One of 22 cities in Pierce County and 281 cities in the State of Washington, University Place is the 4th largest city in the county and 33rd largest in the state. University Place incorporated in 1995 as a code city and operates under the Council-Manager
form of government. As a code city, University Place retains the most local control allowed under the state constitution.
Aside from the City, University Place residents are also served at the local level by:
Pierce Transit and Sound Transit
Port of Tacoma
Pierce County Library
West Pierce Fire & Rescue
University Place School District