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.