Lakewood Title 18 Update

City of Lakewood, WA

Updating Title 18A

Land Use & Development Code (and Titles 3, 12 and 17 too)


Making the City of Lakewood’s permitting process easier to navigate

The City of Lakewood is revamping its Title 18A Land Use & Development Code and making related amendments to Title 3, Title 12 and Title17 as well in order to make the code more readable, logical, and user friendly. There will be some substantive updates, but most of the changes will be to reorganize the text and make it easier to use.

The Lakewood Planning Commission has kept open the public comment period on the proposed 18A update until October 16.  Included below is the link to the latest version of the Lakewood development code update.  Materials for the October 16 meeting are available here.

You can view all Planning Commission meeting materials at  

The tentative legislative schedule is below:

October 16: Planning Commission action

October 28:  City Council study session

November 12 (Tuesday):  City Council study session

November 18: City Council public hearing

November 25: City Council study session

December 2: City Council adoption

The Planning Commission held a second study session on the Titles 3, 12, 17, and 18A updates on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at Lakewood City hall (6000 Main St. SW.) You can view the meeting here - the description about the 18A update begins at 19:10 and there is a good summary of the big, substantive changes to the code starting at 34:45.

A stakeholder meeting was held Tuesday, June 18 at 11:30 am at Lakewood City Hall to review the latest draft updates. You can view materials from that meeting here. You can view materials from the January 2019 industry stakeholder meeting here and the public stakeholder meeting here.




City of Lakewood 6000 Main St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

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