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Phoenix Offers 23 New Online Permits

Source: City of Phoenix

The City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department now offers 23 new online permits through the city website.

Previously, there were nine online permits available, only for residential work. The expanded system includes residential, commercial and fire permits for minor work that is currently eligible for an over-the-counter permit with code compliance verified by the city inspector.

These online permits are in line with recent efforts to streamline city services, reduce wait times at the permit counter and facilitate private development. These permits will be easily obtained 24 hours a day, seven days a week without requiring a trip to Phoenix City Hall.

The five new residential permits will allow residents and contractors to do minor electrical and plumbing remodel work, including adding new circuits and re-piping a house. A residential field consultation permit also is being added to allow residents to meet with an inspector on-site to ask technical questions about an upcoming project or receive advice on how best to deal with non-permitted construction from a previous owner.

There are eight new commercial permit types that will be available online. These also are in the electrical and plumbing/mechanical disciplines, including commercial water heaters, water re-pipe and replacement of split system air conditioners.

For electricians, utility clearance, repair of vandalism for existing electrical equipment, electrical shutdown for preventative maintenance and adding branch circuit permits are added. Permits to modernize or remodel existing elevators also will be available.

Fire prevention permits to be offered online include fire alarm and sprinkler system modifications, special egress control, fire alarm dialers and fire-line stub-outs.

Current online permits are successfully being offered on the city’s website, with more than 1,100 issued each year. By adding the 23 new permits, builders will now save an estimated 3,000 trips per year to City Hall, reducing counter wait times, traffic and greenhouse gasses and saving money and time.

Phoenix’s Planning & Development Department is a proven leader of innovation and efficiency through Electronic Plan Review, Annual Facilities, Permit-By-Inspector, Self-Certification Programs, and now newly expanded online permit offerings.

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