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Public and Private Utility Permit/City Review Required

A permit is required for all utility work, public and private, that occurs within the City's right-of-way or public utility easements.

Utility Plans are accepted through the digital plan submittal program. Contact Brian Dick at 480-312-5771.

City Review Process (digital submittal)

  1. If you are a first time user of the system, follow the instructions on registering online (creating a profile).
  2. Complete an e-application online.
  3. Submit:
    • completed e-application
    • upload drawings and submittal documents through the digital submittal process, last step for e-application. File types accepted are pdf or dwf with a 20mb limit per file.
    • pay plan review fee of $78.00 online
  4. Upon receiving payment city staff will process the plan submittal and route for technical review.

Technical Review

This review includes, but is not limited to:

  1. checking for compliance with construction standards
  2. approving alignments
  3. verifying that the work is in the public right-of-way or public utility easement
  4. checking for conflicts
  5. reviewing traffic impacts
  6. verifying that all city requirements have been met and incorporated into the plans

Right-of-Way Permit

Once the utility plans have been approved the applicant will be notified to pick up the appropriate permit. Note: when using the digital plan submittal program some plan types are eligible for online permit purchasing. A base fee of $159.00 plus any itemized or trenching fees will be charged for the permit. For a listing of fees visit the Application, Permit and Water Development fees website.

A Certificate of Insurance is required prior to obtaining a Right-of-Way Permit. The City of Scottsdale must be named as "Additionally Insured". For more information call Inspection Services at 480-312-2500.

Additionally the permit holder must have a current Arizona contractor's license. 

Additional Resources

DSPM - Design Standards and Policies Manual
Digital Plan Submittal - Utility Submittal Requirements

Staff Contact

Brian Dick - Utility Plan Review
Field Engineering - Inspections Services
Phone 480-312-5771
email:  bdick@ScottsdaleAZ.gov