Building Safety

The Building & Safety Division is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the structural integrity of buildings and the safety of building occupants in the City. The staff conducts plan review and approves, reviews applications for building permits which allow construction to take place.

Staff also conducts on-site inspections of residential and commercial property to ensure that construction practices are completed according to approved plans and are not in violation of our building codes. City staff also considers uninhabited and dilapidated structures for demolition.

All of our applications, check lists and handouts are located here for your convenience.

Current Adopted Codes

  • 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 Fire Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 Energy Code

Building Loads

TABLE R301.2 (1) CLIMATIC GEOGRAPHICAL DESIGN CRITERIA. INSERT in table as follows:
Ground Snow Load; [0]
Wind Speed; [90]
Topographic Effects; [NEGLIGIBLE]
Seismic Design Category; [B]
Weathering; [NEGLIGIBLE]
Frost Line Depth; [0]
Termite; [HEAVY]
Winter Design Temp.; [34]
Ice Barrier Underlayment required; [NO]
Flood Hazards; [PINAL COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT]
Air Freezing Index; [50]
Mean Annual Temp; [68] 
Minimum Footing Depth 12”
TABLE R301.5 MINIMUM UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED LIVE LOADS CHANGE live load for sleeping rooms from 30 psf to 40 psf.
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