Plan Tucson, the City of Tucson’s General and Sustainability Plan, was adopted by voters in 2013. The City just released a Progress Report detailing key accomplishments in achieving the goals of Plan Tucson over the past five years. This report was presented to the City of Tucson Mayor and Council on May 7, 2019.
The City of Tucson’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) held a ‘Development 101’ informal class on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Pima County Public Works Building. PDSD staff discussed the submittal and review process of development packages, subdivision plats, and lot splits regulated by Tucson’s Unified Development Code (UDC).
Effective January 1, 2019, the following applications are only accepted online, no paper:
The City of Tucson has selected Tyler Technologies’ Energov permitting system to replace the more than twenty-year old Permits Plus program. City staff went through a competitive procurement process to find a system that best meets the City’s collective needs for effective process management, enhanced transparency, improved coordination between Departments, extensive utilization of GIS, and integration with other programs such as financial, document management, and reporting systems.
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE SUNSET DATE OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORDINANCE. Currently, the City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) are seeking feedback regarding Medical Marijuana regulations to help address approaching expiration of the governing ordinance on January, 31 2019. On or before this date, the Mayor and Council must extend the date, remove the date, or let the ordinance expire. This is why your feedback is so important!
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE SUNSET DATE OF THE INFILL INCENTIVE DISTRICT (IID). Currently, The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) are seeking feedback regarding the IID to help address approaching expiration of the IID ordinance on January, 31 2019. On or before this date, the Mayor and Council must extend the date, remove the date, or let the ordinance expire. This is why your feedback is so important!
The Property Research Online tool (PRO) has been updated to refresh four times per day. This means that applicants have a greater access to their permit information such as inspection comments. PRO is now refreshing at the following times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, & 7:30 pm.
A permit is required to perform work on private property. Please refer to the exceptions for work that may be done without a permit. After a permit has been obtained, work may begin. Permit holders must have the work inspected prior to covering it up. For example, foundations must be inspected after the dirt is removed but before the concrete is poured.
Due to the excessive workload on our field staff, same day inspections are now limited to emergencies until further notice.
We are developing a policy to provide same day inspections for non-emergency situations and will update you once that is in place.
The City of Tucson is adopting the 2018 International Building Code and associated standards. The Tucson/Pima County Joint Code Committee has met each month during 2017 to discuss the changes in the building codes since the 2012 editions currently adopted. Recommendations will be taken to Mayor & Council during the September 5th Study Session. If you would like to receive periodic updates to the code adoption, please send an email to Angie.Ruiz@tucsonaz.gov
Effective March 19th 2018, the following will be applicable to Wireless Commnication Facilities (WCF) equipment swap-outs for previously approved special exceptions applications.
Applicants are no longer required to apply for a Director's Decision Letter for equipment swap-outs that meet the following threshold for a no substantial change: