The types of permits available online are listed below, with limitations outlined under each.
Please note: All permits require inspections; it is recommended that the Inspection List be reviewed after taking out your online permit. It is required that a printout of the Inspection List (Job Card) be posted at the job site.
Important: Online Permitting does not include permits requiring plan review. If an Online Permit is taken for work other than outlined above, you may be responsible for additional charges and/or have the Permit voided.
Permit Type: Service Upgrade to 200amp
Limitations: Commercial Permits:
Limited to replacement of existing panel box only. Additional circuits or load requires plan review. If you have questions regarding these limits, please call the Electrical Plans Examiner at (520) 791-5550 prior to taking out this permit. (Note: All commercial permitsrequire a licensed contractor.)
Increasing your service to accomodate an additional load (e.g., new A/C, swimming pool, or room addition) requires that you contact a Residential Reviewer at (520) 791-5550 prior to taking out this permit.
Permit Type: Circuits/Receptacle/Switch/Outlets
Limitations: This permit type is limited to a maximum of four (4) 120 volt, 15 or 20 amp circuits. Work beyond this limitation requires plan review; please contact either a Residential Reviewer or Electrical Plans Examiners at (520) 791-5550.
Permit Type: Water Line Replacement/Water Softener
Limitations: Replacement must be the same size and in the same location as the unit being replaced. All new installations require plan review.
Permit Type: Water Heater Replacement
Limitations: Replacement units must be the same size, location, and heat source as the unit being replaced.
Permit Type: Gas Reconnect
Limitations: Gas Reconnect is for outside of building only. All replacement and new piping installations require plan review.
Mechanical equipment installations require plan review and may not be obtained through Velocity Hall. Please submit your application and plans to our office or submit via email through our online services.
Due to Inspector availability, the City of Tucson Planning & Development Services Department cannot honor requests for specific inspection times.
NOTE: A printout of the Inspection List (Job Card) must be posted at the job site.
Requests to schedule and/or cancel inspections must be made before 3:00pm M.S.T. in order to be
effective for the following business day.
Limitations & Guidelines for Checking/Researching Permit Information Online
Permit Manager allows you to look up Address and Parcel details by Permit Number, License Number
or by Address. Permit information can be retrieved by Permit Number or License Number only.
Information regarding inspections scheduled or inspections required may also be obtained using
Permit Manager. Additional detailed information can be researched using the Planning & Development Services
Department’s Online Services Page.
Refund amount is limited to 80% of the fees charged (minus the Plan Review Fee) as long as :
1) The permit has not expired
2) No inspections have been requested
3) The party who applied for the permit is the one requesting the refund
The City of Tucson Planning & Development Services Department (PDSD) will make every attempt to get the usage fee ($5.00 + 10% of permit fees is charged by the software vendor) credited or voided for you, but PDSD cannot
be held responsible for the refund of usage fee charges. To initiate a refund request, please go to the
click on this ‘Refund Request Form’ link. Print out the Refund Request form and
complete it, sending it along with the original permit and receipt to:
City of Tucson
Planning & Development Services Department
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson AZ 85726-7210
Questions? Please call (520) 791-5550 or email PDSDInquiries@tucsonaz.gov
Clicking the ‘I Accept’ button means you have READ, UNDERSTOOD and AGREE to the limitations and conditions relating to the permit you are applying for. Online Permitting does not include permits requiring plan review. If an Online Permit is taken out for work other than outlined above, you may be responsible for additional charges and/or have the Permit voided and your online priviliges revoked.