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Municipal Updates
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Hot Water Pipe Insulation Requirements in Phoenix »
Recently there has been some confusion between builders and inspectors related to the code requirement for hot water pipe...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert and Mesa Adopt MAG Inspection Cover Sheet »
Earlier this year, the MAG Building Codes committee began a series of discussions related to the manner in which home buil...
Friday, October 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Phoenix Issues Clarification on Lobbying Ordinance »
This week, the City of Phoenix provided some much needed clarification on its amended lobbying ordinance. Specifically, th...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PHOENIX - Lobbying Ordinance Change »
Please be aware, you may now be required to register with the City of Phoenix as a lobbyist . Earlier this year the City...
Friday, September 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear to Host Workshop on Zoning Text Amendment Related to Smaller Lot Sizes »
As many of you know, the City of Goodyear is in the process of adopting a text amendment to its zoning ordinance which wou...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Reduces Water and Wastewater Impact Fees »
The Gilbert Town Council formally adopted the updated system development fees for water and wastewater service. The net ef...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Adopts New Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Plan – Impact Fees to Go Down! »
The Town of Gilbert is in the process of updating its system development fees (impact fees) related to water and wastewate...
Thursday, February 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Proposes Higher Water and Wastewater Impact Fees »
The Town of Gilbert is in the process of updating its system development fees (impact fees) related to water and wastewate...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scottsdale Adopts 2015 Building Codes »
On November 28, the Scottsdale City Council adopted the 2015 versions of the International Residential Code (“IRC”) and th...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear’s New Model Home Plan Submittal Process Saves Builders’ Time »
The City of Goodyear will now accept model home complex applications and residential design review applications to run con...
Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear To Host Development Advisory Forum »
The City of Goodyear is hosting its quarterly Development Advisory Forum on  Thursday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m .&nb...
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peoria to Host Information Session on Building Code Update »
The City of Peoria is in the process of updating its construction codes to the 2015 versions, including the International...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
City of Phoenix Adopts Additional Amendments to 2012 Building Codes »
Earlier this month, the City of Phoenix adopted some additional amendments to its 2012 International Residential Code and...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear Revises Roof Inspection Policy »
Over the course of the past several years, the HBACA has lobbied the City of Goodyear to stop doing inspections on the roo...
Monday, August 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA Wants To Hear About Your Experiences With Maricopa’s (City) New Electronic Plan Review System »
Recently, the City of Maricopa implemented an electronic plan review system.  The HBACA is seeking feedback from any...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chandler Adopts 2015 Building Codes »
As expected, the City of Chandler adopted the 2015 editions of the International Codes, including the International Reside...
Friday, July 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Warning – Construction Thefts In Mesa »
The City of Mesa has had numerous thefts from construction sites of new homes in its Superstition district (defined as eas...
Friday, April 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA And City Of Maricopa To Host Builder Advisory Meeting On April 20 »
The City of Maricopa is launching a new platform for submitting plans electronically.  To help builders understand th...
Friday, December 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Phoenix Agrees to Changes to Storm Water Design Guidelines »
Over one year ago, the HBACA and Hilgart/Wilson started discussing with the City its Storm Water Design Guidelines for con...
Friday, December 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peoria Adopts Service Level Enhancements »
On Tuesday, December 15, the Peoria City Council adopted a recommendation to enhance the level of service provided to buil...
Friday, October 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear To Host Development Advisory Forum »
The City of Goodyear is hosting its next Development Advisory Forum on October 22 from 9 am to 10 am. The meeting wil...
Friday, October 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mesa Amends Fire Access Road Requirement In The City’s Fire Code »
The City of Mesa has enacted an amendment to section 503.1.1 of the City’s Fire Code.  Section 503.1.1 requires an ap...
Monday, August 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buckeye Seeks to Adopt “Growth Premium Fee” for Global Water Acquisition »
The City of Buckeye has acquired through condemnation the portion of the Global Water Company which services Buckeye. ...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buckeye Intends to Assess $3,000 Fee for New Customers in Global Water Service Area »
The City of Buckeye has acquired through condemnation the portion of the Global Water Company which services Buckeye. ...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peoria Wants Your Input on Service and Fees »
Peoria’s Development Services Office is in the process of updating its service levels and corresponding fees.  Thank...
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear Adopts 2012 International Construction Codes »
On May 18, the Goodyear City Council voted to adopt the 2012 International Construction Codes, including the International...
Friday, February 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Adopts Guest Parking Text Amendment »
On January 15, the Gilbert Town Council approved the proposed text amendment to its Land Development Code related to guest...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder – Impact Fee Changes August 1 »
Just a reminder, the impact fees for most municipalities in Maricopa and Pinal Counties will be changing August 1, 2014. &...
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
City of Phoenix Begins Process to Update Impact Fees »
The City of Phoenix has recently begun the process of updating its impact fees for all fee categories.  This morning...
Friday, June 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA and City of Phoenix Host Builder Advisory Meeting »
On Thursday, June 12, the HBACA and the City of Phoenix held our second quarter builder advisory meeting. Thank you very m...
Friday, June 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA and City of Phoenix To Host Builder Advisory Meeting on June 12 »
Please join the HBACA and the City of Phoenix at a Builder Advisory Meeting on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:30 am to discu...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arizona Cities Update Impact Fees »
In 2011, the Arizona Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1525, which made significant changes to the state’s impact fee enabli...
Saturday, May 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert, Peoria, City of Maricopa, and Queen Creek Update Impact Fees »
As you may be aware, Cities and Towns across Arizona are in the process of updating their impact fees to bring them into c...
Friday, February 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Queen Creek Sets Public Hearing on Water & Wastewater Capacity Charges »
On January 15, 2014, the Queen Creek Town Council set for public hearing the adoption of water and wastewater capacity cha...
Friday, February 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Adopts Final Phase of Code Update »
On Thursday, January 20, 2014, the Gilbert Town Council ended months of discussion regarding the Town’s update to the 2012...

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