Proposed Development Review Fees
New! Submittal Requirements Effective 1/1/13
Land Use Code Simplification Project (aka Unified Development Code)
On October 9, 2012, the Mayor and Council adopted the Unified Development Code, Administrative Manual, and the Technical Standards Manual. These documents will eventually replace the Land Use Code, Development Standards, and the development review procedures in Chapter 23A of the Tucson Code. The new documents go into effect on January 2, 2013.
For more information, go here.
Main Gate District Review Committee Meeting
Main Gate Urban Overlay District
Main Gate District Discussion Area/Stakeholder Meetings
Notice - 2012 Outdoor Lighting Code
On February 7, 2012 Mayor and council approved ordinance #10963 adopting the 2012 edition of the Tucson/Pima County Outdoor Lighting Code. The new standard many be accessed at the following link: 2012 Outdoor Lighting Code
CDRC - What's New?
NOTICE - The valuation table has been updated
The data table used to calculate construction values and determine permit costs, has been updated to the most recent data supplied by the International Code Council. This will result in an increase in value for most projects, and therefore permit fees, but is not equal across all types of construction. The average increase for residential projects is about 2%. The last time we updated this data was February of 2009.
NOTICE - Development Package Submittal process is changing effective April 1st, 2012
To save you time and money and improve customer service we are implementing a new procedure that eliminates all of those sets of folded plans except one. The new requirements will be:
1 CD disk that includes ALL documents submitted in 200 DPI Tif or PDF in an un-alterable format (named)
1 set of folded plans
2 sets of rolled plans
Self Certification of Signs
PDSD has adopted a new policy to streamline simple sign inspections. The policy is for non-illuminated signs that are not subject to special inspection and allows sign contractors to self-certify their installations.
Modern Streetcar Land Use and Development Implementation Plan for Tucson
NOTICE - APA Permit requests will be processed differently
NOTICE - Impact Fee Rate Changes effective January 1, 2012
Due to changes in state law, effective 1/1/12, the City's development impact fee rates will be changing. The public facilities fee will be eliminated and police and fire fees will be reduced. Check the impact fee web page for more information. The impact fee rate calculator will be updated with the new fee calculator on 1/3/12.
NOTICE - Scenic Corridor District One-year Update
Proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Article IV General Requirements, Section 3-33 of the Tucson Code (the Sign Code) regulating the grade of a sign; and Section 3 of Ordinance No. 10864, extending the January 31, 2012 sunset date for the ordinance.
NOTICE - Proposed Amendments to Article VIII Nonconforming Signs and Change of Use, Section 3-96 Regulating Nonconforming Signs
Citizen Sign Code Committee is considering amendments to the Tucson Sign Code regarding nonconforming signs.
THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS ARE BEING REVISED
As part of the ongoing improvement process established by the Planning and Development Services Department, Standards 2-02, 2-03 & 2-05 are being combined into 2-01 for use with the new DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE that was fully implemented on October 31, 2011. Standards 2-02, 2-03 & 2-05 will be phased out when Standard 2-01 is completed.
DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE REVIEW ~ Became effective OCTOBER 31ST
The time has arrived! Effective October 31, 2011 the Development Package process became the standard review process for all site related reviews. Plans will no longer need to be submitted through the CDRC Office, but instead will be processed through the permit counter. Any type of site related review will be able to be processed concurrently. Prior development package reviews processed through the CDRC Office have been approved in 50% of the time of the traditional site and grading reviews.
New DVPKG Stamp to download for your plans
Historic Landmark Sign (HLS) Ordinance 10903
On June 28, 2011, Mayor and Council adopted the Historic Landmark Sign (HLS) Ordinance. HLS Ordinance 10903
COMMERCIAL PERMIT ACTIVITY REPORTS
The Planning & Development Services Department issues a report every month to inform the public of current commercial permit activity for the quarter.