Commercial Permits




Commercial permits are required for tenant improvements, certificates of occupancy, and new commercial buildings. All commercial structural permits require plans prepared by a licensed architect or engineer. All plans require a minimum of 3/32” type.  All commercial construction work must be performed by a licensed contractor.


Commercial Building Permit Requirements and Related Forms

All applications should be submitted online through Tucson Development Center Online.


          Appeal to Building Official

Special Inspections

         Special Inspection Certificate - Building & Grading

         Special Inspection Certificate - Medical Gas

         Special Inspection Certificate - Outdoor Lighting

Adopted Codes and Ordinances

          2018 International Codes and Local Amendments


Specific Permit Information

Cell Towers

          Communications Tower Engineering Review Form - completed form required with the first submittal for all cell tower building permits

Certificate of Occupancy

          Certificate of Occupancy Checklist - Commercial Buildings

   Demolition of a Structure

          Confirmation Notice of Demolition


          Underground Service Waiver

Fire Alarms and Sprinklers

          Fire Alarms and Sprinkler Permits Contact TFD for more information 791-3234          

Gas Lines

          Existing Commercial Gas Lines

Registered Plants

          Registered Plant Application

          Commercial Restaurant Permitting Process

          Kitchen Hood Requirements (Contact TFD at 520-791-3234 or Bob Sherry at 520-837-4914 for more information)

Temporary Expansion of Restaurant Seating

Special Events and Tents

Special Events Tucson Fire Department has helpful information regarding special event safety requirements 791-3234

          Tents and Membrane Structures - Permits for temporary shade structures 


          Above Ground & Underground Tanks (Contact TFD for more information at 520-791-3234)


Special inspections are required to install medical gas piping. A special inspection certificate must be provided before permit issuance. For additional information, please contact a Commercial Plan reviewer by phone on the list provided on our contact page.