Construction Plan Review

55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-644-4273 (Call Center)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85201

Hours of Operation

M-Th 7am-6pm

Contact Information

Steve Hether, Deputy Director

Schedule of Fees and Charges


The City of Mesa currently uses the following codes:

2006 IBC

2006 IRC

2006 IFC

2006 IPC

2005 NEC

2006 IMC

2006 IFGC

2006 IEBC

2009 IECC

Codes are available for review at the public library or City Clerk's Office.

Construction Plan Review

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Types of Plan Review

Standard Plan Review:  Plan Review includes review of all Residential and Commercial plans and documents by each applicable discipline. Reviews by various disciplines are performed simultaneously within the established review time. Plan review includes but is not limited to:

  • Building Code (structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing)
  • Fire Code (fire suppression, fire alarms)
  • Engineering/Civil (streets, utilities, grading, drainage)
  • Planning (setbacks, landscape, building elevations)
  • Items not requiring permits, see Mesa City Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 4(B)

Counter Plan Review

  • Emergency repairs (water, sewer, gas, electric)
  • "Like for Like" repair/replacement (gas, water, electric)
  • Banner Permits

Self-Certification Program

Permit by Inspection

Annual Facilities Permit [PDF]

Code Modifications


Plan Review Turn-Around Times

(Review begins after payment and documents have been received)


  • 18 business day review
  • 10 day expedite review (100% of building permit fee)
  • Super expedite review with negotiated turn-around time (200% of building permit fee)


  • 10 business day review (5 days for master plot plans)
  • 5 day expedite review (100% of building permit fee)


Submittal Requirements


  • 4 complete sets of plans 24" x 36" (additional fees apply for oversized plans).
  • 4 sets of associated documents, specifications, calculations, or other documents.
  • 6 complete sets of plans for Expedited or Super Expedited.
  • Plan sets and documents need to be separately rolled and assembled at time of submittal.
  • Refer to this link for ADA parking requirements.  A vertical sign of 60 inches high is required. 


  • New home construction requires 3 sets of 24" x 36" construction plans (additional fees apply for oversized plans), including associated documents, specifications, calculations, or other documents.
  • Additions, remodels, accessory structures or other construction require a minimum of 2 complete sets of plans drawn to scale including associated documents, specifications, calculations, or other documents.  Additional sets may be required based on type of project or location for Fire or Civil plan review disciplines.
  • Master plot plans and pools require 2 sets of plans.

All Permits require:

Other Documents that may be required:

Do It Yourself Homeowner-Builder Assistance Program

Useful Links

City of Mesa Ordinances

Subdivision Regulations [PDF]

Off-site Improvement Regulations

Engineering & Design Standards [PDF]

Mesa Standard Details

Mesa Fire Department Details and Forms

Maricopa County Flood Control Permit

Registrar of Contractors

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