Building Permit Resource Center

  1. Development Services will continue to offer permitting and submittal services for all planning review cases, engineering permits and Construction online. All submittals shall have their review times extended by 6 business days. View Temporary Development Review Timelines

    Request an Online Plan Submittal

    Mail Submissions: For those who wish to mail in your submittals, we will only be accepting submittals delivered via FedEx, UPS or USPS at this time, courier deliveries will not be accepted.

    If you have any questions regarding existing permits or those pending plan review approval, please contact

    Payments shall be accepted via ACH or by mail. Details will be emailed to you once an invoice has been issued.

Whether you are a commercial developer or a resident adding a new patio to your home, our team welcomes your business and is at your service.

We offer the following steps to help guide you along the way to ensure a pleasurable experience from plan submittal and review to permitting and final inspection.

NEW! Self-Certification Program for Building Permits

Learn about the benefits of the Self-Certification Program.

Building Permit Guide
Below is a stepped guide for obtaining a building permit in the City of Surprise.
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  7. Final Step

Visit The Development Services Center

Visit our Development Services Center, conveniently located in the lobby of City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza - map/directions.

Man applys for a permit at services center windowMeet with our customer service representative at our Information Center about your needs and he or she will be able to guide you onto the next appropriate step, which may include a pre-submittal meeting or concept meeting for design services.

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