Applying for Permits

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We are committed to assisting you with your permitting needs

The Permit Center is operating remotely

Permit Center Hours for the public are:

Monday - Friday

9AM - 3PM

Permit Inquiries can be emailed to

Or by telephone at 253-864-4165 - option 1 (for permitting inquiries only)

You may expect a response to your request within 1 business day

Current option for payments, visit

Note: You will need a 6-digit customer ID # to use the online payment system

This ID will be provided in the "Ready to Issue" email sent by Permit Technicians once your permit submittal has been approved for issuance

Welcome to City of Puyallup permitting! We are here to assist you through the permitting process from the initial pre-application meeting to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy. Our mission is to provide quality communication for all people who seek development 
permits from the City.

Online Permit Access

Research permit information; search by address; permit number; parcel number and other options.

Permitting Departments

Building Services administers the Washington State Building Codes, including building permit plan review and inspection services. Planning Services oversees the zoning, environmental, and subdivision codes. Engineering Services reviews utility and road improvement permits. Use the quick links to their pages for additional information.

Follow the steps below to ensure that your application process is successful!

Research the Parcel

Parcel Research Tools
  • General information like zoning, parcel statistics (lot size, generalized property lines), tax information, septic system info, etc.
  • Natural environment information like wetlands, streams, potential buffers, etc.


  • Online form to submit a question to the Development Center staff.
  • Call the Development Services Department at (253) 864-4165. Available between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, excluding holidays

Visit the Development Services Department

  • Located in the Puyallup City Hall 2nd floor at 333 S Meridian, Puyallup WA, 98371
  • Open between 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays

Gather Submittal Items (Applications, forms, etc.)

Permit Application Forms Grouped by Reviewing Division:


Alphabetical Master List of Applications, Forms, and Instructions


Building, fire construction, mechanical and plumbing permits can be found in the Permit Fees by Category page.

Land-Use permit fees (such as subdivision, boundary line adjustments, conditional-use permits, and other land use permits) and some site development fees (such as clear, fill and grading permits and sewer connections) can be found in the City of Puyallup Fee Schedule.

Impact fees such as School, Park, and Traffic impact fees may be assessed for certain projects, but are calculated on a case-by-case basis.

Pre-Application Meetings

Pre-application meetings are an opportunity for a potential applicant to meet with all the reviewing divisions (building, fire, planning, and engineering) and receive feedback about their development project proposal prior to submitting an application for a permit. The first pre-application meeting for a project is free of charge. You may request a pre-application meeting even if you do not own the property. 

To request a pre-application meeting, please complete the application form below and submit application and any supporting documents to 

Submit Your Application

Submit applications and necessary submittal documents electronically via email to:

If files are too large, still send an email with the subject line: "Request for Folder to Upload" and include a project name. A Permit Technician will create a folder in SharePoint for you to upload all submittal documents to and provide the link to the folder. 

Track your application, pay fees, and request inspections

Click here to taken to the online portal where you can track your submitted application, pay fees, and request inspections. 

To request inspections by phone, call 1-877-232-6456