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Tacoma Municipal Code

The Municipal Code is current through the City Council meeting of February 12, 2019.


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

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).   


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Title 15  Repealed (formerly Airports) 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