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 Associated Forms
All applications should be submitted online. When you are ready to submit, use the Online Building Permit Application, and submit all materials required as described in the Commercial Plan Submittal Requirements.
Adopted Codes and Ordinances
Specific Permit Information
Cell Tower Notification Form Completed form required at first submittal
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 791-3234 or Bob Sherry 837-4914 for more information
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 including Gem Show tents.
Above Ground & Underground Tanks Contact TFD for more information 791-3234
Special inspections are required to install medical gas piping. A special inspection certificate must be provided prior to permit issuance.
For additional information please contact a Commercial Plan reviewer by phone on the list provided on our contact page