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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Civic Center Closed to the Public

The Civic Center will be closed until further notice due to the on-going restrictions in effect caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Once a decision to re-open the Civic Center has been made, it will be announced in advance to the community.

City staff continue to be available via phone and email. The main phone number to City Hall is (253) 851-8136.

All payments must take place over the phone (253) 530-7030, submitted via drop box, or made online. Visit: https://www.cityofgigharbor.n...

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City of Gig Harbor COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Face Coverings Required in Washington State

Effective Friday, June 26, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can't stay 6 feet apart from others.

There are exemptions, including people with certain disabilities or health conditions, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and children under the age of 5 (though it’s encouraged to have children ages 3-5 wear a covering if possible). There ...

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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 pro...

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City of Gig Harbor COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Ban on Plastic Bags, Utensils, and Food Serviceware Temporarily Suspended

The City Council has temporarily suspended the Bring Your Own Bag and Single Use Food Serviceware and Litter Reduction Ordinances. This suspension will stay in effect until 30 days after the City's Emergency Proclamation is lifted.

Full text of the suspended ordinances can be found here:

This suspension was enacted by Ordinance 1442 which can be found here. The Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation can be be found h...

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City of Gig Harbor COVID-19 Updates