Development Ordinances & Design Standards

The city’s development ordinances and design standards are the guidebooks for implementing the vision for the future of Surprise – from open space to housing density to building types.

We’re updating our Land Development Ordinances and Design Standards!
We’re updating and simplifying the documents that guide our city’s development. Get information on the process and learn how you can help shape the changes! Read more…

Surprise Unified Development Code 

All ordinances related to development in the city of Surprise can be found here:

City of Surprise Code of Ordinances

Design Standards

Use the links below to review the city’s current design standards:

Planning and Design Guidelines
Surprise Rural Development Standards and Design Guidelines Study
Single-Family Residential Home Product Design Guidelines
Single-Family Residential Design Guidelines