Applying for Permits

Welcome to the 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.

To submit for permits, please use our Online Permit system, CityView.

Permitting Divisions

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.

Please follow the steps below to ensure your application is successful.

1. Research the Parcel

There are a variety of parcel research tools available to help you. Please visit our page for more information. Some things you'll want to research include:

  • 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.

Need assistance with researching parcels? Contact us!

  • 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

2. Gather All Your Submittal Items (Applications, forms, etc.)

Permit Application Forms Grouped by Reviewing Division:


Alphabetical Master List of Applications, Forms, and Instructions

3. Calculate Your Fees

Building, fire construction, mechanical and plumbing permits can be found on 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.

4. Schedule a Pre-Application Meeting

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. 

Applying for a Pre-application meeting request can be done by using the customer portal -

5. Submit your application, pay your fees, and request inspections. 

You can do all of this with our online permitting software, CityView. Go to the online portal to submit your application.

Need help with one or all of these steps? Visit the Permit Center for help.

We are located on the 2nd floor of City Hall in downtown Puyallup. Our hours are 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, except on holidays.