NOTICE: The hours that the Development Services Center permit counter is open will be changing. Beginning January 3, 2017 the permit counter will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last customer will be accepted at 4:15 p.m.
Motor Avenue Urban Design Project
Flood Hazard Overlay and Critical Areas Ordinance Updates
To meet the State and Federal mandates of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Endangered Species Act and the State Growth Management Act, and in order to continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, the City has adopted amendments to its Flood Hazard Overlay and Critical Areas regulations.
Welcome to the Community Development Department. Our mission is to create a better community for Lakewood’s residents, visitors, businesses and workforce. With the help of the community, we strive to enhance the character of Lakewood, conserve neighborhoods, promote economic development, and ensure the safety of the built environment.
On October 19, 2015, the following visioning statement was adopted by the Lakewood City Council (Resolution No. 2015-30). This visioning statement replaces an earlier version which came about in 1996 in response to some of the issues facing Lakewood just after incorporation. Since that time, many of the City’s goals and objectives have been accomplished, and, thus, the need to update the visioning statement. The new vision statement addresses community attitudes concerning current and anticipated issues affecting the City.
CITY OF LAKEWOOD VISION STATEMENT
Our VISION for Lakewood is a thriving, urban, South Puget Sound City, possessing the core values of family, community, education, and economic prosperity. We will advance these values by recognizing our past, taking action in the present, and pursuing a dynamic future.
The City Council’s VISION for Lakewood at its 30 Year Anniversary is a community:
→ Improving housing stock and housing quality.
→ Retaining and expanding existing businesses.
→ Recruiting and attracting new businesses
City Ordinances, Plans & Policies
Below is a list of some of the ordinances, plans and policies that affect the planning process which is overseen by the Community Development Department:
City Council, Boards & Commissions
The following are the main discretionary bodies that work with the Community & Economic Development Department.
The Services Counter
6000 Main Street SW
Development Services Counter Hours:
Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM to 4:30PM
Please note that for clients submitting plans, pulling permits or paying fees, please arrive 45 minutes before the counter closes to allow enough time to submit your project.
**Permit Applications will not be accepted after 4pm, and the last customer will be accepted at 4:15pm**
For questions, comments or suggestions regarding this web page, contact the Services Counter.
Political Campaign Signs
Mold: FAQ's and Tips
NOTE: The City of Lakewood has no direct authority in regard to dealing with mold or associated issues. The pamphlets below are intended to provide general information only.
NOTE: The City of Lakewood has no direct authority in regard to dealing with tenant/landlord issues. The pamphlet below is intended to provide general information only.
Aquatic Plant Removal and Control
Aquatic Plants and Fish Pamphlet : Following the guidance in this manual may serve as the Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for some types of aquatic weed or plant control and removal including physical and mechanical methods.