Transfer of Development Rights/Purchase of Development Rights

What is TDR/PDR


The Pierce County Transfer of Development Rights Program (TDR) is a market-based program that shifts development rights from ecologically sensitive and resource rich lands to lands more suitable for development. This shift preserves ecologically sensitive and resource rich lands while redirecting growth to urban areas.

TDR programs are based on the concept that property owners have a bundle of rights, including the right to use land, lease, sell or give, and build on it. When a landowner sells property, generally all the rights are transferred to the buyer. A TDR allows landowners to transfer the right to develop one parcel of land to a different parcel of land.

Market Exchange


View available TDR credits for sale or purchase in the tables below. This is not an exclusive list.

If you are a sending or receiving site that would like to post on this market exchange please use our TDR Posting Form. If you are interested in any of the postings please use our TDR Contact Request Form.

Please use the TDR calculator to determine how many TDR credits are necessary for your project.

TDR Credits for Sale (Sending Sites)

No. of TDR Credits
Price per TDR Credit
 Status
Date Posted
Type of Land Use
Watershed Basin
10
 $9,561
 Certified
8/25/2014
Agriculture
 Puyallup
6
 Negotiable
 Certified
5/27/2010
Habitat
 Puyallup
24
 Negotiable
 Certified
5/27/2010
Habitat
 Nisqually

TDR Credits Wanted (Receiving Sites)

No. of TDR Credits
Price per TDR Credit
Status Date Posted
Type of Land Use
Watershed Basin
           

Contact Us


Diane Marcus-Jones

Senior Planner
(253) 798-2616
dmarcus@co.pierce.wa.us
Related Links
State Department of Commerce - Regional Transfer of Development Rights Program
The Regional Transfer of Development Rights Alliance is a partnership of King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County, Forterra, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and the Puget Sound Regional Council.