Planning and Development Services Reopening

Planning and Development Services in-person services currently available four days a week

In-Person Services
Customers may schedule an appointment Monday through Thursday between 9 AM and 1 PM to meet with Planning and Development Services staff. Meetings are to be held at the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Tacoma, WA 98402).

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

  • Dropping off permit documents
  • Discuss general development questions
  • Make payments by check, cash, or credit card in-person

Walk-in services such as over-the-counter reviews will not be offered during this reopening phase and customers are urged to schedule a virtual counter meeting for this service.

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 team and we will help you connect with the desired staff member using our support kiosk.

You can visit us 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to apply for permits, check permit status, schedule inspections and pay for permits at or

Virtual Counter Meetings
We continue to offer virtual counter meetings to meet with review staff regarding application services, residential development, commercial building permits, and land use. 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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