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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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Posted on: September 25, 2020

City of Gig Harbor Accepting 2021 Lodging Tax Applications

2021 Lodging Tax funding requests are now being accepted by the City of Gig Harbor.

Applications for Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding are due November 2, 2020 by 5 pm at the Tourism & Communications Office in City Hall.  CLICK HERE for the application packet. 

Funding for this program comes from the Cit...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff

Flags are lowered to half-staff in memory of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In accordance with a proclamation issued by Governor Inslee, flags will be at half-staff until the day of internment. 

Posted on: August 17, 2020

Go With the Flow

The Gig Harbor Police Department is promoting a voluntary paddlecraft safety program called GO WITH THE FLOW. The goal is to add awareness, predictability, and safety to interactions between paddlecraft and larger vessels in Gig Harbor.

We encourage all paddle sport enthusiasts to join us and “Go With The Flow” by following these three suggestions:

  • Stay at least 25 yards away from marinas.  This will give more room and time for outbound boats to react to small...
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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Volunteers Needed - Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The City of Gig Harbor is looking for persons interested in serving on the Gig Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the committee is to advise the City Council on matters of lodging tax collection and expenditures.  Applicants must be representatives of businesses required to collect the lodging tax or organizations that are eligible to receive ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Hiring Roster - Police Officer (Lateral Entry)

To begin the process of creating an eligibility roster, the City of Gig Harbor Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Lateral Police Officer.

For more information and to apply please visit our recruitment website at: 

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

City of Gig Harbor Reaches Agreement to Move Village at Harbor Hill Project Forward

The City of Gig Harbor is pleased to announce the resolution of a lawsuit with project proponents (Harbor Hill) for a new mixed-use development located in the Gig Harbor North neighborhood. The settlement will see the resumption of the project, known as t...

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