Zoning Verification Applications

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How to Apply for a Zoning Verification Permit

  • Read and accept disclaimer and select Continue Application

  • Select Land Use from the permit options

  • The first part of the application, Step 1, asks for Location and People (address, parcel, and owner) of your permit request. Enter Address or parcel number and search, then select Continue Application.
  • For Applicant, use Select from Account and select contact from account.
  • Choose associated owner. Then select Continue Application.
  • Step 2 covers the Details and Attachments for the application.
  • Enter a description of the request in the Description of Work field then select Add an Application Type under the Permit Type and Permit Information.  If you are requesting zoning verification for multiple parcels (they must be contiguous) please list all parcels in the project description field.

  • Select Information Requests and Next

  • Select Zoning Verification Letter and Finish followed by Submit on the next page

  • Fill in permit information fields (those with a red asterisks are required fields, at a minimum enter “0” in those fields).
  • Select Continue
  • If you have a letter or list of questions document, select Add Attachments.



  • Then select Continue Application.
  • Review all information and confirm/edit as necessary.
  • Certify correct/complete at the bottom, and select Continue Application.

  • Pay fees by credit card, or defer payment – then you’ll be invoiced and your request will be complete and routed when payment is received. You will receive a record number (LU19-xxxx) which will appear in the My Records

If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to City of Tacoma, and Mail to Planning & Development Services, Attn: Permit Specialist, 747 Market Street, Rm 345, Tacoma, WA  98402-3701. Please include the LU record number on the check.

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