Community Development

Building & Fire Safety Division

The Building and Fire Safety Division is dedicated to protecting the Gig Harbor community through the permitting, inspection, and approval of proposed development and building construction projects throughout the City. The Department administers Title 15, Buildings and Construction of the Gig Harbor Municipal Code and the model codes, including plumbing, mechanical and fire, adopted under it. See the General Building Services page for an overview.

Inspections are available daily with 24-hour advanced notice. Three options for plan review are available including; online electronic submittal, standard paper submittal or (if your project qualifies) we offer permit reviews over the counter by appointment (in and out in just 30 minutes).


Contact Us:

Paul Rice:  Building Official, Fire Marshal 253-853-7632

David Boyer: Asst. Building Official, Fire Marshal  253-853-7612

Matt Ellermann: Building Inspector 253-853-8252

Kelen Lewis: Building Inspector 253-853-8257

Patty McGallian: Permit Coordinator 253-853-7621