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Planning and Development Services (PDS)

Location Information

Tacoma Municipal Building, 3rd Floor
747 Market St
Tacoma, WA 98402

Permit Counter Hours

Monday and Friday: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Please note new walk-in hours for Tuesday – Thursday
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Planning and Development Services (253) 591-5030
Note: The City is closed on observed holidays.

Contact us by phone or email Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Us by Email

Subject Matter Email
Application Services, Meeting Requests
Permit Status, Fees, Applications
Land Use, Zoning
Historic Preservation
Long Range Planning
Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Energy Code
Building Inspections, Stop Work or Notice of Violation
Right-of-Way Improvements, Sanitary, Stormwater
Site and Right-of-Way Inspections
Tacoma Public Utilities (Power and Water)
Accela (permitting website) Help or Requests


Tacoma Permits support

If you need assistance with our online permitting system Tacoma Permits (, please see below for two support options:

Customer Service
For general assistance with our online permitting system, including how to apply, view/upload attachments, or schedule inspections please contact or call 253.591.5030, option 8

Request for Accela Training
For training specifically on navigating Accela, how to best use your account, access, monitor and respond to comments on your submittal records, please email with your specific needs listed to so that we can respond with the date and time of the next available and appropriate training opportunity.

Technical Support
For assistance with errors, account access or other technical issues please contact

Planning and Development Services Staff Directory

Director: Peter Huffman @ 253-591-5056,

Office of the Director
Allison Davis 253-591-5610
Ian Munce 253-573-2478


Office Support

Manager: Michelle Regan @ 253-591-5056,

Betsy Terrones 253-591-5158
Alison Wilkerson 253-591-5377


Permit Resource Center

Manager: Philip Kao @ 253-591-5611,

Permit Specialists
Jessica Daley 253-594-7859
John Griffith 253-591-2015
Jessica Malaier 253-594-7822
Anna Hudson 253-594-7854
Brenda Reifsnyder 253-591-5033
Dori Tolbert 253-573-2303
Jennna Warner 253-591-5005


Application Services
Patty Costa 253-591-5593
Joe Graff 253-591-5622
Charla Kinlow 253-591-5620
Jayme Martin 253-591-5662
Noah Yacker 253-591-5613


Innovation Team
Jennifer Ward (Supervisor) 253-591-5022
Nathan Connors 253-591-5627
Casey Jamrog 253-591-5631


Land Use

Manager: Jana Magoon @ 253-594-7823,

Shannon Brenner 253-591-5482
Shanta Frantz 253-591-5388
Larry Harala 253-591-5845
John Harrington 253-279-8950
Karla Kluge 253-591-5773
Latasha Santos 253-594-7971
Shirley Schultz 253-591-5121
Lisa Spadoni 253-591-5281
Tony Vasquez 253-591-5976


Long Range Planning

Manager: Brian Boudet @ 253-573-2389,

Long Range Planning
Stephen Atkinson 253-591-5531
Elliot Barnett 253-591-5389
Lauren Flemister 253-591-5660
Monica Ghosh 253-591-5661
Andy Micklow 253-591-5640
Lihuang Wung 253-591-5682
Historic Preservation
Reuben McKnight (Supervisor) 253-591-5220
Lauren Hoogkamer 253-591-5254


Site & Building Division

Manager: Steve Standley @ 253-502-2159,

Site Review
Stephanie Brock (Supervisor) 253-573-2315
Corey Newton (Supervisor) 253-591-5765
Brunye Adams 253-591-5724
Larry Criswell 253-591-5787
Kathleen Drathman 253-502-2278
James Kim 253-591-5165
Craig Kuntz 253-594-7820
Elisabeth Leaf 253-594-7821
Frank Marescalco 253-591-5423
Jason Miller 253-591-5790
Trevor Perkins 253-591-5747
Karina Stone 253-502-2286
Benjamin Wells 253-591-5732
Office Support
Siobhan Blackwell 253-591-5784
Ashley Bryan 253-591-5784
Emily Cheney 253-591-5784
Nicole Ratliff 253-591-5006
Sue Coffman (Building Official) 253-594-7905
Terry Forslund (Supervisor) 253-502-2298
Scott Beard 253-591-5542
Barrett Hayes 253-591-5429
Hoyt Jeter 253-591-5334
David Johnson 253-591-5032
Joel Rasmussen 253-591-5094
Lucas Shadduck 253-594-7975
Quyen Thai 253-591-5465


Ryan Erickson (Code Official) 253-591-5739
Chris Seaman (Review) 253-591-5503

Buiding Inspections

Pete Rambow (Supervisor) 253-591-5457
Patrick Barry 253-591-5651
Karl Berner 253-591-5650
JT Fletcher 253-591-5652
Justin Hawley 253-591-5670
John Reeves 253-591-5641
Steve Ward 253-591-5647

Site Inspections

James Harteau (Supervisor) 253-591-5880
Joe Comstock 253-591-5760
Misty Hahn-Zwosta 253-591-5760
Mathhew Mansfield 253-591-5760
Jim McDaniel 253-591-5760
Drayton McLaren 253-591-5760
R. Steve Taylor Sr. 253-591-5760
R. Steve Taylor Jr. 253-591-5760