APPLICATION SERVICES

Permit Counter
The permit counter is available for general questions, intake of applications, and picking up or paying for permits.  Permit specialists and reviewers for land use, residential buildings, right-of-way, stormwater, and sanitary sewer are available Monday – Friday.  See hours of availability or email us your questions here.

Coaching Meeting
Coaching meetings are recommended for small project questions and plan review for existing buildings in which the occupancy is not changing and no building additions are proposed.  This includes commercial tenant improvements, mechanical, plumbing, or roof work, general repairs, and code interpretation.  For more information, see the Building Coaching Tip Sheet.

Pre-Application Services
A pre-application meeting is recommended for large commercial projects, additions, and change of occupancy.  This includes new commercial buildings or uses, such as, industrial, mixed-use, restaurants, marijuana businesses, schools, daycares, and hospitals.  For more information about requesting services see the Pre-Application Requests Tip Sheet.

How do I schedule a meeting?
To request a meeting, log in at Tacoma Permits (ACA) https://aca.accela.com/tacoma/.  Select the Permits tab, read/accept the disclaimer, then select Pre-Application Request.  Fill out the request form and attach concept drawings.  You will receive a response within 2 business days.

Can I receive City feedback without a meeting?
Yes.  Due to high volume of requests, we offer electronic review in lieu of meeting.  Please indicate if this is preferred in your online Pre-Application Request form, Project Questions section.