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!
A new checklist for minor changes to existing commercial/industrial sites can be found on the following 2 pages:
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.
There will be limited inspection and plan review services on August 20 and 21 due to an educational event.
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:
Have you considered remote video inspections?
The City of Tucson Planning & Development Services offers inspection services via Skype or FaceTime for the following activities:
Rooftop Solar Installations
Electrical Service Upgrades
Gas Line Installations
Water Heater Installations
Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) would like to announce the availability of a new tool that enables the public to see active development projects within Tucson's jurisdiction.
NOTICE: Newly adopted Sign Standards to go into effect on February 1, 2018.
On December 5, 2017 the City of Tucson Mayor and Council voted (7-0) to adopt the proposed extensive revisions to the City Sign Code. Those revisions adopted helped to achieve the following goals:
Due to concerns that have arisen related to the proximity of November 21st to the Thanksgiving holiday, the date scheduled for the Mayor and Council Public Hearing to review the Sign Code Revision Project has been moved to December 5, 2017, at or after 5:30PM in the Mayor and Council Chambers of City Hall, 255 West Alameda, Tucson, AZ. This was done to ensure everyone who would like to speak to this item has a chance.
Pima County/City of Tucson process interface for approval of projects involving ADEQ/RWRD sewers, on-site wastewater treatment facilities and public water systems
Effective Date: September 1, 2017
Does your project propose changes to sewer or wastewater?
Yes? Follow the steps found at tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/development-permits (handout available).