City Ordinances

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Ordinances are formal written actions of the City Council and are the laws of the City. Ordinances are codified as the Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC). The Tumwater Municipal Code is a collection of all the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain administrative ordinances of the City. Once an Ordinance is adopted by the City Council, it is sent to Code Publishing to become a part of the Tumwater Municipal Code.

Below are the current year’s and last year's Ordinances which can be viewed and printed by clicking on the Ordinance Number.  If you would like to view older Ordinances, please visit the Tumwater Records Center where you can view them and print out a PDF. 

2017 Ordinances

 Ordinances Description  Date Passed 
O2017-002  Cottage Housing  02-21-2017 
O2017-003  RSR Residential / Sensitive Resource Zone District Amendments  04-18-2017 
O2017-004  Multi-Family Housing Tax Exemption Program 04-18-2017 
O2017-006  Revisions to the Conditional Use Permit Process, Title 18  07-18-2017 
O2017-008  SEPA Thresholds & Notice of Application 09-05-2017 
O2017-009 Employment Agreement  04-04-2017 
O2017-010  Amends TMC 2.68.010 & New Section 2.68.050, Civil Service Examiner  05-02-2017 
O2017-011  Lodging Tax Advisory Committee - codify & expand  06-06-2017 
O2017-014  Beekeeping  07-18-2017 
O2017-017 Business Park Zone District Elimination 09-21-2017
O2017-018 Wetland System Rating Update 10-17-2017
O2017-019 Drive Through Use Standards 12-05-2017
O2017-022 2017 Development Code Update - Housekeeping 12-05-2017
O2017-027 Ad Valorem Regular Property Taxes - Fiscal Year 2018 09-21-2017 
O2017-028 Ad Valorem Special Property Tax 11-06-2017
O2017-029 2017-2018 Biennial Budget Amendment 12-05-2017

2016 Ordinances

 Ordinances Description  Date Passed 
O2016-001  Planning Commission Residency Changes   02-02-2016
O2016-002 Amending TMC Chapter 8.08 and Title 9, Criminal Code Update 02-16-2016
O2016-003-S1  Old Brewhouse Planned Action  04-19-2016 
O2016-004  Transportation Network Companies, Amending TMC Chapter 5.06 Creating 5.07   06-07-2016
O2016-006 Permited Uses for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries, TMC Chapter 18.18  06-07-2016 
O2016-007-S1  Amendments to TMC 8.30, Fireworks 06-21-2016 
O2016-008  Impact Fee Deferral  06-21-2016 
O2016-009  Floodplain Map Reference  07-19-2016 
O2016-010  Amending TMC 17.14.080 & 17.14.090  08-02-2016 
O2016-013  City Wide Design Guidelines  08-02-2016 
O2016-014  LEOFF Disability Board  07-05-2016 
O2016-015 Amending TMC 2.88.040, Records Custodian 07-05-2016 
O2016-018  Pioneer Street Water Special Connection Charge  12-06-2016 
O2016-019  Pioneer Street Sewer Special Connection Charge  12-06-2016 
O2016-020  Puget Western Right of Way Vacation 04-04-2017 
O2016-021 Impact Fees, TMC Amendments to Chapters 3.50 & 3.52  01-03-2017 
O2016-022 Limits on Approvals for Preliminary Land Divisions  01-03-2017 
O2016-023 Airport Related Industrial, TMC Amendments to Chapter 18.34  01-03-2017 
O2016-024  TMC Amendments Chapter 16 & 17.04, Critical Area Regulations Update  03-21-2017 
O2016-025  Ad Valorem Property Tax - General  11-15-2016 
O2016-026 Excess Property Tax - Debt Services  11-01-2016 
O2016-028  Amends TMC 3.36 to include new fund for the Transportation Benefit District  12-06-2016 
O2016-029  2015-2016 Biennial Budget Amendment  12-06-2016 
O2016-030  2017-2018 Biennial Budget Adoption  12-06-2016 
O2016-031  Adopting the 2015 Building Codes  12-06-2016 
O2016-033  Amends TMC 2.04, Meeting Notification changes  12-06-2016 
O2016-034  Amends TMC 8.04, Fireworks  12-06-2016
O2016-037  Low Impact Development - Development Regulation Update   01-03-2017