Building Departments in Tucson, Arizona

There are 5 Building Departments in Tucson, Arizona, serving a population of 530,905 people in an area of 231 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 106,181 people, and 1 Building Department per 46 square miles.

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

List of Tucson Building Departments

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


Pima County Zoning 201 North Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ

Tucson Building Department 201 North Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ

Tucson City Planning Department 149 North Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ

Tucson Permits 201 North Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ

Tucson Zoning 255 West Alameda Street Tucson, AZ

About the Tucson Building Department

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

Tucson Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Tucson 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.

Tucson Residential Housing Units
 TucsonArizona
Total Housing Units236,8082,941,894
Occupied Housing Units209,906 (88.6%)2,482,311 (84.4%)
Tucson Occupied Residential Buildings
 TucsonArizona
Single-Family Detached Homes115,930 (55.2%)1,640,570 (66.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes17,413 (8.3%)118,174 (4.8%)
2 Apartments6,219 (3.0%)31,634 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments7,680 (3.7%)82,246 (3.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments9,611 (4.6%)100,876 (4.1%)
10 or More Apartments39,997 (19.1%)280,653 (11.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing13,056 (6.2%)228,158 (9.2%)
Tucson Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 TucsonArizona
2014 or Later680 (0.3%)26,337 (1.1%)
2010 to 20133,180 (1.5%)63,328 (2.6%)
2000 to 200927,140 (12.9%)619,527 (25.0%)
1980 to 199959,804 (28.5%)941,714 (37.9%)
1960 to 197970,733 (33.7%)609,074 (24.5%)
1940 to 195940,515 (19.3%)183,840 (7.4%)
1939 or Earlier7,854 (3.7%)38,491 (1.6%)
Tucson Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 TucsonArizona
1 Room7,206 (3.4%)50,581 (2.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms40,085 (19.1%)307,703 (12.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms88,571 (42.2%)951,292 (38.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms55,632 (26.5%)782,972 (31.5%)
8 or More Rooms18,412 (8.8%)389,763 (15.7%)
Tucson Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 TucsonArizona
No Bedroom8,009 (3.8%)55,061 (2.2%)
1 Bedroom34,675 (16.5%)250,110 (10.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms135,909 (64.7%)1,589,686 (64.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms31,313 (14.9%)587,454 (23.7%)
Tucson Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 TucsonArizona
With Complete Plumbing Facilities209,083 (99.6%)2,466,298 (99.4%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities208,227 (99.2%)2,462,019 (99.2%)