David Bugher (253) 983-7739 • Fax (253) 512-2268 • Assistant City Manager for Development/Community Development Director

David Bugher, Director

(253) 983-7739

Responsibilities include providing direction and leadership to the Department, setting standards and accountability for timely permit, inspection and code compliance processes, monitoring staff report preparation, reviewing and coordinating responses to City Council/citizen inquiries, budget preparation and fiscal tracking, coordinating the inter-departmental collaborative objectives, coordinating responses to regional planning initiatives, and researching and analyzing data for inclusion in reports and special studies.

Additionally, the Administration Division of the Community Development Department leads and supports all of the Department’s special projects.

The Administration Division coordinates and manages the Department’s seven other functions:


Long Range Planning

South Sound Military Communities Partnership (SSMCP)

Business Licensing


Economic Development

Community Housing Programs


For questions, comments or suggestions regarding this web page, please contact the Services Counter at (253) 512-2261

Permit Central

The Development Services Counter

6000 Main Street SW

Lakewood, WA

(253) 512-2261

     Permit Counter Hours: 

Monday thru Friday

8:30 AM to 4:30PM

To assist us in providing the best service please contact the Development Services Counter to schedule an appointment if you are submitting an application or need to speak to a plans examiner or planner in regard to a project or application.
Please note that for clients submitting plans, pulling permits or paying fees, please arrive 45 minutes before the counter closes to allow enough time to submit your project.
**Permit Applications will not be accepted after 4pm, and the last customer will be accepted at 4:15pm**