtime training session.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Planning & Public Works

Inspection Safety Reminder

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Development Center Operations Update

Posted on: March 23, 2021

Apply for a historic preservation grant

Posted on: November 24, 2020

Critical Area Sign-Off Improvements

Posted on: November 19, 2019

October News - Community Plan Updates

Posted on: October 18, 2019

Code enforcement portal improvements

Posted on: September 26, 2019

Our permit process just got easier

Posted on: September 24, 2019

Recording Fees Increase in July 2019

Posted on: July 10, 2019

Shoreline Master Program Update

Posted on: June 20, 2019

Road standards revisions coming soon

Posted on: March 13, 2019

Apply for Family Wage Job Credits

Posted on: March 8, 2019

February 28 Traffic Impact Fee Workshop

Posted on: February 19, 2019

West Lobby at the Annex Closes March 1

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Traffic Impact Fees To Change Feb. 1

Posted on: January 28, 2019

Annex Remodel Underway

Posted on: January 18, 2019

January 16 Shoreline Workshop

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Family-Wage Job Credit Program

Posted on: January 2, 2019

Tips to treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 20, 2013

New levee will protect people, help salmon

Posted on: December 19, 2013