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Tacoma Municipal Code


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


Unless specifically addressed in the ordinance, changes to the 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:   


Title Subject
Title 1

Administration and Personnel

Title 2

Building and Development Code

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


- 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Title 15 Repealed (formerly Airports)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 




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.