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Building Code Hotline: 480-312-2633
Building Code - Codes and Amendments
Fire Code - Codes, Amendments and Interpretations

Construction Interpretations - The interpretations of the building codes are written to clarify requirements of the codes, or to establish standards of acceptance for construction and submittals to the city.
Code History (PDF)
Construction Activity Times

To request a building code variance form contact Plan Review at 480-312-7080


The AZ Dept of Commerce sponsors video traininglinks to external site on a variety of code issues and offers guidance on the design and construction of efficient, durable and sustainable buildings in Arizona.

Zoning Districts - links directly to section of Municode (R1-43, C-3, etc) √   
Alarm Systems - webpage with links to Municode √   √ 
Bars, Lounges and After-Hours Establishments - webpage with links to Municode √  √ 
Business License
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Campaign Signs
Downtownlinks to external site
Environmentally Sensitive Lands
Fireplace  - webpage   √ 
Foothills Overlay  - webpage with links to Municode √  √ 
Front Yard Parking  - webpage   √ 
Hillside  - PDF   √ 
Historic Preservation - webpage with links to Municode  √  √
Land Divisions Ordinancelinks to external site link to Municode  √ 
Landscapelinks to external site link to Municode √   
Litter Free Enforcement Zones √ 
Native Plant  - webpage  
Noise links to external site
Parking and Loading Requirements links to external site
Property Maintenance Ordinance Interpretations - webpage  
Signs - webpage with links to Municode
Stormwater Management (PDF)   √ 
Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs & Spas - webpage with links to Municode
Transportation Safety Zones  
Valet Ordinance - webpage  
Walls & Fences - webpage with link to Municode




Contact Information

Planning - Zoning Requests, General Plan
P: 480-312-7000

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

P: 480-312-2356 

Inspections -  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
P: 480-312-2633