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Development Services

Come visit us. We are available to assist with all types of projects, ranging from small to large scale developments. We have representatives collocated in the Permit Center which includes experts for building code,  land use and zoning, traffic, environmental services, private development, and right-of-way.

Our services also reach beyond these areas to coordinate with Tacoma Public Utilities (Water, Power and Rail), Tacoma Fire, and other departments offering incentives, business assistance, and licensing.  Our one-stop shop can help move your project forward with ease.


Here are just a few of the many services we provide

Application Services
We have dedicated staff to help you in the preliminary planning stage of any project.  It can range from constructing new commercial buildings to work on a residential home.

Are you curious about what permits might be required for a project? Visit us to find out more information on permits, estimate of permit costs, and review timelines.  Also, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out the types of permits that are available and when they may be necessary.

Online Permits
Save yourself the drive. We have many permit applications located online for quick and easy submittals.

Project Planner
Need more information on processes or construction requirements?  We have a project planner to help explain things.

Electrical Permits
Need an electrical permit? Instead of driving across town, come to the new electrical permitting kiosk conveniently located in our department.

One-Stop Shop
We bring the experts to you! The Permit Center is staffed with representatives from different departments to answer your questions. You will be amazed how much information you will obtain from sitting at one desk.

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Contact Information

Tacoma Municipal Building

Third Floor

747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402


Contact Us

(253) 591-5030

Fax: (253) 591-5433

Tacoma Permits

8 AM - 5 PM

Monday - Friday

Except observed holidays


Please note:

Beginning April 18, 2022, limited in-person services will be offered from 9 AM to 1 PM, Monday through Thursday by appointment only. Click here to schedule an appointment.


For additional resources, visit TacomaPermits.org for access to the Land Use Regulatory Code, Zoning and other Maps, Development Tip Sheets and Zoning Reference Guide.