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 2022, the property tax levy for the FCZD is approximately $15.9 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 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, please refer to our frequently asked questions.