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BUILDING CODES

City of Tucson/Pima County Outdoor Lighting Code
The purpose of this code is to provide standards for outdoor lighting to protect the nighttime environment for professional astronomers and the public at large.

Tucson Sign Code (Chapter 3 of the Tucson Code)

Code Modification Appeal to the Building Official - all the information necessary  to apply for a modification to the building codes

Water and Energy Conservation - Ordinances pertaining to manditory preparations

Unified Development Code & Supporting Documents

New!  The Unified Development Code and its supporting documents – the Administrative Manual and the Technical Standards Manual – went into effect on January 2, 2013. These documents will eventually replace the Land Use Code, Development Standards, and the development review procedures in Chapter 23A of the Tucson Code.

Unified Development Code - includes the City’s zoning and subdivision standards

Administrative Manual - is a supporting document of the UDC and includes the application submittal requirements, development review fees, and the City Development Review Committee procedure

Technical Standards Manual.- is a companion document to the UDC and the Administrative Manual and includes the Historic Preservation Zone design guidelines and engineering related site standards, such as solid waste collection, street design, and detention/retention standards.

 

Please visit our Development Regulations page for more information about the UDC including:

  • How the UDC and its supporting documents are organized
  • Where the various regulations are located
  • The regulatory differences between the LUC and UDC
  • How the transition to the new documents is going to occur

Land Use Code & Supporting Documents

The City’s development-related standards are contained in the Unified Development Code (UDC) and its supporting documents (i.e. the Administrative Manual and Technical Standards Manual).

These documents will eventually replace the Land Use Code, Development Standards, and the development review procedures in Chapter 23A of the Tucson Code. Applicants who were the landowners on record prior to the effective date of the UDC (i.e. January 2, 2013) can choose to have their project governed by the UDC or the LUC.

Projects belonging to applicants who were not the landowners on record prior to January 2, 2013 will be reviewed in accordance with the UDC. See the UDC section above for more information

Land Use Code  (Note: The LUC is only available to applicants who were landowners of the subject property prior to January 2, 2013 and who elect to use the LUC rather than the UDC)

Land Use Code Election Form

Development Standards - is a supporting document of the LUC and contains information on CDRC submittals and standards pertaining to historic preservation, transportation, solid waste and much more.

Development Review Procedures (Chapter 23A of the Tucson Code (located in Part II) 

Overlay Zones

Neighborhood Preservation Zones

Feldman's Neighborhood Preservation Zone
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Preservation Zone

Urban Overlay Districts

Main Gate District - Ordinance 11015

Main Gate District Discussion/Stakeholder Meetings

Downtown Area Infill Incentive District (IID)

Planned Area Development & Redevelopment Plans

Engineering Related Documents/Codes

Zoning Interpretations

The Zoning Administrator renders the final decision, interpretation and/or determination on the matter when questions occur concerning the content or application of the Unified Development Code (UDC) or the Land Use Code (LUC), whichever is applicable. In making the determination, the Zoning Administrator relies on the purpose of the UDC or LUC section in question. Interpretations and determinations made by the Zoning Administrator can be appealed to the Board of Adjustment in accordance with UDC Sections 3.10.1 and 3.10.2.

Other determinations made by the Zoning Administrator include the classification or reclassification of land uses proposed within the City limits. These land use determinations decide the zoning districts in which the land use may operate and the off-street parking requirements applicable to the land use

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