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Code enforcement within the City of Bonney Lake is focused on creating a healthy and safety community for all residents, businesses, and visitors.  The goal of code enforcement is to achieve voluntary compliance to the Municipal Code of the City of Bonney Lake, specifically chapters 8 and 14.  
While every Request for Action recieved by the City is important, requests related to health and safety are prioritized by staff.  

Concerned about possible code enforcement issue?

The first step in every code enforcement process is the completion of a Request for Action Form.  This form provides the code official with the the information they need to begin a fact based, thorough, and safety investigation into the complaint.    

 » Submit a Request for Action

Request for Action form  cab be submitted by email, mail or in person.  The form is available online or can be picked up at the Justice & Municipal Center, Suite 300.  Code enforcement does not replace or duplicate the powers of the Bonney Lake Police Department, if you have a life threatening emergency please call 9-1-1.  

It is critical that the Request for Action include the following information:
» The property address at which the code infraction(s) is/are occurring; and 
» A brief description of the possible infraction .

Requests for Action form may be submitted by email, mail, or in person: 
Mail: Attn: Request for Action, P. O. Box 7380, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
In Person: Justice & Municipal Center, Suite 300, 9002 Main St E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Code Enforcement Voicemail: (253) 447-4352

The Code Enforcement Process

The Request for Action form serves as a formal request for action by City staff. All complaints will be investigated and those determined to be in violation of Bonney Lake Municipal Code (BLMC) will be processed accordingly.  

Typically, when a violation is found the property owner and/or person in possession of the property is notified in writing with a "Notice of Violation." This notice provides a description of the violation, the steps needed to correct the violation, and the timeline in which it is to be corrected.  If the City recieves no response or the property owner/person in possession of the property declines to voluntary comply the City may pursue civil and/or criminal charges.  

Frequently Filed Code Enforcement Complaints

In the case of a life or health safety emergency, always call 9-1-1

Junk Vehicles

See BLMC Chapter 8.12 - Public Nuisance Vehicles 

The code defines and prohibits the parking of junk vehicles within a residential zone and describes the process for penalties, removal, and appeal.


See BLMC Chapter 9.07 - Public Disturbance Noises

Noise Complaints are the jurisdiction of the Police Department. To file a complaint, please call non-emergency dispatch at 1-844-821-8911 (toll free) or (253) 798-4721.

Trash & Rubbish on Properties

See BLMC Chapter 8.08 - Litter and Rubbish and 
       BLMC Chapter 8.20 - Public Nuisances

These chapters define conditions that could be cause for code violations and provide methods of abatement.


See BLMC Chapter 15.28 - Signs 

This chapter provides definitions and direction on sign usage within the City of Bonney Lake, including maximum size, placement of various types of signs, special use provisions for temporary/special event signs (garage sales, vehicle for sale), etc.

Livestock, Chickens, and Roosters

See BLMC 6.04.130-135 - Livestock and poultry
       BLMC 18.22.060 - Raising and grazing of livestock and poultry 
       BLMC Chapter 8.20 - Public Nuisances

These chapters explain the requirements and minimum standards for keeping livestock and poultry, such as enclosures, maximum number of animals allowed, public nuisances, etc.

For concerns about dangerous dogs, please contact the Police dispatch center at (253) 841-5431 (non-emergency). In the case of a life or safety emergency, always dial 9-1-1.


Code Enforcement Contacts 
Public Services Department


9002 Main Street East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Mailing Address
Attn: Code Enforcement
City of Bonney Lake
P.O. Box 7380
Bonney Lake, WA 98391-0944

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