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The County does not take on the maintenance of any new dirt roads. However, the resident can put in a request for a “new construction” project, if it meets certain evaluation requirements to have the road chip-sealed then we would take on future maintenance. All new project requests have to be evaluated via the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) process.
See the Public Works map.
Your suggestions for future transportation projects can be submitted by completing a Transportation Project Request Form that is located on Pinal County’s website: Transportation Project Request Form.
Once submitted, your request is forwarded to a Public Works area engineer to determine eligibility for the Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program. The Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program is Pinal County’s five-year transportation plan that identifies funding and establishes a schedule for planning, construction, and major maintenance projects. To view a copy of the current transportation program, please visit: 2014 Transportation Improvement & Maintenance Program.
Any construction to be done on Pinal County Public Roads (to include all right of way) requires a licensed contractor to have an approved right-of-way permit on the job site.
Permit process including applications located here under the “Documents” tab then “Permits to Use Right-of-Way”.
If you notice a sign down or missing or a traffic signal that is not Operating correctly please contact Public Works Maintenance and they will take the information place a work order to have it fixed. If you are calling after hours then you may contact the Sheriff’s office (non- emergency) and they will pass along the information.
If your roadway has existing county right-of-way then your phone call or an email is all that is needed to get the process started. If your roadway is a private road then certain criteria must be met and a fee must be paid to have a street name sign installed.
If you have a question about the posted speed limit on a roadway then contact Public Works and the Traffic Section will answer your questions.
If you are requesting the installation of a new Traffic Signal then please contact Public Works and the Traffic Section will review your request.
All oversized loads to include moving of a mobile home will require an oversized load permit from Public works prior to moving through Pinal County. If oversized load is coming through Pinal County but will also be using state highways, a permit will be required from the state prior to applying for Pinal County oversize load permit.
Any requests for as-builts will require a public records request to be filled out first. Pinal County does not keep as-builts for sewer and water drawings. Sewer and water are privately owned. Customer will need to contact private utility company.
An elevation certificate (FEMA Form 81-31) is an important administrative tool that is used to document elevation information necessary to ensure compliancy with community floodplain management regulations. This form was created by the NFIP to determine the proper flood insurance premium rate to be charged for buildings in the floodplain. The County does not have certificates for every home in the County, especially if the area has been newly mapped. If we do have a certificate on file for a home, we can provide a copy using a standard Public Records Request form.
With today's technology, there are many easy ways that the public can view the floodplain information for themselves. The following are four methods for viewing the floodplain maps. Alternatively, if you are having trouble locating a specific property, you can easily submit a request for flood zone information by filling out a Flood Information Request online. The Flood Control District will respond to your request for information by providing you will a flood zone determination.
Please note: The cities of Apache Junction, Casa Grande and the Town of Kearny conduct their own flood hazard determinations. If your property lies within the incorporated boundaries of one these cities, please contact their office for the most accurate information.
Permitting in a floodplain is a relatively painless experience if you are prepared with a properly filled-out building application, an accurately scaled site plan showing your building location and any washes on your property, and a grading and drainage plan if you are planning to excavate or fill any large quantities of ground around the home. A Floodplain Use Permit is also required to document building in a floodplain and contains any specific requirements for floodplain construction.
Once you have received a floodplain determination, two items must be identified at the onset of the permit submittal. First, in which floodplain is your home or structure located and secondly, are you building a conventional building or a manufactured home? The state of Arizona adds one foot to the BFE to determine an RFE (Regulatory Flood Elevation). This elevation information is written on an elevation certificate based on construction drawings. If the home is located in an AO or AE zone, the BFE is noted on the FIRM and this number may be used as the requirement for the elevation of either the lowest floor if the building is a conventional structure, or the bottom of the frame of a manufactured home. This information is stamped on the site plan, any construction plans submitted, and passed through the system just as a normal permit would be. Prior to the final inspection of the home, a "finished construction" elevation certificate will be required and completed by a registered land surveyor or engineer verifying that the home was indeed elevated in accordance with the floodplain elevation requirements.
An applicant may receive a clarification from the Pinal County Flood Control District of its interpretation or application of a statute, ordinance, regulation, executive order, delegation agreement or authorized substantive policy statement as provided in A.R.S. Section 48-3649.
To apply for a Floodplain Use Permit, please download and complete the following application:
Installing a new or replacement manufactured home within a floodplain requires many steps to complete successfully. In addition to obtaining a floodplain use permit and manufactured home permit from Pinal County, property owners must also obtain a permit from the Arizona Office of Manufactured Housing. Here are the typical steps that must be taken to properly permit and install your new home: