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 Modified Development Services Department Protocol COVID-19 Pandemic

The Development Services Department understands that this is a difficult time for our community due to the uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to continue to provide the required inspections with new health and safety protocols in place so that your project can be completed in a timely fashion. 

We are asking for your cooperation to ensure the following COVID-19 Guidelines are strictly adhered to while the building inspectors and other staff are present at the job site. 

The COVID-19 Guidelines include the following

  • Maintain Social Distancing requirements as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts.
  • No more than 10 persons, including the city-building inspectors will be allowed in the area being inspected.
  • Each person must maintain a minimum of a 6-foot distance from other persons.
  • For interior inspections, all people present on the job site should vacate the portion of the building that is being inspected.
  • Ensure that no one onsite is sick or is believed to have come in close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Ensure that the site is clean and the building inspectors do not have to remove debris or obstacles in order to perform the inspection. 

The Development Services Department has instructed its building inspectors to terminate the inspection if the COVID-19 Guidelines are not followed on the job site. The inspectors will immediately leave the site and you must reschedule the inspection when the site meets the COVID-19 Guidelines. Non-compliance with the COVID-19 Guidelines will result in a re-inspection fee. We will continue to do our best to provide you with the inspection services you need and appreciate your cooperation in applying the COVID-19 Guidelines at your job site.


The City of Buckeye is continuing to improve its Permitting software in order to achieve a full paperless environment. Over the course of the next year we will be making many changes and upgrades towards this goal.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and encourage you to contact our staff with any questions. 

  • To request an inspection through our Citizen Self Service portal (CSS), you must first register an account. For assistance, please refer to the below instruction or you may contact the Development Services Permit Center by emailing or calling at 623-349-6200.
  •  If your permit was applied for after March 2019 and the number resembles any of the following: BLDR-19-10000, ENG-19-10000, ENGROW-19-10000, FDPR-19-10000 or PLZP-19-10000, please use the EnerGov Customer Self  Service portal.
  •  If your permit was applied for prior to March 2019 and your number resembles any of the following: BLD-19-01362, ENG-19-01428, FDP-19-01556 or PLZ-19-01219, please use the SmartGov portal.

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Ready for Inspection

All inspections must be requested ONLINE by 5:00 pm for the next business day.

Inspection requested after 5:00 pm will be scheduled in two business days or the next available business day thereafter. Note: Due to a high volume of inspections we cannot guarantee that all inspections will be completed on their requested date.

Inspections are required at certain milestones in the construction permit process. When you want your next inspection, you can request one online.

If an inspection is made and the work is not approved, you must make the necessary corrections before continuing any further construction activity. Work may be stopped at any time for non-compliance to codes and/or approved plans.

Inspection Request Portal


For civil inspections, please contact your Civil Inspector.


When is an Inspection Needed?

Inspections are required throughout the construction phase of any project. Inspections are performed to ensure compliance with all applicable Building, Fire, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy and Zoning Codes.

All applicants—homeowners, contractors, and pool companies—are responsible for requesting the necessary inspections at least 24 hours in advance. Common items that require inspections include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Grading
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Electrical service connection
  • Roof sheeting and re-roof
  • Footing
  • Sheet rock
  • Stem wall
  • HVAC
  • Framing and structure
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Gas line
  • Mobile home set-up
  • Water and sewer lines
  • Fencing

Don't Forget to Get Your Occupancy Permit

A Certificate of Occupancy must be issued by the Building Official prior to taking occupancy of any new or unoccupied structure.

Contact Info

Michael Phillips, Senior Building Inspector
Sal Castro, Building Inspector

530 East Monroe Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Phone: 623-349-6200
Fax: 623-349-6221

Administrative Hours
Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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