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King County and its partner cities are working to achieve growth management and land conservation goals through the implementation of TDR. Information on using TDRs in unincorporated King County and in current TDR partner cities can be found using the King County TDR Partners Cities & Receiving Areas Map.

Once development rights from sending sites become certified, the sending site is protected from future development, and the TDRs are available to use at receiving sites, which are parcels of land located where the existing services and infrastructure can accommodate additional growth - mostly in urban areas.

TDRs have several non-density uses and benefits that may not be represented on this map.

P u g e t S o u n d SAMMAMISH SEATTLEBELLEVUEISSAQUAHNORMANDY PARK King County Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)Partner Cities & Receiving AreasTDR Partner Cities Additional Urban Receiving AreasOther King County CitiesUrban Growth Area Boundary

Click on the map to find out more about TDR Receiving Areas and Partner Cities.  

Download a copy of the TDR Brochure to learn more about how TDRs can benefit development projects.


For questions about the TDR Program please contact Michael Murphy, TDR Program Manager, or Charlie Governali, TDR Project Manager, King County WLRD Rural and Regional Services Section.