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    Building and Site Development

    Building Inspections - Effective Monday, December 12, 2022

    Skype will no longer be used to perform remote building inspections in Pima County. Instead you will receive a text message at the time of your inspection to the phone number provided. Development Services will be using Vuspex to schedule in-person/ on site and virtual inspections. Visit our new Building Inspection Portal to get started.

    Streamline Rooftop Solar Permitting: 

    Licensed solar contractors are welcome to begin using the joint City of Tucson, Pima County same day roof top solar permitting service. Go to webcms.pima.gov/SolarOneStop to get started.

    The Building and Site Development Division is committed to assisting you, property owners and professionals alike.

    • We are located on the 1st floor of the Public Works Building.
    • Our lobby hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
    • Building permits and site development instruments require electronic submittal.
    • Please note as of January 1, 2019, Development Services began enforcing the 2018 International Building Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code.

    1. Get Started

    2. Submit

    3. Review

    4. Inspections


    Depending on the permit type, there are different scenarios for completion including final inspections and potentially a Certificate of Occupancy. See your permit requirements that must be satisfied prior to final inspection (P2F) and prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (P2C).


    Per Pima County Code, final inspection approval of single family dwellings constitutes the Certificate of Occupancy. A separate Certificate is not issued.

    Commercial Development & Plats

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

    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.

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    Development Services

    201 N. Stone Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Lobby hours are
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Monday - Friday
    County observed holidays

    (520) 724-9000

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    Carla Blackwell

    Chris Poirier
    Deputy Director

    Joseph Godoy
    Deputy Director

     Daniel Ice
    Chief Building Official

    Rick Wilburg
    Assistant Building Official