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Lakewood closes lobby areas

March 20, 2020

Effective March 20, 2020 the city of Lakewood closed its lobby areas at City Hall, the Lakewood police station and Lakewood Municipal Court.

The Lakewood Senior Activity Center previously closed March 17, and the building (which is owned by Pierce County) was closed to the public shortly after.

City operations are still functioning and the Lakewood Municipal Court is still operating.

The city closed the buildings in accordance with public health guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. Additionally over the last week the city saw a significant decline in people coming to its facilities due to people adhering to public health guidelines around social distancing.

People wishing to conduct business at City Hall are asked to call before arriving. If you know who you need to speak with, please call or email that person directly.

Those seeking assistance with city services should contact the following numbers, depending on what services you need:

  • Permit Center/Planning Department: 253-512-2266, or online.
  • Lakewood Police Department: Call 911 if it is an emergency. Otherwise call 253-830-5000.
  • Lakewood Municipal Court: 253-512-2258, or:
    • Contact your attorney
    • Fax: 253-512-2267
  • Lakewood City Hall: 253-589-2489

If you call the main number for City Hall, your call will be directed to the appropriate department. Please note that callers may experience an increased wait time when calling due to these temporary closures.

Please also view the department you are hoping to reach on our website to conduct business online, including:

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Stay up to date

Find the latest information, including public health guidelines, around Coronavirus from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127. Phone lines are currently staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week. Please note that this call center cannot access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider. 

The city established a COVID-19 webpage where it is aggregating all of its communications, as well as providing links to other agencies and resources to help people find information.