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Planning Division


The Planning Division is responsible for three main functions.

Current Planning 

  • Application, review, issuance, and inspection of land use, environmental, critical area, and subdivision permits  
  • Administration of zoning, subdivision, shoreline, environmental, and critical area codes
  • A land use permit is required prior to issuance of a building permit for new commercial, office, civic, public, and multi-family developments, as well as additions to existing buildings and improvements made in critical areas
  • Some applications require a public notice that is published in the Federal Way Mirror, posted on-site at the Federal Way libraries and City Hall, and in some cases, mailed to surrounding property owners
  • Land Use Permits - Application and informational handouts for Land Use permits including site plan review, environmental review, critical areas review, subdivisions, shoreline permits, etc.
  • Citizen’s Guide to the Hearing Examiner Process


Long Range Planning   


Special Projects




For Questions Contact
Planner On-Duty
Ph: 253.835.2655


Robert "Doc" Hansen
Planning Manager
Ph: 253.835.2643

Tina Piety
Administrative Assistant
Ph: 253.835.2601

33325 8th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA  98003

Fx: 253.835.2609

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm