Urban Agriculture Adoption

The Mayor and Council adopted the Unified Development Code (UDC) text amendment regarding urban agriculture on December 8, 2015. The Ordinance No. 11328 becomes effective thirty (30) days after it is adopted (approximately January 8, 2016) and is available from the City Clerk. An urban agriculture best practices webpage will be available soon from the City of Tucson.

New Building Permit Requirement

State law requires that all permitted work on commercial properties, residential rentals, and properties for sale must be done by a licensed contractor.

Effective December 1st, 2015, a letter from the licensed contractor stating their affiliation with the project must be provided to the Permit Counter prior to the issuance of the permit.  The letter must include: permit activity number, project address, contractor ROC, phone number and contact address. Letters may be emailed to COTDSDPermits@Tucsonaz.gov or faxed to 520-791-4475.

Infill Incentive District

The Mayor and Council voted to approve the Infill Incentive District section of the Unified Development Code on February 18, 2015.  The ordinance will become effect on March 20, 2015.

Courtesy pre-applications are now available by request.   Contact Koren Manning for more information at Koren.Manning@tucsonaz.gov or (520) 837-4028.

Follow this link to download the adopted version of the Infill Incentive District (IID).


Sustainable Code Project


The fourth public meeting on the effort underway to revise the City’s zoning regulations on urban agriculture was held on Thursday, October 23rd. The public meeting included information on the following items, farmers’ markets, community gardens, urban farms, and the keeping of small animals. The agenda, presentation, and associate documents are located on the Sustainable Code Project page