About the FCZD

Protecting the County from Flood Damage
Because of Pierce County’s beautiful geography, flooding poses a serious threat to our communities and critical infrastructure. In fact, a major flood could cause as much as $725 million in damages and losses, dealing a crushing blow to our county’s economy.  Funding for the FCZD comes from a countywide property levy.  In 2019, the property tax levy for the FCZD is $8.7 million countywide which is approximately seven (7.6) cents per $1,000 of assessed value. 

In light of all that is at stake, the Pierce County Council authorized Ordinance 2011-95s which created a Flood Control Zone District (FCZD), to address some of our flood management needs.  

The FCZD is a special purpose district governed by a Board of Supervisors and an Executive Committee. They receive input and recommendations from an Advisory Committee. The Pierce County’s Department of Planning & Public Works carries out the district’s approved projects and programs.  For more detail about the District read the answers to these frequently asked questions.   The 2019 meeting schedule is available here but please check agenda center for updates.