From the web portal, residents and non-resident property owners are able to apply for, pay for, and manage their permits without any need to come downtown or mail in documents. We do offer services for scanning and uploading accounts documents for residents who do not have access to scanners. Those residents can visit our downtown location (942 Pacific Ave, Mon ‒ Fri, 8am ‒ 5pm) for front desk assistance.


Tacoma Parking Services no longer issues physical permits for the Residential Parking Program. All permits are tracked by license plate number and enforced by license plate recognition technology. Both annual permits and 24 hour permits can be purchased and managed from your account. When adding a new vehicle to your account, you will be prompted to profile the vehicle either as a short term vehicle or long term vehicle. Long term vehicles are only eligible to have annual permits issued. Short term vehicle are only eligible to have 24 hour permits issued.


We endeavor to review all applications within 72 hours. Please allow us time to review your account information before you reach out to the office to inquire about your account's status. If you receive a ticket for parking without a valid permit while your permit is awaiting review by parking staff, please contact us at and we will review the ticket.


To get set up:

1-      Create an account and fulfill all account requirements (vehicle information, proof of residency/ownership, credit card information)

2-      Submit a request for a permit (if needed at the time).

3-      Parking staff will review your request and approve your account.

4-      Once your account is approved you may log back in at any time to update information or purchase additional permits on an as need basis.

5-     For vehicle sales, temporary plates or permit transfers please contact city staff.

For any additional questions please reach us at or 253.591.5371