The program provides a 100 percent rebate for all building safety fees on improvements completed on
existing single family residential properties that are more than 20 years old in the City of Tempe.
Projects must be completed and receive a final building inspection approval within one-year from
the issuance of a building permit to qualify.
This includes all residential additions, alterations and home improvements normally reviewed and
permitted by the Building Safety Division.
Eligible Projects Include
Plumbing, electrical & mechanical alterations
Photo Voltaic Solar Systems
*Bedroom additions on rental properties DO NOT quality
200 sq. ft. building addition: $400
Backyard Patio cover: $150
New Custom Pool: $250
Bathroom Remodel: $300
Typical Patio Enclosure: $500
Enclosed Entry: $100
Typical Kitchen Remodel: $375
Excludes planning & engineering fees
Fees Not Eligible for Rebate
Permits issued for construction performed without permits
Fees for Engineering, Fire, or Water & Sewer
How to Apply for a Rebate
Make sure your permit was issued AFTER June 30, 2007
Make sure your residence is over 20-years old
Make sure your project receives a FINAL inspection approval within one-year of permit issuance
Fill out a rebate application
Submit your rebate application by fax, mail or in person
Allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing
HOME IMPROVEMENT PLANNING PROGRAM
Are you looking for advice on how to update your home? Is your home more than 20 years old? Do you want to add rooms or convert existing space? Get help from the city through the Home Improvement Planning Program.