News Flash

Posted on: February 26, 2024

Presidential primary logic and accuracy test

Pierce County Elections will perform the County's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 27 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, in Tacoma. The test is open to the media and t...

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Auditor
Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 31, 2017

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write for and against committee statements for the April 23, 2024 Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

Against Committee members needed 

  • Centra...
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Auditor
Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 31, 2017

Final certification of the 2024 February Special Election

The February 13, 2024, Special Election has been officially certified by the Canvassing Board. The Board is composed of Deputy Auditor Cindy Hartman, County Council Member Marty Campbell, and a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.

The final turnout of the election...

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Auditor
Posted on: January 19, 2024

February election logic and accuracy test

Pierce County Elections will perform the county's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S. 35th St., in Tacoma. The test is open to the media and th...

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Auditor
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Feb. 13 special election at a glance

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MEDIA CONTACT:Kyle Haugh, Elections Manager [email protected]253-468-7544 

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Auditor
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Volunteers, donations needed for the Homeless Point-In-Time Count

PCHS news

Every day in Pierce County, thousands of people sleep in cars, shelters or on the streets. An estimated 70% of people experiencing homelessness are sleeping without shelter each night due to a lack of affordable housing and emergency shelter space. Each y...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Language Library offers services, programs in additional languages

PCHS news

Pierce County Human Services is proud to announce the launch of the Language Library, a webpage dedicated to providing information about Human Services programs and resources to people who read and speak limited English. The library, available at www.pier...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write for and against committee statements for the Feb. 13, 2024, Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

Against Committee members needed

  • Puyallup School ...
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Auditor
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Request for proposals to address refugee stabilization

PCHS news

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a request for proposals from qualified organizations to provide a range of services to assist newly arrived refugees as they settle into their new community and become stable. The goal of this funding is to provi...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Request for proposals for addressing youth violence prevention

CDBG news

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a request for proposals for youth violence prevention. The Community Services division is soliciting applications from qualified organizations to support violence prevention programs benefitting youth in unincorp...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Public comment sought on draft plan for Affordable Housing Tax

housing

The public is invited to comment on Pierce County’s draft Affordable Housing Tax Plan, which will determine how the tax is implemented across the county for the next six years.

The draft plan includes legislative information, analyses of existing resources...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Final certification of the 2023 general election

The November 7, 2023, General Election has been officially certified by the Canvassing Board. The Board is composed of Auditor Linda Farmer, County Council Chair Ryan Mello, and a deputy prosecuting attorney.

The final turnout of the election was 30.36% wi...

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Auditor
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Treatment of Administrative Costs

PCHS news

The treatment of indirect administration costs under federal funding sources is governed by the Code of Federal Regulations eCFR 200.414. In the spring of 2023, the department received guidance that stated that reimbursable indirect costs claimed by a sub...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 27, 2023

General election canvassing and certification meeting

Pierce County Elections will conduct the Canvassing and Certification of the Nov. 7, 2023, General Election at 10 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S. 35th St., Suite C, in Tacoma. The meeting is open to the media and the public....

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Auditor
Posted on: November 16, 2023

SAGE Table Movie and Potluck

adr news and events

Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resources, in collaboration with Tacoma Older LGBT, is hosting our second annual holiday potluck on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 12 - 2 p.m. at our office located at 3602 Pacific Ave., Suite 200, in Tacoma. This ev...
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Human Services
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Statement from Pierce County Auditor Linda Farmer

The USPS delivered 37 general election ballots to Pierce County Elections today that it discovered in out-of-service USPS mailboxes within the county.

All 37 ballots have signature dates on or before election day and therefore must be counted under state l...

