Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for all land-use, planning, historic preservation, development and code enforcement within the City limits. 


The Department is guided by the City's Municipal Code and International Building Code, as well as the long-range community blueprint set forth in the Comprehensive Plan. Using these sources, we strive to ensure that the type, scale, character and location of development - both public and private - reflects the community's vision and values. Sound planning practices will keep the City a desirable place to live, work and play.


The Department serves a population of over 10,500 residents and includes the Building & Fire Safety Division and the Planning Division.

  1. Katrina Knutson, AICP

    Community Development Director
    Phone: 253-851-6170

  2. Mandy Chapman

    Community Development Clerk
    Phone: 253-851-6170

  3. Community Development Department

    Physical Address
    3510 Grandview St.
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

    Mailing Address

    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

    Phone: 253-851-6170