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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
    • Building permits and site development instruments require electronic submittal

    Building Permitting

    Clicking on the “Step” boxes will display detail information below.

    STEP 1: Do you need a permit?

    STEP 2: Prepare Plans

    STEP 3: Prepare Application

    STEP 4: Submit to Pima County

    STEP 5: Administrative Review by Pima County

    STEP 6: Substantive Review & Approval by Pima County

    STEP 7: Inspections

    STEP 8: Completion



    Click on one of the boxes above in order to see the process displayed here.


    For list view and additional information visit the Building Permits Resources page.

    Commercial Development & Plats

    Clicking on the “Step” boxes will display detail information below.

    STEP 1: Decide which approvals you are seeking

    STEP 2: Verify that zoning allows use

    STEP 3: Prepare plans

    STEP 4: Submit plans to Pima County

    STEP 5: Administrative Review

    STEP 6: Substantive Review and Approval

    STEP 7: Inspections

    STEP 8: Completion



    Click on one of the boxes above in order to see the process displayed here.


    For list view and additional information visit the Commercial Development and Plats Resources page.
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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