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Tacoma Municipal Code


The Tacoma Municipal Code information below is current through the City Council meeting
of November 30, 2021*.


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


References and History

Revision Dates 
Ordinance Table

See also: 
City Council Meetings, Pending Agenda Items, and Recent Legislation Reports 
City Charter  
Code Adoption Ordinance 


Tacoma Municipal Code 



The following amendments are currently pending codification and/or have delayed effective dates. Recently codified/published ordinances are listed at the bottom of this page.   

Title Subject

Title 1

Administration and Personnel

Title 2

Building and Development Code

Title 3


Title 4


Title 5

Health and Sanitation

Title 6

Tax and License Code

Title 7


Title 8

Public Safety

Title 9

Public Ways

Title 10

Public Works

Title 11


Title 12


- 12.09.215 suspended for the duration of the City's state of emergency

Title 13

Land Use Regulatory Code 

- See Title 13 Re-Organization Guide (revisions effective 2020)

Title 14

Urban Renewal

Title 15

Repealed (formerly Airports)

Title 16

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

Title 17

Animal Control

Title 18

Minimum Employment Standards

Title 19

Shoreline Master Program 



Recently Codified / Published:  


The ordinances listed below were recently codified and/or published. See the Revisions Dates document, above, for a more complete history of past revisions, or contact the City Clerk's Office with questions. 


Errors or Omissions: 

If you find an error, please contact the City Clerk's office by email (
cityclerk@cityoftacoma.org) or
phone at 253-591-5505.