Community Development Department (928) 282-1154

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Building or renovating?

Remodel/addition building permit

Single family home building permit

Manufactured or factory built home permit

Fence permit

Solar/photovoltaic permit

Solar water heater permit

Swimming pool, spa/hot tub permit


Moving into or renovating a new location?

Business checklist

Tenant occupancy permit

Tenant improvement permit

Business activities:

Business license

• Temporary use permit 

Peddler/solicitor permit



Building or renovating?

Commercial building permit

Single family residential or duplex

Manufactured or factory built residential permit

Multi-family residential permit

Commercial/Residential demolition application



Holding a temporary event or activity?

Special event/temporary use permit

• Special event liquor license - see below           

• Film Permit application

Temporary sound control permit



Sign permit instructions

Sign permit application

Temporary sign permit, commercial districts 

Temporary sign permit, residential districts (e.g. open houses, garage sales, open houses, non-profit activities)

Sign walkers permit

• Vertical (light pole) banner permit 

Other permits

City right of way/streets permits

Wastewater permits

Zoning/Land Use permits 

Chicken/Beekeeping permits






  • Request a building permit inspection (online submittal)
  • Construction inspection hotline: 928-282-3268
  • Building permit extension request
  • Expired building permit reinstatement request
  • Building Permit Info (monthly/annual reports)
  • Customer satisfaction survey 

    Staff Contacts:
    Patty Lewis, Development Services, 928-203-5118
    Steve Mertes, Chief Building Official, 928-203-5097
    Becky Oium, Building Permit Technician 928-203-5093
    Bruce Zolman, Building Inspector,  928-204-7115


    New Building Codes

    On September 24, 2019, City Council approved the adoption of new building codes and amendments consisting of the 2018 versions of the International Code Council’s building codes (the I-Codes) and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC).  The adoption of these codes provides our Building Safety Department the tools to review and inspect new construction materials, products and processes and to address the latest safety, environmental and energy concerns and measurements.  It also places Sedona in line with the surrounding communities and counties, who have already adopted, or are in the process of adopting, the 2018 I-Codes and the 2017 NEC.  Please note that the new codes will go into effect October 25. 2019.  All permits submitted on or after this date must comply with the new codes.  See below for the full list of the newly adopted codes, or review the full set of amendments.  

     Link to International Code Council's building codes (
    2018 International Building Code 2018 International Residential Code
    2018 International Plumbing Code 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
    2018 International Mechanical Code 2018 International Existing Building Code
    2018 International Fuel Gas Code 2017 National Electrical Code
    2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code


    Zoning applications and information
    Go to the Zoning web page for planning applications (zone change, development review, conditional use permit, subdivision), administrative waivers/variances, land division/combinations, zoning verification requests, and home occupation information.

    Special event liquor license
    Go to Arizona Department of Liquor. Application form can be found by clicking here and scrolling to the Special Event Permit Application Kit - Series 15. State Special Event Liquor License applications must be received by the city at least 60 days prior to the event for processing. The state requires the city to review and approve the application prior to the state issuance of a license. Contact the state at 602-542-5141; contact the City Clerk’s Office at 928-282-3113 for information about the City review and approval process. The local fee for a Special Event Liquor License is $25.

    Building permit application
    See “When a building permit is required” for information on which projects require a building permit. Permit packets consist of multiple documents, such as instructions and applications (combined into a single PDF). You may download, save, and print each packet. The application forms can be filled in electronically for your convenience (it is recommended that you save the file to your computer prior to filling in and printing the form).

    Plans and permit applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. Review times vary with the complexity of the project, volume of permit applications, and quality of submittals received. Additional time may be needed to address corrections or obtain other agency approvals before the permit is issued. 

    Building permit fees and valuation
    Building permit fees are based on the valuation of your project and include both permit review and inspection fees. While calculating the fees for building permits can be complex, the basis for the calculations are found in City Code 15.05.060, Building Permit Fees and Valuation. Other fees that could be charged include, but are not limited to: Development Impact Fees, Wastewater Fees, Grading Fees, and Drainage Basin Fees. While final fees will be determined after a complete review of your plans, Community Development staff can assist with determining which fees will apply and providing a preliminary estimate.


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