Advanced Payment Accounts to be discontinued September 30

The City of Tucson will discontinue the option to use Advance Payment Accounts (APA) to facilitate the transition to a new multi-departmental permitting system and given other online payment options currently available, including credit card and ACH (electronic check). APA accounts will be phased out over the next few months with ample time for larger projects and developers who currently rely on these accounts to adjust and establish alternate means of payment. 

Key Dates: 

  • August 15, 2021 - last day City of Tucson will accept APA deposits to existing accounts. No new accounts will be established after this date. 
  • September 30, 2021 - last day for an applicant to use an existing APA account 
  • October 1 thru December 31 – APA accounts will be reconciled and positive balances refunded to account holders 

For information regarding your APA account such as current balance, please email