Building Safety


Providing an Essential Service

Community Development continues to offer the same services as before:  including building and septic plan review, building and septic system permits, soil testing, building and septic inspections, floodplain permits, grading and drainage permits, zoning applications, and taking action on code enforcement complaints.  Due to COVID-19 we are asking anyone needing the services of Community Development to call us first and we will make every effort to provide information applications, permitting forms, issue the permits and take permit fee payments over the phone or the internet.   If we cannot handle your needs via phone or internet, we will schedule an appointment.  “Office access by appointment only when necessary” will help to minimize the probability of COVID-19 transmission.  It is our goal to provide you the service you need by phone or email so that the need for you to make an appointment may not be necessary.    

Call first so we can assist you: Payson – 928-474-9276; Globe – 928-402-8513


Building  Plan Review

Plans can be submitted the following ways:

  • via e-mail using PDF documents to
  • dropped off at the box outside the front door in Payson, or left in the lobby in Globe
  • if necessary, you can schedule an appointment.  Only one customer will be allowed in the office at any given time

Payments can be made by credit card/debit card by phone (a 3% service fee is added to cover credit/debit card fees), drop off in box or lobby, or mail checks directly to the office.

Once the submittal is received, we will provide needs lists and permits by e-mail and ask that you respond by e-mail as well.  Call for more information.



Building inspections will continue to be performed by County Staff.  We ask that you do not come into the office with an inspection request.  Call us and we will schedule as expeditiously as possible.  Inspectors will practice social distancing and will be wearing personal protection equipment when needed.   Based on recommendations from the County Health Department, inspectors are to keep a minimum 6’ separation distance and limit the time of contact to less than 15 minutes.  They will also ask any individual they come in contact that is experiencing symptoms or not feeling well to keep their distance or ask them to leave the area for the duration of the inspection.  Please call to schedule an inspection.


Thank you for your understanding and patience.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Building Safety

The Building Safety Division regulates the construction, demolition, and occupancy of all buildings within the unincorporated areas of Gila County. We provide plan review, issue building permits and inspect new construction, additions, and alterations of buildings and structures per the adopted Building Codes. Our primary mission is to insure safety while providing a better quality of life for the residents of Gila County. We also perform installation inspections for manufactured homes and factory built buildings to insure compliance with Federal and state standards under an agreement with the Manufactured Housing Division of the Arizona Department of Housing.


    For general information or assistance, please contact us in either our Globe or Payson office

                                                            Gila County Community Development

745 N. Rose Mofford Way, Globe, AZ.  85501           608 E. Highway 260, Payson, AZ. 85541
928-402-4224 or 1-800-304-4452 Ext 4224  928-474-9276 or 1-800-304-4452 Ext. 9276
Fax 928-425-0829  Fax 928-474-0802
 Randy Pluimer - Chief Building Official  
 Gila County Community Development  Department  
 608 E. Hwy 260, Payson, AZ.  85541  
  (928) 474-9276