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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Claims for Damage from Downtown Gas Leak

Businesses or persons who sustained property damage from last week’s gas leak in the downtown are encouraged to file a claim with Puget Sound Energy. 

Once filed, PSE will investigate how the incident occurred, determine whether or not i...

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Posted on: June 28, 2020

2021 Lodging Tax Funding Process Now Open . . .

The City of Puyallup is accepting applications for lodging tax funds intended for projects or events meant to assist tourism development and promotions within the city.  A limited amount of funding is available.

The City Council will consider the ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2020

Puyallup City Council COVID-19 Update

The Puyallup City Council has shared an update to the community in this time of COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: June 13, 2020

Message to the Puyallup Community

The City of Puyallup is an organization that values all people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender or background. We do not tolerate harassment or mistreatment of any kind, period.  The issues that must be addressed at this historic junctur...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Puyallup Temporarily Waives Some Sign Permit Fees

From now through August 31st, the City of Puyallup is temporarily waiving building permit fees for new or replacement non-freestanding signage (e.g. wall signs, projecting signs, canopy signs) for any commercial establishment. Permit fees will be waived f...

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Posted on: May 24, 2020

Memorial Day Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm today

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Dear Puyallup Community:

We want to collectively take a moment today as your City Council to remember and honor the brave military heroes who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. On this Memorial Day, while we cannot gather in a tradi...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Fireworks Regulations in the City of Puyallup

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Persons may set off consumer fireworks in the city limits of Puyallup from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4th.

Consumer fireworks are the kind which can be purchased from various retailers or at licensed firework stands. Many fireworks available for purchase ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Court Absolves Puyallup from $1.1 Million in Contractor Attorney Fees

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division I has reversed the award of $1.1 million plus interest for attorney fees in the public works construction dispute between the City of Puyallup and Conway Construction Company.  In March of 2016, safety co...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Puyallup City Council Message to Community on Covid-19 Response

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding the response to COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: April 12, 2020

City of Puyallup Prepares to Revise its 2020 and 2021 Budgets Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us: individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments at every level. Some of these impacts are financial, and as a result we’ve all had to take a hard look at our incomes and ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Puyallup Opens Call Center for Covid-19 Questions

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The City of has opened a call center at 253-864-4170 to answer questions about known service changes and  resource availability resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak.The center is staffed between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Persons calli...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Response Measures Involving Homeless in Puyallup

In the last few weeks, a number of homeless persons pitched tents or parked vehicles near Puyallup’s skate park. In the interest of public health, safety and sanitation, portable restrooms and a handwashing station were temporarily set up to hel...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Puyallup City Council March 31st Meeting

We apologize to those who tried to tune in to the Puyallup City Council meeting of March 31st. We’re working through what went wrong. Once that’s resolved, we’ll let everyone know about future meetings and how to tune in.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Issues Stay Home Order; Puyallup Parks Closed

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a stay home order for all residents, to remain in effect for at least two weeks. The order will close all non-essential businesses unless their employees can work from home. It allows the continued operation...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Puyallup Declares Emergency Regarding Coronavirus

The City of Puyallup, like the State, Pierce County, and other local governments, has declared a state of emergency regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. This was done to more quickly and easily mobilize staff and supplies needed to respond to ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Puyallup City Hall Service Changes

Puyallup City Hall will close to foot traffic on Wednesday, March 18th. All operations and services continue and we ask that persons who have questions or need assistance please call or email us, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Puyallup City Council Public Message on COVID-19

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Puyallup Closes Some Facilities

The City of Puyallup has closed its Activity Center and Library, and will close its Recreation Center starting Monday, March 16th.

These closures are in response to public health considerations surrounding Covid-19 and to ensure that City staff and resourc...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Puyallup City Council Selects New City Manager

The Puyallup City Council has appointed Steve Kirkelie as Puyallup’s new City Manager. Kirkelie has held several positions in the City of Puyallup since 2007, including Assistant City Manager and most recently serving as the Interim City Manager...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Although Pierce County has yet to report its first known case of COVID-19, the City of Puyallup is in close contact with our public health officials in addition to other community partners such as Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Puyallup School D...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

COVID-19 Information

The City of Puyallup understands that many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. Although the CDC states the risk at this time is low for the general American public, state and regional health professionals are closely monitoring the situation an...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Gallery Art Show: Curt BoD

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The public is invited to view the work of Curt BōD, the artist currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. BōD’s show consists of more than 20 pieces of his vivid, colorful streetscapes of downtown P...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

City of Puyallup Offers Free Civics Course

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The City of Puyallup is offering a free eight-week civics course for residents and others interested in learning about the operations of their local municipal government.

“Puyallup 101” provides insight into the workings of the city org...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Puyallup Cuts Fees for Accessory Dwelling Units

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In the interest of increasing access to various housing types and making housing more affordable, the Puyallup City Council has modified regulations and reduced fees related to building ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units).

