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Any and all information gathered by, or provided to the city through its websites shall be protected to the extent possible under current public records laws and is subject to public disclosure pursuant to ARS Section 39-121, Inspection of Public Records.

 

Title Type

2012 Building Codes - Adoption and Amendments

2012 Fire Code Amendments & Interpretations

2012 IRC Plan Review Checklist

Word

404 Certification Form

(PDF)

A

Abandonment Application Checklist
(See Also GLO Agreement & Release Forms below)

More Info

(PDF)

Abandonment Process - DSPM Ch. 5

(PDF)

Accessible Parking Space - Sign Details

(PDF)

Accessory Buildings (detached)

Account User Authorization

(PDF)

Address Request Form- Submit Online

(PDF)

Addressing Requirements (PDF)

Administrative Variance Application (BABA)

More Info

(PDF)

Adopted Ordinances and Resolutions

Adult Home Care Submittal Requirements

(PDF)

Affidavit of Authorization to Act for Property Owner

(PDF)

Affidavit of Correction

(PDF)

Affidavit of Posting

(PDF)

After Hours Inspection, Notice of

(PDF)

Airpark Directional Signage Specifications

More Info

(PDF)

Airpark Fuel Dispensing Installation Approval

(PDF)

Airpark Regulatory Documents

Airport - Notice of Proposed Construction
(FAA form 7460-1)

(PDF)

Airport Vicinity & Airpark Development Guidelines & Checklist (Long Form Packet)

(PDF)

Airport Vicinity & Airpark Development Guidelines & Checklist (Short Form Packet)

(PDF)

Ambient Lighting Zones

More Info

(PDF)

Amended Development Standards
Request Summary Forms
R1-5    R1-7      R1-10
R1-18  R1-35    R1-43
R1-70  R1-130  R1-190

 

(All in PDF)

Appeals of Dedication, Exactions or Zoning Regulations Resolution 6161

(PDF)

Appeals Receipt - Owner Certification

(PDF)

Archaeological Resources

Archaeological Site Etiquette Guide

Architectural Review - Commercial & Multi-Family(planning checklist)

(PDF)

Art in Private Development (AIPD) Guidelines & Application Forms

More Info

(PDF)

Artificial Turf Use Policy

(PDF)

At-Risk Submittals- Includes Preliminary Grading, Sewer, Water, and Drainage Features

Assurance to the City of Remote Parking

(PDF)

Attached Residential Patio Cover
(Standard Plan)

More Info

(PDF)

B

Barricade Plan - Cover Sheet Info

(PDF)

Barns - Plan Review Requirements

(PDF)

Beam Connections - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Benchmarks

Benchmark (Datum) Revisions

(PDF)

Bingo Application (City of Scottsdale)

More Info

 

(PDF)

Building Automation System - Guideline Specifications

(PDF)

Building Codes Overview

Building Permit Report

Building Permit Status Search

- view permit details including documents (elevation certificates, permits and certificate of occupancies).
Bulk CO2 Administrative Submittal Requirements and Checklist (Low Pressure Only)

(PDF)

C

Capital Projects Review Application

(PDF)

Carport Enclosure to Garage
(Standard Plan)

More Info

(PDF)

Carport/Garage Conversion Plan- Example

More Info

(PDF)

Certificate of Insurance, Requirements of

(PDF)

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy Report

Certification of No-Rise for Development in Regulatory Floodways

(PDF)

Change Records, Request to

(PDF)

Character Areas/Strategic Planning Summaries

More Info

(PDF)

Christmas Tree Sales

 

(PDF)

Citizen's Guide to Mitigation Plans- Archeological Sites

 

(PDF)

Citizen Review Checklist (TA)

More Info

(PDF)

Citizen Review Checklist (ZN)

More Info

(PDF)

Commercial & Multi-Family Architectural Review Checklist

More Info

(PDF)

Commercial & Multi-Family Landscaping Notes

(PDF)

Commercial & Multi-Family Landscaping Review Checklist

(PDF)

