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Please visit the Washington State Business License Services at bls.dor.wa.gov or call them at 800-451-7985.
RCW 9.41.050 requires you to have a concealed pistol license when:
If you live within the city limits of Puyallup you can apply in person at the Puyallup Police Department. If you live in the unincorporated area of the county, you must apply in person at South Sound 911 Records in Tacoma. Non-Washington residents may apply at any local law enforcement agency in Washington State.
South Sound 911 Records is located at:
945 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
You are welcome to pick up a CPL application from the Puyallup Police Department at any time, Monday- Friday 8am - 5pm. You can turn in your application and get fingerprinted for your CPL on Thursdays from 3 - 4pm on a walk-in basis. If you have questions about the process, please contact Puyallup Police Records at (253) 841-5415.
Yes. A criminal history and mental health background check will be conducted before your license is issued.
Yes the following requirements must be met: - Resident of the City of Puyallup or a Non-Washington Resident - 21 years of age or older at the time of application - Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien with a permanent resident card (Green Card) - No pending trial, appeal or sentencing on a prohibitive charge - No outstanding warrants for any charge, from any court - No court order or injunction against possessing a firearm - No mental health prohibitors - No felony convictions - No convictions for any of the following crimes when committed by one family member against another on or after July 1, 1993: - Assault IV - Coercion - Stalking - Reckless Endangerment - Criminal Trespass in the first degree - Violation of the provisions of a protection order or no contact order restraining the person or excluding the person from the residence
It can take up to 30 days to process the concealed pistol license.
You will need to bring: - Picture identification, (i.e. Washington driver's license or identification card) - Payment in the form of cash, check, or VISA/MC. This fee for the CPL is non-refundable.
Your concealed pistol license is valid for five years from the date your license is issued.
If you live within the City of Puyallup you may renew your concealed pistol license in person at the Puyallup Police Department, during business normal business hours.
You must renew your license up to 90 days prior to the expiration date for a fee of $32, or up to 90 days after the expiration date for a late renewal fee of $42. You must provide picture identification and your current concealed pistol license. After 90 days you will be required to apply for an original license.
If you live in the city of Puyallup, and your license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement license. You will need to apply in person at the Puyallup Police Department during normal business hours. The fee for a replacement license is $10.
Washington has reciprocity or accepts concealed pistol licenses issued by a number of other states, so long as the handgun is carried in accordance with Washington Law. For more information please visit the Office of the Attorney General's website at: https://www.atg.wa.gov/concealed-weapon-reciprocity
You may pay by cash or a debit/credit card at one of our Express Checkout stations.
We will charge your account the cost of the item plus a $6 processing fee. Processing fees are for book covers, barcodes, security, and staff time.
All materials except DVDs: 15¢ per dayDVDs: $1 per day
You may renew an item if it's already overdue. Fines will be assessed for the overdue days according to the list above. Avoid overdue fines by renewing materials online, by phone, or in person.
The last option is to surrender yourself to the Puyallup Jail located at 311 W Pioneer in downtown Puyallup. You will be seen in custody on the next judicial day.
If your ticket is in collections and you feel there are compelling reasons that caused a late response or non appearance, you may submit a letter of “show cause” to the judge for consideration pursuant to IRLJ (Infraction Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction) 3.2(b).
Please note, if you submit the Declaration it generally takes 3 - 4 weeks for review and response.
If you choose to remain on the wait-list and a tree becomes available for you, we will notify you by email as soon as possible. Most trees given to people on the wait-list become available after the first workshop, as participants release their trees for a variety of reasons. After all of the trees have been picked up, we will alert everyone still on the wait-list and encourage you to try again next year!
This program is the city’s way of engaging residents to plant and maintain healthy trees in their yards and along their local street areas that will grow to provide benefits to everyone. All participants go through an educational training before receiving trees for their yard or street tree location. We also focus the program on planting trees in storm water basins that contribute runoff to streams which are plagued by water quality problems and erosion; slowing storm water runoff before entering these streams and intercepting storm water before it gets a chance to runoff into these streams improves water quality in these basins.
Contact the police department that investigated the accident. If it was the Puyallup Police Department, fill out a Public Disclosure Request form online and submit. If you are unsure of the jurisdiction in which the collision occurred, you are welcome to contact the Puyallup Police Department Records Unit for information.
Contact the police department where the incident was reported. If it was the Puyallup Police Department, fill out a Public Disclosure Request form online and submit. Please note that record requests take time for processing and more reports will not be released immediately.
Puyallup Police Department provides electronic fingerprint services on a walk in basis Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PPD can only print on FD-258 cards, if you need a different type of card you will be required to bring your own.
There is a $10.00 per card, $3 per additional card, fingerprint fee.
PPD does not offer ink fingerprinting.
The Washington State Patrol’s WATCH program is available for background checks or criminal records and can be found online through Washington State Patrol. The WATCH report provides conviction data and one year of charges for Washington State only.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department maintains an informative website on sex offender status/sex offender search for Pierce County, including Puyallup.
