How do I know if I need a Department of Ecology (also known as Ecology or DOE) Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISPG)?

If your facility conducts industrial activities that discharge stormwater to a surface water body or to a storm sewer system, then it may require Coverage under a Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP). Contact Ecology … Read More

Posted by rgc on May 30, 2014 | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

How do I know if I need a Department of Ecology (also known as Ecology or DOE) Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSWGP)?

If your project will (1) disturb one or more acres of land and will discharge stormwater from the site or (2) is part of a larger common plan of development or sale that has disturbed or ultimately will disturb one or more acres … Read More

Posted by rgc on | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

Why should I apply for a tree permit?

Tree permits help to protect businesses, pedestrians, and neighbors in the event of an accident.  The City maintains a list of current licensed and bonded tree care companies that is available by calling 253-591-2048 or emailing trees@cityoftacoma.org. For a consulting … Read More

Posted by rgc on April 21, 2014 | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

How do I get a tree work permit?

First, fill out a Tree Work Application and submit through aca.accela.com/tacoma. When the permit is ready for issuance: Companies/business will need to have a current copy of their State contractor’s license, proof of bonding, and a Right-of-Way Bond For homeowners, … Read More

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Who needs to apply for a Tree Work Permit and what does it cost?

Any individual or company must obtain a Tree Work Permit if any work in the City of Tacoma right-of-way or public property involves removal, pruning, or planting of trees.  Property owners may also obtain a permit for removal of trees, … Read More

Posted by rgc on April 18, 2014 | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

Is a permit needed to prune/remove trees in the right-of-way?

Yes. Tacoma Municipal Code (TMC) 9.18 requires permits for pruning or tree removal in the right-of-way, and TMC 9.20 requires permits for pruning or removal of trees from the right-of-way or public property for view purposes.  In most situations, removal … Read More

Posted by rgc on | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

Is a permit needed to build a raised bed in the right-of-way?

Yes, per TMC 9.08, a no-fee Street Occupancy Permit is required.  A drawing/plan of your raised bed is reviewed with your application.  Your plan does not need to be in color, but please make sure everything is clearly labeled before … Read More

Posted by rgc on | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

What is right-of-way? How do I know where right-of-way is located?

The public right-of-way is typically an easement over the land of the abutting property owner. According to our TMC 8.30.020, public right-of-way includes the area of land, the right to possession of which is secured by the City for right-of-way … Read More

Posted by Chris James on July 1, 2013 | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree or trees from my private property?

Before removing any trees on private property, contact us to confirm whether a permit is required.  This depends on several factors: whether the tree is located in a Critical Area (such as a steep slope or wetland).  For multiple trees, … Read More

Posted by Chris James on | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

Are there any regulations regarding trees and blocking views?

Requirements on cutting, pruning, or removal of trees varies depending on the property ownership the tree is located on, and if it’s within a critical area such as a wetland, stream, buffer, or steep slope. Further, trees may also be … Read More

Posted by admin on November 28, 2012 | FAQ Sections: On-Site Development and Right-Of-Way.

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