The links below under 'Reference Materials' provide farm businesses and landowners with information that may be useful as you consider taking on new projects. Any agricultural activity is bound by zoning allowances for a specific parcel.
Agricultural activities are allowed in many zoning designations throughout the County. The Rural Farm (RF) and Agriculture Resource Land (ARL) designations are in place to reduce development pressures on lands of agricultural significance to the County and encourage a robust agricultural economy in those parts of the County best suited to farming. Parcels zoned as ARL are considered to be of greater importance to the long-term viability of Pierce County agriculture due to soil qualities and parcel size respective to their geographic location.
Agricultural activities and businesses are also allowed in other zoning designations, including R5, R10, R20, Rural Separator and Rural Sensitive Resource lands. If you would like more information about permissible agricultural activities and zoning regulations, please contact our offices.
You can get more information about agricultural zoning and specific locations by going to the Pierce County Public Geographic Information System.