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The City of Tempe is now accepting online submittals for all Planning Applications!


The Community Development Department is now offering customers the ability to submit ALL Planning Division applications online through the City of Tempe Accela Citizen Access (ACA) Portal! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Community Development front counter is closed to the public and the Planning Division is implementing safety measures by accepting online submittals and resubmittals. Effective Tuesday, May 12th, 2020, all submittals MUST be submitted through the portal. Submittals by fax, mail, or over the counter will no longer be accepted after the effective date.

If you are a new user to the ACA Portal, please register for a free Citizen Access account. How to Guides for Preliminary Site Plan Review and Formal Planning Applications are available on the Planning Division’s Applications, Forms, and Permits web page.


Board & Commission Meetings

The City of Tempe Community Development Department values and welcomes public input on Public Hearing items. If you wish to address a matter on the Board or Commission Agenda please read the Webex instructions to learn how to attend a City of Tempe Planning Webex Event or click the button below.



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.

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 
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Ryan Levesque
Deputy Community Development Director - Planning

Office Location / Parking Information

Community Development/Planning is located at City Hall, Garden (lower) Level, on the east side. Parking is available in the City Parking garage on Fifth Street and Forest Avenue. 

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!



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