Code Compliance and Enforcement

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Health, Safety and Quality of Life

The City of Tumwater has adopted a Municipal Code to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community.

The Code Compliance team provides courteous and effective compliance and enforcement services, and helps property owners maintain compliance with the Tumwater Municipal Code.

Codes are enforced on a complaint basis, such as a concerned citizen who calls in, by neighborhood inspections, or staff may become aware of an issue while traveling through the area

In most cases, the Code Compliance team and the property owner will work collaboratively to resolve the issue, within a specified time frame, and without incurring a penalty.

Frequently, residents are unaware of codes or requirements pertaining to general property maintenance and zoning.

Our goal is to promote and encourage voluntary compliance with municipal codes to ensure that all properties meet code requirements

Report Violations or Concerns

Code Compliance is responsible for enforcing codes concerning public health and safety issues, including, but not limited to, regulations related to rubbish, garbage, attractive nuisances, overgrown vegetation, s and inoperable vehicles on private property.

Our Code Compliance team responds to and investigates complaints and code enforcement issues received from the public.

Report a concern by calling (360) 754-4200

Common issues

Abandoned and inoperable vehicles; accumulated garbage and debris; building construction or grading without a permit; overgrown weeds and grass; graffiti and noise.