Development Services

The Development Services Department encourages those needing assistance to contact the office before arrival. Planning and Zoning Division staff can be reached at (480) 474-5083. For questions regarding building permits and inspections, please contact the Building Division at (480) 474-5156 or click here for more information.

Our front lobby has been arranged to accommodate federal and local guidelines and ask that no more than 4 people are in the lobby at one time.  Staff will be wearing masks and encourage customers to do the same.

Planning & Zoning Division

Planning and Zoning Division staff can be reached at (480) 474-5083 or You may be required to leave a message when contacting us by phone.  Please be patient, your message will be returned as soon as possible. 

Division of Building Safety and Inspection

Building permit applications are being accepted online at Click here for more information.

Currently our review times are four to six weeks and inspections are being carried out as normal.

Building Inspections - at this time building inspections are occurring as normal. Please note that inspections requiring accessing the interior of an occupied home are being evaluated on a case by case basis. They still need to be scheduled by calling (480) 474-5101. Please remember to provide a call back number.

Thank you for helping us promote community safety by reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.



The Development Services Department endeavors to provide equitable, courteous, timely, consistent quality service resulting in opportunities for economic and community development, planning for future growth, improving the image of the community and ensuring building safety.

General Information 

  • The City of Apache Junction has adopted new administrative provisions and the 2018  International Codes and can be found here.
  • The City participates in both HOME and CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Programs offered through the Arizona Department of Housing.  
  • Development Services is updating policies and procedures to increase service levels and responsiveness to citizen requests for assistance. 

New Development in Apache Junction

Click here to see the new and current developments in Apache Junction.


  • Planning and Zoning - second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 pm in City Council Chambers 
  • Board of Adjustment - second Monday at 7 pm in City Council Chambers

Development Services Fees  (effective July 1, 2019.)

Building Code and Administrative Provisions  (effective July 18, 2019)

The City of Apache Junction invites and welcomes people of all abilities to use its programs, sites and facilities. Any question about City programs, sites and facilities for people with disabilities should be directed to ADA Coordinator at (480) 982-1055, TDD (480) 983-0095, or Additional information may be found at