Tribal Government Departments
Page last updated:
January 29, 2024
10:30 am

Philip Starr Administration Building 

39015-A 172nd AVE SE 

Auburn, WA 98092


Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Department Overview

Mission: To lead in the development of plans, policies and procedures pertaining to all aspects of community growth and development to benefit the Muckleshoot Indian Nation.

Vision: To provide quality planning & implementation of MIT projects, as well as administer existing policies and procedures fairly and accurately.


  • Land use, building, and subdivision planning and permitting for code compliance, public safety and health;
  • Comprehensive long-range land use, infrastructure, and environmental planning; and
  • Code enforcement of the Nuisance and Zoning Codes and code review for Commercial and Residential Building, Fire, Plumbing, and Mechanical codes.

Services Provided

  • Review land use, engineering & architectural design plans and technical reports to ensure proposed
  • development plans are consistent with Building & Land Use Codes;
  • Respond to building and land use questions and perform code interpretation;
  • Prepare staff reports, make presentations of and recommendations for development proposals to
  • Planning Commission;
  • Perform inspection services for building and land use permits (including the Resort & Casino Hotel and Community Center etc.);
  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) geospatial analysis, data management, and mapping for site analysis and presentations;
  • Employ drone operation for data collection and processing;
  • Conduct research and study various technical subjects in support to decision makers;
  • Confer with other Tribal departments and other governmental agencies for proposed development projects;
  • Provide staff support and administrative functions to the Planning Commission;
  • Conduct Code Enforcement investigations and seek solutions, in response to alleged violations; Prepare a Long-Range Strategic Plan, including an update to the Comprehensive Plan and Development Codes; and
  • Review significant land-use and development projects in neighboring communities for compatibility with the MIT Community, and work with Local Governments

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