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The Self-Certification Program eliminates plan review by allowing a registered professional to take responsibility for and certify a project's compliance with building code, standards and ordinances. Self-Certified permits will be issued within 5 days of application.

The Building Official shall determine if a project will be eligible for this program. The following projects can be considered:

  • Single Family detached buildings and accessory structures that comply with the limitations of the Mesa Residential Code (IRC).
  • Tenant Improvements, Tenant Completions, remodeling or renovations for Group B (Business); Group M (Mercantile); Group S (Storage) except aircraft hangers; and Group F (Factory/Industrial) occupancies.
  • Certain smaller scaled projects may be eligible for this program if approved by the Building Official.

Professional Requirements

  • Architect or structural engineer registered in Arizona.
  • Successful completion of Phoenix self-certification training.


2017 NEC Checklist
2018 Fire Sprinkler Checklist (update coming soon)
2018 IBC Checklist
2018 IBC-ANSI Checklist (update coming soon)
2018 IMC Checklist
2018 IPC Checklist
2018 IFGC Checklist Audit and Appeals Procedure

Professional of Record
Building Plan Submittal Checklist Intake Process
Field Changes and Revision Procedures Owner/Tenant Certification
Owner Consent/Corrective Action Agreement Self-Certification Eligible Projects
Sample Hold Harmless Letter
Self-Certification Flow Chart

Structural Peer Review Certificate

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