“The cost of housing has soared in re...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Puyallup prevails in challenge to homeless facility regulations

The City of Puyallup’s “Homeless Drop-In Centers And Overnight Shelters” ordinance has been upheld in a unanimous decision by the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.

The ordinance was originally adopted by th...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Puyallup Property Tax Rate to Fall in 2020

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The local property tax rate imposed by the City of Puyallup will decrease from $1.54 per $1,000 AV in 2019 to $1.33 per $1,000 AV in 2020 (and this has steadily declined from a high of $1.86 per $1,000 AV in 2013). Just twelve cents of every property tax ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

City of Puyallup Receives Clean Audits from the State

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The routine annual audit of the City of Puyallup’s 2018 finances and its corresponding standard accountability audit which examined various potential areas of risk were both returned “clean,” with no findings or concerns identified.

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Utility Customer Service Hours Change

Beginning Monday, November 4th, the City's utility services customer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays only, the service hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Puyallup Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

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Earlier this month, the Washington State Supreme Court rejected the appeals from Pierce County and Running Bear Development Partners, LLC of the previous Court of Appeals decision concerning the City of Puyallup‘s authority to assume SEPA jurisd...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Come Learn About Your Local Government!

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The City is offering a new civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community's Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of ten weeks. Residents and business owners as w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Pollinator-Friendly Businesses: We Want to Hear From You!

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The City of Puyallup is an official Bee City, which means that we support and encourage pollinator-friendly habitat creation and enhancement on public and private properties. Because local business owners can be significant partners in this effort, we wan...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Department of Justice Closes Investigation of City of Puyallup

The Department of Justice has closed its investigation of the City of Puyallup regarding possible violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

The investigation was opened in 2016. The City cooperated fully with the DOJ and provi...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Puyallup Awarded Critical Review Authority of Massive Warehouse Development

In 2016, a St. Louis developer proposed the construction of a massive warehouse/industrial complex comprising approximately 2.6 million square feet on a 162-acre site located in the area of Shaw Road and East Pioneer. See here for a brief history of this ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Puyallup's Water: Best in the South Sound

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Q: The City of Puyallup provides clean, safe water to its customers. What could be better than that?

A: Award-winning taste!

The City of Puyallup was recently declared to have the best-tasting water in the South Sound*, and will advance to compete with othe...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Puyallup Community Court Receives Grant from Department of Justice

The Puyallup Municipal Court is one of five applicants nationwide that will receive a grant for its community court from the U.S. Department of Justice in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation. 

Puyallup will receive up to $200,000 as w...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

And It’s Another Green Light!

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In 2015, the signal lights along Meridian and 3rd and 2nd Streets NE (aka “the bypass”) in Puyallup’s downtown were outfitted with a system designed to improve traffic flow by adjusting signal timings based on demand. The system was then expanded to River...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Hearing Examiner Decision Entered on New Hope Significant Impact Business License

UPDATE: Although the hearing examiner spent over 150 hours reviewing records, listening to testimony and issuing her findings and decision on New Hope’s appeal of the City’s requirements relating to its significant impact business license, and while the C...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Initial Court Ruling on Puyallup's Pedestrian Safety Zones

Roy Ruffino, a signature gatherer, sued the City of Puyallup because the City implements pedestrian safety zones at the two busiest gates (Gold and Blue) of the Washington State Fair during the fall and spring fairs. Pedestrian safety zones are small desi...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Your Puyallup Address--In the City? Or Out?

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Many people who have Puyallup addresses naturally think they live in the city, but some of them do not. That’s because a fair number of Puyallup addresses are located in unincorporated Pierce County, beyond Puyallup’s city limits.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

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Shaw Road will be closed for construction starting Thursday, April 19th between 23rd and Manorwood. Vehicles will be able to cross Shaw between Cherokee and 26th, and one northbound-only lane will be available from Cherokee/26th down to 23rd/Crystal Ridge...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

SR 167 Extension Project Update (It's Good News!)

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For several years, the City of Puyallup has worked to ensure the best of two options for the future SR 167/Meridian/Valley Avenue interchange when SR 167 is extended between Meridian and I-5.

As described on the City's website, Puyallup has consistently ad...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Portable defibrillator donated to City of Puyallup

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Jamie’s Heart Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who are battling childhood heart disease, has donated a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) to the City of Puyallup. At the request of the dono...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Volunteers Sought for Downtown Beautification

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Puyallup City Councilmember Robin Farris is seeking volunteers to join her “One-Woman Clean-Up Crew” which serves to improve the appearance of highly visible locations in the interest of community aesthetics, cohesion and pride.

Since May of last year, the...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Puyallup Receives "Bee City" Designation

Puyallup was the second city in the state of Washington to receive an official "Bee City" designation from Bee City USA, a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and maintaining sustainable habitats for pollinators such as native be...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

New Hope Resource Center Draft Mitigation Conditions Released

The City of Puyallup has prepared preliminary (or draft) business license mitigation conditions for the New Hope Resource Center, a drop-in daytime homeless day shelter which operates at 414 Spring Street. A public meeting will be held on Monday, Septembe...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

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