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Auditor
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Let's Talk About Homelessness

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Human Services Homeless Programs team is hosting virtual events in November to hear community feedback focused on the local homeless crisis response system. The purpose of these conversations will be to identify and brainstorm solutions to p...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Notice of Funding Availability for Public Services

CDBG news

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support public services. We are soliciting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Public Services Projects to provide funding for eligible public se...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Notice of Funding Availability for Public Facilities

CDBG news

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support public facilities. We are soliciting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Public Facilities Projects to provide funding for elig...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Human Services and Metropolitan Development Council join forces to assess community needs

CAP news and events

Pierce County Human Services, in partnership with the Metropolitan Development Council (MDC), is embarking on a comprehensive assessment to identify the strengths, barriers, and available resources within the community, with a special focus on addressing ...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Resource expo connects Pierce County with long-term care options

ADR news

Knowing your options is always a good idea. Knowing your options before a crisis is even more important. Making the Link 2023 is Pierce County’s annual showcase of care providers and services for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The expo fe...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 5, 2023

2023 general election at a glance

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MEDIA CONTACTKyle Haugh, Elections Manager [email protected]253-798-2146

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Auditor
Posted on: October 4, 2023

General election logic and accuracy test

Pierce County Elections will perform the county's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 9 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, Suite C, in Tacoma. The test is open to the media...

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Auditor
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Pierce County Elections brings back the “I Voted” sticker

CORRECTION: The link to the toolkit has been updated below.

Pierce County Elections is thrilled to announce the return of the iconic “I Voted” sticker. After a hiatus since 2016, we are reintroducing this cherished tradition to encourag...Read on...

Auditor
Posted on: September 25, 2023

Foothills Trail closure between Military Rd. and 136th St. trail crossings begins Oct. 9

Beginning Monday, Oct. 9, approximately one mile of the Foothills Trail will be closed between the Military Road and 136th Street trail crossings. Both trail crossings will be undergoing ADA accessibility improvements.

The project is expected to take up to...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Dammeier proposes new biennial budget focusing on public safety and justice

$3 billion+ budget guided by community input

Executive Bruce Dammeier presented his proposed 2024-2025 biennial budget to the Pierce County Council today. The more than $3 billion budget is based on community input and prioritizes funding for public safety...

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Budget & Finance
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Falls prevention event highlights awareness, action

adr news and events

Falls are not a natural part of aging. Unexpected falls can result in serious and costly injury, from minor sprains and bruises or to major bone breaks. They can even result in hospitalization or death. As the number of seniors continues to grow, the numb...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Free Pierce County Alzheimer’s Conference returns Oct. 7

ADR news

Individuals, family members, and caregivers grappling with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are invited to the 2023 Pierce County Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, “Transitions in the World of Alzheimer’s,” on Saturday, Oct. 7. The conference will be...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Legal aid and eviction prevention support in the community

housing news and events

Pierce County Human Services, in collaboration with Tacomaprobono and the Pierce County Library System, is hosting a series of “partner pop-up” community events this fall to offer support to residents facing legal or eviction issues.&a...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Community input needed for aging and disability services plan

adr news and events

Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) invites the community to attend a public meeting to comment on the Draft 2024-2027 Area Plan, including the 2024 proposed budget. 

A survey was conducted this spring, providing feed...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Foothills Trail East Puyallup Trailhead Improvement Project starts Sept. 5

Construction of the Foothills Trail East Puyallup Trailhead expansion project begins Tuesday, Sept. 5. During construction, the trailhead parking lot and restrooms will be closed for 4-5 months.

The trail will remain open and trail users are encouraged to ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Over $29M awarded for behavioral health services in Pierce County

BH news and events

Pierce County Human Services is announcing the awards from the recent Behavioral Health Request for Proposals (RFP), which funds mental health and substance use services for residents across Pierce County. Funding is available from two taxes – t...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Funds available to support people with developmental disabilities

Developmental Disabilities news

Pierce County Developmental Disabilities program is requesting proposals from organizations providing Information and Education (InfoEd) services in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, young children with developmental...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Final certification of the 2023 primary election

The Aug. 1, 2023, Primary Election has been officially certified by the Canvassing Board. The Board is composed of Auditor Linda Farmer, County Council Chair Ryan Mello, and a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.

The final turnout of the election was 24.79% with 1...

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Auditor
Posted on: August 14, 2023

Primary election canvassing and certification meeting

Pierce County Elections will conduct the Canvassing and Certification of the Aug. 1, 2023, Primary Election at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, Suite C, in Tacoma. The meeting is open to the media and the public.&a...

