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Decision Factors: Remodel vs Rebuild

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Additional Resources

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Standards Plans

Attached Residential Patio Cover
Carport Enclosure to Garage

Detached Garage / Storage Shed

Masonry Fence / Wall

To ensure that construction complies with the City's ordinances, certain permits are required prior to commencing construction. The resources provided on this page are general, and do not not contain the full body of building code and zoning ordinance requirements.

Code Enforcement Violations Map 

Digital Map Center

Flood Insurance Rates

Historic Neighborhoods 

Landscape Workshops

Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs & Spas

Walls & Fences

Architectural Ideas for Residential Neighborhoods
Printed copies of this summary and the complete Every House Changes report are available through the Records Department at 7447 E Indian School Road,
Suite 105 or by calling 480-312-2356.


Copies of the building code, amendments and zoning ordinance requirements are available for reference at three city locations:

  • City Clerk’s Office, 3939 North Drinkwater Blvd.
  • One Stop Shop, building permit counter, 7447 E. Indian School Road.
  • Inspection Services, 9191 E. San Salvador Drive, 2nd Floor

You may also access this information online at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/codes.

For further information about the city, its' services and improving your neighborhood environment, obtain a copy of the Scottsdale's Neighborhood Resource Guide at Permitting Services or Strategic Planning.

If you have any questions on permitting, plan review or submittal requirements, call the city's One Stop Shop permit counter at 480-312-2500 or access on-line information on how to obtain basic Building Permits.

For more information on homeowner resources, call the Planning Customer Relations Division at 480-312-7800 or e-mail PlanningInfo@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

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