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Construction Activity - Start & Stop Times

Scottsdale adheres to strict standards for start and stop times for construction.  

Chapter 31 Article III - Building Code

Scottsdale Revised City Code Section 31-32, subsection 116 - Construction Activity regulates the times construction activity may start and stop, with exceptions.

Section 116.1.1 Summer Hours

Summer hours shall begin April 1st and shall be in effect through October 31st. No work shall commence prior to 6:00 AM nor continue after 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Work on Saturday and Sunday shall be restricted to 7:00 AM through 7:00 PM.  Sunday work shall only be conducted when the applicant demonstrates in writing justifiable cause for this work.

The city may establish other times as necessary based on the geographical location of the job site in relation to surrounding occupancies, buildings and structures.

Section 116.1.2 Winter Hours

The remaining portion of the year not designated as summer hours shall be winter hours.  No work shall commence prior to 7:00 AM nor continue after 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Work on Saturday and Sunday shall be restricted to 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM.  Sunday work shall only be conducted when the applicant demonstrates in writing justifiable cause for this work.

The city may establish other times as necessary based on the geographical location of the job site in relation to surrounding occupancies, buildings and structures.

Section 116.1.3 Variances

The building official may, upon written request, grant a variance from these times if just cause can be demonstrated that work must be done outside the prescribed time period (e.g. pouring concrete during summer hours). A variance shall not be granted based solely on convenience.  A variance shall not be granted to any work that can be completed during daytime construction hours.  The variance shall state the permit number, address, type of work, time period of the work, and the duration of a variance.

The building official shall receive any requests for variance at least seven days before the work by the variance is started.  Variances shall not be granted for more than 30 days at a time.  If a longer timeframe is necessary additional applications shall be made for those occurrences. 

Questions or Complaints? 

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