Department of Community Development
The Department of Community Development (DCD) is responsible for all matters affecting the physical development of the City. DCD assists residents and businesses on development, long-range planning, environmental sustainability of projects and programs that impact the City, and code enforcement. It also oversees the City’s Recycling and Commute Trip Reduction programs.
DCD is guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, as well as the long range community blueprint set forth in the Comprehensive Plan. Using goals and policies from these community documents, DCD strives to ensure that the type, scale, character and location of development – both private and public – reflects the community’s vision and values.
The Comprehensive Plan shows how the City will meet the community needs for land, public facilities and infrastructure based upon a 20 year forecast of housing and job growth. Click here to learn about the 2024-2044 Comprehensive Plan Update and how you can get involved!
The Zoning Code sets forth regulations that directly impact land use and development in the City.
Click here to learn about the status of current permits, Planning Commission and City Council activities, and public records requests.
If you would like to join the mailing list for the 2024-2044 Comprehensive Plan update and hear about upcoming participation opportunities, click here.
Find out more about the Tukwila Planning Commission, what they do, and how you can learn more: click here.