Plan Tucson, the City of Tucson General & Sustainability Plan, was ratified by voters at the November 5, 2013 General Election. The General Plan documents our City’s goals and aspirations for the future and guides development and policy.
The City of Tucson has adopted the 2018 International Building Codes with local amendments. The codes are updated periodically to reflect the latest standards of life-safety and construction technology. The following items can be viewed in the Building Codes web page:
- Local Amendments to the Building Codes
- Code Modification Appeal to the Building Official
- Policy Documents
- City of Tucson/Pima County Outdoor Lighting Code
- Water and Energy Conservation
The Unified Development Code & Supporting Documents – the Administrative Manual and the Technical Standards Manual – went into effect on January 2, 2013. These documents replaced the Land Use Code, Development Standards, and the development review procedures in Chapter 23A of the Tucson Code. The following items can be viewed in the Zoning Codes web page:
- Information about the UDC
- Zoning Interpretations/Determination to the Zoning Administrator
- Summary of Dimensional Standards for UDC Zones
- Sunset Dates
- Land Use Code & Supporting Documents
Engineering Regulatory Documents - Below is a list of documents used in plan review that are helpful for applicants to refer to when preparing plans for engineering review.
- Access Management Guidelines
- Unified Development Code - Article 5, Article 7, Article 8
- Administrative Manual - Section 2
- Technical Standards Manual - Section 2, Section 4, Section 7, Section 8, Section 9, Section 10, Section 11
- City of Tucson Standards Manual for Drainage Design and Floodplain Management
- Pima County Detention/Retention Manual
- Tucson Code Chapter 25 Streets and Sidewalks
- Tucson Code Chapter 26 Floodplain and Stormwater
- Tucson Code Chapter 29 Energy and Environment
- Water Harvesting Guidance Manual
- Drainage Design Manual and Stormwater Retention Detention Manual
- Protected Watercourses
On January 5, 2021, Mayor and Council approved amendments to the Technical Standards Manual related to the Design Standards for Stormwater Detention and Retention.
- The changes made to the Technical Standards Manuel may be located here.
- The new amendments to go into effect on June 1, 2021, now reference the most recent manual adopted in June 2014 located here.
Information about the following items can be viewed on the Plan Documents web page:
- Area & Neighborhood Plans
- Regional & Citywide Plans
- Planned Area Development (PAD) & Redevelopment Plans
- Studies & Reports