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8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - M-T,TH-F
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Wednesdays

Planning Counter Review Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


In order to better serve our clients and to make the best use of our available resources ONE STOP SHOP asks: 

  • All new applications for submittal should arrive prior to 4 p.m. 
  • No new over the counter plan reviews taken after 4 p.m. - plans will be logged in for next day review
  • No new monetary transactions after 4:30 p.m.


    Building Permit Fees for McDowell Corridor - Residents and businesses will pay less for building permit fees (pdf/259kb) starting April 15th.

    New Online Service added - Submit your project pre-applications and Special Event applications online.

    All property owners applying for a permit for new construction will be required to submit a properly completed Owner Builder Form (pdf/968kb/3pp) before a building permit will be issued.

    An owner builder who is improving the property for sale will be required to have a valid City of Scottsdale Transaction Privilege (sales) Tax License and to provide that license number on the declaration form.  Contact Tax Audit at 480-312-7087 for further information.

    Permit Applications

    e-Application for Plan Review -- For Single Family, Multi-Family, Commercial and Civil, Tenant Improvement, Pools, Signs, residential Solar Systems, Utilities. Registration for online services is required.

    Digital Submittals -- Tenant Improvement, Single Family, Deferred Fire Plans, Signs, Pools, Plats/MODs, residential Solar Systems, Traffic Control Plans and Utilties. Registration for online services is required.

    Minimum Permit Application -- electrical, mechanical and plumbing residential minimum permits that do not require plan review.

    Fire Hydrant Flow Test Permits - additional form(pdf/50kb/1p) required.



    Fees Sheets 
    Water/Sewer Rates and Development Fees

    Pursuant to City Ordinance, effective July 1, 2006, the NSF fee has gone from $15 to $25 per returned item. The increased fee applies to (pools, SFR, etc.) check, ACH (credit card payments), and chargebacks (reversals by credit card companies).


    Other Services

    Liquor License

    Special Events

    Sign Permits

    Filming in Scottsdale


    Dirt Hauls and Dust Control Permits

    Permit Application for Public Parking Spaces (PDF/77kb)


    Frequently Requested Information

    Plan Review Submittal Requirements

    Standard Plans - Not all projects can use standard plans; engineered plans and related plan review fees may be required.

    Building & Right-of-Way Permits

    Certificate of Occupancy


    Swimming Pools & Spas

    Uses Allowed in Single-Family Districts

    Walls and Fences

    Zoning Ordinance Information

    Current Customers

    Check Plan Review Status

    Check Building Permit Status


    Directions, Hours & Services

    One-Stop-Shop (Downtown)

    Inspection Services Office
    (Water Resources Building)

    Water Campus Office
    (Loop 101 & Pima)

    Self Service Options

    Standard Plans Fax Submittal is 480-312-9200.


    Call 480-312-5750 if you have questions regarding Certificate of Occupancy, temporary electric, temporary C of O, expiration notices, permit extensions, and utility clearances


    Development Processes


    Commercial Development

    Single Family Development

    Home Improvement Center


    Process Flowcharts

    Digital Plan Applications

    Setback Requests


    Alphabetical Listing of Forms


    Right-of-Way Permits (previously Encroachment)

    Development Case Files

    Records & Reporting


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    Payment for services can be made with cash, check or credit card. The city accepts all major credit cards.

    Permit Expiration

    Once a permit is issued, applicant has 180 days to obtain the first inspection or the permit will expire. Each proceeding inspection must occur within 180 days of the latest inspection.

    A fee is required to reinstate an expired permit.

    Construction Sites

    Arizona Blue Stake - Call before you dig!

    Construction Activity Start & Stop Times

    Debris in Alleyways(pdf/87kb/2pp)

    Site Security (pdf/58kb/2pp)

    Construction Trailers

    Although no permit is required, most of the time a temporary power pole is needed at the site so a plot plan is needed to show location of construction trailer for the temp power pole. The reason for the plot/site plan is to make sure the trailer is not being placed in any easements (NAOS, PUE, etc). It can not be used for sales; sales trailers (PDF/85kb) require a separate review and approval process. Please note that for any structures on property with the ESL overlay, even temporary structures, must comply with the Light Reflective Value (LRV) restriction of 35%.
    For more information, contact Current Planning at 480-312-7000.

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