Building Safety

Building Safety is responsible for processing building permits and plan reviews. This division also conducts building inspections to ensure safety and monitors code compliance of structures located within the city.

2018 I-Code Amendments

The City of Surprise Community Development Department is proposing the adoption of the 2018 International Building Codes with local amendments. This would replace the previously adopted 2012 International Building Codes with local amendments.

The proposed local amendments are available for public review and comment below. The comment period closes midnight August 3, 2019.

The City Council is expected to review the amendments for possible action in October. The item is scheduled for the City Council Work Session on October 1 and the Regular Session on October 15. Meeting agendas will be posted at least 24 hours in advance at

View Proposed 2018 I-CODE Amendments

Comment regarding 2018 I-CODE Amendments are now closed

If you would like to view any volume of the 2018 International Codes in their entirety, please contact:

Brigham Bennett
Plans Examiner
Phone: 623.222.3056

Written Comments: City of Surprise C/O Brigham Bennett, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ or by email.