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Scottsdale Development Process

Development Approvals

The Scottsdale development process consists of five phases (see flowchart at right). Depending upon your project, you may be able to start  with plan review and permitting (i.e. residential development, minimum permits, etc).   

A. Pre-application Processdevprocess.gif (12180 bytes)

    - Public Participation

B. Application & Entitlement
       (formal submittal)

C. Plan Review Permitting

D. Inspections

E. Certificate of Occupancy

Key Resources:

The General Plan

Guidelines & Policies Unique to Scottsdale

Area-Specific Resources

Policies at a Glance

Land Use Impact Model Guide  (PDF)

Land Use Impact Analysis Model (XLS) 

Applications, Forms, Guides, Checklists

Projects in the Public Hearing Process 

Process Flow Charts

Single Family Development Process

Commercial Development Process

Setback Requests

Substantive Policy Statements and Staff Review Timeframes for Development Applications (PDF)

Contact the Current Planning Department at 480-312-7000 or email

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

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