Contact Us

Tempe's Community Development Department is responsible for ensuring positive, safe development for Tempe businesses and residents. The wide-ranging department consists of several divisions in many buildings within the community. Here's how to reach the division and people you need:

Building Safety
Customer Counter, Plan Review, and Inspections
31 East Fifth St.
Tempe, AZ. 85281
City Hall Municipal Complex
Garden (Lower) Level, East side
Phone: 480 350-8341
TDD: 480 350-8400
Fax: 480 350-8677
IVR Inspection Req.: 480 350-8072

City Architect/ Design + Preservation
31 East Fifth St.
Tempe, AZ. 85281
City Hall Municipal Complex
Garden (Lower) Level, East side
480 350-8367
Mark Vinson, City Architect
mark_vinson@tempe.gov

Code Compliance
Enforcement of a variety of municipal codes and ordinances
Code Compliance Office
Orchidhouse in the Brickyard
21 E. 6th St., Suite 208
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480 350-8372
TDD: 480 350-8913
Fax: 480 858-2070
Jeff Tamulevich, Code Enforcement Manager
jeff_tamulevich@tempe.gov

Historic Preservation Office
Tempe Historic Register, designation of landmarks, historic districts
31 East Fifth St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
City Hall Municipal Complex
Garden (Lower) Level, East side
480 350-8870
Joe Nucci, Historic Preservation Officer
joe_nucci@tempe.gov 

Housing and Social Services
Section 8 rental assistance and homeownership programs, Family Self-Sufficiency program, homeless resource coordination; Fair Housing activities; Home Improvement Program, low-income resource advice
21 E. Sixth St., Suite 214
Tempe, AZ 85281
Second floor Orchidhouse at the Brickyard, South of Municipal Complex
Phone: 480 350-8950
TDD: 480 350-8913
Fax: 480 350-8902
Liz Chavez, Housing Services Administrator
liz_chavez@tempe.gov

Neighborhood Revitalization + Redevelopment
Redevelopment, affordable housing assistance, targeted neighborhood revitalization, and property management of city-owned land
21 E. Sixth St., Suite 208
Second floor Orchidhouse at the Brickyard, South of Municipal Complex
480 350-8924
Larry Schmalz, Redevelopment and Revitalization Supervisor
larry_schmalz@tempe.gov

Planning
The Planning Division assists people with the development entitlement process, rules and regulations applicable to new development, redevelopment, construction, property conservation and signs.
31 East Fifth St.
Tempe, AZ. 85281
City Hall Municipal Complex
Garden (Lower) Level, East side
480 350-8331