Building Departments in Surprise, Arizona

There are 2 Building Departments in Surprise, Arizona, serving a population of 129,534 people in an area of 108 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 64,767 people, and 1 Building Department per 53 square miles.

In Arizona, Surprise is ranked 36th of 494 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 37th of 494 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Surprise Building Departments

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


Maricopa County Planning Department 12975 West Bell Road Surprise, AZ

Surprise Zoning 12425 West Bell Road Surprise, AZ

About the Surprise Building Department

Building Departments in Surprise, 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 Surprise 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:
  • Surprise, Arizona building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Surprise building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Surprise, AZ zoning laws and requirements

Surprise Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Surprise 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.

Surprise Residential Housing Units
 SurpriseMaricopa County
Total Housing Units55,9381,699,628
Occupied Housing Units47,378 (84.7%)1,489,533 (87.6%)
Surprise Occupied Residential Buildings
 SurpriseMaricopa County
Single-Family Detached Homes41,440 (87.5%)997,480 (67.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes728 (1.5%)74,449 (5.0%)
2 Apartments85 (0.2%)14,710 (1.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments274 (0.6%)55,436 (3.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments603 (1.3%)74,259 (5.0%)
10 or More Apartments2,472 (5.2%)207,367 (13.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,776 (3.7%)65,832 (4.4%)
Surprise Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 SurpriseMaricopa County
2014 or Later447 (0.9%)17,791 (1.2%)
2010 to 20131,742 (3.7%)38,686 (2.6%)
2000 to 200930,661 (64.7%)358,009 (24.0%)
1980 to 199912,719 (26.8%)583,579 (39.2%)
1960 to 19791,511 (3.2%)371,068 (24.9%)
1940 to 1959266 (0.6%)105,822 (7.1%)
1939 or Earlier32 (0.1%)14,578 (1.0%)
Surprise Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 SurpriseMaricopa County
1 Room161 (0.3%)29,491 (2.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms3,221 (6.8%)182,692 (12.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms16,590 (35.0%)538,319 (36.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms17,700 (37.4%)477,982 (32.1%)
8 or More Rooms9,706 (20.5%)261,049 (17.5%)
Surprise Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 SurpriseMaricopa County
No Bedroom166 (0.4%)32,234 (2.2%)
1 Bedroom2,894 (6.1%)152,055 (10.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms30,130 (63.6%)906,402 (60.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms14,188 (29.9%)398,842 (26.8%)
Surprise Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 SurpriseMaricopa County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities47,268 (99.8%)1,485,129 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities47,093 (99.4%)1,481,669 (99.5%)