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Auditor
Posted on: August 3, 2023

$4M available to support homeless housing assistance

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Human Services, as a collaborative applicant for the Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County Continuum of Care (CoC), is announcing a Notice of funding Available (NOFA) for an estimated $4 million to support homeless housing services. Applications wil...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Chambers Creek Regional Park closures Aug. 9-14

From Aug. 9-14, the Soundview Trail and Central Meadow, including the dog park, at Chambers Creek Regional Park will be closed. The North Meadow and Grandview Trail will remain open. 

The closure is due to the Tacoma Arts Live events taking place ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Results of post-election audit of batches

Pierce County Elections conducted the post-election audit of batches at 10:00 a.m. on August 3 at the Pierce County Elections Center in Tacoma.

The test was open to the media and the public. Representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties were i...

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Auditor
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Post-election audit of batches

Pierce County Elections will perform the mandatory and routine post-election audit of batches at 10 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, Suite C, in Tacoma. The test is open to the media and the public. 

The purpos...

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Auditor
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write for and against committee statements for the Nov. 7, 2023, General Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet. 

For Committee members needed

  • City of Edg...
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Auditor
Posted on: July 31, 2023

New Behavioral Health manager joins Pierce County Human Services

PCHS news

Pierce County Human Services announced Margo Burnison has been named manager of Behavioral Health services which focuses on the coordination of mental health and substance use services across the county.

Burnison served as the Project Manager at the King C...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 25, 2023

$1M available for Homeless Shelter Access Hub

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Homeless Programs is requesting proposals from organizations to provide navigation services that result in homeless households being placed into local overnight shelters. $1M is available from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Homeless Doc...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Funds available for fall prevention services

adr news and events

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) is requesting proposals from organizations providing free, evidence-based fall prevention program. Approximately $44K is available from the Federal Older Americans Act (OAA) funding, which provides suppor...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 18, 2023

$2M awarded for homeless prevention

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Human Services is announcing the Homeless Prevention awards from the American Rescue Plan Fund. This funding is allocated through the Pierce County Council in response to the Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness.

$2M was available to alloca...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 17, 2023

Successful primary election logic and accuracy test

Pierce County voting systems passed their mandatory and routine pre-election tests. Pierce County Elections conducted a test of the County’s Accessible Voting Unit on July 12 and conducted the official Logic & Accuracy (L&A) test of ballot-countin...

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Auditor
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Primary Election logic and accuracy test

Pierce County Elections will perform the County's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 8:30 a.m. on July 17 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, Suite C, in Tacoma. The test is open to the me...

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Auditor
Posted on: June 26, 2023

Appraisers visit every property in Pierce County to keep taxable values fair and equitable

Once every six years, an appraiser from the Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer’s office is required by State Law to inspect every parcel of real estate in the county. It’s no small job, because there are over 325,000 parcels and only 30 appraisers. Their go...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: June 20, 2023

$500K available for Pierce County senior centers

adr news and events

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) is requesting proposals from organizations providing senior center services. Approximately $500K is available from County General Funds annually for these services, which can be used to support the basic ...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Over $12M awarded for homeless, housing services

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Human Services recently received additional funding from the state to increase the Homeless Housing Program funding awards to supplement revenue shortfalls. The Homeless Housing Program (HHP) funding is the largest Notice of Funding Availabi...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2023

$6M available to support development, preservation of affordable housing

housing news and events

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a notice of funding availability (NOFA) of over $6 million to support the development and preservation of affordable housing. Funding from the 1406 Affordable Housing Sales Tax Fund (1406), 2060 Affordable Housin...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Over $2M awarded for children, youth and young adult services

CAP news and events

Pierce County Human Services is announcing the awards from the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) which funds services for children, youth and young adults in the region. These funds are for educational services that improve education out...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Moody's Investors Service upgrades Pierce County's rating to Aaa with stable outlook

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Pierce County, WA's issuer and limited tax general obligation (LTGO) ratings to Aaa from Aa1, with a revised outlook of stable. The upgrade in the issuer rating to Aaa reflects the county's strong regional economy, w...
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Budget & Finance
Posted on: May 31, 2023

Resources for caregivers offered at virtual 2023 Pierce County Caregiver Conference

Caregiver Conference 2023

Thousands of Pierce County residents take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. While being a caregiver can be a labor of love, it can also be very stressful. On top of normal stress, the isolation created by COVID-19 is still...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Special Filing Period – May 24-26, 2023

A special filing period will be held May 24-26, 2023, as no candidate filings were received during the regular filing period for the following offices:

City of Roy – Council Position 3Town of South Prairie – Council&...

