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Phase 1 Construction Restart: COVID-19 Job Site Requirements

City will continue with some building and right-of-way inspections during Stay Home order

During the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, the City of Pacific will continue inspections for all permitted construction and development work on private property and in the right of way with the following exceptions and conditions:

Occupied Residences

We will not perform building inspections that require entry into areas occupied by residents unless inspectors can use an alternative to in-person inspection. Please contact the Building Official, Marc Schoenberg at 253-929-1109 or via email  if this situation applies to you to explore alternatives, such as video inspections. 

Regulatory inspections for life safety issues in an occupied residence, such as a furnace replacement to resolve a no heat situation, will be evaluated on a case by case basis with the goal of finding a safe way to conduct the inspection. However, to protect the health of inspectors and customers, we may need to postpone these inspections.  

New Developments

The City has instituted new safety protocols to keep both inspectors and customers safe and healthy.  Only sites that meet the following criteria will be eligible for inspections:

  • The requestor of the inspection must confirm that no one on site has COVID 19 or is symptomatic of COVID 19;
  • Everyone must be able to comply with social distancing of no less than six feet at all times;
  • The immediate inspection area must be clear of all workers for at least 30 minutes prior to the inspection and remain clear so the inspector can enter, inspect, and leave without contact with job site workers; and
  • In-person communication with customers must be minimized.
  • Inspections will only be conducted on essential facilities as listed in the Governor’s “Proclamation 20-25” and clarified in his “Guidance Memo” of March 25, 2020.

Inspection Appointments

Inspections will only be done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 3:30pm.  Inspections shall be by appointment only.  Appointments may be made on Tuesdays and Thursdays by emailing your request or by contacting the following phone numbers (253) 929-1112 or (253) 929-1109.

Governor's Proclamation 
Governor's Memorandum



The Building Department issues building permits, performs plan checks and inspects all building construction, additions and alterations to assure compliance with current Building Codes, Pacific Municipal ordinances and State and Federal laws.

Questions? Contact Wanda Flarity, Permit Coordinator, (253) 929 1112.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspection Hours
Please note changes to our inspection hours*
*Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Inspection requests must be received 24 hours in advance.
Email your request (preferred) or call (253) 929-1110

For Fire Permit inspections, contact VRFA at (253) 288-5870


King County’s Construction & Demolition Ordinance

NEW C&D Recycling Requirements: King County now requires that C&D (construction & demolition) materials be taken to a King County Designated Facility and has banned specific readily recyclable C&D materials from being disposed of in a landfill. A list of designated facilities and details on the bans can be found on the King County C&D website

King County Construction & Demolition Flyer


The Planning Department oversees implementation of the General Plan and the General Plan Update, with guidance from The Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Design Guidelines and Specific Plans. Planning staff also utilize capital improvement planning and development agreements. The department also establishes development related policies and conducts environmental review and processing of private development applications for public hearings.

Our department interacts with other agencies, public groups and task forces, to promote beneficial planning for the community. The Planning Department is staff to the Planning Commission, and coordinates project design review through the City Council.

Planning staff works throughout the year tracking regional planning issues of local significance and making recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council. Our department has two full time staff members.

For zoning and land use questions, please contact the Associate Planner or Community Development Manager

Comprehensive Plan Chapters

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Comprehensive Plan: Land Use

Chapter 3 Comprehensive Plan: Natural Environment

Chapter 4 Community Character

Chapter 5 Comprehensive Plan: Housing

Chapter 6 Economic Development

Chapter 7 Park, Open Space, Recreation & Trails

Chapter 8 Comprehensive Plan: Transportation Plan

Chapter 9 Comprehensive Plan: Utilities

Chapter 10 Comprehensive Plan: Capital Facilities

Building & Planning Staff

Jack Dodge
Community Development Manager
(253) 929-1107

Marc Schoenberg
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement
(253) 929-1109

Wanda Flarity
Permit Coordinator
(253) 929-1112

Alyssa Tatro
Associate Planner
(253) 929-1111

April Shrader
Office Assistant
(253) 929-1126

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