News Flash

Planning & Public Works

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Skip the trip—use our online services instead

Skip the trip—use our online services instead

We understand the recent news about COVID-19 has raised questions and concerns. The Pierce County Development Center follows guidance of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) in these type of health situations. We are working closely with our public health partners to ensure we take the appropriate steps at the right time to protect our staff and those we serve.

Your health and the health of those you care about are important to us. We want to protect our most vulnerable populations. Those at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 include:

  • People with weakened immune systems from medical conditions or medical treatment
  • Adults over age 60
  • Pregnant women

If you are at a higher risk, the TPCHD recommends you take extra measures to distance yourself from other people and stay at home. In consideration of the well-being of all customers and staff, please use our online services, instead of visiting the Development Center.

Online services

Our online services are available anytime at

Please note: There may be delays in Health Department services at the Development Center as staffing adjustments are made to respond to COVID-19.

Tips for protecting yourself and your family

Extra steps are being taken to clean facilities and we encourage customers to take these steps to help prevent the spread of viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

For more information visit

Thank you for your sensitivity and cooperation.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Planning & Public Works

Groundwater Monitoring Season Reminder

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Natural Disaster Assistance

Posted on: September 15, 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

Treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 24, 2012
Santa photo

See Santa land at Thun Field, Dec. 9

Posted on: December 4, 2012

Prepare now for flood season

Posted on: October 19, 2012

Ferry crew rescues kayaker

Posted on: September 7, 2012

Wednesday ferry schedule adjusted

Posted on: June 15, 2012

Celebrate Puget Sound in May

Posted on: April 25, 2012

Last chance for free storm debris disposal

Posted on: February 24, 2012

Free storm debris disposal ends Feb. 26

Posted on: February 17, 2012