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Key Offices & Authorities

Economic Development Office - 480-312-7989

This office provides a wide range of assistance to new and existing Scottsdale businesses. All information is available on www.ChooseScottsdale.com

About the Department

Planning Services - 480-312-7000

Services for development or improvement of property within the City of Scottsdale.

A special desk has been set up for reviewing proposed projects in Downtown. It is a good place to start with all questions about property improvements.

About the Department

Resources for Building and Renovating


Customer Service (Financial Services) - 480-312-2427

Issuance of business licenses, utility billings and payments, tax audits, and other services.

About the Department

Business Licenses

Tax & License Registration office

7447 East Indian School Road
Suite 110

Project Coordinator

Undertake case analysis, and prepare reports, recommendations and presentations. The Project Coordinator helps manage the movement of projects through the City approval process. They also recommend the type of review required of your rezoning or development review projects. If you are proposing to change zoning, renovate the exterior of your place of business or seek other significant changes to the business property you will work with a Project Coordinator. Working with them is done on an appointment basis. There is a fee for this service.

Coordinators work out of the Current Planning Services Division

Division Information and Contacts

Development Review Board (DRB)

If you propose to change the exterior of the building the business will be in it may be necessary to go through the Development Review Board process. The purpose of the Development Review Board is to review and approve architectural design and layout of proposed development plans. This includes site planning and the relationship of the development to the surrounding environment and the community. Scheduling actions with the Development Review Board is handled through the Project Coordinators.

Development Review Board

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission has a variety of responsibilities including reviewing and making recommendations on zoning changes for business properties. Most businesses do not have a need to seek a zoning change, but, if you do the process begins with an appointment with a Project Coordinator.

Planning Commission