Commercial & Multi-Family Site Plan Notes

More Info

(PDF)

Commercial Carports

Commercial Development Permit Process

Commercial DRB Submittal Requirements

(PDF)

Commercial Repainting Approval Process

(PDF)

Commercial Retail Design Guidelines

More Info

(PDF)

Community Input Certification

(PDF)

Community Sign District Application Checklist

(PDF)

Conditional Use Permit Application Checklist

(PDF)

Condominium Plat and Lot Tie Plan Review Application

More Info

(PDF)

Confirmation of New Dedication

(PDF)

Confirmation of Old Dedication

(PDF)

Construction Debris in Alleyways

(PDF)

Construction Document Requirements

 

(PDF)

Construction Plan Requirements -
DSPM Chapter 1 , Refer to Section 1-2

(PDF)

Construction Trailers

Contractor Declaration Form (for Digital Plan Submittal)

(PDF)

Counter Plan Submittal Requirements - minor home improvements

More Info

(PDF)

Credit Card Authorization Letter (Companies)

(PDF)

Credit Card Policy Change

Custom Home Submittal Packet

More Info

(PDF)

Custom Home Transfer

(PDF)

D

Dedication & Confirmation Forms
Demolition Permit Application

More Info

(PDF)

Deferred Submittal

(PDF)

Design Standards & Policies Manual

Detached Garage / Storage Shed
(Standard Plan)

More Info

(PDF)

Detail Drawings

Development Application

(PDF)

Development Review (Minor) Application

(PDF)

Development Review (Minor) Process

(PDF)

Development Review Board (DRB) Application Checklist

More Info

(PDF)

Development Review Board (DRB) Criteria

More Info

(PDF)

Development Review Board (DRB) Process Flowchart

More Info

 

(PDF)

Development Review Board (DRB) Project Narrative(including criteria)

More Info

(PDF)

Digital Plan Submittal Program

Downtown Architectural Review Checklist

(PDF)

Downtown Design Guidelines

(PDF)

Downtown, Recommended Plants for

(PDF)

Downtown Land Use Maps

(PDF)

Drainage Checklist - Plan Review

(PDF)

Drainage Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Drainage Report Staff Review Checklist

(PDF)

Dust Control Permits

Dust Control Plans for Temporary Parking on Unpaved Vacant Lots

(PDF)

E

Easement Forms - All
Electrical Service Upgrade

More Info

(PDF)

Electronic File Requirements - Plans (PDF) 
Elevation Certificates/Permit Search
Elevation Certificates Form (FEMA)

More Info

(PDF)

Elevations - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Right-of-Way (encroachment) Permit Application for Public Parking

(PDF)

Environmental Regulatory Guide

(PDF)

ESLO Hardship Exemption Application

More Info

(PDF)

Extension of Substantive Timeframes Request ​ (PDF)
Exterior ATM and Bank Drive-Thru Lighting Guidelines ​ (PDF)

Exterior Site Lighting Design Guidelines

Exterior Wall Footings - Example

More Info

(PDF)

F

Facilities and Traffic Submittal Requirements

(PDF)

Farms, Ranches & Stables

FEMA Block - Flood Insurance Rate Map Information

(PDF)

Floor Plan Worksheet, Example of

(PDF)

Fence/Wall on Property Line, Neighbor Authorization

More Info

(PDF)

Fence / Wall Standard Plan (non-ESL and not in the Cactus Corridor)

More Info

(PDF)

Filming Permit Application

More Info

(PDF)

Finish Floor Revision

(PDF)

Fire Codes Overview
Fire Combustible Storage Disclosure

(PDF)

Fire Compressed Gas Requirements

(PDF)
Fire Hazardous Materials Management Plan Instructions(Long Form)

(PDF)

Fire Hazardous Materials Management Plan Instructions(Short Form)

(PDF)

Fire Hood Systems

Fire Hydrant Flow Test Permit

online application

Fire Hydrant Flow Test Summary

More Info

(PDF)

Fire Inspection Request Form

(PDF)

Fire LPG Permitting

(PDF)

Fire Owner Information Certificate

(PDF)

Fire Permit Request Applications

Fire Plan Review Application

(PDF)

Fire Sprinkler Submittal Requirements

Fire Sprinkler Worksheet - SFR
(effective 7/1/2015)
(XLS)
Fireworks Sale - Zoning Approval Application

(PDF)

Flashing, Window - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Flood Hazard Determination Form

(PDF)

Flow Charts

Foundation Plan - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Framing Plan - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Framing, Typical - Example

More Info

(PDF)

G

Gable End Bracing - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Garage, Yard & Estate Sale Signage

Gas Station Design Guidelines

 

(PDF)

Gazebo - Greater than 1,000 sq ft

(PDF)

General Plan Amendments Process

General Plan Checklist for Application

(PDF)

GLO Agreement & Release

Parcel Owner

Other Interest

(PDF)

 

Grading & Drainage Checklist

(PDF)

Grand Opening Banner Application

More Info

(PDF)
Green Home Rating Checklist

More Info

(PDF)

Green Home Program Enrollment Form

More Info

(PDF)

Green Home Remodeling Workbook

More Info

(PDF)

Green Home Buyers Guide

More Info

(PDF)

Green Guest House

(PDF)

Green Home Remodeling Tips

More Info

(PDF)

Guest Home Submittal Packet

 

(PDF)

H

Handicapped Parking Space - Sign Details

(PDF)

Hardship Exemption Application

More Info

(PDF)

Hardship Exemption Processes & Resources

Haul Application Requirements More Info (PDF)
Haul Neighborhood Notification

More Info

(PDF)

Historic Properties Certificate of No Effect Application

(PDF)

Home Improvement Workbook

More Info

(PDF)

Home Occupation Exemption Application (Home-Based Businesses)

More Info

(PDF)

Historic Property Application Checklist (PDF)
HRER Exterior Rehabilitation Agreement (PDF)
HRER Declaration (PDF)
HRER Program Guidelines (PDF)
HRER Windows Policy Guidelines (PDF)
HRER Scope of Work and Estimate (PDF)
Hydrant Flow Meters - Informational Packet

(PDF)

I

In Lieu Parking Application Checklist

(PDF)

Infill Incentive Application Checklist

(PDF)

Ingress-Egress Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Inspections Checklists - Pre/Post Site

Interim Fence Certification

(PDF)

Interpretations - Zoning Code

Irrevocable Letter of Credit - for Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Only

More Info

(DOC)

L

Land Division Process - DSPM Ch. 3

(PDF)

Landscape Review Checklist

(PDF)

Landscape Notes

(PDF)

Landscape Revitalization Workbook

More Info

(PDF)

Lighting Design Guidelines

More Info

(PDF)

Liquor License Questionnaires

- Restaurant/Bar (PDF)

- Retail-Wholesale Establishment (PDF)

More Info

 

Lockout/Tagout Agreement

More Info

(PDF)

Lot Tie Application

(PDF)

Lowest Floor Verification-Word

Lowest Floor Verification-pdf

More Info

(PDF)

M

Major Additions / Remodels Submittal Packet (Greater than 1000 SQ FT)

More Info

PDF

Major General Plan Amendment Process

Major General Plan Amendment Submittal Requirements

MAG Supplements

Master Planned Property Plat Process

(PDF)

Master Sign Program Application

(PDF)

Minimum Information needed to be Accepted for Review - Application Checklist

(PDF)

Minimum Permits

online application

Minor Addition / Remodel Submittal Packet

More Info

(PDF)

Minor Amendment Application Checklist

(PDF)

Minor Amendment Process Flowchart

(PDF)

Minor Subdivision Application

(PDF)

Minor Subdivision Process

(PDF)

Mobile storage units on residential zoned properties - No permit required, but are limited to a maximum of 90 days on any given site. Any mobile storage unit which exceed this limitation can be issued a notice of violation. To contact Code Enforcement call 480-312-2546.

Mobile storage units on commercial zoned properties - requires staff approval from city staff to determine if allowed. Contact Planning and Development Services at 480-312-2500 for more information.

N

Nailing Schedule

More Info

(PDF)

NAOS Easement Forms
- Dedication Form
- Confirmation of New Dedication
- Release of NAOS

More Info

(PDF)
(PDF)
(PDF)

 

NAOS Enhancement Plan Requirements for Single Family Lots

More Info

(PDF)

NAOS Guide for Homeowners

(PDF)

NAOS Maintenance Plan     (PDF)

Native Plant Ordinance

Native Plant Ordinance Guide for Homeowners

(PDF)

Native Plant Permit Application

More Info

(PDF)

Native Plants - Protected Native Plants

Native Plants - Indigenous, Desert Appropriate and Recommended Plant Lists

Native Plant Salvage Contractor Listing

More Info

(PDF)

Native Plant Submittal Requirements

(PDF)

Native Plant Tracking Form

More Info

(PDF)

Natural Gas Refueling Devices (VRAs)

(PDF)

Neighborhood Involvement - General Plan Checklist

More Info

(PDF)

Neighborhood Notification Checklist- AB, BOA, UP, DRB, HE, HP and MUMSP

More Info

(PDF)

No Conflict Form

(PDF)

Noise Study Submittal Requirements

(PDF)

Non-Buildable Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Non Permitted Fence/Wall Construction

Non-Residential Water Fee Packet

Notice of After Hours Inspection

(PDF)

Notice of Inspection Rights

(PDF)

Notice of Intent (NOI) - AZPDES

(PDF)

O

Office Design Guidelines

 

(PDF)

Open House Signs, Real Estate

Open Space Plan (Site Plan Worksheet)

(PDF)

Operation Plan (typically submitted with Conditional Use Permit applications)

(PDF)

Outdoor Fireplaces

Oversize-Overweight Loads

Oversize/Overweight Loads - Permit Application

More Info

(PDF)

Owner-Builder Statement

More Info

(PDF)

P

Parking Lot Re-Striping

Patio Cover, Attached - Residential
(Standard Plan)

More Info

(PDF)

Patio Plans - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Perimeter Exception Application Checklist

(PDF)

Permit Application online

Submit online application for permits requiring a plan review

Permit E-Refund online Submit permit refund request
Permit Application - Commercial/Multi-Family (*for large projects attach addendum below) (PDF)

Permit Application - Residential (*for large projects attach addendum below)

(PDF)

Permit Application Addendum - *for large projects attached to permit application above

(PDF)

Photos of Existing Conditions - use for all case type submittals

(PDF)

Plan & Report Requirements for Development Applications

(PDF)

Plan Cover Sheet and Typical Sheet Checklist

(PDF)

Plan Review Preliminary Meeting Request - get clarification on your project prior to formal plan submittal from staff by requesting a meeting online.

Plan Review Status

Plan Review Submittal Requirements Summary

Political Signs

Pool & Spa Application

More Info

(PDF)

Pool Site Plan Requirements

More Info

(PDF)

Pool & Spa Submittal Requirements

Potable Water Checklist

(PDF)

Pre-Application Request

More Info

(PDF)

Pre-Application for Single Family Residential Plans

More Info

(PDF)

Preliminary Plat (PP) Application Checklist

(PDF)

Preliminary Plat (PP) Notification Affidavit

(PDF)

Preliminary Plat (PP) Notification Mailing List

(PDF)

Private Improvements in the Right-of-Way

(PDF)

Project Narrative and Criteria

(PDF)

Prop 207 Forms

Waiver of Claims Informational Flyer

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims for Dimunition in Value - Short Form

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims for Dimunition of Value - Long Form

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims for Dimunition of Value - Historic Properties

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims - Refusal

(PDF)

Protected Native Plants

 

Public Notification Requirements

(PDF)

Public Records Request Form (Commercial)

 

Public Records Request Form (Non-Commercial)

 

