surprise, arizona

Bob Vukanovich. former vice-mayor

Surprise, A‌Z (June 5, 2019)  The City of Surprise Community Development Department is proposing the adoption of the 2018 International Building Codes with local amendments. This would replace the previously adopted 2012 International Building Codes with local amendments.

The proposed local amendments under review include changes that are intended to:

  • Further streamline the amendments to align more with the published 2018 Building and Fire codes
  • Ensure both the Building and Fire codes are in concert with each other
  • Identify and clarify Fire Protection requirements for new construction and tenant improvements projects

The public can view and comment on the proposed amendments online at Written comments can be sent to City of Surprise Community Development, c/o Brigham Bennett, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.

The City Council is expected to review the amendments for possible action in October. The item is scheduled for the City Council Work Session on October 1 and the Regular Session on October 15. Meeting agendas will be posted at least 24 hours in advance at

For more information, please contact Plans Examiner Brigham Bennett at or 623.222.3230.