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Development Services


55 N. Center St. 

Mesa, AZ 85201

Mailing Address 

P.O. Box 1466

Mes, AZ 85211-1466

Hours of Operation

M-Th 7am-6pm

Fri 8am-Noon

(essential services only)

Contact Information

Main Phone Number


Christine Zielonka, Director 

Nana K. Appiah, Planning Director-Zoning Administrator 

John Sheffer, Deputy Director-Building Official 

Beth Hughes-Ornelas, Deputy Director Development Planning/Permitting 

Gordon Haws, Deputy Director Civil Plan Review 

Ryan Russell, Code Compliance Administrator 
After Hours Complaint Line 480-644-3399  


Schedule of Fees and Charges

Organizational Chart

Development Advisory Forum

Development Services

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The Development Services Department partners with our customers and citizens to promote and maintain quality development in the community.

application for restaurant expansions
Application to expand outdoor dining for restaurants and bars


 To best protect the safety and well being of our customers and employees, Development Services is currently conducting business online and via the telephone. The offices at 55 N. Center are closed until further notice.

Development Services, which includes planning, plan review, and building inspections, is continuing to provide online services at to submit applications and submittals.

For any questions about permits, including any planning officer, call 480-644-4273. The call center is open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you need to pay for a permit by check, please place the check and invoice in the payment utility box on the north side of 55 N Center.

We are continuing to conduct building inspections within one business day.  You can request an inspection by calling the 24-hour line at 480-644-2428.

All public meetings, including Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment and Design Review Board will continue to meet on a regular schedule. Please visit the individual board pages for detailed information on how to participate in those meetings.

Because of Mayor Giles’ Emergency Proclamation in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, there is an interim process to inform residents of land use applications in place of traditional neighborhood meetings.


Status of Permit or Code Case

Fees & Charges

  • In July of 2018, the City of Mesa Engineering Department initiated a Materials Testing Fee for asphalt, concrete and soils testing.  This testing fee has been added to each Right-of-Way Permit on the Development Services Schedule of Fees and Charges under "Civil Engineering Fees".


Effective July 1st, 2020

          The Permit Fees for Residential and Commerical Projects valued less than $25,000 will be the following:             

 $0-$8,333  $220
 $8,334-$16,667  $330
 $16,668-$24,999  $440

For the complete Schedule of Fees and Charges please visit: 

If you have questions,  please contact Chase Carlile, Senior Fiscal Analyst, at .