Puyallup Police Department partners with Pierce County to provide you with Pierce County Neighborhood Crime Data for all areas of Pierce County, including Puyallup. The website address is: https://communitycrimemap.com/
The City of Puyallup has a Domestic Violence Advocate on staff in the legal department. The Victim Advocate can be contacted by phone at (253) 435-3654.
To file a commendation or complaint, you can call the Police Department at (844)-821-8911 and ask to speak to the supervisor on duty for Puyallup or submit a letter to the Police Department at 311 W. Pioneer, Puyallup 98371.
The Puyallup Police Department has a Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal drop box located in the lobby at 311 W. Pioneer. Citizens can bring in their expired or unused prescription medications and dispose of it in the metal container. All the items in the container are then collected and properly destroyed.
NO SHARPS, NEEDLES, OR OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS are accepted in the drop box container.
If you live within the city limits of Puyallup you can apply in person at the Puyallup Police Department. Applications are available online through Washington State Department of Licensing or in person at PPD during business hours. If you live in the unincorporated area of the county, you must apply in person at South Sound 911 in Tacoma. Fingerprinting is required for a Concealed Pistol License. PPD offers fingerprinting services on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 -4:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis. For more information on obtaining a Concealed Pistol License, call (253) 841-5415 to speak with Police Records.
If you are a resident of Puyallup, you may obtain a notarized clearance letter in person at the Records Division. Please call (253) 841-5415 to schedule an appointment with the records clerk for the notary services.
For some, the best way to access your home will be from the north end, either by using Cherokee/26th or by using Crystal Ridge. Here is a map which shows the closure area as well as which intersections will be accessible and which will not. 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 Drive. We have not provided detour routes to the east of Shaw because we don't want to encourage the use of residential streets by non-residents.
By placing signage out as far as 128th & Meridian, Military Road and SR162, we hope that many drivers will alter their routes at those junctions rather than continue along Shaw to the forced detour. For most folks who find themselves at the actual road closure, it will make more sense for them to use the more-or-less straight shots of either 39th/5th or Meridian to reach their destinations rather than try winding their way through the residential areas.
We will try to discourage cut-through traffic through the neighborhoods off of Shaw. We understand the concerns of those who live near the project and we too want to limit negative impacts such as speeding.
Property owners with fences along the project will be contacted by the contractor before any fencing is removed. As fences are removed, temporary fencing will be installed as needed until the permanent fencing is done. The contractor will notify and coordinate with affected property owners at least 48 hours before any fencing is removed--please let us know if you require more lead time or if you have concerns about this work being done during any particular timeframe.
Access to Creative Storage, 3221 Shaw Road, will be assured throughout the project's duration. Ingress and egress will either be by the current access point or from a newly created driveway off of 33rd; we will use signage to make it clear as you approach from 39th whether access will be directly off of Shaw or via the new driveway.
This project underwent a competitive bidding process as required by state law. It may seem a small project due to the length of road that will be involved, but here is the bid tab which lists the hundreds of components that will be done. The contract for this project was awarded to the low bidder.
We estimate it will take six to eight months from beginning to completion. Like everyone else, we also would like to see it finished sooner rather than later, so long as everything is done right--that is, and must be, our #1 priority.
This signal is owned and operated by the state. We have contacted WSDOT's traffic signal division to explain what is happening and they will look into what adjustments can be made to help alleviate the back-ups that were occurring at the project's outset.
The City will not be installing a temporary traffic signal at this intersection, due to the expense and also because 4-way stops are very safe, if not as efficient as signals. We know the volume has increased at this intersection due to the closure; however, the additional delay is likely not more than 5-10 minutes. As always, patience is much appreciated.
Yes. The north- and southbound through travel lanes will each be 11-feet wide and the turn lane will be 12-feet wide. These widths are in accordance with federal transportation criteria as well as the City of Puyallup’s own roadway design standards.
This project reconstructed Shaw Road from 23rd to Manorwood using pervious concrete. Some drivers have noticed the presence of joints where the concrete was scored between the new panels to allow for their natural expansion and contraction. This was done to ensure that any cracking happens at these specific locations rather than elsewhere in the panels. Drivers may feel and hear these joints as their vehicles pass over them.
Replacing impervious material with permeable pavement is a newer method of managing stormwater and its negative effects. Stormwater runoff includes both rain and water from other sources (e.g., landscape watering and home car washing). Stormwater absorbs pollutants such as oil, fertilizers and other chemicals from impervious surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, sidewalks and roads. The water is not treated, and most runoff is directed into the city’s storm system of drains, ditches and pipes and eventually discharged into local waterways. Some of our local waterways—Clarks Creek and the Puyallup River, to name two—are native salmon habitats.
Permeable pavement is an effective way to retain stormwater on-site and keep it from carrying toxic material into our waterways. Managing stormwater where it originates also helps reduce the chance of localized flooding.
Necessary equipment was ordered from one of the largest pole manufacturers in the country, which subsequently ceased its operations--placing stress on the other manufacturers to keep up with demand for street light poles and signal poles nationwide. We expect the parts to arrive in March, after which they will be installed as soon as possible.
Some citizens have asked about the new surface on this section of Shaw Road. Although pervious concrete is a different material than regular asphalt, we know of no demonstrated difference in the friction produced by these materials.
