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 **COVID-19 Response**   The following official announcements have been made by the city in regards to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)   In an effort to minimize the visits to City Hall, please use our online services for paying your water bill

Avondale is following guidance provided by the state Governor’s Executive Orders: Effective Sunday, June 21, 2020 the wearing of face coverings by employees and customers will be required in all city facilities,  retail establishments, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms, indoor sports or activity facilities, and medical offices. Additionally, these businesses will be required to post notice of these requirements at their entrances. (see more: COVID-19 Response)


Building Division

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Only online submittals are being accepted at this time. As of Monday, June 29th, the Development and Engineering Services customer service counter  has temporarily closed to the public.  Instructions for submitting electronically are provided through the link below. For assistance with online submissions, please call 623-333-4000 or email

Submit Online:

 Additional modifications to the Building Division operations are described below.

  • After submitting permit applications online, staff will contact you when redlines are available or the permit is approved with associated fees due.
  • All permits will be issued electronically (with an online account) until further notice.
  • During this time all building permit review fees will be deferred until issuance of the permit

The Building Safety Division of Development & Engineering Services provides assistance to residents and developers in all areas of building construction. We provide technical code assistance and review of all building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy and accessibility requirements for construction projects city wide.

Development & Engineering Services Department is pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services for electronic plan review and online permitting.

Brett Harris - Chief Building Official

Brett Harris  

11465 W. Civic Center Dr. #110
Avondale, AZ 85323

Main Phone: 623-333-4000

Inspection Phone: 623-333-4005
Hours: Monday - Thursday until 3:00pm

Email: Click Here


Building and Fire Codes as Amended

Current Adopted Codes, effective July 1, 2019.ICC logo

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code

Adopted 2018 Building Codes Amendments.

The City Council has adopted the 2012 Phoenix Fire Code with amendments.

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