The Community Development Department issues permits for any construction, which occurs on private property. Private citizens, commercial and residential developers, utility companies and contractors must obtain a permit to initiate any improvement project. Your Building Application Packet will include an application form, submittal requirements, fees, permit regulations and permit procedures.
Self-Certification Building Permit Program
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.
Temporary Use/Special Event Permits
Pursuant to Surprise City Code Section 122-105, the installation of donation bins, and most special events, such as carnivals, festivals, fairs, holiday events, fairs, grand openings, and sidewalk and tent sales, require the issuance of a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) from the City.