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Pre-Application & Case Submittal Process

Most projects are required to go through some aspect of the entitlement process, and many of those are required to go through one or more public hearing processes for approval. There are different types of public hearings that may be a required as a part of the entitlement process.

The main step in the process are:

1

Pre-Application Process

Request a Pre-Application Meeting and prepare all necessary documents for formal submittal

2

Application Submittal

Submit, review, revise application with City staff prior to Public Hearing

3

Public Hearing & Entitlement

Attend public hearing with board or commission and be granted entitlement

 

Single-family residential, interior commercial tenant improvements and minimum permits are examples of projects that typically go straight to plan review and are not required to obtain any reviews and approvals prior to issuance of permits.

Contact Information

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

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Step 1: Pre-Application Process

A Pre-Application (PA) meeting will determine what process will be required. The table of the public hearing process provides a general guide of processing based on project type. Most projects also have requirements for Neighborhood Notification. Entitlement process will determine what Neighborhood Notification requirements will apply.


Complete Pre-Application Form

Online Method

Submit Pre-Application request and pay application fee.

Manual Method

  1. Download and complete the Pre-Application Request (PDF)
  2. Submit Pre-Application request and Application Fees (PDF) to the One Stop Shop, 7447 E. Indian School Road - Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Pre-Application Meeting with Project Coordinator

You will be contacted within one week to schedule your pre-application meeting. This meeting provides the city and the applicant a more complete understanding of the size, scope and feasibility of the request. The pre-application meeting is typically a 1/2 to 1-hour meeting in which the applicant meets with their assigned planner to discuss the project request.

Site Posting

Most projects also have requirements for Neighborhood Notification. Entitlement process will determine what Neighborhood Notification requirements will apply. When applicable, post the white sign following the Site Posting Requirements for Projects Under Consideration (PDF)

Step 2: Formal Application Submittal

The formal submittal process can only begin after the pre-application meeting has occurred.

Complete Application & Checklist Requirements

Submit complete case application and checklist requirements, per submittal instructions, provided to you at your pre-application meeting. If you are missing any information contact your project coordinator and/or visit our forms page. An appointment must be scheduled to submit an application by calling Current Planning at 480-312-7767.

During this meeting Planning staff, with the applicant, will review the application for completeness and issue a letter to the applicant.

First Review (substantive review)

A comprehensive review of the application will occur and a first review comment letter will be issued to the applicant (usually within 30 days). This letter typically identifies issues that need to be resolved before a public hearing date is scheduled.

Applicant submits revisions

Once the first review comments have been addressed, the applicant needs to schedule a meeting with the Project Coordinator to submit revisions (resubmittal meeting).

Staff review of new/revised submittals

After a few weeks, if all issues are addressed, applicant will be notified by the Project Coordinator of the hearing date. Applicant will need to post necessary signage as required, and prepare for hearing.

Step 3: Public Hearing and Entitlement

Public Hearing

Applicant will need to attend the public hearing and be prepared to answer any questions the Board or Commission may have. The applicant may contact the Project Coordinator with any questions about the hearing.

Entitlement

After the public hearing, the applicant will receive a letter and any other information to proceed to the next steps.

The table of the public hearing process provides a general guide of processing based on project type.

Project Type Final Plan Staff Approval Development Review Board Board of Adjustments Planning Commission City Council
Abandonment
Amended Development Standards
Amended Stipulations
Annexation
Commercial Repainting
Condominium
ESL Hardship Exemption
General Plan Amendment
Master Sign Plan
Municipal Use Master Site Plan
New Construction - Major
New Construction - Minor
Release of Easement
Rezoning
Subdivision Plat
Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment
Conditional Use Permit
Wash Modification (ESL)
Wireless Communication Facility
Zoning Variance

Application materials, all maps, plans, and other accompanying data are public record and are available for public inspection during office hours in the Records Division.