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Operational Permits

The Tacoma Fire Department administers fire and life safety regulations for all properties within Tacoma city limits. Permits must be obtained from the Fire Department for special events, public assembly occupancies, storage or use of hazardous materials, hazardous operations such as hot work and spray finishing, mobile fueling and a wide variety of other activities where a fire or life safety hazards may exist.

Submit completed applications along with a check or money order payable to the City of Tacoma Treasurer to the address below.

Tacoma Fire Prevention Division
3471 South 35th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

If you have questions, please call (253) 591-5740 or send an email

To request an inspection, please complete the Permit Inspection Request Form (for best results use Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook), and send it to the Permit Department. The email is also listed at the top of the form. 

All fees are current as of January 2020.

Tanks

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2000.1 Above Ground Tank Permit - Installation
$364 
per tank
2000.2 Underground Tank - Installation

$364

per tank

2000.3 Underground Tank - Removal & Decommissioning-Commercial

$309

per site

2000.4 Underground Tank - Removal - Residential
$185 per site

Assembly

Special Assembly Permits

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2001.4 Assembly Permit - Temporary Special Events
$274
2001.5 Tents, Canopies & Membrane Structures $274
2001.6 Open Flame Assembly Permit $274
2001.7 Bonfires $137

Fireworks

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2002.1 Indoor Proximate Pyrotechnics Permit $412
2002.2 Fireworks Permit - Outdoor $412
2002.3 Fireworks - Manufacture, Storage, Transport
$274

Hot Works

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2003.1 Hot Works $274
2003.2 Roofing Operations
$274

Marine

Number Operational Permit Type  Fee
2004.1  Marine Terminal
$2,747
2004.2  Shore to Ship Refueling $344
2004.3  Annual Marine Fueling $274

Applications of Flammable Finishes

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2005.1  Spray Painting, Dipping, Powder Coating, Floor Surfacing
$274

Mobile Fueling

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2006.1  Mobile Fueling - Company (there is a $137 surcharge for truck inspections outside the City of Tacoma)
$274 
2006.2  Mobile Fueling - Site
$274

Hazardous Materials