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 Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) comes from a countywide property levy. In 2023, the property tax levy for the FCZD is approximately $19.1 million countywide which is ten (10) 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 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 a volunteer Advisory Committee. The Pierce County’s Department of Planning & Public Works administers the district’s approved projects and programs. Approved projects are executed by the individual jurisdictions or project sponsors. For more detail about the District, please refer to our frequently asked questions