Applying for Permits

City Hall Closure Update - June 5, 2020

The City of Puyallup’s Permit Center shall remain closed to visitors until Pierce County enters Phase 3 of Governor Inslee’s phased approach to Reopening Businesses and Modifying Physical Distancing Measures. During this closure, however, the City Permit Center is committed to serving the customers and citizens of Puyallup by providing inspections as outlined below, as well as plan reviews and basic permitting services, including responding to all customer and citizen permit inquiries. Permit Center staff will be available during regular business hours remotely. You can continue to reach the Permit Center by telephone at 253-864-4165 or by email at For permit intake, application resubmittals or questions about issuances, please contact the Permit Center via phone or e-mail and a staff member will advise you on how we can best assist you with your permit.

In accordance with Governor Inslee’s guidance for Phase 2 Construction Projects under the Proclamation 20-25 addendum for Phase 2 Construction, effective immediately, the City will be providing inspection services for those projects meeting the guidance criteria circumstances.

  • Please reference the information provided by the Governor’s Office regarding guidance and application of the Phase 2 construction.
  • Under the Phase 2 rules, all construction, including new work, is now allowed.
    All construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume. Adherence to the health and safety points in the guidance memo will be strictly enforced.

  • Issuance of a permit by the City of Puyallup does not imply that a project is in compliance with the Governor’s order.  

  • Inspectors are granted the authority to determining if the inspection can be done safely.

Additional resources and references

    *** Permit Center Hours ***    

  (Temporarily Closed)

Current option for payments:

You will need a 6-digit customer ID # which will be provided in the "Ready to Issue" email sent by Permit Technicians.

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Effective November 13, 2018

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