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    Building and Site Development

    The Building and Site Development Division is committed to assisting property owners and professionals complete projects cost-effectively, safely and sustainably.
    • We are located on the 1st floor of the Public Works Building
    • Our lobby hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays
    • We offer online services for building permits and site development instruments

    Building Permitting

    NB: Electronic submittal required for building permits effective July 1, 2014

    Permitting Process--start here! (Click for more)

    Site, Zoning & Lighting

    Grading, Hillside, NPPO

    Residential Projects

    Commercial & School Projects

    Day/Residential Care, Assisted Living & Group Homes

    Pools & Spas


    Solar & Wind

    Miscellaneous Projects

    Miscellaneous Design Aids

    Inspections & Special Inspections

    Administrative Processes

    Codes & Local Amendments

    We do not plan to adopt new building codes until the 2018 code cycle

    NB: The 2016 Subdivision & Development Street Standards will be applied to new applications received on or after May 1, 2016.  Additionally, we are now allowing site instruments to be combined into single submittal.

    Commercial Development & Site Construction

    Subdivision Platting

    Additional Resources


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    Development Services

    201 N. Stone Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    (520) 724-9000

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    Yves Khawam, PhD
    Chief Building Official

    Lauren Ortega, PE
    Site Review Manager

    Rich Franz-Under, RA
    Green Building Manager

    Daniel Ice
    Assistant Building Official

    Mark Masek
    Plans Examiner Supervisor

    Robert Chandler
    Chief Building Inspector