Welcome to the Engineering Development Services Division

At the city of Surprise Engineering Development Services Division we provide:

  • Assurance that new developments are in compliance with generally accepted engineering standards through plan review and permitting.
  • Project management services for capital improvement projects.
  • Inspection services on developer public improvements and capital improvement projects that insure conformance with construction standards, plans, specifications, and statutory regulations.

Please browse our web site to find more information about the services you require or contact us directly using the information below.

The City of Surprise accepts online submittals for building permits, plan review cases, engineering permits and construction. Please use the Plan Submittal link below to request a Dropbox link for submitting plans (Files should be PDF or Auto CAD format).

Standard Development Review Timelines can be found here .

Guide to the Permitting Process

Plan Submittal

Payment options: mailing in or placing a check in the drop-box located at the north entrance of City Hall, Wires, or ACH. For transactions under $25,000, payments can now be made online (E-Check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, or Amex) using the portal below. For wire transfer information, please contact Craig Dies at All payments, regardless of payment method, must be accompanied by a copy of the invoice or reference the invoice number.

Online Payment Portal

Permits will be issued within three business days of your payment being processed. All submittals that were processed digitally will be e-mailed to the applicant once they have been paid, processed, and approved. The City will not issue permits and plans over the counter that were received digitally. For questions regarding permits, or items pending plan review approval, please contact Development Services at