NOTE: Applications, forms, and checklists available on this page are in the process of being updated as part of the permitting system upgrade. For more information, please contact PDSDInquiries@tucsonaz.gov or visit our FAQ page about TDC Online.
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.
Adopted Codes and Ordinances
Specific Permit Information
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
Fire Alarms and Sprinklers
Fire Alarms and Sprinkler Permits Contact TFD for more information 791-3234
Registered Plant Application
Kitchen Hood Requirements (Contact TFD at
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
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.