Permitting Services

The Maricopa County Department of Planning and Development is responsible for regulating development activity and land use within the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County. Obtaining the necessary permits is the first step in ensuring your development activity is successful.

The value and safety of your structure rely heavily on obtaining a building permit prior to construction. A building permit is your reassurance that your building plans, as well as the structure you build, will be inspected for minimum code safety.

NEW REQUIREMENT FOR PAPER SUBMITTALS


With an increase of volume and in an effort to provide the most timely turnaround times, we are now requiring all plan sets to be folded prior to acceptance at the Intake Counter. 


EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 18TH:

PLAN SETS OF 30 PAGES OR LESS  MUST BE FOLDED 

All plan sets of 30 pages or less must be folded to not exceed approximately 9" x 12" in size. The title block or the bottom right portion, needs to face up. 

Plan sets of over 30 pages may be rolled. 

Plans folded incorrectly will not be accepted. 

Folding Diagram

  1. Commercial Construction
  2. Residential Construction
Commercial construction can be defined as any structure intended to house commercial activity or those structures which are located on property with either commercial or industrial zoning. There are two broad categories of commercial development: new and tenant improvements. Please refer to the Commercial Construction page for more details.
Your commercial project may need to consider land conditions affecting the drainage systems and patterns of the area in which you wish to build. For information about drainage regulations and requirements, please refer to the Drainage Review page.
To immediately view submittal requirements for all permit types, open the Submittal Matrix (PDF). Refer to specific application packets for more in depth information.