As far as traction goes, all wet roads negatively impact tire traction. Another factor affecting traction is the condition of a vehicle’s tires. Proper tire inflation is also critical as it improves traction while improper inflation degrades traction.
Traction is additionally affected by driving speed. Because skidding can result from taking a corner at too high of a speed, turning speeds should be reduced when roads are wet.
Barring the presence of snow or ice, cars should not be spinning out nor motorcycles losing grip on this section of Shaw due to simply wet conditions. In fact, we’ve not received any documented reports of this happening over the past two months the road has been open.
See the interactive zoning map where you can search for your address and learn about the zoning of your property. If you can't determine the zone by the online zoning map, and you know the address or parcel number of the property you are inquiring about, you can contact the Planning Division at Planning@ci.puyallup.wa.us.
You can also download the Zoning Map (PDF)
A permit is not required for the construction of a fence under 6' tall. The fence can be built on the property line. In any single-family(RS) zone with the maximum height of a fence in the front yard setback area as cannot exceed 3-1/2' in height. The remaining portion of the property can have a fence height not to exceed 6 feet in height. Please email Planning@ci.puyallup.wa.us for more information.
For any single-family (RS) zoned lot, a one-story detached accessory building may disregard the rear and interior side yard setbacks if such accessory building is no more than 200 square feet in floor area and not more than 15 feet in length on any one side. A building permit is not required for any structure under 200 square feet. Please email Planning@ci.puyallup.wa.us for more information.
In any single-family (RS) zone, open, unenclosed decks not covered by a roof may project into any required rear or interior side yard setbacks, provided however, that said decks do not exceed 30 inches above adjoining grade. Please email Planning@ci.puyallup.wa.us for more information.
No accessory building shall be larger than 50% of the ground floor area of the primary structure (the residence) on any lot less than 1 acre in size.
Lots <8,000 square feet or with alley access:
A detached garage (600 square feet or less) can disregard the rear and side yard setbacks on a lot 8,000 square feet or less (or any size lot with public alley access) provided that the garage is located in the rear 30% of the lot or further than 75 feet from the front lot line and is no closer than 12 feet from the centerline of an adjacent alley. Under this rule, an accessory building, such as garage, have a height greater than 12 feet.
Lots >8,000 square feet or without alley access:
Lots over 8,000 square feet in size or those that don't have public alley access, must construct all structures outside the required setback areas.
Please email Planning@ci.puyallup.wa.us for more information.
Each single-family (RS) zoned lot is allowed 1 accessory dwelling unit if the lot meets the minimum size requirement for its zone. A detached accessory dwelling unit (aka detached "mother-in-law" apartment) must first obtain a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (Detached ADU) Permit before a building permit can be applied for.
All attached or detached ADUs in RS zones must meet the standards outlined in Puyallup Municipal Code 20.20.010 (11). The most important (but not all) the regulations for ADUs are listed below:
and complementary to the principal dwelling unit structure; and
Either the primary dwelling unit or the accessory dwelling unit shall be physically occupied by at least one property owner of record during the life of the accessory dwelling unit. Owners shall sign an affidavit which attests to their residency for at least six months of every year. This affidavit shall be binding upon the owner or successive owners during the life of the accessory dwelling unit; and
For more information please see the ADU brochure.
You should also know where your side sewer line is located before digging your planting hole. If you are unsure where your side sewer is, you may call the city's Engineering Services Department at 253-841-5577 or hire a private utility locate service. Plant your tree at least 7.5-10 feet away from your sewer and water lines.
In addition, your planting strip must be wide enough to accommodate the species you chose (see minimum planting strip widths on the available trees list). The city does not allow trees in planter strips between the curb and sidewalk if the planter strip is narrower than 4 feet. Trees planted under power lines must be less than 25 feet at maturity (small shade tree).
The city will also consider the proximity of other trees in the area, make sure new trees are planted far enough apart that they have room to grow, and make sure they are not too close to structures like driveways. Not all locations are suitable for a tree. If your street tree permit is denied, we may be able to work with you to select a more appropriate tree for your planting strip (depending on species availability). You are allowed to apply for up to three (3) trees, so consider all of the available planting locations around your property before completing your application.
These trees are maintained by the city - email the city's Certified Arborist to make a request to prune a city-maintained street tree from the city's list.
However, bare root trees do have the down-side of loosing a large quantity of their fine, fibrous roots when they are dug out of a planting field by the tree supplier and shipped to the city; the result is a slower growing tree in the first year or two of planting them in their permanent location as they set new roots. If you plant the trees following the instructions provided at the training prior to receiving your tree(s) and water the trees thoroughly during our dry summer, you will have a tree that will outgrow most containerized trees following the 1-2 year establishment period.
If you are unable to locate an answer to your question, please contact us at Trees@ci.puyallup.wa.us or 253 841-5418 for help.
Utility Billing: Monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00, phone (253) 841-5550
Contact Engineering Services at City Hall, 333 S. Meridian, 2nd floor, Puyallup WA 98371, phone 253-841-5577.