A development moratorium prohibits Pierce County from accepting development permit applications on the land subject to the moratorium. The development moratorium lasts for a period of 6 years, or until a request to remove the moratorium is approved by the County.
A landowner may request a Single-Family Dwelling Exception to lift the development moratorium on an undivided area up to 2 acres in size for the purpose of constructing a single-family residence and associate accessory structures.
A signed and notarized Right of Entry Agreement is required to allow access to the property by County staff.
The site plan must be drawn to scale, include a north arrow, show areas logged on parcel and identify area subject to request. The single-family dwelling exception area must be whole and undivided and may not exceed 2 acres in size.
Forest Practices Permit Application
Required if a Forest Practices Permit (Class II or Class III) was issued by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in association with the forest practice activities that resulted in the development moratorium. A copy of an approved DNR forest practices application is not required when the moratorium was imposed by Pierce County for unpermitted logging. Copies of approved DNR forest practices permits are available by calling the DNR at their Enumclaw office at 360-825-1631 or by going to the DNR Forest Practices Application Review System (FPARS).