Welcome to Permit Manager!
Changes have been made to the Water Heater Appeal process.
Effective 8/24/09, you are required to use the form found on page 3: Petition of Appeal forms. The $16.00 fee for this appeal has been eliminated. If you have questions, see the permit counter staff or email them at COTDSDPermits@tucsonaz.gov.
PermitManager offers three services:
- Apply for a Permit (get a permit issued online):
Only electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits that do not require a plan review are available online. Payment for the permit must be made with Visa, Discover or Mastercard. Note: After completing the permit process online, you must print out the Inspection List (Job Card) and post it at the job site. Inspections required for the issued permit are on that list.
- Check/Request Inspections:
Any permit issued by the City of Tucson Planning and Development Services is available for the request and/or cancellation of inspections. Please see Limitations for full details regarding inspection request time restrictions.
- Check/Research Permit Information:
Information may be obtained on any permit issued by Planning and Development Services. You can find additional helpful information on our Online Services Page.
Note: Certain work limitations and conditions apply to every permit issued on-line. Work performed in violation of these limitations and conditions is illegal and will result in your having to correct the work. Work performed illegally may result in a citation and/or penalties.Please read these limitations and conditions carefully. Clicking the ‘I Accept’ button means you have READ, UNDERSTOOD and AGREE to the limitations and conditions relating to the permit you are applying for. Online Permitting does not include permits requiring plan review. If an Online Permit is taken out for work other than outlined above, you may be responsible for additional charges and/or have the Permit voided and your online priviliges revoked.
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We are not able to honor a preference of an AM or PM time frame. When scheduling your inspection, you may request a call back by leaving your number and you will need to give a minimum of 30 minutes in which to meet your inspector.
Please read the following online permitting Limitations carefully. The types of permits available online are listed below, with limitations outlined under each. PLEASE NOTE: All permits require inspections; it is recommended that the Inspection List be reviewed after taking out your online permit. It is required that a printout of the Inspection List (Job Card) be posted at the job site.
Electric: Permit Type: Service Upgrade to 200amp Limitations: Commercial Permits: Limited to replacement of existing panel box only. Additional circuits or load requires plan review. If you have questions regarding these limits, please call the Electrical Plans Examiner at (520) 791-5550 prior to taking out this permit. (Note: All commercial permits require a licensed contractor.) Residential permits: Increasing your service to accommodate an additional load (e.g., new A/C, swimming pool, or room addition) requires that you contact a Residential Reviewer at (520) 791-5550 prior to taking out this permit. Permit Type Commercial Permits: Circuits/Receptacle/Switch/Outlets Limitations: This permit type is limited to a maximum of four (4) 120 volt, 15 or 20 amp circuits. Work beyond this limitation requires plan review; please contact either a Residential Reviewer or Electrical Plans Examiners at (520) 791-5550.
Plumbing: Permit Type: Water Line Replacement/Water Softener Limitations: Replacement must be the same size and in the same location as the unit being replaced. All new installations require plan review. Permit Type: Water Heater Replacement Limitations: Replacement unit must be the same size and in the same location as the unit being replaced. All new installations require plan review. Permit Type: Gas Reconnect/Gas Line Replacement Limitations: Gas Reconnect is for outside of building only. Gas line replacement is for same location, and is properly sized for the BTU demand. All new and replacement installations require plan review.
Mechanical: Permit Type: Furnace Repair or Replacement Limitations: Replacement unit(s) must be the same size and in the same location as the unit(s) being replaced (replacement furnace BTU must be the same as furnace being replaced). All new installations require plan review. Permit Type: Evaporative Cooler/Master Cooler Repair or Replacement Limitations: Replacement unit(s) must be the same size and in the same location as the unit(s) being replaced. All new installations require plan review. Permit Type: A/C Repair or Replacement Limitations: Replacement unit(s) must be the same size and in the same location as the unit(s) being replaced (replacement A/C HP must be the same HP as A/C being replaced). All new installations require plan review.
Refund Policy: Refund amount is limited to 80% of fees charged (excluding the Plan Review Fee) as long as: 1) The permit has not expired 2) No inspections have been requested 3) The party who applied for the permit is the one requesting the refund. The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (DSD) will make every attempt to get the usage fee ($5.00 + 10% of permit fees is charged by the Permit Manager software vendor) credited or voided for you, but PDSD cannot be held responsible for the refund of usage fee charges. To initiate a refund request, please go to the 'Forms & Applications' page and click on the 'Refund Request Form' link. Print out the Refund Request form and complete it, sending it along with the original permit and receipt to: City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department Attn: Refunds P.O. Box 27210 Tucson AZ 85726-7210
Checking/Requesting Inspections: Online Inspection Request/Cancellation Limitations & Guidelines Due to Inspector availability, the City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department cannot honor specific requests for an AM or PM inspection time. NOTE: A printout of the Inspection List (Job Card) must be posted at the job site. Requests to schedule and/or cancel inspections must be made before 3:30pm M.S.T. in order to be effective for the following business day. While we make every effort to perform all inspections on the next business day, inspection volume and staff availability may not allow us to meet that goal on occasion.