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Planning assists customers through the development entitlement process such as use permits, variances, development plans and land division approvals per the General Plan and Zoning and Development Code; processes change or adoption of codes and ordinances; facilitates the rules and regulations applicable to new development, redevelopment, construction, and property conservation, signs; and provides administrative support for boards, commissions, and City Council.


Great Streets in America

Mill Avenue was recognized by the American Planning Association as one of the "Great Streets in America"! Awarded in 2008 we stand in good company with 260 other Great Places in America, at least one in every state!

Use the Great Places in America Story Map below to discover other Great Places throughout the United States!



For instructions on how to navigate our self-service portal in order to check the status of your project or permits, or to schedule inspections, click here


Contact Us at Tempe 311, 480-350-4311

Ryan Levesque, Deputy Community Development Director - Planning

City of Tempe
Planning Division
31 East Fifth Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Phone: 480-350-4311
TDD: 480-350-8400
Fax: 480-350-8560
Email: Contact Planning staff 

Office Location / Parking Information

Community Development/Planning is located at City Hall, Garden (lower) Level, on the east side.

Parking is available throughout the area. Click here for office and parking locations.






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