Code Compliance Officer
Development Services Center
333 S. Meridian, 2nd Floor
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 864-4165 Development Services Center
(253) 770-3327 Direct Line
(253) 840-6678 Fax
Public Nuisances Issues
Individual rights prohibit releasing of information during active investigations.
What is a Nuisance?Nuisances involves an unreasonable or unlawful use of property that results in material annoyance, inconvenience, discomfort, or damage to another persons or to the public. Common nuisances include situations involving animals, accumulation of junk, noise, dangerous buildings, unsanitary conditions such as household garbage, encroachment on public right of ways that interfere with pedestrian passage.
Submitting a Complaint
Submit Request for Action Form to the address or fax number above.
The Code Compliance Officer opens a compliance case via a WRITTEN REQUEST FOR ACTION. You can access the Request for Action Form here or pick up a paper copy at any city office. The Code Compliance Office is located at City Hall, 333 S. Meridian, 2nd floor. You may contact the Code Compliance Officer by phone at (253) 770-3327.
Please be advised that we do not follow up on anonymous phone tips or complaints without a written complaint.
Significant Court Ruling
"The general legal principle to be referred from court action in nuisance cases is that one land owner will not be permitted to use his land so unreasonably as to interfere unreasonably with another landowners use and enjoyment of his land. The fundamental inquiry always appears to be whether the use of certain land can be considered as reasonable in relationship to all the facts and surrounding circumstances. Application of this doctrine of nuisance requires a balancing of rights, interests, and convenience."
Riblet v. Spokane-Portland Cement Company, 41 Wn.2nd 249 (1952)