> Home > Codes and Ordinances > Fences and Walls > Built Without a Permit

Built Without a Permit

In the event a fence/wall is constructed without the required city building permits, attached is the process/steps to be taken to bring the fence/wall into compliance with city code, permit and ordinance requirements for the City of Scottsdale Revised Code.


Steps to Remedy Code Violation:

  1. An Arizona license engineer/architect must submit an assessment of the as-built construction to the city of Scottsdale One Stop Shop, on the first floor of One Civic Center, 7447 E. Indian School Rd. The assessment must be sealed by the engineer/architect prior to submittal. All applicable plan review and permit fees will be assessed at the standard rate.
  2. The engineer/architect's assessment will then be reviewed by the City's Engineering Review staff for compliance with city code, permit and ordinance requirements.
  3. Once the Engineering Review staff approves the engineer/architect's assessment, obtain a fence/wall permit from the One Stop Shop
  4. Issuance of the fence/wall permit requires an inspection by the City's Inspection Services division (schedule an inspection by calling (480) 312-5750.
  5. If Inspection Services confirms the fence/wall is in compliance with the engineer/architect's assessment, the plans will be approved and the permit finalled.

*Note: Non-permitted fence/walls will remain under violation until all the above steps have been completed.


Permit Processing:

One Stop Shop
7447 E. Indian School Rd.
(480) 312-2500 

For your reference, the Scottsdale Revised Code regarding work done without a permit reads as follows:

Whenever any work for which a permit is required by this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit, plans and specifications shall be submitted for review before a permit may be issued for such work.

It is the responsibility of the owner to have an independent assessment of as-built construction conducted by an Arizona licensed engineer or architect to determine compliance with city code, permit and ordinance requirements.