Development Services55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85201
Hours of Operation
(essential services only)
Christine Zielonka, Director
John Wesley, Planning Director
Steve Hether, Deputy Director
Plan Review and Construction Inspections
Beth Hughes-Ornelas, Deputy Director
Eloy Garza, Interim Deputy Director
The Development Services Department partners with our customers and citizens to promote and maintain quality development in the community.
Long Range Planning - The staff in this area work with elected officials, appointed boards, and citizens to develop long range plans for the growth and development of the community and for sub areas of the community.
Entitlement Services - The staff in this area work with applicants to process rezonings, site plans, use permits, variances and plats to prepare property for development in accordance with the City's General Plan. This group also processes annexations and administers the historic preservation program.
Historic Preservation - Provides the historic planning function for the City of Mesa. The Historic Preservation Board meets monthly to provide input and direction to the City's historic preservation efforts.
Coordination of Transportation/Utility/Engineering requirements for Project development.
Plan Review services are provided for land development activities. The Plans Examiners provide comprehensive and detailed examinations of the submittals for development permits. Projects are reviewed for compliance and conformance to City ordinances, regulations, policies and the adopted life safety codes.
Permit Services issues "building permits" for construction on private property and "Right of Way" permits for the construction or modification of the public infrastructure.
Inspection Services is responsible for inspecting new and existing construction, buildings and structures for compliance with federal, state, and local code and ordinance requirements as well as conformance to approved plans and issued permits. Inspection Services inspects new and existing buildings and appurtenances in the process of construction with building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire and zoning codes.
Code Compliance is responsible for the enforcement of the Public Nuisances, Property Maintenance and Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance; the Zoning Ordinance; and the Sign Ordinance. These ordinances protect the public safety and welfare and preserve property value.