Amended Notice for Revised Rates and Fees: Public Hearing June 18

Published on April 09, 2024

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On April 9, 2024, City of Tucson Mayor and Council gave notice of intention to revise development rates and fees for Planning and Development Services (PDSD) customers. PDSD will conduct outreach to development stakeholders and the community over the next 60 days to gather feedback prior to the June 18, 2024, Mayor and Council Public Hearing regarding the proposed fee increase.

The development review fee increases would affect PDSD, the Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) and Tucson Fire. The fee increase is generally 3.5% in FY2025 and 3.5% in FY2026.

For PDSD, the fees for services include: staff review and building permits for all new development, valuation tables, site review, including floodplain and grading permits, signs, historic review, special district review, rezonings, and special exceptions. 

For DTM, the fees for services include: right-of-way (ROW) permitting and staff review, small wireless facility fees, annual permits for utilities, annual fees for scooters, and other related permits. 

For Tucson Fire, the fees for services include: fire construction permit fees, fire review fees, automatic extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, above-ground and underground storage tanks, other fire construction permits, fire operational permits, state licensed facility operational permits, special event operational permits, and fire code appeals.   

You are invited to review the Year One Proposed Redline Fee Schedule and the Year Two Proposed Redline Fee Schedule. We also ask the community to leave feedback via this online form.

Mayor and Council had given notice of intention to revise rates and fees for the PDSD, as well as Parks and Recreation and Park Tucson during the January 9, 2024, meeting. Through the outreach process, PDSD found an inconsistency in the fee structure and delayed the public hearing to allow for additional community and stakeholder engagement regarding the proposed development fee changes.

During the April 9, 2024 meeting, Mayor and Council approved revisions to rates and fees for Tucson Parks and Recreation and Park Tucson.

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