The Engineering Section reviews all private development activities for conformance with current transportation and flood control/drainage requirements and regulations. This includes review of tentative and final plats, development plans, site plans, grading plans, drainage reports, paving and drainage plans, subdivision assurances, and rezonings. All regulations can be found in the Development Standards, with the exception of Stormwater Regulations. The Stormwater Detention/Retention Manual can be purchased from Pima County or downloaded for the link listed in related links. The City of Tucson Standards Manual for Drainage Design and Floodplain Management can be downloaded from the link listed in related Links.
Where to obtain more information:
Please call (520) 791-5550 for more information.
City of Tucson PDSD Map
PDSD now has a GIS map available for researching site data including local City of Tucson flood hazard areas and other jurisdictional flood information.
FEMA Floodplain Maps
The current FEMA floodplain maps can be found at
- Select Transportation maps.
- Using the Zoom Tool select your area of interest.
- Under the Stormwater heading at the left, select FIRM panels.
- Selecting the arrow tool, point to and double click on the grid section and the map will either open in a new window or you will get a download dialog box.