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Tacoma Municipal Code

The Code is current through the City Council meeting of March 15, 2016.

Please note that Ordinance 28182, passed November 5, 2013, amends one section of the Shoreline Master Program and is currently waiting on approval from Washington State before it can be codified. 



Unless specifically addressed in the ordinance, changes to the Tacoma Municipal Code are effective ten days after the ordinance has been published (publishing typically takes place two days after an ordinance is passed.)  

References and History

Code Adoption Ordinance 
Ordinance Table 
Revision Dates
City Charter

Municipal Code

Title Subject
Title 1  Administration and Personnel 
Title 2  Buildings
Fee tables in section 2.09 are subject to change per section 2.09.020-Adjustments. Please contact the permit office at (253) 591-5030 for current fees.
Title 3  Fire 
Title 4  Harbor 
Title 5  Health and Sanitation 
Title 6  Tax and License Code 
Title 7  Police 
Title 8  Public Safety 
Title 9  Public Ways 
Title 10  Public Works 
Title 11  Traffic 
Title 12  Utilities 
Title 13  Land Use Regulatory Code 
Title 14  Urban Renewal 
Title 15  Airports 
Title 16 

Cable Systems, Open Video Systems, Telecommunications Systems and Private Communications Systems

Title 17  Animal Control 
Title 18  Minimum Employment Standards

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