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What We're Doing

This is an ever-changing situation. Please continue to check back here for updates. We also have a separate FAQ page for questions about the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order.

Hours & Facilities

  • City Hall is closed to the public for in-person visits.
  • All parks are closed in order to eliminate social gatherings. Please continue to use the Sumner Link Trail and our sidewalks and streets to walk and bike with social distancing. Our Parks Department will be doing minimal maintenance on the parks, working alone and always practicing social distancing, in order to ensure the parks will be in good condition for use this summer. 
  • Municipal Court is closed. Click here for more details.
  • Sumner Senior Center is closed but offering meals to go and phone assistance for resources. Click here for more information.
  • Sumner Cemetery – call ahead at 253-299-5510 for any services or other questions you may have. Services are allowed with special rules in place for safety. Click here for more information.
  • Metro Animal Services shelter is open for visits by appointment only, no drop-ins. Call 253-299-PETS to talk to our staff. Click here for more information.
  • Rental of the baseball field at the Bill Heath Sports Complex is suspended until further notice.
  • Ride-alongs, visits and fingerprinting services at the Police Department are cancelled until further notice.

Meetings & Events

Per State and CDC guidelines, meetings and events have been cancelled including the following. More closures will likely come, so keep checking our calendar as we update into April.

  • April 8 Design Commission
  • April 9 Forestry/Parks Commission
  • April 11 East Pierce Fire Egg Hunt at Sunset Stadium
  • April 11 Easter Egg Hunt in Downtown Sumner
  • April 12 Easter Sunrise Service at Sunset Stadium
  • April 13 Council Study Session; however, there WILL be a Special Council Meeting at 6 pm available by phone or streaming live on the website
  • April 15 Public Safety Committee
  • April 20 Council Meeting
  • April 22 Community Development Committee
  • April 23 Arts Commission
  • April 25 Shred & Clean (postponed to later in the year)
  • April 25 Council Retreat
  • April 27 Study Session
  • May 4 Council Meeting


  • For paying utility bills, pay online.
  • If you have had or are going to have difficulty paying your utility bill, please email us at We will set up a payment schedule to help you out. This is available to residents & businesses.
  • We have postponed shut-offs of utilities. We need everyone using water to wash their hands frequently!
  • Garbage service is provided by DM Disposal. They have asked all customers to remember that any waste inside cans or outside should be secured in proper bags. If you have any questions regarding service, please email or call 253-414-0345.

Other Resources



      Beyond the Borders Connector
      Beginning on Thursday, April 2nd, the Sumner Route will operate on the regularly scheduled times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. If you should absolutely need to travel to essential services on Tuesdays or Thursdays, please call the Beyond the Borders scheduling line and a demand trip may be scheduled for you: Beyond the Borders 253-476-4657. Please continue to observe social distancing.  Click here for information and details to sign up for service. 

      City Services from Home

      City Hall is closed to in-person visits, but we’re all still working remotely. There are a lot of things you can take care of right from your phone or computer. Here are a few to get you started:

      In addition, you can also

      Sumner's Emergency Declaration

      On March 11, Mayor Pugh declared this an emergency situation for Sumner. This is a proactive step, not to limit our service, but in order to extend as much as possible our ability to provide needed and valued services through what are very unusual times and situations. This emergency declaration is an administrative tool that gives the City flexibility in our normal processes and finances in order to best respond to this ever-changing situation. It also allows us to adjust our business practices to best protect our staff and you. It does NOT mean there’s a dire emergency situation in Sumner.

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