Permits & Construction


Effective IMMEDIATELY the City of Tolleson will be requiring ALL submittals for plan review/permitting for all development projects, new and ongoing, to be submitted via the City’s interim electronic plan submittal system (except detached SF residential applications). Prior to making any submittals for plan review and/or construction permits please contact the City intake desk by email at They will provide detailed instructions on how submittals are to be handled electronically going forward. Thank you for your cooperation as the City transitions to a full electronic plan review – permitting process.

*Revised 4/22/2020

All construction projects involving new buildings, remodeling, additions to your home or business, and/or improvements to your property require permits and/or business licenses. The homeowner and/or a licensed contractor must apply for a building permit. Work that is started without a permit can result in extra charges and fines levied against you.

Follow the links in the tables below for applications, forms, and compliance information.

SENATE BILL 1598 To obtain documents, forms or updated codes/ordinances regarding SB 1598, please follow the links below:
SB1598: City of Tolleson Compliance Review Policy and Waiver Form (Res 2112)
SB1598: Procedural Guide & Timeframes for Conformance
SB1598: Additional Info Questions, Answers & Choices
Zoning Codes and City Ordinances 
* CITY of TOLLESON CURRENT CODES: (No Link) •Building Code - 2018 IBC •Mechanical Code - 2018 IMC •Plumbing Code - 2018 IPC •Residential Code - 2018 IRC •Fire Code - 2018 IFC •Property Maintenance Code - 2018 IPMC •Fuel Gas Code - 2018 IFGC •Energy Code - 2018 IECC •Electrical Code - 2017 NEC •ADA Standards 2010
Applications/Links Description
Bond Certificate: Sample and Guidelines ARS 42-5007 requires that building authorities obtain a certificate from the Arizona Department of Revenue to ensure that some type of bonding requirements is met prior to issuing any building permit. The type of bond varies depending on the cost of the project. This document will provide information regarding these requirements. *For questions regarding bonds and/or certifications contractors need to call the Arizona Department of Revenue at 602-716-6056 or 1-800-634-6494.
Building Construction Fees Any improvement upon private property or within public rights-of-way within the City of Tolleson is subject to the issuance of a permit upon plan review and approval, and the payment of the applicable fee(s). Permit fees are based upon the cost of construction. Building construction costs are based upon usage group and type of construction as defined by the IBC. All other improvement costs, excluding the building, are based upon documented construction charges, or an approved cost estimate which is prepared, signed and sealed by the applicable professional registrant. These non-building improvement costs include, but are not limited to grading and drainage improvements, paving, erosion control, wet utilities, landscape and irrigation, outdoor lighting, dry wells, fencing, signing and striping, and all other improvements to the land, other than the building(s) itself.
Construction Hydrant Application The City of Tolleson requires an application to be submitted and approved prior to any work commencing on a City hydrant. 
Permit Application Permits are required for all new buildings, remodeling, additions to your home or business, and improvements to your property. The homeowner and/or a licensed contractor must apply for a building permit. Work that is started without a permit can result in extra charges and fines levied against you.
Permit Fee Schedule Permit fees based on cost of construction.
Plans No link In addition to your permit, your improvements will also require plans. Your plans will help you see how your idea will fit in with the structure. You will be required to submit three (3) sets of plans. The plans must describe the project fully and clearly. Providing these plans will allow us to do a thorough review of the scope of work that you are planning on doing and will help ensure there are no code violations. Depending on your project, you may need some or all of the following: •Site Plan •Floor Plan •Building Elevations •Electrical Plans •Roof Framing Plan & Truss Calculations •Plumbing Plan with Schematics •Foundation Plan •Mechanical Plan. For any additional questions pleases contact City Hall Customer Service Technicians at 623-936-7111.
Special Inspection Certificate  To set up an inspection email . Special inspection certificate application.
Demolition Utility Clearance Form  (Required Prior to Demolition) Before a structure is demolished or removed, the owner or agent shall notify all utilities having service connections within the structure such as water, electric, gas, sewer and other connections. A permit to demolish or remove a structure shall not be issued until a release is obtained from the utilities, stating that their respective service connections and appurtenant equipment, such as meters and regulators, have been removed or sealed and plugged in a safe manner.
Water Meter Fees No link

Effective September 1, 2014, the City no longer imposes any development impact fees and has adopted the following water meter fees:

5/8 inch.................. $430
3/4 inch.................. $515
1 inch..................... $615
1-1/2 inch................$1,850
2 inch..................... $2,175
3 inch..................... $2,735
4 inch..................... $ 8,580
6 inch..................... $11,425
8 inch..................... $16,910

Zoning Codes and City Ordinances In order to provide you with the most up to date information regarding City and Zoning Codes this link will take you to the Municipal Code Corporation website. The City of Tolleson Codes and Zoning Codes are current through Ordinance 548 N.S., passed December 9, 2014. Disclaimer: The City Clerk’s Office has the official version of the City of Tolleson City Codes and Zoning Codes. Users should contact the City Clerk’s Office for ordinances passed subsequent to the ordinance cited above.