Code Compliance is a division of the Community Development Department and handles enforcement cases on private property on a complaint basis. The Division enforces land use and building code provisions to abate illegal and/or nuisance conditions. Potential violations might be: accumulated trash, junk, junk vehicles, zoning code violations, work within environmentally critical areas, graffiti, sign code violations, or other violations of the Federal Way Revised Code, the International Property Maintenance Code or building and construction codes. Complaints may be filed online, or left on the City's automated line at 253.835.2617 (or 253.835.2637 for graffiti or abandoned shopping carts).

Issues handled include:  

  • Building and Construction Code violations
  • Graffiti 
  • Land Use Code violations 
  • Signs 
  • Trash, junk, and junk vehicles on private property (for junk vehicles in the road or sidewalk, please call the Federal Way Police Dept. hotline at 253.835.6775)
  • Abandoned shopping carts in your neighborhood or business (call 253.835.2637)