Many people who have Puyallup addresses naturally think they live in the city, but some of them do not. That’s because a fair number of Puyallup addresses are located in unincorporated Pierce County, beyond Puyallup’s city limits.
If you’re not sure whether you live in or outside of the city, a new feature on our website makes it easy for you to determine the answer. Simply enter your address into the search function on this map and click on your property to return a “yes” or “no” regarding your Puyallup residency.
One of the biggest differences between living in Puyallup or outside is the source of public services including law enforcement, Code compliance and business licensing. Residents of Puyallup must have garbage collection services, and they pay stormwater fees which fund facilities designed to reduce nuisance flooding and keep our local waterways clean. Those who live in Puyallup also pay for our library, which is owned and operated by the City.