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Auditor
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Pierce County proclaims May as Mental Health Month

BH news and events

On May 9, the Pierce County Council issued a proclamation recognizing the month of May 2023 as “Mental Health Month” in Pierce County, joining the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in its May dedication to raise awareness abou...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write against committee statements for the August 1, 2023 Primary Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

Against Committee members needed

  • Pierce County Library Sy...
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Auditor
Posted on: May 12, 2023

B25 Advisory Board welcomes three new members

CAP news and events

On May 2, the Pierce County Council confirmed the appointment of three new members to the Birth to 25 (B25) Advisory Board. The B25 Advisory Board proposes long-range policy, systems, and environmental change recommendations to the County Executive and Co...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Candidate filing week begins Monday, May 15

Candidate filing week begins Monday, May 15, 2023. Offices open for election this year include: 

  • Pierce County Council District 2
  • Court of Appeals Division 2, District 1, Pos 2
  • Pierce County Superior Court 1
  • Port
  • Cities and towns
  • Schools
  • Fire
  • Park and Re...
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Auditor
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Homeless Point-in-Time Count Results

PCHS news - homeless

THE HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME (PIT) COUNT HELPS US UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS.

Every day in Pierce County, thousands of people sleep in cars, shelters or on the street. They are someone's mom, dad, child or friend. Do you ever wond...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Public input needed for aging and disability services plan

adr

The Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) division is developing the 2024-2027 Area Plan and is seeking community input from County residents about aging and disability services in the region. 

Help shape future service...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides affordable, healthy food for older adults

adr

Beginning today, eligible seniors can apply online for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and receive vouchers to purchase produce from participating farmers markets and farm stores. Over 3,700 vouchers valued at $80 are available and may be used...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 28, 2023

Request for proposals for homeless prevention services

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a request for proposals (RFP) for homeless prevention services. The Community Services division is soliciting applications from qualified organizations that will serve low-income households at-risk of homelessnes...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 26, 2023

ERPP Update for Landlords

housing news and events

Join us may 3 for a landlord update

 

ERPP ends in July, so what does that mean for landlords?

The Center for Dialog and Resolution/ERPP Program, Pierce County Human Services, and Tacomaprobono Community Lawyers are inviting Pierce County landlords ...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 7, 2023

South Sound Housing Affordability Partners appoint new board members

housing news and events

On April 7, the South Sound Housing Affordability Partners (SSHA3P) Executive Board appointed 19 people to be the first members of the SSHA3P Advisory Board. The SSHA3P Advisory Board will provide the Executive Board with recommendations on SSHA3P&rsq...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Senior Foot Care Services - LOI

adr news and events

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources accepting Letters of Intent for Senior Foot Care Services

Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from prospective applicants to determine whether o...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 31, 2023

April special election logic and accuracy test

Pierce County Elections will perform the county's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 10:00 a.m. on April 5 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, in Tacoma. The test is open to the media and ...

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Auditor
Posted on: March 24, 2023

PEARLS training available to support older adults

adr news and events

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is offering free PEARLS training

Aging and Disability Resources is offering free PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives) training to residents providing services to and supporting older adults in P...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 23, 2023

$2M available to Pierce County providers serving children, youth and young adults

PCHS news

Pierce County Human Services is requesting proposals from providers serving youth and young adults aged birth to 25 years old. Approximately $2.2M is available from the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) to fund educational services impro...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Older Adult Counseling, Caregiver Support and Dementia Intervention - LOI

adr news and events

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources accepting Letters of Intent for Older Adult Counseling, Caregiver Support, and Dementia Intervention Services

Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resources (PCHS/ADR) is accepting Letters of Intent...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Senior Ethnic Congregate Nutrition Services - LOI - updated

adr news and events

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources accepting Letters of Intent for Senior Ethnic Congregate Meal Services

PCHS / ADR is seeking Letters of Intent from eligible and qualified applicants to provide targeted Senior Ethnic Congregate Nutrition Servic...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Register for the 2023 Virtual Tools 4 Success Conference

Developmental Disabilities news

 

Registration is now open for the 2023 Virtual Tools 4 Success Conference

The Tools 4 Success Conference is a free, two-day conference focused on preparation for career and college readiness designed for youth, young adults and community members w...

