Code Compliance


The community development department handles code compliance complaints regarding public nuisances, junk vehicles, sign violations, illegal clearing or dumping, critical area destruction, work without a permit, unapproved businesses, and other illegal development activities on private property.

A code enforcement investigation is initiated only after submittal of a completed code compliance action request form. The form is also available for pick up at the Civic Center.   Please submit the form by email to or in person at the Civic Center.

Code compliance requests are reviewed in the order they are received with priority given to health and life safety concerns. 

If the matter is an emergency, please call 911.  

Compliance requests for matters contained in Gig Harbor Municipal Code Chapter 8 & Chapter 9 which include parking issues, barking dogs and disturbing the peace can be directed to Gig Harbor Police Department at (253) 851-2236.

Code compliance cases are investigated by staff for cases within city limits. To check if the matter is within the city limits please refer to the interactive boundary map

Matters that are outside of city limits may be investigated by Pierce County. You can contact Pierce County code enforcement by calling (253)798-4636.