Planning Division

Contact Information

Main Phone Number



55 N. Center Street

Mesa, AZ 85201


Mailing Address:

City of Mesa 

Mail Stop 9953

PO Box 1466

Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Hours of Operation

M-Th 7am-6pm

Closed Fridays

Planning Director / Zoning Administrator

Dr. Nana K. Appiah






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.



DIMES-Apply Here

Learn more about DIMES 

 View our Planning "How to" Guides  

Inner Loop District Land Use Study



Administrative Review

Pre-Submittal (Planning & Zoning Board, Design Review Board)

Pre-Application (Board of Adjustment)


Rezone, Site Plan, Council Use Permit, General Plan Amendment


Design Review

Variance, Substantial Conformance Improvement Permit, Development Incentive Permit, Special Use Permit

Group Home Registration

Medical Marijuana

Zoning Ordinance

  • Eastmark (Mesa Proving Grounds Community Plan)

  • Cadence (Pacific Proving Grounds Community Plan)

Form-Based Zoning

Elliot Road Technology Corridor [PDF]

Subdivision Regulations [PDF]

Zoning Ordinance Interpretations


General Plan Annual Report Summary [PDF]

Mesa 2040 General Plan

Gateway Strategic Development Plan

West Main Street Area Plan

Central Main Street Area Plan

Citrus Sub Area [PDF]

Falcon Field Sub Area

Lehi Sub Area [PDF]

Board of Adjustment

Design Review Board

Planning & Zoning Board

Historic Preservation Board