Posted on: July 27, 2015

County outlines strategy for enforcing marijuana violations

By July 1, 2016, all unlicensed marijuana sales operations in unincorporated Pierce County – medical and recreational – must close. That message has been delivered to county landlords, business owners and operators whose establishments involve the burgeon...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Community invited to open houses for Pierce County’s Comprehensive Plan update

Pierce County has issued a draft Comprehensive Plan update package and invites the community to learn more about such topics as land use, transportation and regional parks at a series of open houses.

“This is the community’s opportunity to learn how Pi...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Pierce County moves code to the cloud, improves functionality and access for citizens

Now that the County has finished moving its online charter and code to Code Publishing, a Seattle-based Codification company, citizens and county staff will see and experience increased functionality provided through the new site. The overall responsibili...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

Council passes shoreline regulations, sends final plan to state for approval

After years of tinkering, debate and listening to public input, members of the Pierce County Council passed a Shoreline Management Plan at the March 10, 2015, council meeting. Council Chair Dan Roach says he hopes it’s the end of what turned out to be a l...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Draft Pierce County Comprehensive Plan update is available for public review

A draft policy document intended to guide growth in unincorporated Pierce County over the next 20 years is now available for the public to review. The updated Pierce County Comprehensive Plan fulfills a state legislative requirement that is due by June 30...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Largest Farmland Conservation project in Pierce County history completed

Forterra and Pierce County

Pierce County and Forterra ensured this week that one of the largest farms in Pierce County will be farmed for generations to come by removing development rights through a conservation easement.

Through a deal crafted by Forterra, Pierce County made t...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

County schedules community meetings on rural zoning adjustments

Pierce County Planning and Land Services has scheduled four meetings around the county to gather public input on proposed adjustments to some of the land use designations in rural areas.

The adjustment is part of the update to Pierce County’s Comprehe...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Public invited to learn more about proposed new county building

Three members of the Pierce County Council are hosting a public forum to provide local residents with another opportunity to learn about the proposed general services building currently under consideration. The meeting – arranged by Councilmembers Connie ...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2014

Local agencies collaborating with JBLM to develop land-use compatibility strategies

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is changing, and so are the communities in the south Puget Sound region.

Now, the organization that’s working to ensure effective communication and collaboration between the base and its neighbors is looking to engage t...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Gig Harbor location added to series of open houses on Pierce County’s Comprehensive Plan

Pierce County’s unincorporated population is expected to grow by 75,000 residents by the year 2030.The community is invited to learn how that growth will be accommodated through a series of open houses planned for May and June. The open houses, which ar...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2013

Apply for a landmarks preservation grant by April 15

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts.

Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-re...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2012

Online upgrades make building permits faster and easier

Screen shot of dashboard

Before you apply for a permit to build the ultimate man cave, you can now check online to see how many people are waiting in line at the Pierce County Development Center.

That’s one of several online improvements launched by Planning and Land Services ...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Shoreline Master Program Update

Updated October 15, 2012
The proposed code changes have been sent the County Council for action.

Details of the proposed changes.
Posted on: November 5, 2012

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Posted on: October 19, 2012

Land Use Advisory Commission (LUAC) Members Needed

Pierce County is seeking members for Land Use Advisory Commissions in:

  • Frederickson
  • Graham
  • Midland
  • South Hill
  • Spanaway
  • Summit View
  • Summit Waller

Land Use Advisory Commissions (LUACs) meet monthly to review development applications and issues affecting the are...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2012

Preservation grant applications now available

Thursday Apr 05 2012 2:35 PM

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts in the Pierce County.

Requests for grants up t...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2012

Executive taps Dennis Hanberg as planning director

Citing his vast experience in the private and public sectors, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected veteran planning manager Dennis Hanberg to lead the Department of Planning and Land Services.

Hanberg has worked as an environmental health ...Read on...