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Home Improvement Center

 

What to know BEFORE you begin

Home Improvement Process -Overview

Do you need a permit?

Water & Sewer improvements may be required

Home Energy Yardstick

Accessory Buildings (guest house, shed, etc)

Green Building Program - consider green 

City Processes: 

Applications, Forms & Checklists

Digital Plan Review (Major Improvements)

Historic Neighborhoods

Obtain Minimum Permit Online

Over-the-Counter permits for "minor" home improvements

Is it considered a remodel or new construction?

Plumbing & Landscaping Rebates

Setback Requests

Limited Saturday Inspections Available

Homeowners can now request Saturday inspections for:

  * water heaters,

  * hot water recirculator pumps and;

  * swimming pool finals

Because these inspections often require homeowners to be on site and frequently cause interruptions to work/week schedules, the Inspections Services department is now offering Saturday service for a limited number of inspection types.

To schedule a Saturday inspection for the inspection types listed above call (480) 312-HOME (4656) and leave a message with your name, phone number, type of inspection and address. A city of Scottsdale building inspector will return your call to confirm the type of inspection being requested and schedule a time. Our goal is for the inspection to occur within a one hour window of the time identified.

If you have questions about whether an inspection qualifies for this service, please call Steve Gallant at (480) 312-5773.   

 

Landscaping Assistance

Landscape Workshops

Landscaping Rebates

Adapting a Home for Accessibility

AARP Home Design information leavingcos

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Standard Plan details

Attached Residential Patio Cover (pdf/747KB/9pp)

Carport Enclosure to Garage (pdf/458KB/8pp)

Detached Garage / Storage Shed (pdf/1MB/13pp)

Masonry Fence / Wall (pdf/1.6MB/12pp)  

Submittal Packets

Major Additions / Remodels, Guest House (pdf/2MB)

Minor Addition / Remodel
(pdf/720KB/26pp) 
 

Tips & Guides

Electrical Service Upgrade Guide(pdf/292kb/9pp)

Green Building Remodeling Workbook (pdf/1.2mb)

Green Home Remodeling Tips (pdf/42kb)

Re-roofing Your Home

Swimming Pools & Spas

Outdoor Fireplaces (pdf/20kb) a gas line permit is required.

Walls & Fences

Water Heater Handout (pdf/71kb/4pp)

Wood Burning Fireplaces


Exterior stucco
-- contractor or home owner needs to obtain a minimum building permit and submit the ICBO# which specifies that the stucco material has been tested, certified and approved.
One Stop Shop: 480-312-2500 

Additional Resources

General Building Requirements

Construction Activity Hours

Construction Debris in Alleyways
(pdf/87kb/2pp)
Construction Site Security
(pdf/58kb/2pp)

  

Need Help? 

Planning and Development
480-312-7800
P & D Online
PlanningInfo@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

 

Long Range Planning Department
480-312-7990
Long Range Planning

 

Current Planning Department
480-312-7000
Current Planning

 

Development Services Department / One Stop Shop
480-312-2500
One Stop Shop Online

 

Neighborhood Resources Department
480-312-3111
Neighorhood Resources

 

Plan Review
480-312-7080
Plan Review Info

 

Inspections
480-312-5750
Inspections Info

 

Records
480-312-2356
Records, Research & Reports