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Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Pierce County accepting applications for Behavioral Health Tax funds

BH news and events

The Pierce County Human Services Behavioral Health program is accepting applications to provide mental health, substance use disorder, and therapeutic court-related services within Pierce County.

Applicants must apply online before 11:59 P.M. on F...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 1, 2023

Request for Proposals for Addressing Youth Violence Prevention

PCHS news

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a request for proposals for youth violence prevention. The Community Services division is soliciting applications from qualified organizations to support violence prevention programs benefitting youth in unincorp...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 28, 2023

Notice of Funding Availability for Homeless Housing Programs

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a notice of funding availability for homeless housing programs. The Community Services division is soliciting applications from qualified organizations to support shelter, outreach and permanent housing assistanc...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write against committee statements for the April 25, 2023 Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

Against Committee members needed

  • City of DuPont – Proposi...
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Auditor
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Overcoming Adversity film series presents final free movie for caregivers

Millions of Americans--including thousands in Pierce County--take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. While being a caregiver is a labor of love, it can also be very stressful. Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 13, 2023

2023 Sees Moderate Increases in Property Taxes

Property tax statements are in the mail this week to 174,000 owners of residential and commercial land and buildings in Pierce County. For homes where the tax is paid through a mortgage escrow account, the statement is sent to the bank or mortgage company...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Pierce County seeks input on opportunities, services for children aged birth to 25

PCHS news

Pierce County invites community members invested in the healthy growth and development of children to join the Birth to 25 (B25) Advisory Board at the second Build the Bridge event convening on Feb. 24 to discuss services and opportunities for youth and y...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 3, 2023

Unified Regional Approach Presentation

CPEH graphic

Unified Regional Approach Presentation

The Pierce County Council's Human Services Committee will hear a presentation from Social Change Partners, the consultants hired to develop recommendations on how a Unified Regional Approach would affect the Pierce Co...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 31, 2023

Over $13M awarded for shelter projects

housing news and events

In January 2023, Pierce County Human Services awarded two organizations to support the development of new non-congregate emergency shelters. Over $13M will be awarded to the following projects:

The goal of this funding is to expand the number of emergency ...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Feb. 14 Special Election at a glance

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MEDIA CONTACTKyle Haugh, Elections Manager[email protected]  253-468-7544

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Auditor
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Pierce County Parks presents Rock the Rink ice show

Bring your friends and family to Pierce County Parks’ exciting new ice show: Rock the Rink! 

Join the fun at Tacoma’s Sprinker Recreation Center to watch this upbeat and thrilling ice show featuring decades of nostalgic tunes that will get you on ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Two Gig Harbor area ballot drop boxes moving to new locations

Pierce County Elections has moved two ballot drop boxes to new locations.

The Gig Harbor Fire Station drop box is now located at Gig Harbor City Hall, 3510 Grandview St., Gig Harbor, WA 98335.

The Purdy Fire Station drop box is now located at the Purdy Park...

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Auditor
Posted on: January 20, 2023

February election logic and accuracy test

Pierce County Elections will perform the county's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 24 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, in Tacoma. The test is open to the media and t...

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Auditor
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write against committee statements for the Feb. 14, 2023, Special Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet.

Against Committee members needed

  • Steilacoom School Distri...
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Auditor
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Pierce County Parks seeks input on Sprinker Recreation Center

Pierce County invites community members to submit Sprinker Recreation Center building (Sprinker) upgrade ideas and feedback via an online open house until Jan. 31.

Located in the heart of the Parkland and Spanaway communities, Sprinker is Pierce County’s p...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 5, 2022

Notice of Funding Availability to Address Social Isolation of Seniors

adr news and events

Notice of Funding Availability for Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to address social isolation for seniors. The Aging and Disability Resources division is soliciting ...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Calling all community service groups!

PCHS news

Are you serving your community and want funding?  We want your input!

