Getting Started

Welcome to Tacoma Permits!

All permits are reviewed electronically through our Tacoma Permits (ACA), Accela Citizen Access permitting portal.  Please see our most common links below for more information.

Requesting a Meeting

Requests for pre-application meetings can be submitted online by the applicant (See Pre-Application Meetings tip sheet)

  • Go to and select Apply for Permits – this will redirect you to the ACA webpage
  • Log-in to your account  (If you have not registered for an account you will need to do so – see Getting Started Guide)
  • Select Permits
  • Read and check the disclaimer and select Continue Application
  • Select Pre-application Request
  • Fill out all available information and attach PDF documents

Once you have submitted your request, you will be contacted by staff (normally within two business days) to schedule your meeting.

Getting Started

Getting Started Guide
Types of Permits
Frequently Asked Questions
Zoning Reference Guide

Submitting an Application

Application Services
Electronic File Standards
Permit Plans – Examples
Submittal Checklists

Permit and Inspection Status

Business Resources

Marijuana Businesses
Restaurants Tip Sheet

Restaurant Location Selection Worksheet