What is my permit fee?

Permit fees are based on the type of permit and project specifics. Items such as the valuation of work, new square footage, number of plumbing fixtures, and floor area determine the permit cost.  For an estimate of your permit fees, use our Fee Estimator.

Posted by rgc on April 18, 2014 | FAQ Sections: Permits and Fees.

How much does my land use permit cost?

Use the Fee Estimator to find Land Use permit fees. Choose Other Permits for the permit type.

Posted by rgc on August 6, 2013 | FAQ Sections: Permits and Fees.

When are mechanical and plumbing permits required?

Mechanical permits are required for any work to the following: addition, replacement, repair or alteration of mechanical systems. This includes alterations or additions to gas lines, propane tanks, and associated piping for flammable liquids. Plumbing permits are required for all plumbing work … Read More

Posted by admin on November 28, 2012 | FAQ Sections: Permits and Fees.

Why do I need a permit?

Permits help ensure that work is done safely and meets applicable codes and regulations. Building codes exist, in part, to protect the public from unlicensed contractors and substandard building materials. By enforcing construction standards permits give you and future occupants/ owners of … Read More

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Is a license required to operate a business from home?

Yes. For information on Home Occupation Standards see our Home Occupations tip sheet or contact Development Services at (253) 591-5030 and choose option 4. For information on business license requirements, contact the City of Tacoma Tax & License Department at (253) 591-5252

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Is both a business license and contractor’s license required? If so, how can I, or my company, obtain one?

Yes, to do work in the City of Tacoma both a City business license and Washington State contractor’s license are required. For information on obtaining a Washington State Contractor’s License contact the State of Washington Contractor’s License division 1-800-647-0982. For information on obtaining a City of … Read More

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When are mechanical and plumbing permits required?

Mechanical permits are required for the addition, replacement, repair or alteration of mechanical systems in structures. This includes gas lines, propane tanks, and associated piping for flammable liquids. Plumbing permits are required for all plumbing work including water service, drains, … Read More

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How do I check the review status of a permit?

To check the review status of a permit, log into your Accela account at https://aca.accela.com/tacoma and select Search Permit Records (1). Then enter in the permit number (2) and access the details of the permit. Under the menu Record Info select Processing Status (3).  

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