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Garage Facilities - Vehicle and Marine

“Garage business” means the activity of repairing, or restoring automotive vehicles or marine vessels and selling automotive and/or marine vessel parts and accessories.  This includes gas stations, auto repair shops, mobile repair – windshield replacement, marine repair shops, and storage garage/parking lot locations. 


A Garage license is required for any business conducting this activity.  The license application requires review by Planning & Development Services, Fire and Environmental Services (Source Control) prior to the activity being conducted for the protection of public welfare, health and safety of citizens. 


Approval can be obtained by submitting an application for Vehicle and Marine Garage Facilities and fee to the Tax & License office.  The application will be routed to the appropriate City departments for review. 


Please allow up to 10-15 business days to receive notice of approval or denial of your license.


You can find more information in Tacoma Municipal Code Chapter 6B.110 about garages, fuel stations, and marine repair facilities license requirements.