PDSD News

Planning and Development Services Department Temporary Closure Dec. 23-27

During the week of Dec. 23-27 (Monday-Friday), all City of Tucson Planning and Development permitting services at the Public Works building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be closed due to limited staff and relocation to the second floor. On Thursday, Dec. 26, City Development Review Committee (CDRC) Pre-submittals will not be held.

Electronic Submittal of Building Plans Required for Review

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) will no longer accept paper building plan documents submitted for review. Walkthrough service will be available, but the application and documents must be submitted in advance. There will be a grace period until Friday, January 31, 2020, for applications not submitted electronically.

Steps to submit an application electronically:

Planning and Development Services Department Recognized with 2019 Common Ground Award

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) was honored at the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) Common Ground Award ceremony for the 2019 Tech Tools. The yearly event is hosted by MPA to recognize community leaders, projects, and programs that have made significant contributions toward bridging divides and finding solutions to complex challenges in creative ways.

Effective 10/01/19: Pre-Construction, Inspection, and Engineer Certification Process for All New Development Packages

The current process for a Development Package to transition from an issued permit to a final project is being updated. The purpose is to unify all project stakeholders and a higher level of project quality assurance by having a more consistent approach. This updated process will affect new Development Packages submitted for review after Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Development Package projects which involve any of the following are subject to the Pre-Construction/Engineer of Record Certification Process:

Report Outlining Future of Development Impact Fees Available

The City of Tucson collects Development Impact Fees to fund public infrastructure improvements needed due to new residential and nonresidential growth. Development Impact Fees are one time fees dedicated to expand roads, parks, police services, and fire services. These fees are set based on a report outlining growth projections and current and future infrastructure needs.

Tyler Technologies' Energov permitting system has been selected to replace PERMITS Plus

The City of Tucson has selected Tyler Technologies’ Energov permitting system to replace the more than twenty-year old Permits Plus program. City staff went through a competitive procurement process to find a system that best meets the City’s collective needs for effective process management, enhanced transparency, improved coordination between Departments, extensive utilization of GIS, and integration with other programs such as financial, document management, and reporting systems.

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