The Zoning and Land Use Team at Gammage & Burnham has compiled a resource guide providing links to the COVID-19 policies and practices for all major cities in the Phoenix metro area and Pinal County.  This handy guide provides you direct links to the latest COVID-19 information on city and county websites for key items of interest to the development community, including City Meetings, Public Hearings, Development Plan Submittals, and Permitting, Plan Review and Inspection.  

City of Phoenix

  • Coronavirus Resource PageClick Here
  • Planning & Development Info Page:  Click Here
  • City Council Meetings.  City Council Agendas and Meeting Protocol Details
    • No public attendance, public comment via phone and email
    • Meetings live-streamed at Phoenix Channel 11
  • Public Hearings & Meetings.
  • Plan Review, Permits & Inspections.
    • Online Project Tools for Plan Review, Permits and Inspections.
    • Electronic Plan Review (EPR) highly encouraged.  EPR Triage Team:  602-534-5933 or epr.support@phoenix.gov. For more information on EPR, click here.
    • Inspections follow regular protocol with modified practices.

City of Apache Junction

City of Avondale

  • COVID-19 Response Updates: Click Here
  • Development & Engineering Services Info Page: Click Here
    • Over-the-counter plan review and permitting is suspended. Online plan submittal available here.
  • Planning: Pre-application meetings and neighborhood meetings will temporarily be held via Zoom and conference call-in by phone.
  • Building & Engineering: In-person submittals accepted at the counter as long as the City remains open. Submittals quarantined for 48 hours before routing to Staff.
  • City Council, Board, and Commission Meetings will be hosted online via Zoom. Click Here for instructions to join the Zoom meeting. Public Meeting Agendas and Protocol.

 City of Buckeye

  • Coronavirus Resource Page: Click Here
  • Restricted Access to City Hall: 3/19/20 Update
  • Planning & Zoning, Building Permits and Engineering Page and Contact Info: Click Here
    • Planning staff available by phone and email.
    • Electronic submittal, review, permitting, and payments available beginning April 6.  Pick-up of pending paper comments and redlines or drop-off of pre-recorded plats by appointment only. More information on electronic submittal process available here.
  • City Council Meetings. Closed to the public until further notice. Can be streamed via YouTube. Public comment via email and phone. Council Meeting and Public Viewing Details. Current Council and CFD Agendas.
  • Boards and Commissions.

City of Casa Grande

  • Coronavirus Resource Page: Click Here
  • Planning & Development: Open with no changes to regular procedures.
  • City Council, Board, and Commission Meetings: In-person attendance limited to allow maximum of 10 people in council chambers at a time. Additional persons wishing to speak must wait outside and enter one at a time. Many council/board members will participate telephonically. Public Meeting Agendas

City of Chandler

 City of El Mirage

  • Coronavirus News Updates: Click Here
  • Community Development: All over-the-counter plan review and permitting is suspended. Most staff is working remotely and will only be available for picking up or dropping off plans/permits on an appointment basis. Staff will continue to strongly encourage submittal submitted digitally or by U.S. mail.
  • Engineering and Building Safety: Inspections will be conducted as normally as possible.
  • City Council Meetings. March 19 meeting was held telephonically by all Councilmembers and staff. Public access to meetings is available via conference call. Next scheduled meeting is April 7. Council Agendas and Details
  • Planning & Zoning Commission: March meeting was not held. Next scheduled meeting is April 22. Planning & Zoning Agendas and Details

Town of Gilbert

  • COVID-19 Update Page: Click Here
    • Town facilities closed through at least April 10 with most employees working remotely.
  • Development Services Page: Click Here
  • Town Council and Commission Meetings: All public meetings moved to a virtual format. Live meetings can be viewed online, or attended virtually via WebEx or conference call. Click here for participation details. Applicants can submit online comment card here. Public Meeting Agendas and Information

City of Glendale

  • Coronavirus Information Page: Click Here
  • City Hall Restricted Access Details: Click Here
  • Development Services: Staff available by phone, email, or appointment only (call 623-930-2800 to schedule). Staff Contact Info
    • All new plan submittals should be submitted electronically here.
    • Permitting: Email permits@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-2800. Hard copy plans that are approved or redlined will be available by appointment.
  • City Council Meetings: Closed to the public until further notice. Can be streamed via Facebook Live or conference call. Public comment via email and phone. Public Meeting Notices and Instructions for Public Participation
  • Board and Commission Meetings:  Cancelled unless required by law. April 2 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting is moving forward with live streaming only.

City of Goodyear

City of Maricopa

Maricopa County

City of Mesa

  • Coronavirus Updates Page: Click Here
  • Development Services Page and Contact Info: Click Here
    • Conducting business online and via telephone only. As usual, applications can be submitted through the DIMES portal. For DIMES-related questions, call 480-644-4273.
    • For permit questions, call 480-644-4273.
    • Building inspections are being conducted within one business day. Inspections are scheduled through the DIMES portal or by calling the 24-hour line at 480-644-2428.
  • City Council, Board, and Commission Meetings: Public meetings continue on a regular schedule but in modified online format. Meetings can be viewed live on Mesa Channel 11, online at Mesa 11, on YouTube, or via conference call. Applicants can submit online comment card here. Public Meeting Agendas; Public Meeting Protocol; Citizen Participation & Review Policy

City of Peoria

Pinal County

Town of Queen Creek

  • COVID-19 Information Page: Click Here
  • Development Services Page and Contact Info: Click Here
    • Town Hall is closed. Staff is available by email and phone.
    • Online services available through Development Nexus.
    • Building and Engineering Field Inspections expected to continue without adjustment.
  • Town Council, Board, and Commission Meetings: Meetings are being cancelled or will occur electronically. Accessible to the public via live video stream and WebEx. Click the following links for Town Meeting Agendas and Public Involvement Protocol

City of Scottsdale

  • Coronavirus Update Page: Click Here
  • Planning & Development Page: Click Here
    • City Hall is closed to the public. Some staff is on-site and available by phone and email, but the City is strongly encouraging electronic submittals.
  • City Council Meetings: Held electronically, with councilmembers attending by phone or video conference. Residents can submit comments through a link at the top of each meeting’s agenda. Click the following link for Meeting Agendas and Public Viewing Details
  • Board and Commission Meetings: Upcoming meetings cancelled or held electronically. Click the following link for Board and Commission Calendar and Agendas

City of Surprise

  • COVID-19 Updates Page: Click Here
  • Development Services Updates: Click Here
    • Closed to in-person submittals. Permitting and submittals for all planning review, engineering permits and construction permits will be conducted online. Request an online plan submittal here.
    • Questions can be directed to luis.lopez@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.3000.
  • City Council and Planning & Zoning Meetings: In-person attendance closed to the public. Meetings streamed at SurpriseTV, Facebook, and Channel 11. Click the following link for Public Participation Details
  • Other Board and Commission Meetings: Cancelled until further notice.

City of Tempe