PAS for the Whole Office

A subscription to the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) includes access to PAS resources for the entire staff of each subscribing organization.

To access PAS subscriber benefits online, employees of a subscribing organization must have an individual APA website login and that login must be linked to the organization’s record.

"PAS is a great service to the planning community. You can always count on fast and efficient responses to questions and research requests."

— Jon Cecil, AICP, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Trouble accessing PAS subscriber benefits?

If your organization subscribes to PAS, but you are unable to access subscriber benefits online, you are either not logged in to the APA website, or your individual login has not been linked to your organization’s PAS subscription.

To gain access to the subscriber benefits, send an e-mail with the name of your organization and your individual APA ID (if you have one), to If you are not currently an APA member and do not have a nonmember website login, we will create one for you. If you are registering co-workers, please indicate that in the e-mail and include your name and e-mail address along with those of your co-workers. You and your co-workers will receive an e-mail confirmation of the completed registration.

Not receiving This Month @ PAS?

If you are able to access PAS subscriber benefits online but you are not receiving the monthly e-mail update we send to all subscribers, we might not have your current e-mail address or your spam filter may be blocking APA e-mails.

To ensure you receive your monthly Planning Advisory Service update, take the following steps to update your profile or override your spam filter.

  1. Go to to update your profile and make sure APA has your correct e-mail address.
  2. Add APA's e-mail address,, to your address book. At work, ask the person in charge of e-mail to allow that e-mail address through the spam filter. ( is the domain of APA's e-mail distributor, Vertical Response.)
  3. On web-based e-mail services such as Yahoo! or Hotmail, check the bulk mail folder for any APA messages and use that service's specified procedure for indicating that the message is not spam.