Pierce County Human Services (PCHS) is creating a resource webpage to encourage groups with limited experience or capacity to seek funding to serve their communities. We recogni...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Eviction Prevention Awards Announced

PCHS news - homeless

Eviction Prevention Funding Awards

Pierce County Human Services has awarded over $6 million to support eviction prevention. The funding will be used to provide case management services to households at risk of homelessness due to rent arrears. Applications...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Notice of Funding Available for Emergency Shelters

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support the development of new non-congregate emergency shelters. Over $13 million is anticipated for the following shelter projects:

  1. Shelter with Medical Respite Service...
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Human Services
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Pierce County, Fife, service providers receive $35 million for safer housing opportunities

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Pierce County, the City of Fife, and homeless service providers were recently awarded $35 million from the state Right of Way Safety Initiative to help move residents living on state highway rights of way into safer housing opportunities, with an emphasis...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Youth and Young Adults can be counted tomorrow for Point-in-Time

PCHS news - homeless

Youth and young adults aged 12-24 experiencing homelessness in Pierce County can stop by one of three locations tomorrow Oct. 20 to be counted during the Youth Point-in-Time Count.
H.Y.P.E. (815 S Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98465)
Beacon (415 S 13th St, Tacoma, ...
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Human Services
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Notice of Funding Availability for Public Facilities

CDBG news

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support pubic facilities. We are soliciting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Public Facilities Projects to provide funding for eligi...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Affordable housing awards bring 335 new units to Pierce County residents in need

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Pierce County Human Services is awarding over $17 million for the development and preservation of affordable housing, resulting in 335 newly built units and 17 preserved units for low-income residents.

“These units will provide stable, affordable housing t...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Fall Prevention Awareness Day Event

Fall Prevention

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources and the Pierce County Fall Prevention Coalition invite you to the annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day event this Thursday, September 22, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Mel Korum Family YMCA. The address is 302 43r...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Notice of Funding Availability for Eviction Prevention

housing news and events

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support eviction prevention. We are soliciting applications from qualified organizations to provide eviction prevention services and case management to eligible househol...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Alzheimer’s Conference returns live in person with support, resources

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One in three seniors will die from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. With a disease that kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined, it’s important to support families dealing with this heartbreaking condition. 

Indi...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Write-in candidate Cameron Severns advances to general election

Pierce County Elections received a declaration of write-in candidacy from Cameron Severns, who filed as a Democrat for the 25th Legislative District, State Representative Position No. 2. Under RCW 29A.24.311, candidates may declare themselves as a write-i...

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Auditor
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Consultants chosen for unified, regional response to homelessness

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Pierce County Human Services is awarding $100,000 to Social Change Partners, LLC to lead the process to develop the regional approach, creating a unified response to homelessness.

Social Change Partners was chosen through a competitive process with Pierce ...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Support, resources offered at 2022 Caregiver Conference

Thousands of Pierce County residents take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. While being a caregiver is a labor of love, it can also be very stressful. On top of that stress, the isolation created by COVID-19 has resulted i...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Primary ballots mailed July 15 with district changes for some Pierce County voters

Ballots will be mailed this Friday and there are changes for some Pierce County voters. A few Congressional, Legislative, and County Council lines have changed following the 2020 Census. These adjustments, made every 10 years, can surprise voters.&nbs...

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Auditor
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Rental Assistance Portal Closing August 1

housing news and events

The Pierce County Rental Assistance program will stop accepting applications on August 1, 2022. Tenants will have until then to submit or make changes to their rental assistance application. Applications will be processed normally until all funds have bee...

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Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Homeless Housing Program Funding Awards

PCHS news - homeless

Pierce County made approximately $12.9M available in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Tacoma Housing Authority and local Homeless Document Recording Fee for our annual Home...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Residential property values take another big jump

The latest assessed values for residential and commercial properties throughout Pierce County are in the mail to taxpayers and posted on the Assessor-Treasurer’s website.

“Home values in all parts of our County continue to increase dramatically, typically ...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness - Request for Proposal

RFP - Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness

Unified Regional Approach

This has been edited to reflect the new application due date of June 24, 2022.

Everyone in Pierce County should have a home. Unfortunately, homelessness continues to harm many of the residents of Pierce County. To design a system t...

