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The Community Development Department plans the long range future of Tempe land for transportation corridors, business districts and residential areas as well as administering permits and oversight of current construction. Bringing together unique skill sets, the department focuses on sustainable development, urban open space planning, historic preservation and job attraction. It also administers federal grant programs for housing, social services and capital improvements.

Contact Us by Calling Tempe 311 at 480-350-4311

Community Development Department

Telephone:  480-350-4311
Fax:  480-350-8650


Physical Address
Garden Level of Municipal Building
31 E. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ  85281


Mailing Address

P. O. Box 5002
Tempe, AZ  85280


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on City observed holidays


Development Services

Review of plans and specifications of all proposed construction, building, fire & engineering permits, on-site building inspection

Code Compliance

Enforcement of codes and neighborhood enhancement

Design + Preservation

Develop illustrative graphics, design guidelines, architectural/ development concepts and other products utilizing appropriate methodology and technology to support a safe and sustainable community.

Historic Preservation

Archeological & historic properties, sites and districts Tempe Historic Preservation Commission

Neighborhood Revitalization + Redevelopment

Project coordination & management for large private sector and City-owned projects in Downtown Tempe, Apache Blvd. Project Area, ASU-Tempe Joint Review Committee


Process and facilitates development entitlements such as use permits, variances, development plans, signs; and process change or adoption of codes, ordinances and neighborhood plans

Special Projects

Projects such as the Hayden Flour Mill and other unique Tempe opportunities


The City of Tempe only validates parking for the City Hall Garage (117 E. 5th Street) across the street from the Police / Courts building and the Tempe Transportation Center. 

The ASU StadiumLight Rail Station is closest to the Tempe City Hall Complex where Community Development is located. 

Click here for map of offices, parking, and light rail station locations