Building Permits

The Community Development Department issues permits for any construction, which occurs on private property. Private citizens, commercial and residential developers, utility companies and contractors must obtain a permit to initiate any improvement project. Your Building Application Packet will include an application form, submittal requirements, fees, permit regulations and permit procedures.

Self Certification Program for Building Permits



The Self-Certification Program for Building Permits is another way in which the City of Surprise is committed to enhancing customer service for our building community, while ensuring safety standards remain our number one priority. Learn more...

Solar Power



Attn: Solar permit applicants
Effective September 1st, 2011 all applications for solar permits must include a system cost statement. Such statement must clearly demonstrate the complete cost of the system prior to any rebates and tax credits and shall include a cost breakdown of all major system components, installation materials, labor, and project management fees.

Permit applications submitted without a complete system cost statement will be rejected.

3 Day Single Family Custom Home Review



"Can I really get a custom home permit in 3 days?" Find out more...

Download the 3 Day Brochure

Building Permit / Plan Review



Download Building Permit / Plan Review Application

The Building Permit / Plan Review application is for the following:
  • Commercial Permits
  • Engineering Plan Reviews
  • Fence Permits
  • Fire Plan Reviews
  • Landscape Permits
  • Pool Permits
  • Residential Permits
  • Sign Permits
  • Utility Permits