The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for providing support to the community by interpreting and implementing the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, land use, and development regulations & Standards as adopted by the City Council.
The Planning, Zoning and Development Services Department reviews all building plans, business license applications, development plans for building and zoning compliance. The Development Services Division reviews and conducts all inspections related to construction and enforcement within the City. We assist the public and applicants in preparing submittals and answer questions about code compliance.
We prepare and revise the General Plan and the Zoning Code and review proposals for amendments as well as rezoning, conditional uses and variances.
(General Plan, Maps, Planning Fees, Rezoning Procedure)
NOTICE OF THE CITY’S CONSIDERATION TO ASSESS NEW FEES, INCREASE EXISTING FEES OR MAKE OTHER FEE CHANGE
Pursuant to ARS § 9-499.15, notice is hereby given that the City of South Tucson City Council will consider adopting changes to various fees in the City of South Tucson City Code at a special meeting on July 28, 2016.
Items under consideration can be found here.
Solid Waste Collection for Multifamily Residential
In accordance with A.R.S. 49-746, any "Multifamily residential properties” […] defined as “any real property that has one or more structures and that contains five or more dwelling units for rent or lease”, may seek solid waste collection services through the provider of their choice. The effective date of this statute is July 1, 2016, but the City of South Tucson is implementing the change immediately. The City will allow any property owner with five or more dwelling units to seek services from a provider of their choice prior to the effective date of the statute. The change/amendment to the South Tucson City Code will take place in the coming months.
The City of South Tucson is applying for a U.S. Justice Department grant to purchase computer equipment, specifically a server, to provide additional storage capacity for recordings made by police body-worn cameras. Public comments on this grant may be addressed to Chief of Police Michael Ford the South Tucson Police Department at 520-622-0655 or by email to