Clarification of Interpretation Form

The city of Phoenix, in compliance with A.R.S. ยง 9-839, provides an applicant for a license the ability to request that the city clarify its interpretation or application of a statute, ordinance, code or authorized Substantive Policy Statement affecting the procurement of a license.

To request an interpretation, a person must submit a written request to the city.

Please complete the following form. The city will respond within 30 days of receipt of the request with a written explanation of its interpretation or application. You may be subsequently directed to a public hearing process and applicable fees may be required.

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  • * Statute, ordinance, code or substantive policy statement that requires clarification:
  • * Relevant facts to the requested ruling (include project, permit or case number):
  • * Your proposed question or interpretation of the applicable statute, ordinance code or substantive policy statement:
  • * Is the issue being considered by the city in connection with an existing license or license application?
  • If yes and known, please provide the name and phone number of the involved city contact and/or department:



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