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Building and Planning

Code enforcement news
Concerning the letter dated January 24, 2014 about RV and trailer parking in the front of homes, there will be no action taken by the City while the City Council debates a new ordinance on this issue.
If you any questions please feel free to call Ken Barnett at 253-929-1113


The Building Department issues building permits, performs plan checks and inspects all building construction, additions and alterations to assure compliance with current Building Codes, Pacific Municipal ordinances and State and Federal laws.

Questions? Contact Wanda Flarity
Permit Coordinator, (253) 929 1112

House Renovations

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Inspection Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Inspection phone#: (253) 929-1110*

*Inspection requests must be received 24 hours in advance.


The Planning Department oversees implementation of the General Plan and the General Plan Update, with guidance from The Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Design Guidelines and Specific Plans. Planning staff also utilize capital improvement planning and development agreements. The department also establishes development related policies and conducts environmental review and processing of private development applications for public hearings.

Our department interacts with other agencies, public groups and task forces, to promote beneficial planning for the community. The Planning Department is staff to the Planning Commission, and coordinates project design review through the City Council.

Planning staff works throughout the year tracking regional planning issues of local significance and making recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council. Our department has two full time staff members and one part-time contractual planner. Please feel free to contact any staff members with questions you may have regarding zoning or development.

Building & Planning Staff:

Wanda Flarity
Permit Coordinator
(253) 929-1112

Currently Vacant Position
Community Development Director
(253) 929-1113

Paula Wiech
Associate Planner
(253) 929-1111

Ken Barnett
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement
(253) 929-1109