Development Services Responsibility

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The Development Services Section is responsible for administering and enforcing the building codes, fire codes, and zoning ordinance that the City adopts.

New buildings, additions, alterations, repairs, demolitions, changes in plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems will require a permit followed by inspection of the construction. 

101.4.1 Building Code. The provisions of the International Building Code and amendments thereto shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

Tempe Administrative Code 2007
Article I, Section 8-100 of the Tempe City Code
Adopted by the Tempe City Council