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City Facilities Temporarily Closing to the Public

City of Tacoma Facilities Temporarily Closing to the Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2020 (Updated June 30, 2020)

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

City of Tacoma Facilities Temporarily Closing to the Public

 

The City of Tacoma is working closely with local, state, and national health officials to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Beginning at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, City facilities including the administrative offices at the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) will be closed to the public until further notice. See below for a list of resources available via phone, email and online.

 
Tacoma Municipal Court

Through May 31, 2020,  all in-court hearings at the Tacoma Municipal Court will be suspended and rescheduled to a later date. Tacoma Municipal Court’s front counter will continue to be temporarily closed to the public and phone hours are from 8:30 AM to noon, Monday – Friday, at (253) 591-5357. They can also be reached by fax at (253) 591-5301 or by email at municipalcourt@cityoftacoma.org.

 

Updates can be found on the court websites, and on Pierce County and the City’s official social media channels.

Tacoma Public Utilities

Tacoma Public Utilities (3628 S. 35th St.) will be closing their lobby to the public starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice.

Tacoma Public Libraries

 

Tacoma Public Library announces its plan to restore limited services, following the Monday, June 1, update to Gov. Inslee’s Safe Start Phase 2 proclamation that included curbside pickup for libraries. Click HERE to learn more

Essential Services, Including Emergency Services and Solid Waste Collection Services

 

Essential City services, including emergency services and Solid Waste collection services, will remain operational. 

Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center Service Changes Begins May 18
Starting Monday, May 18, the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center will be open seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to: 

  • City of Tacoma residential customers with garbage or yard waste loads only.
  • City of Tacoma commercial customers with garbage loads only. 
  • The Recycle Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open to residential customers on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Both facilities will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  
  • The Goodwill drop off station at the Recycle Center will remain closed until further notice. 
  • The Solid Waste front office lobby and EnviroHouse will also remain closed until further notice.
  • Read the full announcement.   

TAGRO Facility


Starting Monday, April 27, the City's TAGRO facility located at the Central Treatment Plant (2301 Cleveland Way, Gate 6) will resume service to residential customers with modified services and hours. Hours of operation will be between 8 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Click here to learn more.


Parking Services

 

Parking Services is resuming services for the on-street parking system starting Monday, July 6. On this date, the on-street pay station system, as well as timed regulation monitoring, will resume throughout the city. On-street parking will once again require payment where meters are present, and all timed signage will begin to be monitored by the City’s Parking Services.  

 

On this same date, the City will introduce a touchless parking payment option through the Flowbird App.

 

Abandoned Vehicles


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, the City’s Road Use Compliance Officers are focusing their efforts on life safety issues regarding parked vehicles. Officers will continue enforcement around inoperable vehicles and vehicles with expired registration that are in the City’s right-of-way. Requests submitted to the Customer Support Center for other violations regarding parked vehicles will be revisited when normal operating procedures return. Visit the City’s Abandoned Autos page to find out more. 

 

Facility Closures at City Operated Parks

The City’s Public Works Department is closing gathering spaces, structures and parking lots at six City operated parks starting Thursday, March 26, until further notice. Natural areas and park open space areas will remain open to the public. Click here to learn more.

Telephone and Email Support
and Online Resources

 

The City offers telephone and email support as well as online resources:

 

Tax and License Office

(253) 591-5252

licenseinfo@cityoftacoma.org

taxinfo@cityoftacoma.org

cityoftacoma.org/taxandlicense

filelocal-wa.gov

 

Planning and Development Services

Permitting Counter

(253) 591-5030

Click here for email contacts.

tacomapermits.org

 

Environmental Services

(253) 502-2100

solidwaste@cityoftacoma.org

Click here for more information on customer service options.

 

Tacoma Public Utilities

(253) 502-8600

Click here for more information on customer service options.

 

For more information on City services, contact the TacomaFIRST 311 Customer Support Center by dialing 311 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere else or email csc@cityoftacoma.org.

 

 

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