Codes, Policies & Maps


PALS is responsible for administrating and enforcing land use and construction regulations in unincorporated Pierce County, including:
  • Building Codes
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Land Use Regulations
  • Site Development
  • Subdivisions

List of specific County Code sections administered by PALS

PALS Policies

On occasion the department has to create policies to clarify or address situations not directly addressed by the County Code.

Map Products

An assortment of presentation-size map products are available for purchase from the Pierce County Planning and Land Services Department. Any of the map products may be ordered through the mail.

To place an order through the mail, please send a cover letter indicating the map products and sizes you wish to purchase, your mailing address and phone number, and a check made out to Pierce County covering the total price of your order plus a $2.50 shipping fee to:
  • Pierce County Planning and Land Services
    Attn: Cartography
    2401 S. 35th St., Room 175
    Tacoma, WA 98409-7490
Orders that do not include the requested information can not be processed. If you have questions regarding map products or ordering procedures, please contact the Cartography Section of Pierce County Planning and Land Services.

Some commonly requested maps that you can download:

Shoreline Master Program Update Maps

Additional Mapping Resources