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City of Gig Harbor COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: June 5, 2020

Special Use Permits for Outdoor Retail

Certain Special Use regulations have been temporarily suspended. This will allow for "sidewalk sales" and other outdoor sales on private property and within the public Right-of-Way. Encroachment Permit fees for these activities have also been eliminated.

Encroachment permits are still required for use of Right-of-Way in order for the City to review safety protocols/measures and require appropriate liability insurance.


This measure will assist local businesses wishing to safely reopen and sell products consistent with the Governor’s "Safe Start-Stay Healthy" proclamation by removing barriers to commerce. Businesses will be able to utilize the reduced Special Use Permit regulations and fee-free encroachment permit if the following criteria are met: 1) Physical location in Gig Harbor, 2) Valid Gig Harbor business license, and 3) Legally existing 



The full ordinance can be viewed here

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