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Welcome to Tacoma Permits!

NOTE: In an effort to better streamline our reviews and improve the consistency of submittals, beginning July 31st, 2017, all plans being submitted for review will have to include a complete set of documents which meet the minimum standards as outlined in the Electronic File Standards tip sheet. Plans that do not meet these standards will be rejected and have to be modified or replaced and then resubmitted. It will be incumbent upon the applicant to verify these standards are met, as it will be a minimum requirement to allow the City’s review process to start.


We are pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In partnership with Accela, Inc., we are fulfilling our promise to deliver powerful e-government services and provide valuable information about the community while making your interactions with us more efficient, convenient, and interactive.

Here are some helpful links and resources to help you submit your application:

Commercial Project Report - See a list of major commercial projects currently in our system.
Customer Satisfaction Survey - Give us some feedback on how we are doing.
Electronic File Standards - Read our file standards for how to correctly submit your plans.
Fee Estimator - Get a fee estimate of all your permits without coming into the office.
Historical Permit Records - Find all of our historical permits prior to 2001.
Levels of Service - Find out how long your permit reviews will take.
Submittal Checklists - Use these along with your application to make sure you submit all the necessary information.
Staff Directory - Find the contact information of everyone in our department.
Tip Sheets - Find helpful documents to prepare you for the permitting process.

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