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Operational Permits

The Tacoma Fire Department administers fire and life safety regulations for all properties within Tacoma city limits. Permits must be obtained from the Fire Department for special events, public assembly occupancies, storage or use of hazardous materials, hazardous operations such as hot work and spray finishing, mobile fueling and a wide variety of other activities where a fire or life safety hazards may exist.

Submit completed applications along with a check or money order payable to the City of Tacoma Treasurer to the address below.

Tacoma Fire Prevention Division
3471 South 35th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

If you have questions, please call (253) 591-5740 or send an email

To request an inspection, please complete the Permit Inspection Request Form (for best results use Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook), and send it to the Permit Department. The email is also listed at the top of the form. 

All fees are current as of February 2017.

Tanks

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2000.1 Above Ground Tank Permit - Installation
$331.80 per tank
2000.2 Underground Tank - Installation
$331.80 per tank
2000.3 Underground Tank - Removal & Decommissioning-Commercial
$281.75 per site
2000.4 Underground Tank - Removal - Residential
$169.05 per site

Assembly

Special Assembly Permits

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2001.4 Assembly Permit - Temporary Special Events
$250.40
2001.5 Tents, Canopies & Membrane Structures $250.40
2001.6 Open Flame Assembly Permit $250.40
2001.7 Bonfires $125.25

Fireworks

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2002.1 Indoor Proximate Pyrotechnics Permit $375.60
2002.2 Fireworks Permit - Outdoor $375.60
2002.3 Fireworks - Manufacture, Storage, Transport
$250.40

Hot Works

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2003.1 Hot Works $250.40
2003.2 Roofing Operations
$250.40

Marine

Number Operational Permit Type  Fee
2004.1  Marine Terminal
$2,504.20
2004.2  Shore to Ship Refueling $313.05
2004.3  Annual Marine Fueling $250.40

Applications of Flammable Finishes

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2005.1  Spray Painting, Dipping, Powder Coating, Floor Surfacing
$250.40

Mobile Fueling

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2006.1  Mobile Fueling - Company (there is a $125.25 surcharge for truck inspections outside the City of Tacoma)
$250.40 
2006.2  Mobile Fueling - Site
$250.40

Hazardous Materials

Number Operational Permit Type Fee
2007.1 Annual Hazardous Materials Permit $250.40
2007.2 Hazardous Materials Facilities Permit $851.45
2007.3 Special Hazardous Materials - Single Event Permit
$375.60