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Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Calling all dogs to the Pooch Paw-Ty on June 25

In recognition of National Dog Party Day, Pierce County Parks invite you and your dog to the new Pooch Paw-Ty event on Saturday, June 25 at South Hill Park and Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail in Puyallup. 

Dogs and their people can expect visits fro...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Pierce County voters will receive new voter registration cards

New voter registration cards are being mailed to voters. The cards list new district and precinct assignments and are a result of Decennial Redistricting based on the 2020 census.

Voter registration cards are not needed to vote and are for informational pu...

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Auditor
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Annual Donut Dash 5K returns

Presented by Pierce County Parks, the Donut Dash 5K returns with a virtual run option happening June 24-26 and an in-person event on Saturday, June 25, at the Foothills Trail in Orting.

Participants must pre-register online by Monday, June 13. All particip...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Affordable Housing Funding Opportunity

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Pierce County and the Pierce County Community Development Corporation have made roughly $17M available to support the development and preservation of affordable housing for low, very low, and extremely low-income residents. With this historic investment i...

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Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Key Peninsula Giveaway

Key Peninsula Giveaway

Key Peninsula Household Essentials Giveaway

Eligible households can join Pierce County's Community Action Programs on Tuesday, May 17th to receive free household items. This event is for income eligible Pierce County residents (outside the City of Tacoma)....

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Event Registration Link... Human Services
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Notice of Funding Availability - Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing - Notice of Funding Availability

Affordable Housing Development and Preservation

Pierce County and the Pierce County Community Development Corporation have jointly made available funds to support the development and preservation of affordable housing in Pierce County. Applicants can utili...

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Apply Here... Human Services
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Pilot Transportation Project

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A Pilot Transportation Project is scheduled for a June 1 launch. Through a partnership with Pierce Transit and using funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, five hundred people experiencing homelessness will have access to a one-year Pierce Transit bus...

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Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: February 11, 2022

2022 Sees Moderate Increases in Property Taxes

While real estate values have surged in Pierce County, statutory limits on property tax rates are holding tax increases to modest levels this year.  “In recent years, tax bills fluctuated due to the State Legislature and local school di...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Service Counter at Pierce County Annex open for property tax payments due November 1, 2021

The Assessor-Treasurer’s service counter is now open to receive property tax payments and issue receipts. The opening at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th Street in Tacoma is intended to assist taxpayers in meeting the Monday, November 1 due date for ...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: January 5, 2022

2021 Sees Moderate Increases in Property Taxes

While real estate values continue to surge in Pierce County, statutory limits on property tax rates are holding tax increases to modest levels this year.  “For the past three years, tax bills fluctuated due to the McCleary court decision on schoo...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Residential Property Values Take a Big Jump in Pierce County

The latest assessed values for residential and commercial properties throughout Pierce County are in the mail to taxpayers and posted here on the Assessor-Treasurer’s website.  

“Home values in all parts of our County continue ...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Income Limits Raised in 2020 for Senior and Disabled Property Tax Exemptions

More Pierce County homeowners will qualify for property tax relief this year, due to an important change in State Law.  The previous maximum household income allowed for a partial tax exemption was $40,000 per year.  The new maximum is 6...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: June 26, 2020

2020 property values set by County Assessor-Treasurer

The latest assessed values of over 327,000 parcels of property throughout Pierce County have been mailed or emailed this week to the property owners.  These 2020 values will be used as the basis for property taxes to be billed in February of 2021...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: March 30, 2020

County Assessor-Treasurer extends property tax due date to June 1

Citing the financial impact of the COVID-19 virus on Pierce County residents, Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan, in coordination with the County Finance Director, has extended the due date for first-half property tax payments to June 1, 2020.  Int...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: January 15, 2020

2019 Property Values Set by County Assessor-Treasurer

The values of over 300,000 parcels of property throughout Pierce County have been determined and mailed or emailed this week to the property owners, and added to this website. These 2019 values will be used as the basis for property taxes to be billed in ...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: July 19, 2019

2019 Is a Better Year for Most Pierce County Property Taxpayers

Your property tax amounts, due by April 30 and October 31, 2019, are now posted on this website and can be looked up either by street address or tax parcel number.

