333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

Building Permit Information

A Building Permit is required for the following types of residential construction:

  • Any new single family residence
  • Any addition to a single family residence
  • Any new detached accessory building in excess of 120 square feet
  • Interior remodels of a single family residence
  • Re-roof of a single family residence and/or garage including any structure over 120 square feet requiring sheathing.
  • Deck structures over 30 inches in height measured from the ground to the finished platform


Permits issued over the counter or within the same business day for residential construction:

  • Re-roof of any residential structure over 120 square feet which requires sheathing.
  • Mechanical permits are required prior to the installation, replacement, alteration, relocation of any furnace, exhaust hood, water heater, heat pump, air conditioner, wood or gas stove, gas logs or gas piping, etc.
  • Plumbing permits are required prior to the installation, replacement, alteration, relocation of a dishwasher, toilet, sink, shower, bath tub, hose bib, irrigation system, etc.

Submittal Requirements for Building Permits

New Single Family Residence

  • A completed and signed permit application;
  • Three (3) copies of a site plan drawn to scale indicating the property lines and dimensions; existing structures, proposed location of the new structure and setbacks from the foundation to the property lines. The site plan should also indicate any easements on the subject property, septic and/or utility lines;
  • Two (2) sets of complete construction drawings;
  • Two (2) sets of the Washington State Energy Code Compliance Form or heat loss calculations;
  • Current City of Puyallup Business License.


Addition to a Single Family Residence

  • A completed and signed permit application;
  • Three (3) copies of a site plan drawn to scale indicating the property lines and dimensions; existing structures, proposed location of the new structure and setbacks from the foundation to the property lines. The site plan should also indicate any easements on the subject property, septic and/or utility lines;
  • Two (2) sets of complete construction drawings;
  • Current City of Puyallup Business License.


Interior Remodel of a Single Family Residence

  • A completed and signed permit application;
  • Two (2) sets of complete construction drawings;
  • Current City of Puyallup Business License.


New Detached Accessory Building over 120 square feet

  • A completed and signed permit application;
  • Three (3) copies of a site plan drawn to scale indicating the property lines and dimensions; existing structures, proposed location of the new structure and setbacks from the foundation to the property lines. The site plan should also indicate any easements on the subject property, septic and/or utility lines;
  • Two (2) sets of complete construction drawings;
  • Current City of Puyallup Business License.


Demolition of Single Family Residence or Detached Accessory Building over 120 square feet

  • A completed and signed permit application;
  • Three (3) copies of a site plan drawn to scale indicating the property lines and dimensions; existing structures, proposed location of the new structure and setbacks from the foundation to the property lines. The site plan should also indicate any easements on the subject property, septic and/or utility lines;
  • Asbestos Puget Sound Clean Air Agency notification receipt
  • Current City of Puyallup Business License.


Contact the Building Division for permit applications and submittal requirements for all commercial and manufacturing projects.

Permit applications must be submitted Monday-Friday prior to 4:00 p.m.. This will allow staff enough time to process the application request.

All electrical permits are reviewed and issued by WA State Department of Labor and Industries.