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Planning and Development Services (PDS)

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

Permit Counter

Monday and Friday: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Last check-in for Permit Specialists is 4:00 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

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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