The Planning & Development Department (P&D) guides the physical development of the city by preserving our historic sites, planning what can be built where, and ensuring the safe construction of buildings and infrastructure. A host of advisory and governing bodies of citizens as well as elected officials provide input and oversight as the city grows, needs arise and technology changes. The process is governed through development and enforcement of the city's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Historic Preservation Ordinance, Phoenix Building Construction Code, and other city codes and ordinances.
Assistance is available in person and online. Walk-in counter service is available for Historic Preservation Office customers from 12:30-5 p.m., with the last appointment at 4:00 p.m., on the third floor of Phoenix City Hall. Customers seeking records, zoning, or construction assistance may obtain tickets for counter service on the second floor from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers with tickets may continue their business transaction through the close of business at 5 p.m. Appointments are typically made for more complex projects.
A wealth of information is available online. Select the section links on the left side of the page for topics of interest. Select Contact P&D for useful phone numbers and related websites.
Most Frequent Information or E-Service Requests
- List of Planning & Development Topics
- View reports & statistics
- Development Assistance for Business Customers
- Find out if my property is historic
- Find out the status of my plan review
- Apply for a building permit
- Request or cancel an inspection
- Get information about sign permits
- Find out about development impact fees
- Find out my zoning
- Rezone my property
- Get a use permit or variance
- Look at the city's General Plan
- Find a rezoning staff report
- Find a PUD report
P&D mission statement: Planning, Development and Preservation for a Better Phoenix
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Planning & Development Department
200 W. Washington St., second floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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