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...
Eliminates plan review for Licensed Design Professionals Certified with the City of Phoenix
Faster permit process for eligible projects, permits can be issued within five business days
Focus on safety- Certified pros take responsibility for and certify a project's compliance with building code, standards, and ordinances
Saving money- Eliminates the plan review fees
New Commercial Construction (up to four stories)
Commercial Alterations / Tenant Improvements
All Residential Construction
Hazardous and extra-large assembly occupancies
Projects located within a flood plain
Fire alarms and sprinkler systems
Any project where construction has taken place without benefit of a permit
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 https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/self-certification-program.
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:
Looking for a Self-Certified Professional?
Businesses and residents looking to hire a Self-Certified Professional can find a complete list at https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/self-certification-program.
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