Our online utility bill pay system is currently down. The software vendor is looking into the issue. In the meantime, we will not proceed with shut-offs as scheduled for 2/28/23 and will update the timeline when the system returns. You can still pay by credit card, check or cash at City Hall.

Available Sites

Research sits for lease or sale through Invest Pierce County & explore demographics, similar businesses in the vicinity.

Regulatory Roadmap

Online guide to help you assess a site's feasibility for manufacturing. Provided through the Washington State Dept of Commerce.


Get fees, forms and information to start the permit process. Tip for success: use the pre-application opportunity!


Find out about city-operated water, sewer and stormwater utilities in the City of Sumner including rates and how to set up an account.


From Tree City USA to an unprecedented wildlife restoration project, explore ways to achieve sustainable success with a green business in Sumner.


Learn more about your greatest asset from demographic information to education opportunities in the area.

This is a place where history still matters, but dreams for tomorrow are fueled. Where creativity is ignited, craftmanship is celebrated, and innovation is born.​

What do we have for you?

What makes Sumner stand out? We’re in this for the long-haul. We offer quality service from the moment you arrive to every day success, year after year. If you call Sumner home, you receive the following benefits:



  • No Business & Occupation tax
  • Low utility taxes
  • Low City property tax rates
  • Lower sales tax rate than adjacent cities
  • Award-winning service
  • Millions invested in reducing traffic congestion
  • Accredited, distinguished Police department
  • Pre-treatment Coordinator to help you stay green

A Perfect Fit for Your Business

The largest manufacturing job center in Pierce County offers quality infrastructure, repaved 24th St & 142nd Ave and an interchange with SR 167. Already home to over 17,000 jobs that range from aerospace to coffee roasting, this area has room for further growth and another estimated 12,000 jobs.

Thousands of vehicles pass by these highly visible interchanges each day. Available space adjacent to hotels, car dealerships and a grocery store offer ideal opportunities for transit-oriented retail and services.

Bring your new retail or service to an established, celebrated Main Street. Home to parades, festivals and celebrated by Sunset Magazine, PBS and Seattle Magazine, Sumner’s classic downtown is walkable and charming with room for growth, featuring form-based code, and lots available adjacent to the Sound Transit station with direct links to Seattle and Tacoma by bus or train.

A Taste of Success

Sumner is high up on the "opportunity meets value" barometer.
Daily Journal of Commerce
Voted Best Business-Friendly City - Best in Business 2023
South Sound Business
Over the years, Sumner has worked hard to meld a visionary future with its historic gems. It’s a balancing act that is no small feat but one the city has embraced.
South Sound Business

Sumner Stories

DeGoede Farms & Hydroponic Lettuce

The pink glow just southeast of Sumner comes from DeGoede Farms, who are on the cutting edge of growing lettuce with hydroponics. Using this revolutionary method means their lettuce needs eight times less land and 10 times less water than growing lettuce the traditional way. Plus, lettuce grown this way can be grown all year long and is not dependent on weather.

Feature in The News Tribune

Bellmont Cabinets & Dillanos Coffee Roasters

In 2019, South Sound Business magazine honored companies with the first Idea Awards.  Two out six awards went to Sumner companies. Bellmont Cabinets were awarded Manufacturing Firm of the Year (cover), and Dillanos Coffee Roasters were honored with Best Office Space.

Click here to read the full article online.

Pacific Baking Company

Did you know that the buns for McDonalds are baked here in Sumner? Sometimes, you can actually smell fresh bread baking as you round the corner from Fryar Avenue to Puyallup Street.

Take a video “tour” of this facility and learn its impacts to the entire region.

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