New online building permit application and other technology changes

New online application for building permits to go live Monday, October 26

Customers will be able to use our new Online Building Permit Application form for most building permit submittals starting October 26.

This new process is part of a phased approach to help automate the intake of permits. It aims to reduce the time from application submission to permit initialization and allow for more immediate tracking of permit progress.   

As of Monday, October 26, 2020, all building permits, except for Residential Model Plans and Development Packages, will be processed through the Online Building Permit Application. Residential Model Plans and Development Packages are planned for the next phase to be implemented in the coming weeks, and in the meantime will continue to be submitted through the Filedrop

The new Online Building Permit Application will be live on Monday, October 26 at this page:

Please visit this page for information on submitting building permits, including what is needed to apply and a link to the new application.

Velocity Hall unavailable as of November 1

The City of Tucson's Velocity Hall program will be unavailable starting November 1, 2020. After this date, customers will not be able to schedule inspections online. If you need an inspection, please call 520-791-3111 to schedule using a phone. You will need your permit number and inspection item number listed on your permit card. All inspection items start will a zero (0) to create a five digit code.

If you previously used Velocity Hall to obtain your trade permits, please submit your permit application via the PDSD website.

We are working rapidly to resolve this issue and hope to have a solution in place very soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.