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Streamlined Permitting System Now Live

Streamlined Permitting System Now Live at TacomaPermits.org


Jan. 19, 2016



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

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


Streamlined Permitting System Now Live at TacomaPermits.org


Today, the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services launched an online Tacoma Permits system that utilizes Accela software and offers a number of efficiencies.


With this launch, all land use, building, and site development permits will be processed through the new system. When first logging in, applicants will be required to set up an account which will then store customer information for future permits and allow access to permit information at any time.


All this week, City’s permitting staff will be available on the third floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St.) to answers questions and help customers set up their Tacoma Permits accounts. Office hours include: Tuesday, Jan.  19, through Thursday, Jan 21, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


“This new permitting software is really about transparency and accessibility,” said Planning and Development Services Senior Principal Engineer Terry Forslund. “It’s exciting that customers can now track their permit any time electronically and City staff also has access to this same information, creating greater efficiency throughout the entire process.” 


The new permitting platform is available now on the TacomaPermits.org website under the Apply for Permits section.


To view a list of frequently asked questions or for more information, visit cityoftacoma.org/TacomaPermits, email TacomaPermits@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 591-5030.