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.  





Permit Application

Declaration Of Intent



Building and Zoning Permits guide


Permit Handouts:

Building Codes and Design Criteria

Work Exempt From Permits

2006 International Residential Code (excerpts)

Single Family Dwelling

Standard Plans for SFDs (building multiples of same model)

Model Home Sales Office Complex

Awnings and Carports


Grading and Dust Control

       Grading - Engineering Division from Procedures Manual

Room Addition

Manufactured Home Installation

Park Trailer Installation


Solar Water Heater

Swimming Pools and Spas:

Swimming Pools and Spas

          Swimming Pool Spa - 2018 letter to contractors

Storable Swimming Pools

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 Walls

Encroachment Application

Commercial and Multi-Family: 

Commercial and MultiFamily Projects

Grading and Dust Control

Grading - Engineering Division from Procedures Manual

Modular Office Installation


Commercial Demolition

Outside Agency Approvals Required

BHC Fire Dept - plan submittal requirements

Water Resource Fee Calculation Form


Electrical Load Calculation - associated with site built home

Electrical Load Calculation - associated with manufactured home

MEC Residential Electrical  - replacement main service

MEC Residential Electrical  - pedestal

Unisource Residential Electrical  - 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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