Applying for Permits

View the Permit Performance Dashboard.


Please help us plan for this valuable in-State training by supporting our efforts on Monday March 25 and Tuesday March 26th. Building Inspections will be unavailable 25th and 26th of March 2024. 

What can you do to help us provide for your service needs? 

Please plan for the previous week and anticipated a delay in inspection response for first three days in the week of March 25th 2024.


Permit Counter Employees

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.

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.
  • Virtual Counter Visits [Launching June 1st]
    • Planning and Engineering divisions of DPS are launching a virtual counter visit option for residents who would like a more convenient way of meeting with planning and engineering staff.

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 above to search for City Permits.