How to View and Download Documents

The APCD forms available for downloading are in three different file formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word for Windows, or WordPerfect for DOS. Most of the forms are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF, described below.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

The Adobe Acrobat PDF format allows you to view the document and to save it so you can print it locally. In order to view and print these files you must first download Adobe's Acrobat reader and install it on your computer. The reader is absolutely free and may be obtained by pointing your web browser to Adobe' s Homepage at

Or, download your operating system's version of the Acrobat reader now at

Setting up the Acrobat reader is an easy task as it does all the work for you. The following steps are typical of an installation:

  1. Download the self-extracting acrobat reader (the reader is available for most operating systems). You may need to use "Save Next Link As..." or "Save to Disk" functions of your Web browser. Approx. 7 minutes

  2. Save the file to a temporary directory.

  3. From "File Manager" or "Explorer" run the self-extracting acrobat reader program and follow the instructions of the setup program.

  4. The program will be automatically installed and set up for your browser. If your browser does not read the PDF files, you may need to set up the program in your browser's "Options" menu. For example, with Netscape use Options | General Preferences | Helpers to set up a new PDF type.

New Interactive Adobe Acrobat Files

Recently updated and new permit application forms will be available online as interactive Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files. These files allow the user to type information directly into the form, and then print the form and save a hard copy for personal records. If the the user has the full suite of Adobe Acrobat programs (i.e. not just Acrobat Reader) these files can also be saved on the computer system, for instructions on saving an interactive pdf see the following document: Interactive Adobe Files.

If you can't read the Word Files...

If you have downloaded Word files as instructed above, unzipped them, and cannot read them, you can try to obtain a viewer or converter from Microsoft.


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