The Community Development Department plans the long range future of Tempe land for transportation corridors, business districts and residential areas as well as administering permits and oversight of current construction and maintenance of private properties. Bringing together unique skill sets, the department focuses on sustainable development, preservation of life safety, private property maintenance, neighborhood engagement, urban open space planning, historic preservation and job attraction.
The Tempe’s Citizen Portal and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) phone line will be upgraded. From March 29, 2019 starting at 3:00 pm until 8:00 am, April 2, 2019, the website and IVR will be unavailable.
To schedule a building inspection during this time, call 480-350-8072 and you may be instructed to leave a detailed message with your permit number, address, inspection type, your name and telephone number.
On the day of your inspection you must call between 6:00 am and 6:30 am for estimated time of arrival.
Please note that Monday, April 1, 2019, is a City of Tempe observed holiday and there will be no Inspections until Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
For questions or to submit fees and applications, please visit or contact:
31 E 5th Street
Garden Level, Eastside
Tempe, AZ 85281
We are pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
including online payments and residential permit applications.