Your annual tax is determined by multiplying your property value (in thousands of dollars) b...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Annual property values set by County Assessor-Treasurer

The values of over 300,000 parcels of property throughout Pierce County have been determined and mailed or emailed this week to the property owners. These 2019 values will be used as the basis for property taxes to be billed in February 2020.

“Residential ...

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Assessor-Treasurer
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Free workshop lays out solutions for Social Security

It’s no secret that tax revenue for Social Security is outpaced by payments made to beneficiaries. In less than 20 years, Social Security will only be able to pay out about 75% of promised benefits. What can be done to keep the program healthy f...Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Guidance for Social Security in 2017

Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement plans for most Americans. The program continues to evolve and will do so, especially in light of projections about the solvency of Social Security. For individuals preparing to start their Social Security b...Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Learn how to travel with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Getting out and seeing the world is one of those pleasures that almost everyone enjoys. Whether it’s heading off to delightful far off places or taking in vistas nearby, travel can lift the heart and stimulate the mind. But with a diagnosis of A...Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Event provides link for anyone serving older adults or individuals with disabilities

Most older adults and people with disabilities hope to remain safe, independent, and active, whether at home or in a care facility. Knowing about available resources in the community and how to access them is one of the best things that people can do for ...Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Parks & Recreation is revving up to showcase 500 vehicles at Classic Car & Truck Show, Sept. 24

Classic Car Show

Sprinker Recreation Center’s parking lot will be lined up with more than 500 classic cars and trucks of all colors, shapes and sizes at the 14th annual CARSTAR Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car & Truck Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Sixth annual Pierce County Citizenship Celebration set for Sept. 17

Everyone in Pierce County is invited to watch approximately 75 immigrants become American citizens during a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The naturalization ceremony – the final step to attain citizenship – begins promptly at 11 a.m. at the Mount T...Read on...

Auditor
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Step into fall with your Parks & Recreation Department

As families shift into school mode for the fall, Pierce County’s Parks & Recreation Department encourages you to browse the latest issue of the online program guide to find the perfect fit for your interests and schedule.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Public meeting for Phase 1 design at Cross Park set for Sept. 20

Pierce County Parks is hosting a public meeting on the Phase 1 Improvements at Cross Park.

Cross Park is located at 4418 Military Road in the Frederickson area of unincorporated Pierce County. A Preliminary Master Plan was developed in 2015. This publ...Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 30, 2016

Rev up for fun at Touch-A-Truck event, Sept. 10.

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host its seventh annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 23, 2016

Chambers Bay resort proposals unveiled; Public invited to learn more at Sept. 8 open house

At today’s study session Pierce County Councilmembers had their first look at the two development proposals vying for the opportunity to build a $45 million resort at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Annual Kite Festival takes flight Aug. 28

A spectacularly colorful day of all things kites will take place at Pierce County Parks & Recreation’s annual Kite Festival on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Meadow located at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr. in Univ...Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is opening a special appointment period to recruit individuals to write “For” and “Against” committee statements for the Nov. 8, 2016, General Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet in the following districts:

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Auditor
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Workshop offers keys to success with vision loss

Vision loss happens more often that we may care to admit. Whether by disease, age, accident or trauma, people can have their vision impacted. But it doesn’t have to mean the loss of independence or quality of life. By tapping into community supports and r...Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: March 23, 2016

Pierce County Auditor hosts Passport Week

In response to a surge in demand for passports, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office, located at 2401 S. 35th St., Room 200, in Tacoma will be staying open an extra hour the week of April 4-8, 2016. Doors will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Auditor
Posted on: March 14, 2016

It’s time for Parks & Recreation's Annual Family Bingo Night

Spring is around the corner and that means the sounds of family fun will be heard from miles around Chambers Creek Regional Park for Parks & Recreation’s Annual Family Bingo Night on Friday, April 1, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 4, 2016

Social Security Disability focus on March 23

Odds are you won’t need it. Odds are if you do need it, Social Security Disability is a lifesaver. Nearly one out of every six working-age Americans – 29.5 million people – has a disability, making them much more likely to experience economic hardship th...Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: March 18, 2014

Pay your property taxes online

A message from your Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer: Thank you for your patience! The "Pay Property Taxes Online" tab on the Assessor-Treasurer’s home page www.piercecountywa.org/atr is now working. Please feel free to click on it in order to p...

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Assessor-Treasurer