Important Update:

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

Permit Issuance & Plan Review

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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



As an option, you may submit plans in an electronic format. Please call 480 350-4311 for details.  


City of Tempe Community Development Department is located at:
31 East 5th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 
City Hall Municipal Complex 
Garden (Lower) Level, East side

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