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How to Get Planning Permissions for Maricopa County

When you plan to put up a new building or make significant renovations to an existing one, you will need a building permit. Knowing when and how you must have a building permit—not to mention securing one—can mean a number of headaches in the middle of an already taxing project.

Fortunately, you do not have to handle it on your own. DoNotPay is here to help make it easier for you to

When Do You Need a Building Permit in Maricopa County?

You may need to acquire a building permit before undertaking any major building project in Maricopa County. A building permit will ensure that your building is up to the latest codes and standards and that it is safe for everyone who uses it.

Are you curious about circumstances under which you might need a building permit? Consider these cases.

  1. You plan to build any new structure that is larger than 200 square feet.
  2. You plan to build a small structure that has electrical, plumbing, or mechanical needs.
  3. You plan to make extensive renovations to an existing structure, particularly those that include electricity or plumbing.

In Maricopa County, major projects always require building permits, and getting your project approved before you begin can prove critical.

How to Get a Building Permit in Maricopa County

Ready to get a building permit? Generally speaking, you have two options.

  1. Submit a paper proposal to the Planning and Development Office at 301 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003
  2. Apply online.

If you have questions about a building permit, including what information you need to provide or what type of project needs a building permit, you can also call the permit office at 602-506-3301.

You'll need to gather up all the necessary paperwork, including:

  • The permit application
  • Construction documents that show what you're planning to do and where you're planning to put it
  • Any fees related to your construction project

What Fees Will You Have to Pay for a Maricopa County Building Permit?

If you need a building permit in Maricopa County, expect to pay the fees associated with that process before you can get started.

Pre-construction plan review$ 1050
Pre-construction site inspection$ 325
Additional review of pre-construction plans or site revisions$ 670
Re-inspection of the site after a failed inspection$ 325
Expedited plansDouble the existing fee

Plan reviews after construction carry the same pricing structure.

Make It Easier to Get a Maricopa County Building Permit with DoNotPay

Applying for a permit on your own can be a hassle. You have paperwork to gather up, a difficult application to figure out your way through, and a time-consuming wait. DoNotPay can make it much easier.

1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.

2. Choose one of the following options:

    • Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
    • Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
    • Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application

3. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.

4. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and the timeline for the project.

5. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.

6. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.

Why Use DoNotPay to Handle Maricopa County Building Permits

Using DoNotPay to get your Maricopa County building permit can get the job done quickly. DoNotPay is faster, easier, and considerably more convenient than trying to find the exact spot on the website to fill out the information for your permit. DoNotPay will also go over the information to make sure it is submitted correctly the first time, helping you avoid potential setbacks in your construction process.

Furthermore, you can keep many of the activities associated with managing your building process all in one simple location, which can make the whole process go more smoothly.

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