Public & Semi-Public Pools, Submittal Requirements

(PDF)

Public Trail Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Public Utility Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

R

Records Requests

Refunds
Release of Drainage Easement Form

(PDF)

Release of Easement Form

(PDF)

Release of Natural Area Open Space (NAOS)

(PDF)

Release of Trail Easement Form

(PDF)

Removing of City of Scottsdale Covenant

(PDF)

Re-Roofing Your Home

More Info

(PDF)

Restricted Parking - Sign Details

(PDF)

Repainting Approval

(PDF)

Request for Clarification or Interpretation of statute, ordinance, code, policy statement

(PDF)

Request for Site Visit/Inspections - Cases

(PDF)

Request for Site Visit/Inspections - Construction Document Application

(PDF)

Request for Site Visit/Inspections - Sidewalk Sale

(PDF)

Request for Neighborhood Group Information

(PDF)

Request to Change Records

(PDF)

Request to Submit Concurrent Development Applications

(PDF)

Restaurant Design Guidelines

More Info

(PDF)

Residential Development Process

Residential Solar Plan Review Quality Submittal Guidelines

(PDF)

Resubmittal Checklist - Single-Family

(PDF)

Retaining Walls , 4 ft. or less - Standard Detail

 

 

Review Methodologies for Application for Permitting and Development Applications

(PDF)

Rezoning Application Checklist

(PDF)

Right-of-Way Dedication Form, Deed of

(PDF)

Roof Beams - Example

More Info

(PDF)

Roof Height Revision

(PDF)

Roof Joist Table

More Info

(PDF)

Roof Over Topography Plan Sample

(PDF)

S

Sales Trailer Application

(PDF)

Scenic Corridor Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Schedule/Cancel Inspections online - requires keycode printed on permit.

School District Notification

(PDF)

Security Plan - Bars & Live Entertainment

(PDF)

Septic Systems

Setback Requests

Setback Certificate

(PDF)

Sewer Line Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Sewer Taps - Connecting to City Sewer

Sidewalk Sale/Tent Application

(PDF)

Sight Distance Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Sight Distance Triangles

(PDF)

Signalization Checklist

(PDF)

Sign Permit Application

More Info

(PDF)

Sign Permit Application
(for digital submittal customers)

More Info

used with online application

Single-Family Digital Plan Application

More Info

online application

Single-Family Resubmittal Checklist (planning)

More Info

(PDF)

Single-Family Standard Plans

More Info

(PDF)

Single-Family Custom Home Submittal Packet

More Info

(PDF)

Single Family Minimum Submittals Requirements Checklist

(PDF)

Single-Family Plan Requirements - ESL Areas

More Info

(PDF)

Single-Family Plan Requirements - FO Areas

More Info

(PDF)

Single-Family Plan Requirements - HD Areas

More Info

(PDF)

Single-Family Plan Requirements - Non ESL

More Info

(PDF)

Single-Family Review Checklist (Over the Counter Reviews Only)

 

(PDF)

Site Plan Considerations - DS&PM Chapter 2

(PDF)

 

Site Plan Requirements - Walls/Fences

Site Plan (Residential) - Sample

(PDF)

Site Posting for Projects Under Consideration

(PDF)

Site Posting Requirements - Use Permits & Rezoning Cases

(PDF)

Soils Waiver

(PDF)

Solar Plan Review Quality Submittal Guidelines

(PDF)

Solar System Green Requirements
(for digital submittal customers)
Special Event Application

More Info

(PDF)

Special Event Liquor License Application Materials

More Info

(PDF)

Special Event Neighborhood Input

(PDF)

Special Events in Public Parking Spaces

More Info

(PDF)

Special Exemptions Application Checklist

(PDF)

Special Exemptions and In-Lieu Parking Zoning Administrator Process

(PDF)

Special Inspections Certification

(PDF)

Standard Plot Plan (Standard Plans)

(PDF)

Stockpile Checklist

(PDF)

Storage Shed (Standard Plan)

More Info

(PDF)

STORAGE UNITS

Mobile storage units on residential zoned properties
- No permit required, but are limited to a maximum of 90 days on any given site. Any mobile storage unit which exceed this limitation can be issued a notice of violation. To contact Code Enforcement call 480-312-2546.

