If a roadway into a parcel has not been given a 'name' and has the potential to serve 3 or more parcels, the property owner may offer a name. The suggestion should be pleasant-sounding and easy to spell.
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Copies of site plans cannot be obtained on the internet. Copies can be obtained by submitting a Public Records Request through Community Development.
A Minor Land Division is the process for dividing a parcel of land into smaller parcels. The application, informational brochure and ordinance are available on the website.
There are no setbacks for trees and other foliage. On any corner lot, no fence, structure, sign or planting shall be erected or maintained within 20 feet of the property corner so as to interfere with traffic visibility across the corner. If you live in a subdivision with a Home Owners Association (HOA), you may need to check with the HOA board before planting the tree.
The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of ten members, two from each of the five Supervisory Districts and each are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Commission is a recommending body for land use matters to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission will recommend Approval, Denial or will continue the matter for further information. Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9 am.
Yes, we have an Outdoor Lighting Ordinance that governs outdoor light in all of our zoning categories. If you are within a city/town, please check with them for laws. Also, you may want to check with the Homeowners Association for rules (if applicable).
The street number should be mounted on the residence so that it is visible from and oriented toward the street from which the address is taken. If distance or vegetation blocks the number, then the number must be posted on a sign at the driveway entrance. Non-compliance with the street number posting may be subject to civil penalty. The address will be assigned during the building permit phase of construction. If you have a well on your property, you can apply for an address for the well. All you have to do is submit a completed "address request" form along with the site plan and a copy of the Arizona well registration number.
The Comprehensive Plan Major Amendment Process is an opportunity for landowners to apply for changes to the Comprehensive Plan for their properties, or for Counties to update the Comprehensive Plan to have it match new County policies or ordinances. Major amendments typically involve larger pieces of land or more dramatic changes in use. The State of Arizona mandates that Major Comprehensive Plan Amendments occur once a year, and must be completed in the year they were started. If you want to attend meetings or hearings regarding the Comprehensive Plan Major Amendment Process please check the County Website for any changes that may occur: see the Comprehensive Plan page.
Zoning is a system of developing a city or county plan in which various geographic areas (zones) are restricted to certain uses and development, such as industrial, light industrial, commercial, light-commercial, agricultural, single-family residential, multi-unit residential, parks, schools and other purposes. Zoning is the chief planning tool of local government to guide the future development of a community, protect neighborhoods, concentrate retail business and industry, channel traffic and play a major role in the enhancement of urban as well as small-town life (see the Legal Dictionary). The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of ten members, two from each of the five Supervisory Districts and each are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Commission is a recommending body for land use matters to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission will recommend Approval, Denial or will continue the matter for further information.
Development and Land Use Change Process For: Zoning Changes, Planned Area Developments (PAD), PAD Amendments, Special Use Permits, Industrial Use Permits, Comprehensive Plan Amendments
The first step of the Development and Land Use Change Process is to schedule a Pre-Application Meeting. After the pre-application meeting staff will provide a variance application. When you have completed the application and returned it with all required documents, the Planning staff will review the information. If the application is complete, your request will be assigned a case number and placed on the next available agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Commission holds public meetings in which anyone from the public may attend and speak to support or oppose a request. You or your representative will make a formal presentation to the Commission and respond to any questions. The Commission can take any one of the three actions: continue the case to a future hearing, recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors or recommend denial to the Board. If the Commission makes a recommendation, your case will then be placed on the next available agenda for the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors will review your case and vote to approve or deny your request. The Board of Supervisors is the only governing body that has legal authority to approve or deny your request.
Please note that as you are considering rezoning, you should research the Zoning Ordinance to identify your current land use and the land use you are requesting; then you should research the Comprehensive Plan to be sure your land use fits within the Comprehensive Plan land use designation. If it does not, you would first need to request a Comprehensive Plan Amendment. This process also begins with a pre-application. Once this process is complete, you may then begin the rezoning process. They may run concurrently.
The average processing time for any of the above is six to eight months.
Please review the application fee amounts as well. The fees for pre-application does not apply toward the application fee amounts. For the application fee amounts, please refer to the Services Fee Schedule located on our web page.
If your project will be of a commercial nature - business, recreation vehicle (RV) Parks, 4-Plex, school or church site - contact this department to request a Site Plan Review. Once you have successfully completed your Land Use Change or Site Plan Review and you wish to obtain building permits, please contact the Building Safety Department. Attached files include information about: building permits, sign reviews, fee schedule, subdivision information, mobile home permits, amendment information, site plan information, review information and other permitting information.