Building: Permit Forms and Information

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The Building Division office is located in City Hall at 2355 Trane Rd., Bullhead City, AZ  86442.  Building staff can be reached by calling (928) 763-0124.  Faxes can be sent to (928) 763-0131.
The following handouts have been compiled in order to outline the most common type of permit submittals.  All requirements for a specific project type may not be listed.  


To conform to certain Arizona Revised Statutes the City has updated the following forms:

  • Permit Application
  • Declaration of Intent
  • Building and Zoning Permits guide

Effective 04/01/2018, the previous forms will no longer be accepted.



Permit Application 2018

Declaration Of Intent 2018



Building and Zoning Permits guide 2018


Permit Handouts:

Building Codes and Design Criteria 2018

Work Exempt From Permits 2018

2006 International Residential Code (excerpts)

Single Family Dwelling 2018

Standard Plans for SFDs (building multiples of same model)

Model Home Sales Office Complex 2018

Awning / Carport 2018

Garage 2018

Grading  - Building Division 2018

Grading - Engineering Division from Procedures Manual

Room Addition 2018

Manufactured Home 2018

Park Trailer 2018

PV and Wind Alternative Energy 2018

Solar Water Heater 2018

Swimming Pools and Spas:

Swimming Pool Spa - 2018

          Swimming Pool Spa - 2018 letter to contractors

Storable Swimming Pool 2018

Fences and Retaining Walls:

Fences: A City Building/Zoning permit is no longer required for the construction of fences that are 6’ or less in height and are not retaining.  Fences must meet City municipal code location, height and material requirements.  Fences to be constructed in a recorded easement require a City Encroachment permit.

Retaining Walls: A permit is required:

Retaining Wall 2018

Encroachment Application

Commercial and Multi-Family:

Commercial Multi-Family 2018

Grading - Building Division 2018

Grading - Engineering Division from Procedures Manual

Modular Commercial Building 2018

Sign 2018

Outside Agency Approvals 2018

BHC Fire Dept - plan submittal requirements

Water Resource Fee Calculation Form


Electrical Load Calculation 2018 - associated with site built home

Electrical Load Calculation 2018 - associated with manufactured home

MEC Residential Electrical 2018 - replacement main service

MEC Residential Electrical 2018 - pedestal

Unisource Residential Electrical 2018 - replacement main service


 Boat Docks and Launch Ramps

 Insulation Installation

 Energy Efficiency - Insulation

 Medical Marijuana 2013

 Portal Frame Detail - APA

 Residential Plan Attachment

Stairs - Residential 

 Utility Providers

 Windows - Replacement


Information from Other Agencies:


The Bullhead City Fire Department has changed their plan submittal policy effective 01/22/2018:

BHC Fire Dept. plan submittal notice 01.11.2018

The Arizona Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety has adopted the 2012 International Fire Code, effective date 01/03/2016.   For additional information contact the Bullhead City Fire Department at 928-754-2001.

AZ Dept of Fire Bldg and Life Safety memo 12.02.2015


Information from Utility Providers:

Frontier Communications - Developer Requirements for Telco

Accessibility Information:

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design ** Warning: this is a large file (279 pages / 4.91 MB) **

2010 ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business

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