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Encampment Removal

The City of Tacoma inspects and removes unauthorized encampments on a routine basis based on complaints received and the conditions of the encampment.


Encampment removal is performed after notice and outreach.  In accordance with the City of Tacoma Storage Policy, below is information about specific removals including dates, location and whether items were stored.

If items were stored, they will be kept at 1423 Puyallup Avenue (unless the owner of the items is otherwise notified) and an appointment to access items may be made by calling 3-1-1 and indicating that you wish to retrieve stored items.

Calendar of Encampment Site Cleanings



 Date Location Materials Stored?
March 9 1-705 and 1-5 No
March 9 S Tacoma Way and S Union No
March 8 E R and E 28th St No
March 1 S 19th and Fawcett No
March 1  Puyallup/Portland Overpasses No
March 1 Love Locks Bridge No
February 27 Bay Street/I-5 Sidewalk No
February 27 Love Locks Bridge No
February 15 Freighthouse Square Sidewalk No
February 23 67th and McKinnley No
February 15 Love Locks Bridge No
February 7 S 35th St and Madison St Yes
February 7 Love Locks Bridge No
February 6 13th St and Altheimer St No
February 2 Love Locks Bridge No
February 2 25th and A St No
February 2 34th and Pacific Ave (Gulch) No
February 2 Schuster Slope No
January 26 Puyallup River Levee (Portland/Lincoln Ave) No
January 25 Yakima Ave Bridge/South Tacoma Way No
January 24 25th and A St No
January 23 -24 Tacoma Ave Bridge/South Tacoma Way No
January 19 23rd and A St. No
January 19 Dock St. Bridge No 
January 19 82nd and Tacoma Ave. No
January 17 Pacific Ave./Schuster Parkway No
January 10 25th and A St. No
January 8 706 E West Street No
January 4 N. 21st Street Bridge No
January 4 N. Yakima Bridge No


Dates Location Materials Stored?
December 28 25th and A St No
December 28 72nd and F St No
December 28 92nd and Pacific Ave  No
December 21 S 13th and Winnifred No
December 20 "the Jungle"/I-705 No
December 14 35th and R Gulch No
December 6  2300 Dock St Yes
December 5  11th Street Bridge No

November 29

621 Pacific Ave Yes
November 28- December 1 2916 Delin St No
October 20 Schuster Slope (below Stadium Way) No
October 19 26th and Pacific Ave No
October 18-19 Scott Pierson Trail (25th and State St) No
October 18-19 Scott Pierson Trail (19th and Orchard) Yes
October 6 Fireman's Park No
October 4 21st and Dock St No
September 29 25th and A St No
September 27 710 Court E No
September 25 2502 S Tyler St No
September 13 1619 E Sherman St Yes
September 11 1026 Sprague St No
August 15 Mckinley Park (Upper) No
August 15-16 29th and Wiley No
July 17-19 35th and Portland Yes
July 10-13 35th and Pacific No
July 11-12 25th and Jefferson No
July 10 34th St Bridge Gulch No
July 6 Stadium Way No
June 26-July 11  1709 Portland Ave No
June 22 13th and Winnifred No