Submit Electronic Plans

Electronic Plan Review
The Building Safety Division office has temporarily been relocated to the City of Glendale Bead Building located at:

5754 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301


Commercial Tenant Improvements and Single-Family Residential (Additions and Accessory Dwelling Units) projects require a Zoning Clearance Letter (ZCL) approval prior to submitting for a building permit.

Please contact the Planning Department or submit a Planning Service Request Form via:


Development Services Department is accepting all plan submittals via email for electronic plan review. If you have questions please call: 623-930-2800


To submit you must include a completed permit application form, constructions drawings, any calculations and/or specifications in PDF format.

Submit using the city portals to the right for Solar, Pools, Signs/Banners, and Houses ONLY.

If your project type is not listed on the right, then all other projects must be emailed to:

[email protected]   
Combine all documents into one PDF, if possible.

For example, include completed permit application, construction drawings, calculations and/or specifications in one PDF. If calculations and/or specifications cannot be included in the one PDF then provide them in a separate PDF.

The fillable permit application form must be used with your submittal. No written applications.

What Can You Submit:
 All Residential Projects, including:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Solar Projects
  • Single Family Residential (House)
  • Additions and remodeling
  • Carport to Garage Conversion
  • New Patio Additions
  • Detached Accessory Structures

All Commercial Projects, including:

  • New Ground Up Construction 
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Signs/Banners
  • No Work Certificate of Occupancy (for business license)
  • Fire Projects (AFES, Fire Alarms, etc.)



This document includes City of Glendale file preparation standards for electronic drawings and documents submitted as part of a building permit application. These file preparation standards are designed to ensure not only consistency at the application stage, but consistency in the City’s long-term document retention system. If your documents do not follow these preparation standards, your application may be rejected, and the review delayed.


To submit your building permit application for review, please note the following general requirements.

1. ALL construction documents(plans) should be submitted in PDF format as a complete set of documents and not as individual pages.

2. Documents other than plans, such as the permit application, agreements, reports, etc., must be submitted as separate documents using the files names (ex. Engineering Calcs, Soils Report, Drainage Report, etc) as Document Naming Standards.

3. In order to optimize Bluebeam’s functionality, TrueType fonts are required for plan sets/drawings. Bluebeam cannot always recognize pixilated fonts, which may cause process errors. Recommended fonts include Ariel, Times New Roman, Courier, and Helvetica.

4. Do not use RED as an ink color in drawings or documents.

Electronic File Preparation Standard

1. Submit project information form along with permanent documents and drawing.

2. To upload plans, click on the appropriate project type icon on the right side of the page or if not listed there, email them to: [email protected]

3. Completion check of the plans will take place.

Completeness Check

1. Your uploaded submittal will be checked for completeness.

2. If items are missing, you will be notified by email.

3. Plan Review Fees will be collected as part of the completeness check.

4. For a project to be considered a complete submittal, all drawings and documents should be uploaded and plan review fees paid.

Plan Check and Review

1. All required City Departments review your plans concurrently for efficiency.
2. If corrections are requested, you will be notified via email on how to proceed.

Revision notification and plan resubmit

1. Upon email notification, you will receive a marked-up package describing any requested revisions or additions to the drawings/documents.

2. After you make the revisions or additions, upload a new complete set of revised drawings/documents for the subsequent review cycle. Please delta and cloud all revisions.


1. When the project has been reviewed and approved, we will contact you regarding permit payment. Once payment has been received we will email you your permitted documents and plans.