Helpful Links & Resources
The PADS department relies on a lot of outside resources to conduct research and keep up to date on important building, land use and environmental issues. The World Wide Web provides the department with a valuable resource to quickly access information from Federal, State, and local governments as well as other government agencies, from tribes, non-government organizations, businesses and special interest groups. The web page links below represent a small sample of those we access regularly.

American Institute of Architects Washington Council

American Planning Association

International Code Council

International Society of Arboriculture

Pierce County

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Puget Sound Regional Council

Puget Sound Salmon

Structural Engineers Association of Washington

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Tacoma Public Utilities

Tacoma Smelter Plume

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

U.S. Census Bureau

Washington Association of Building Officials

Washington State Department of Ecology

Washington State Department of Commerce