Mobile storage units on commercial zoned properties - requires staff approval from city staff to determine if allowed.Contact Current Planning at 480-312-2500 for more information.

Stormwater Storage Waiver

(PDF)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Checklist

(PDF)

Streetlight Improvement District Petition

(PDF)

Streetlight Policy Plan

More Info

(PDF)

Subdivision Process

(PDF)

Substantial Improvement - Substantial Damage Worksheet (for Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Family Residential Structures) Effective July 1, 2015

(XLS)

Substantial Improvement - Substantial Damage Worksheet (for Single Family Residences)Effective July 1, 2015

(XLS)

Substantive Policy Statements and Staff Review Timeframes for Development Applications

(PDF)

Supplements to MAG Standard

Swimming Pool & Spa Application

More Info

(PDF)

Swimming Pool Site Plan Requirements

More Info

(PDF)

T

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

Temporary Construction Meters - Instructional Packet

(PDF)

Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way - Events Only

(PDF)

TI Digital Plan Review Application

 

TI Minimum Submittals Requirements Checklist (PDF)
TI Review Checklist - Planning Review

More Info

(PDF)

TI Review Process

Title Evidence Submittal Requirements

Traffic Impact Mitigation Analysis(TIMA)

More Info

(PDF)

Trip Generation - Bar & Live Entertainment

(PDF)

Trussbearing on Masonry Wall- Example

More Info

(PDF)

U

Utility Company Right-Of-Way

(PDF)

V

Vehicle Refueling Appliance (VRA)

(PDF)

W

Waiver of Claims Informational Flyer

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims for Dimunition in Value of Property(Prop 207) - Short Form

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims for Dimunition of Value- Long Form

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims for Dimunition of Value- Historic Properties

(PDF)

Waiver of Claims - Refusal

(PDF)

Waiver - Soils

(PDF)

Waiver - Stormwater

(PDF)

Wall / Fence Standard Plan
(non-ESL and not in the Cactus Corridor)

More Info

(PDF)

Wash Modification Application Form

More Info

(PDF)

Wastewater Checklist

(PDF)

Water Features

Water & Sewer Design Report Application

More Info

(PDF)

Water Heater Handout

More Info

(PDF)

Water Line Easement Dedication Form

(PDF)

Water Line Extensions

Water Meter Calcs - SFR

(PDF)

Water Meter Reductions (down-size) 

Water Meters in the County

Wide Loads (Overdimensional loads)

Wildland Fire Prevention - Letter to Contractors and Construction Site Managers

 

(PDF)

Window Flashing

More Info

(PDF)

Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) Staff Approval Application

More Info

(PDF)

Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) Application Checklist- for Development Review Board & Use Permit cases

More Info

(PDF)

Z

Zoning Districts - All

Zoning Minor Amendment Process

(PDF)

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance Interpretations

Zoning Summary Table

 

(PDF)

Zoning Variance (BOA) Application Checklist 

More Info

(PDF)

Zoning Variance (BOA) General Info

(PDF)

Zoning Variance (BOA) Project Narrative

(PDF)

Zoning Verifications

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Planning, Building & Zoning 

Advanced Planning - Policies, General Plan, Character Areas, Future Planning
P: 480-312-7990 
planninginfo@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Current Planning - Active Development Projects
P: 480-312-7000 
planninginfo@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

One Stop Shop - Plan Submittal, Permits, Records
P: 480-312-2500
7447 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

Inspections - Commercial, Residential and Right of Way Permit Inspections
P: 480-312-5750
Inspection Hours:
Summer (Apr-Oct) 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Winter (Nov-Mar) 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Code Enforcement - Property Maintenance & Zoning Violations
P: 480-312-2546

Building Code Hotline - Building Code Questions
P: 480-312-2633