DO I NEED A PERMIT?

The Town of Marana is committed to being a Town of excellence. In doing so, we want to ensure the safety and welfare of our residents, businesses and visitors. Our permitting and inspection requirements play an important role in public safety by insuring compliance with current building standards. These standards are designed to protect your investment from potential hazards and keep you safe. Obtaining a  permit will also service as a record for potential future owners.

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Accessory building

(storage shed or playhouse)


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Demolition work


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Exterior repairs to finishes
 

  • No permit is needed to exterior repairs for stucco or roofing with the exception of tile roofs

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EVAPORATIVE cooler replacement


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Fencing and walls

  • The need for a permit will depend on the type and height of the proposed fencing.
  • The following do not require a permit.
    • Masonry walls less than 5 feet high, measured from lowest grade to top of wall.
    • Wood fencing less than 8 feet high, measured from lowest grade to top of fence.
    • Chain link fencing less than 10 feet high, measured from lowest grade to top of fence.
    • Retaining walls that do not exceed 4 feet high, measured from the footing to top of wall, except when supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or IIIA liquid.
  • For all others, please complete a permit application and application check list.

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Heating and Cooling Replacement


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Irrigation

  • Repairs or replacement of existing irrigation does not require a permit. 
  • For upgrades or new installations please complete a permit application and application check list.

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Residential repairs to finishes

  • No permit is required for repair or replacement to painting, flooring, drywall, kitchen cabinets or counter tops.
  • For more extensive residential additions or remodels please complete a permit application and application check list.

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Swimming Pools & Spas


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Swings or playground equipment

  • Swings or playground equipment used as accessory to a single family or duplex homes do not require a permit.

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Temporary canopy

(open on all 4 sides)
Not associated with a special event permit
or temporary use permit

  • If the canopy does not exceed 900 square feet (30x30), a permit is not required from the Town. Contact the Fire District for additional fire safety requirements that may apply. 
  • Any structure over 900 square feet will need a temporary tent permit, which will include a safety inspection.  Please complete the permit application and application check list.
  • If you have already applied for a special event permit or temporary use permit, you do not need a separate tent permit.

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Temporary tent

(enclosed on 2 or more sides)
Not associated with a special event permit
or temporary use permit

  • A permit is not required for tents that do not exceed 400 square feet (20x20), from the Town. Contact the Fire District for additional fire safety requirement that may apply.
  • Any structure over 400 square feet will need at temporary tent permit which will include a safety inspection. Please complete the permit application and application check list.
  • If you have already applied for a special event permit or temporary use permit, you do not need a separate tent permit.

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Temporary signs

(Banners or flags)


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Temporary Trailer

  • All temporary trailers will require a permit, however the submittal requirements may vary depending on the intended occupancy.
  • Construction trailers are for trade workers only and shall not be occupied by administrative personnel or the the public. Please complete the permit application and application check list for a temporary construction trailer.
  • Sales or office trailers are occupied by administrative staff or are open to the public. Please complete the permit application and application check list

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Utility reconnection

  • Please complete a permit application. A safety inspection will be completed and clearance sent to the utility company.

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Water Heater Replacement


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Window replacement

  • Please complete a permit application and an application check list. A safety inspection will be conducted to verify the size and location for fire safety.

 

  • Tenant Improvements
  • Certificate of Occupancy with no code-regulated changes
  • Residential interior remodels or additions
  • Electrical (wiring) - new install, alterations, repairs or upgrades
  • Plumbing (pipes) -  new install, alterations, repairs or upgrades
  • Construction of a new building
  • Garage conversion