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New homeowners guide for "do-it-yourselfers" in Mesa
By: Kevin Christopher
01/7/13 8:47 AM

Development and Sustainability
For Release: Jan. 3, 2013
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Public Information & Communications Specialist
480-644-4699 Tel 
There have been several examples recently of people building additions onto their homes without a permit and having to remove their structures.  As a way of avoiding such a costly and stressful situation, the City of Mesa Development and Sustainability Department has developed a Homeowners Guide to Building Permits.  The online guide gives you the basic information about building permits, when they are required, how to obtain them and the cost. 

“We encourage people to make improvements to their home and the guide is a very user-friendly way to explain when permits are needed.  The City wants to work with homeowners to make the process go as smoothly as possible,” Development and Sustainability Deputy Director for Code Compliance Laura Hyneman said. 

The guide lists numerous examples of home improvement projects that do or don’t require permits and has information about the City’s new Do It Yourself (DIY) Homeowner-Builder Assistance Program, which is free.  For more information, visit

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