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Posted on: June 26, 2019

City of Gig Harbor Accepting 2020 Lodging Tax Applications

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2020 Lodging Tax funding requests are now being accepted by the City of Gig Harbor.

Applications for Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding are due September 20, 2019 by 5 pm at the Tourism & Communications Office in City Hall.  CLICK HERE for the Application and Guidelines. 

Funding for this program comes from the Ci...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Updates to "NW" Directional Within Gig Harbor City Limits

Addresses within city limits are being modified to no longer contain the “NW” directional designator. The City is implementing these modifications to ensure they continue to provide their citizens with the highest & most defined level of safety available.

“By updating addresses within the City limits to remove the NW directional, city addresses are clearly delineated from the rest of the peninsula. This will aid first responders and hopefully reduce response times,” said Katrina Knutson...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Volunteers Needed - Design Review Board

The City has several openings on the Design Review Board.

All applicants must be able to read and interpret site plans and elevation drawings. Applicants must fall into a least one of the following categories:

  • Licensed Architect or Professional Building Designer. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated e...
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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Campaign Signage

With campaign season heating up for the August Primary and November General Elections, it's important to remember that the City's Sign Code needs to be observed for all temporary signs on public and private property.

There are regulations which govern the allowable sign area, the number of temporary signs allowed and the maximum duration a temporary sign may be displayed.

Permits to place a temporary sign on public right-of-way can be easily and freely obtained through...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Join Our Team!!

The City of Gig Harbor is currently hiring for: Associate Engineer, Building Inspector, City Attorney, Community Development Clerk, and Planning Technician!!

For more information or to apply please visit and select City of Gig Harbor. 

For more information about the City Attorney position please click here.

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Bring Your Own Bag Law Goes Into Effect on June 18th

The Gig Harbor City Council passed the Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) ordinance on December 10, 2018. This law goes into effect June 18, 2019. At that time all retail establishments in Gig Harbor will be required to comply.

The purpose of the BYOB law is to encourage shoppers to choose reusable bags which will help reduce waste and litter from disposable carryout bags.

The Main Elements of the Law Are:

  • Thin plastic carryout bags may no longer be distributed at any Gig Harbor r...
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