Building Departments in Phoenix, Arizona

There are 8 Building Departments in Phoenix, Arizona, serving a population of 1,574,421 people in an area of 518 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 196,802 people, and 1 Building Department per 64 square miles.

In Arizona, Phoenix is ranked 42nd of 494 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 41st of 494 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Phoenix Building Departments

Find Phoenix, Arizona building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Arizona State Permits 2102 West Encanto Boulevard Phoenix, AZ

Maricopa County Building Department 301 West Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ

Maricopa County Planning Department 301 West Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ

Maricopa County Zoning 301 West Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Building Department 411 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Permits 200 W Washington St Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Planning Department 200 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Zoning 200 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ

About the Phoenix Building Department

Building Departments in Phoenix, AZ are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Phoenix DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Phoenix, Arizona building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Phoenix building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Phoenix, AZ zoning laws and requirements

Phoenix Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Phoenix Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Phoenix Residential Housing Units
 PhoenixMaricopa County
Total Housing Units608,3841,699,628
Occupied Housing Units544,022 (89.4%)1,489,533 (87.6%)
Phoenix Occupied Residential Buildings
 PhoenixMaricopa County
Single-Family Detached Homes345,221 (63.5%)997,480 (67.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes23,231 (4.3%)74,449 (5.0%)
2 Apartments7,335 (1.3%)14,710 (1.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments24,581 (4.5%)55,436 (3.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments31,660 (5.8%)74,259 (5.0%)
10 or More Apartments94,952 (17.5%)207,367 (13.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing17,042 (3.1%)65,832 (4.4%)
Phoenix Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 PhoenixMaricopa County
2014 or Later3,368 (0.6%)17,791 (1.2%)
2010 to 201310,555 (1.9%)38,686 (2.6%)
2000 to 200994,468 (17.4%)358,009 (24.0%)
1980 to 1999185,537 (34.1%)583,579 (39.2%)
1960 to 1979165,297 (30.4%)371,068 (24.9%)
1940 to 195974,430 (13.7%)105,822 (7.1%)
1939 or Earlier10,367 (1.9%)14,578 (1.0%)
Phoenix Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 PhoenixMaricopa County
1 Room12,824 (2.4%)29,491 (2.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms83,444 (15.3%)182,692 (12.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms206,360 (37.9%)538,319 (36.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms164,947 (30.3%)477,982 (32.1%)
8 or More Rooms76,447 (14.1%)261,049 (17.5%)
Phoenix Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 PhoenixMaricopa County
No Bedroom14,584 (2.7%)32,234 (2.2%)
1 Bedroom69,133 (12.7%)152,055 (10.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms333,943 (61.4%)906,402 (60.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms126,362 (23.2%)398,842 (26.8%)
Phoenix Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 PhoenixMaricopa County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities541,910 (99.6%)1,485,129 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities541,115 (99.5%)1,481,669 (99.5%)