Important Update:

Tempe's distracted driving ordinance updated to primary offense. Mobile devices must be operated in hands-free mode while driving, info here.


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Building inspections verify that construction follows City codes, which assist in maintaining safe building structures for occupants. Once a construction permit has been issued and the work has begun, building inspections must be requested through Community Development, Building Safety, Inspections Section. All work must be approved by the inspector before proceeding with the next step of construction. For your convenience, building inspections can be scheduled through our 24-hour Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) or they can be scheduled online through the Tempe's Citizens Access Portal. 

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:
Community Development 
31 E 5th Street
Garden Level, Eastside
Tempe, AZ 85281

Requests received before midnight will be inspected the following business day between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Requests can be made up to two weeks in advance.
For an estimated time of arrival, call 480-350-8341, between 6 and 6:30 a.m. the morning of your scheduled inspection.

Inspection Requirements 

Tenant Improvement Final Inspection Requirements 

Certificate of Occupancy 

Special Inspections Form and Instructions - IBC

Sewer Installation Certificate 

Temporary Power at Permanent Electrical Service 

Pool Elevation Waiver 

Contractor's Affidavit 

Property Declaration Form 

Requirements to Work in Public Right of Way 

Underground Pipe, Cable, Conduit

Public Safety Radio Coverage Requirements for Developers


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