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Self-Certification Program for Building Permits



The Self-Certification Program for Building Permits is another way in which the City of Surprise is committed to enhancing customer service for our building community, while ensuring safety standards remain our number one priority.


The Self-Certification Program benefits...

benefitsEliminates plan review for Licensed Design Professionals Certified with the City of Phoenix

benefitsFaster permit process for eligible projects, permits can be issued within five business days

benefitsFocus on safety- Certified pros take responsibility for and certify a project's compliance with building code, standards, and ordinances

benefitsSaving money- Eliminates the plan review fees


Eligible Projects

New Commercial Construction (up to four stories)

Commercial Alterations / Tenant Improvements

All Residential Construction

Ineligible Projects

Hazardous and extra-large assembly occupancies

Projects located within a flood plain

Hillside development

Fire alarms and sprinkler systems

How do I sign up?

Arizona Licensed Design Professionals must attend a Self-Certification training class offered by the City of Phoenix. For information on how to register for this training visit http://phoenix.gov/pdd/topics/scp.html.

Once you are certified...

Once you are certified, you must complete and submit the required forms necessary to schedule a Concept Review Intake Meeting. Providing all items are received, your permit will be released in five business days.

Information packets and forms are available for download below:

Self-Certification Program Overview
Permit Application Building Plan Submittal Checklist
Self-Certification Building Permit Packet Intake Process and Permit Issuance
Self-Certification Process Flow Chart Fee Quote Request for Commercial Building
Fee Quote Request for TI Fee Quote Request for Residential Building
Fire Prevention Site Review Inspection Results
Fire Protection Acknowledgement
Hold Harmless Sample Letter Owner – Applicant Certification Statement
Professional of Record Statement
Sewer Declaration
Structural Peer Review Certificate

Looking for a Self-Certified Professional?

Businesses and residents looking to hire a Self-Certified Professional can find a complete list at http://phoenix.gov/pdd/topics/scp.html.

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Customer Service - 623 222-3000


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