A permit is a document that authorizes construction or installation of a building, sign or certain projects. The sections of this page are intended to guide you through the permitting process.
Do I Need a Permit? - This is where you will find a general list of projects that require a permit.
Information about which documents are required for a specific submittal can be found on the website by going to the search box at the top right corner of any screen. Input a keyword about your project. A key word to input could be “residential”, “commercial”, "sign", “wall” or “addition” and so on. Relevant key words should lead you to one of our web pages related to your specific project.
Permits, projects and and business licenses are now managed through a customer portal. Your organization will be required to create an online portal account prior to submitting new applications, making payments, scheduling inspections, etc. Once you have set up an account, you can use that portal to submit documents, view status, pay fees, request inspections and view inspection results.
Do you want a building permit application?
Communication facilities, which primarily refers to wireless communication apparatuses such as cell towers, must gain approval of the project before installation. Depending on the complexity of the project, the application may be a Small Cell, Tier I, Tier II or Major facility. For more information about each, please see below.
Conditional Use Permits are required for uses requiring additional review for compatibility to surrounding areas. For more information about Conditional Use Permits, please see below.
Grading Exceptions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to use more cut or fill than the code allows. For more information about Grading Exceptions, please see below.
How do I get a grading permit?
Do you want a permit for a pool or spa?
Pre-application review is the first step to most development proposals. It provides you an opportunity to meet with Town staff and discuss the process and requirements applicable to your project.
Do you need a minor modification to setback requirements that apply to your property? See if your proposal may be administratively approved through the process below.
A right-of-way permit is required for anyone performing work will that impact the public right-of-way, such as utility work or sign installation.
Instructions for obtaining a sign permit can be found here.
Do you need a Special Use Permit?
Do you need to submit an application for a Type II Home Occupation?
Do you need a modification to zoning standards that apply to your property? Are you an aggrieved party appealing an administrative decision or zoning interpretation? Read more about the variance and appeals process below.
How do I get a wall permit?
Art is required for all nonresidential developments. Approval of the art work is required before installation and receipt of a final Certificate of Occupancy. Please see below, for more information about each.
Do you need approval to work outside of regular construction hours?
The Town of Oro Valley's building code amendments were adopted on December 5, 2018, with an effective date of January 4, 2019.
Plats are legal documents that subdivide land, dedicate streets and more. Plat Amendments are either Major or Minor, depending on the significance of the proposed change. For more information about each, please see below.
The purpose of this page is to give you commercial construction information before a permit is issued
What information is needed to submit for a for a commercial permit?
Site specific sign standards are required for all multi-tenant commercial , resort and employment centers. For more information about creating or changing sign standards for your center, please see below.
How do I find the Customer Portal?
Development review is required for all projects in Town, except for individual detached single-family custom homes or those otherwise specified in the Zoning Code. For more information about the development review process, please see below.
The purpose of this page is to give you access to permit and application information and forms.
Are you interested in dividing your land? If so, Town approval is required. Please follow the steps below for any land division involving three or less parcels with existing access to each.
This page gives a general list of items that may or may not need a permit.
Do you need to file a complaint for possible code violation?
Are you looking to repaint or make other minor changes to the exterior of your multi-family or non-residential building? First, you must acquire zoning approval before implementing the changes. Please see below for more information.
Do you have specific site circumstances that warrant a monument or entryway sign in the right-of-way?
What are the guidelines for outdoor lighting in Oro Valley?
Do you need to pay for your residential or commercial building permit?
Do you need to check the status on the plan review or search if a permit was issued?
Do you need approval from the building official for an alternate method of design?
The Standard Operating Policy and Procedures (SOP’s) is to provide a format in which code interpretations, office processes and procedures, plan review and inspection matters, other agency relationships, and general items can be recorded for use. The manual is intended to provide efficiency and consistency in processing, review, and inspection, in accordance with adopted codes and ordinances.
The Final Plat is the official recorded document that includes the design of the subdivision and all other elements required by State statute and in conformance with the Town of Oro Valley Zoning Code. Final Plat approval is required before improvements such as grading, paving and utilities can begin.
Do you have a permit that is about to expire?
What information is needed to submit for a for a residential permit?
Do you need to schedule a residential or commercial inspection?
The purpose of a special inspection is to provide inspection of those areas of construction where strength, safety and construction practices have been determined to be sufficiently critical to warrant inspection by a special inspector. A special inspector is a person who has been approved by the building official to perform certain types of inspections.