Contact Us

For Building Permit Questions Contact:
5850 W Glendale Ave, Suite #217

Development Services Center

5850 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301. The phone number is (623) 930-2800

Construction Conair

The city of Glendale provides a one-stop business service center for the review and approval of construction plans, enabling a more efficient and streamlined permitting process. The Glendale Development Services Center centralizes the primary functions of the city’s development project review team into a single location.

The team includes members from the city’s Planning, Engineering, Building Safety, Transportation, Sanitation and Public Utilities departments. The Development Services Center, which will also assist you with construction and city-code related questions, is located on the second floor of the Glendale Municipal Office Complex. 

Below is a guide to assist City of Glendale businesses in successfully completing the licensing process. This guide will be applicable to the majority of businesses seeking to operate or conduct business within the City of Glendale. There may be other requirements needed from other government agencies. A list of the agencies is provided below.  

Before You Start Your Business

  • There are important local regulatory issues that may require attention and if not in compliance with city regulations, could result in a delay of issuing a license.  To obtain details pertaining to your business regulations, refer to the Departments below. 
  • All Persons engaging in business from a fixed location in Glendale, is required to obtain a Glendale Business license and or Special Regulatory license. Special provisions exist for residential rental businesses. Please visit the “Residential Rental” webpage.
  • If your business is subject to transaction privilege sales and use tax you should be licensed with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR). If you are not yet licensed, visit to register and get licensed. 
  • If you are purchasing a business, you could be held liable for any unpaid Transaction and Privilege Sales Taxes owed to the City by the seller. The purchaser should require proof that the taxes have been paid by having the former owner produce a Certificate of Compliance from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Otherwise you may be subject to Successor Liability.
  • Some types of licenses may require background checks and it is imperative to allow enough lead time for processing your license prior to opening your business