Do I Need a Building Permit?

The Town of Sahuarita Building Safety Division works to safeguard public health and safety through the plan check, permit, and inspection processes. To ensure that the minimum safety requirements and standards are met, most construction activities, including alterations, replacements, and repair work require permits and inspections. The following minor installations, repairs, or replacements may be exempt from obtaining building permits. Please note that certain projects may require a Zoning Clearance even if a building permit is not required.

Please contact the Building Safety Division for additional information.

  1. Building Permit Not Required
  2. Electrical Permit Not Required
  3. Plumbing Permit Not Required
  4. Mechanical Permit Not Required
  • Detached accessory structures used as tool or storage sheds, children's playhouses, or similar uses. Structures should not exceed 200 square feet and 8 feet in height from floor to roof; and should not include any plumbing, electrical, or mechanical installations.
  • Masonry walls up to 6 feet in height; or wood, vinyl, wrought iron, or similar fences up to 7 feet in height.
  • Private concrete pathways, driveways, and decks up to 30 inches above adjacent ground level.
  • Application of paint on a roof of a building or structure.
  • Application of roofing up to 500 square feet on an existing building or structure within any 12-month period.
  • Painting, wall treatments, floor and wall coverings, and similar minor interior decoration.
  • Installation, repair, or replacement of tiles on floors, countertops, or walls up to 48 inches in height.
  • Plaster/drywall patch or repair up to 90 square feet in totality of the building.
  • Installation, repair, or replacement of window awnings that do not project more than 54 inches from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.
  • Installation, repair, or replacement of wall veneer less than 48 inches in height.