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Apply for a Permit

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Submitting Applications with Accela Citizen Access Permit Portal

Accela Citizens Access (ACA) is the City's construction and land development permit portal. Apply for permits, check plan review statuses, upload resubmittals and corrections, and pay fees all through your own Accela account. Even without an account, you can research recent permits for any property. Each division has guides tailored to their unique applications.

For forms and applications for submittal, click here.

*Building Permit Applications have been taking longer than usual due to staffing shortages, volume of applications, and workloads.
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Create a User Account

To use the City's Permit Portal, you must first create a user account. For a step-by-step guide, click here.

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