Building Safety

Whether you are going through a minor remodeling job or major construction, the Building Official wants your project to be a success. Building safety professionals play a major role in keeping the public safe. They can also help avoid potential problems that could put you at risk and cost you time and money.

Before you begin any work that involves construction, visit our local building safety department. We will explain the process, which may include getting a building permit, plan review and inspection. The process is designed to protect the home or building owner and the occupants. The Building Official ensure that all buildings, including homes, businesses and places of public assembly are built to required building safety codes, which address structural stability, fire safety, exits, sanitation, electricity, energy efficiency, flood protection and more. The building safety department is responsible for protecting public health, safety and welfare through effective code enforcement.

All applications, checklists, and handouts are located in the Building Permits section below for your convenience.

Building Permits


Current Adopted Codes

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 Energy Code

Building Loads

Ground Snow Load: 0
Wind Speed: 90 miles per hour
Seismic Design Category: B
Frost Line Depth: 0
Termite: Heavy
Winter Design Temperature: 34
Flood Hazards: Pinal County Flood Control District
Air Freezing Index: 50
Mean Annual Temperature: 68 
Minimum Footing Depth: 12”