Planning & Development​

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On June 6, 2018, the Phoenix City Council approved the adoption of the 2018 Phoenix Building Construction Code (PBCC).  Standard plans approved under the 2012 PBCC will remain in effect until June 30th, 2019.  Beginning on July 1, 2019, permits may only be issued using approved standard plans compliant with the 2018 PBCC.


For more information about standard plan resubmittal please contact

The Planning & Development Department (PDD) guides the physical development of the city by preserving our historic sites, planning what can be built where, and ensuring safe construction of buildings and infrastructure. A host of advisory and governing bodies of residents as well as elected officials provide oversight as the city grows and needs arise. The process is governed through development and enforcement of city codes and ordinances.​ 

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Transit Oriented DevelopmentTransit Oriented Development/pdd/todPlanning for our Light Rail neighborhoodsOrangeTree
Electronic Plan ReviewElectronic Plan Review/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-reviewSubmit development plans electronically using the Internet!RoyalBlue
General Plan UpdateGeneral Plan Update/pdd/pz/general-plan-updatePlanPHX General Plan UpdatePaloVerde
Development Center Wait TimesDevelopment Center Wait Times wait times at counter.FireRed
Self-Certification ProgramSelf-Certification Program/pdd/self-certification-programPermits without a plan review? Find out how!Purple
Open Land Use - PermitsOpen Land Use - Permits and reducing potential hazardsPlum

Checkout the progress of the Block 23 construction project that will bring a Fry's Grocery to downtown Phoenix.

On June 6, 2018, the Phoenix City Council approved the adoption of the 2018 Phoenix Building Construction Code (PBCC). Check out the video below and go to our Codes and Oridances page for more information

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Zoning 101267 101 in Phoenix - Part 1. For Spanish, click here:; charset=utf-8 Video
Phoenix General Plan270 General Plan the General Plan shapes Phoenix. For Spanish, click here:; charset=utf-8 Video
Planning in Phoenix258 in Phoenix has urban planning helped the city of Phoenix take shape? For Spanish, click here: 0x0120D520A80800D206B2055D185C468097646BBFA1707Etext/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Zoning 102264 102 in Phoenix - Part 2. For Spanish, click here:; charset=utf-8 Video
Urban Planning 101261 Planning 101 is urban planning? For Spanish, click here:; charset=utf-8 Video
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Village Planning Committees

Check out the Village Planning Committees (VPC) website for information, Google maps to meeting locations, downloads, and schedules. Plus, watch new video series!