The Home Improvement Process
Step 1: Gathering Information
Planning Your Dream Home
- Do I need a permit?
- Decision Factors: Remodel vs Rebuild
- Historic Neighborhoods
- Architectural Ideas for Residential Neighborhoods (pdf/2.5MB/31pp)
Your Property - Rights, Restrictions & Requirements
- Neighborhood CC&Rs - Obtain from your HOA
- Allowed Uses in Residential
- Accessory Buildings
- Zoning Ordinance
- Setback Requests - (development standards, requirements)
- Digital Map Center
- Copies of the building code and amendments are available for reference at City Clerk’s Office, 3939 North Drinkwater Blvd.
Improving or adding 25% or more of the existing structure? Fire sprinklers must be installed in the entire home.
Improving or adding 50% or more of the existing structure? The entire structure must be brought up to all current Building Code standards. Sewer & Septic improvements may be required.
Step 2: Preparing & Submitting Your Plans
Fire Flow Test
For single family, just a "certified" pressure test is required - no fire flow test unless an extension is included.
Step 3: Construction & Inspections
Construction Site Security (pdf/58kb/2pp)
Construction Debris in Alleyways (pdf/87kb/2pp)
For more information, call Inspection Services at (480) 312-5750.