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City Launching New Streamlined Permitting System Jan. 19


Jan. 4, 2016



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


City Launching New Streamlined Permitting System Jan. 19

--Limited Permitting Services Available Jan. 11-18--


In an effort to streamline the permitting process and improve the customer experience, the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services is launching a new online Tacoma Permits system on Tuesday, Jan. 19.


This web-based permitting platform utilizes Accela software and offers a number of efficiencies. Citizens will notice a system change that includes online permit application, online payment processing, permit tracking throughout the entire process and the ability to request an inspection via website or phone. When launched, this new permitting platform will be available through TacomaPermits.org.


“Implementing this best-in-breed permitting software is an exciting – and huge – step in creating a streamlined, cohesive permitting experience for Tacoma’s citizens,” said Director of Planning and Development Services Peter Huffman. “In addition, we have great expectations of increased efficiency for our staff.” 


To accommodate the installation of the new permitting software the Planning and Development Services Offices will be closed Monday, Jan.  11, through Monday, Jan. 18. During this time frame, no permit applications will be accepted with the exception of emergency applications.


For more information including how to pre-register for a Tacoma Permits account, visit cityoftacoma.org/TacomaPermits, email TacomaPermits@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 591-5030.