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 PermitCenter@puyallupwa.gov
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
permits from the City.
Research permit information; search by address; permit number; parcel number and other options.
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
- 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:
- Development Engineering
- Electrical Permits: The Department of Labor & Industries issues all electrical permits, use this link to apply for an electrical permit.
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 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 PermitCenter@puyallupwa.gov
Submit Your Application
Submit applications and necessary submittal documents electronically via email to: PermitCenter@puyallupwa.gov
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