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Building Permit Information

The Transportation & Development Department reviews and issues permits for all development projects.
- Site Development - Walk-in Plan Review
- Civil Engineering - Building Inspections
- Building Safety - Construction Permitting
- Building Construction Codes - Real Estate Services

Staff is available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except legal holidays, to answer building code, zoning or civil engineering questions at 480-782-3000.

Site Development Plan Review
Site Development is responsible for plan review and onsite inspections to ensure compliance with zoning code requirements and development plan stipulations.

Civil Engineering Plan Review
Civil Engineering Plan Review staff are responsible for the review and approval of civil plans associated with developments. The civil engineering portion of site development includes:

- Grading and drainage
- Retention
- Water, sewer, reclaimed water and fire lines
- Off-site public infrastructure improvements
- Curb, gutter and sidewalk; pavement and striping; street lights; medians
- Right-of-Way Encroachments
- Flood Plain Management - Maricopa County
- Development Requirements - Unified Development Manual (UDM)
Building and Fire Safety Plan Review

Building and Safety Plan Review staff are charged with reviewing and approving the plans for the construction of buildings. Their focus is on the building:
- Fire resistance, life safety & means of egress - Fire suppression system
- Structural system - Barrier free accessibility
- Mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems - Energy conservation

Building Construction Codes

The City of Chandler has adopted the 2015 editions of the International codes with the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code to become effective July 1, 2016. All projects submitted for permitting on or after that date must be designed to comply with the new codes.

> View the adopting ordinance with local building amendments (PDF)
> View the adopting ordinance with local fire amendments (PDF)
> View the full text of the 2015 I-Code
> View of the full text of the 2014 National Electrical Code

Walk-In Plan Review
On Monday through Friday mornings, the City offers “walk-in” plan review service for residential and small commercial projects. All customers who sign up from 8-10 a.m. will be seen on “first come, first served” basis. Most residential work may be reviewed using this service, with some examples being:

- Residential room additions
- Adding patio covers or ramadas
- Remodeling and/or renovations to an existing home
- Adding a garage
- Installing a swimming pool
- Adding gas or electric lines for built in barbeques or firepits
- Installing solar photo voltaic or hot water systems.

Additionally, we may review small commercial projects such as:

- Fire alarm modifications
- Fire sprinkler modifications
- Interior tenant improvement work less than 3,000 square feet, which does not include commercial
Please note: Whether any particular plan may be reviewed during our walk-in process will be determined by the plan reviewer on duty. If your plan cannot be reviewed during this process our staff will work with you determining what other options may be available to help with your project.

Self Certification of Building Plans
Registered design professionals can now self-certify that a project complies with all applicable laws and codes. Review the Self Certification of Building Plans Policy (PDF).

Building Inspections
Building Inspections staff inspect all new development and redevelopment projects constructed in the City for conformance to the approved building plans.

Construction Permitting
Construction Permitting staff are responsible for all fee collection, and permit issuance associated with project development.

> Access a personal query and report of Issued Permits
> Review construction permitting applications and fees

Real Estate Services
The Real Estate Division serves as the real estate advisor to the City Council, City Manager and all City Departments, and is responsible for conducting the City's acquisitions of land for city projects and city facilities. The Division secures City contracts, leases, licenses, deeds and easements of all types. Staff drafts City ordinances, resolutions, council memos and provides property management, real estate consultation, evaluation and cost estimate services to all City Departments.

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Office Location:
Transportation & Development
215 East Buffalo Street.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Transportation & Development Department building