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Building Safety Division
The Building Safety Division of Development Services provides assistance to residents and developers in all areas of building construction. We provide technical

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Brett Harris
Chief Building Official

11465 W. Civic Center Dr. #110

Main Phone:
Fax: 623-333-0401

Inspection Phone
Mon -Thu until 3:00 p.m. 

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code assistance and review of all building, fire, electrical, plumbing, mechanical,
fuel gas, energy and accessibility requirements for construction projects city wide.

Avondale Building Permit Basics and Over the Counter Information

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             Brett Harris                                          Michael Baker
     Chief Building Official                          Senior Plans Examiner
           623-333-4027                                        623-333-4026


Current Adopted Codes, efffective July 3, 2013

  • 2012 International Building Code 
  • 2012 International Residential Code 
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code 
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2009 ICC/ANSI, 1998 ADA Accessibility Guidelines

Avondale Council approved the adoption of the 2012 International Codes as amended. 

The City Council has adopted the 2003 International Fire Code with amendments
The State of Arizona has adopted the 2012 International Fire Code.


  • Basic Checklist for Building Permits 



Avondale SFD Development Fees as of June 2, 2015
The discount is available on a first-come-first-serve basis until the funds run out, and does not apply to property previously eligible for discount as part of the Infill Incentive Program.