Applying for Permits

Permit Counter Employees

Starting June 1, 2023, the City’s Development and Permitting Services Department will begin charging for pre-application submissions. Residents and developers, who wish to request a pre-application, will now be required to pay a fee for the application. Please contact our Permit Support Services for details.

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

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.

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. 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.
  1. 2. Gather All Submittal Items
  1. 3. Calculate Your Fees
  1. 4. Schedule A Pre-Application Meeting
  1. 5. Submit Application / Pay Fees / Request Inspection

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

We are located on the 2nd floor of City Hall (333 S Meridian) in downtown Puyallup. Our hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

Use the map below to search for City Permits. Click on the question mark (?) for options to make the map larger.