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.
Permit Requirements - Information about which items are required on a set of plans 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”, “wall” or “addition” and so on. Relevant key words should lead you to information about your specific project.
View permit Status and Inspection Results in the new customer portal that will be available starting June 21, 2022.
How to get started with our new online Customer Portal permit, project and license management system.
Your organization will be required to create an online portal account prior to submitting new applications, making payments, scheduling inspections, etc.
New customers, without existing permits or applications, may proceed to the customer portal and create your new account.
For customers with existing accounts, it is highly recommended that you do not register for a new online portal account until an ACCESS CODE has been provided to you. Please call the Town at 520-229-4800 and ask us to locate your ACCESS CODE.
The access code will link your account to your existing application(s) and active permit(s). It is recommended that your organization have one shared online portal account so that all your active applications/permits are linked together and readily accessible under one account.
Do you want a building permit application?
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.
How do I get a sign or banner permit?
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?
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?
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.
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 to 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. Development review is divided in two phases: conceptual design review and final design review. For more information about each, 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?
Are you opening a new business? This site will walk you through the process.
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 final 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 in a subdivision.
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.