The City of Tucson Planning & Development Services reviews residential and commercial construction plans before issuing permits for the work intended. There are two basic types of building permits and some exceptions:
- Residential Permits
Permits for one and two family dwellings, additions, garages, porches, electrical reconnects, gas lines, air conditioning.
- Commercial Permits
Permits for tenant improvements, certificate of occupancy, new multifamily and commercial buildings.
- Building Permit Exemptions
Items that do not require permit
All permit applications must be submitted using Tucson Development Center Online.
Planning and Development Services has adjusted target review times according to the scale of the project, streamlining the turnaround time for smaller projects. The new lanes significantly enhance the permit review process, resulting in faster review times for specific permit types.
PERMIT REVIEW LANES
PLEASE NOTE: Applicant is responsible for obtaining review and approval by Pima County for projects involving ADEQ/RWRD sewers, on-site wastewater treatment facilities and public water systems(PDF, 334KB). The granting of a City permit does not exempt the applicant from complying with any HOA's CC&Rs or any other private deed restrictions associated with the property; and the issuance of this permit is not in any way an indication that the work/project complies with any HOA's CC&Rs or any other private deed restrictions associated with the property.