Development & Sustainability

Development & Sustainability Department partners with our customers and citizens to promote and maintain quality development and a sustainable community.

Environmental & Sustainability
Environmental & Sustainability ensures that residents of the City of Mesa are provided with a clean, safe and environmentally sound community. We promote sustainable development and the use of renewable resources, and oversee that City operations comply with environmental regulations.



Long Range Planning - The staff in this area work with elected officials, appointed boards, and citizens to develop long range plans for the growth and development of the community and for sub areas of the community.

Entitlement Services - The staff in this area work with applicants to process rezonings, site plans, use permits, variances and plats to prepare property for development in accordance with the City's General Plan.  This group also processes annexations and administers the historic preservation program.

Development Planning

Coordination of Transportation/Utility/Engineering requirements for Project development.

Construction Plan Review

Plan Review services are provided for land development activities.  The Plans Examiners provide comprehensive and detailed examinations of the submittals for development permits.  Projects are reviewed for compliance and conformance to City ordinances, regulations, policies and the adopted life safety codes.

Construction Permits

Permit Services issues "building permits" for construction on private property and "Right of Way" permits for the construction or modification of the public infrastructure.


Construction Inspections

Inspection Services is responsible for inspecting new and existing construction, buildings and structures for compliance with federal, state, and local code and ordinance requirements as well as conformance to approved plans and issued permits.  Inspection Services inspects new and existing buildings and appurtenances in the process of construction with building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire and zoning codes.

Code Compliance

Code Compliance is responsible for the enforcement of the Public Nuisances, Property Maintenance and Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance; the Zoning Ordinance; and the Sign Ordinance.  These ordinances protect the public safety and welfare and preserve property value.


7:00am to 6:00pm, M-TH


(480) 644-4273


55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ  85201


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ  85201


Christine Zielonka

Christine Zielonka, Director

Phone: 480-644-3833

Email: Christine Zielonka


DSD Newsletter
Fall 2014

Property Look-Up

To check status of a construction permit, planning case, or complaint:  E-Services


Look up site information:


Documents, Forms & Checklists

Document Retrieval

Schedule of Fees and Charges:

Development Services
Environmental & Sustainability

Impact Fees Statement of Revenue FY 2012-2013

Impact Fees Statement of
Revenue FY 2011-2012

Impact Fees Statement of Revenue FY 2010-2011

Registrar of Contractors