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Tacoma Municipal Code

The Municipal Code is current through the City Council meeting of October 15, 2019*.


Unless specifically addressed in the ordinance, changes to the Tacoma Municipal Code 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).   


* The following amendments are currently pending codification and/or have delayed effective dates:  


References and History

Revision Dates 
Ordinance Table

See also:
City Charter 
City Council meetings 
Code Adoption Ordinance

Municipal Code 

Title Subject
Title 1 Administration and Personnel
Title 2


Fee tables in section 2.09 are subject to change per 2.09.020 - Adjustments. Contact the permit office at (253) 591-5030 for current fees.

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 Utilities
Title 13 Land Use Regulatory Code
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Title 15 Repealed (formerly Airports)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