Planning and Development Services Reopening

Planning and Development Services will offer limited in-person services beginning August 3, 2021

With an increase in vaccination rates, rates of positivity continuing to decline, and many state restrictions lifted as of June 30, Planning and Development Services will begin its phased reopening to the public with limited hours and services beginning August 3.

In-Person Services
Starting August 3, 2021, Planning and Development Services customers can schedule in-person appointments on Tuesdays between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Meetings are to be held at the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market Street, Room 332, Tacoma, WA 98402).

At this time, in-person appointments will be limited to:

  1. Meeting with the Permit Specialist team.
  2. Dropping off permit documents or making payments by check, cash, or credit card.
  • Walk-in services such as over-the-counter reviews will not be offered during this initial reopening phase.
  • If you arrive without an appointment, one of our team members will help you schedule for the next available appointment.
  • To schedule an appointment click below or call 253.591.5030. If you need to meet with review staff virtually and are unable to do so from your place of residence or business, you can schedule an appointment with our permit specialist and we will help you connect with the desired staff member using our support kiosk.

Virtual Counter Meetings
We continue to offer virtual counter meetings to meet with review staff regarding residential development, commercial building permits, and land use. These appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To schedule an appointment, please visit

All inspections can be scheduled online at or by calling 253.591.5030.

We will evaluate customer demand for in-person services and adjust our in-person hours accordingly as the City continues to expand service options as COVID-19 restrictions lift.





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