The Fourth of July is just around the corner which means it is time again to remind residents of University Place about the City’s fireworks regulations. Please note:

Post date: Monday, 18 June 2018 - 8:19am

Avid gardeners know that for vibrant, thriving gardens in the spring, you need to “fall into action.” As part of the City of U.P.’s on-going beautification efforts, residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Patrons of Beautification campaign so that volunteers can do important fall gardening and planting that will ensure a colorful spring in University Place.

Post date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 9:43am

If you have unused prescription medications in your home, you are encouraged to dispose of them safely and responsibly so they do not fall into the wrong hands. Prescription drug diversion—when drugs are obtained for uses that are illegal and typically not medically authorized or necessary—is one of the leading factors contributing to our nation’s current opioid epidemic.

Post date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 9:41am

The cities of University Place and Lakewood and Pierce County propose to construct a 2.5 mile long trail within the Chambers Creek Canyon between the Chambers Creek Bridge on Chambers Creek Road West and Kobayashi Park at 6420 Chambers Creek Road West (See map included with this notice).

Chambers Creek Canyon Trail
Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSD18-0001)

Post date: Monday, 11 June 2018 - 2:38pm

On May 30, 2018, the City of University Place will launch the new digital version of Headlines, its long-running community newsletter. The publication will be emailed every two weeks to all addresses the City has on file.

“Our new electronic version of Headlines reflects our commitment to providing our residents and business owners with timely and regular communications,” said Steve Sugg, University Place’s City Manager.

Post date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 2:07pm

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspects responsible for the murder of 22 year old Wilberth Acala and 19 year old Adrian Valencia-Cuevas.

Post date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 8:11am

Pierce County is teaming up with hundreds of organizations across Puget Sound to encourage residents to commit to at least one Sound‐healthy action during May’s Puget Sound Starts Here Month.

“Pierce County’s stunning views and natural areas from Mount Rainier to Puget Sound are an important reason this is a vibrant community where people want to live, work, and raise a family,” said County Executive Bruce Dammeier. “As county residents, we have a responsibility to do what we can to keep our home safe, healthy, and beautiful.”

Post date: Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:41am

To help restore Puget Sound, we're joining hundreds of organizations throughout the region to challenge local residents to take at least one action to help clean up Puget Sound.Visit for ideas on what you can do.

Post date: Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - 12:44pm

The central Puget Sound region (King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties) is preparing for growth in the coming decades – about 1.8 million more people and 1.2 million more jobs by the year 2050. VISION 2050, the region’s long-range growth plan, will build on the region’s existing plan, VISION 2040, to keep the central Puget Sound region healthy and vibrant as it grows and will consider updated information and perspectives about a changing region. The plan will identify challenges the region should tackle together and renew the vision for the next 30 years.

Post date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 9:20am

The City of University Place will host one of the South Sound’s most popular family events on Saturday, June 2 when the 18th Annual Duck Daze festivities invade the heart of the city.

Post date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 10:21am

Do Solicitors/Peddlers in University Place need to be licensed?

Yes. Solicitation businesses must complete a solicitor license application and submit to the City. The permit is reviewed by various City Department Heads, including the Chief of Police. Additionally, an individual solicitor must receive a background check and approval of the Police Chief.
Are ALL representatives of a soliciting entity required to carry a license?

Post date: Monday, 16 April 2018 - 9:37am

Your University Place Police team have seen a concerning slight upward burglary trend to date in 2018. It is important for neighbors to safeguard their homes and their neighborhoods.

Burglary in UP   
March 2017 YTD  -  28
March 2018 YTD  -  43
What can you do? You can become empowered by increasing your personal awareness, apply good prevention strategies and report all suspicious activity by dialing 911. Behavior Recognition is everyone’s responsibility.

Post date: Monday, 16 April 2018 - 9:18am

Starting April 9, seven sewer manholes will be repaired along Grandview Drive West between Soundview Drive West and Cirque Drive West and along 64th Street West between Grandview Drive West and Chambers Creek Road West. The project is expected to take three weeks.

The concrete manholes have corroded. A new sealant will be applied to the inside of the manholes, protecting them from deterioration.

Post date: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 9:59am

An important reminder about the pitfalls of social media

The 21st century is a technology marvel where we can learn the weather and the drive time with the swipe of a finger. We can learn anything we want – just ask Siri!

We have all become reliant on social media giants, and neighborhood ‘apps’ to learn about our friends, family and neighbors.

Post date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 3:41pm

University Place Police reports they are seeing an uptick in mail thefts. Please take a moment to read the following reminders about how to avoid mail theft/identity fraud.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing consumer crime scams today and University Place is no exception. Mail theft is one way citizens can become victims of identity theft. It leads to credit card fraud, check forgeries, obtaining services in your name, and a variety of other crimes using your identity. 

Post date: Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 3:01pm