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Planning and Zoning
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The Planning and Zoning Division is committed to promoting orderly and quality development, as well as, providing excellent services to the public. We seek to enhance the quality of life for Coconino County's citizens through:
  • Implementation of the visions and goals for the future of all of the County's communities
  • Guiding sensible and well-integrated built environment
  • Guiding conservation of the resources necessary to create and maintain a thriving environment and economy for future generations

Map View of Land Use Zoning Cases

Zoning Ordinance
  • Zoning Ordinance
    Changes are shown in strikethroughs and bolds.  Information with strikethroughs have been removed from the Ordinance, and information in bold is new.  
  • *Clean version coming soon, split into chapters coming soon*

Comprehensive Plan

Area Plans

Zoning Permit Applications Overviews & Guidelines


Zoning Enforcement

Code violations are typically uses or structures on a property that do not meet the requirements set forth in the Coconino County Zoning Ordinance.  Code violations can devalue, degrade, and detract from the quality of any neighborhood.  The County Zoning Ordinance has standards based on protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.
  • Common Ordinance Violations:
    • The storage of building materials, equipment, tires, auto parts, appliances, household refuse, etc. that are not shielded from public view.
    • Inoperable, disabled, abandoned, unlicensed vehicles.
    • Too many horses or other farm animals, or the keeping of animals in a zoning district where they are not permitted.
    • Grading, erecting, or reconstructing buildings, placement of manufactured homes or sheds, etc. without the proper permits.
    • Establishment of multiple dwelling units on a single family residential property.
    • Placement of a travel trailer, recreational vehicle, or camping on vacant property without a permit.
    • Commercial uses in residential areas.
    • Setback and separation distance violation for structures.
Coconino County investigates all reports of violations in a timely and efficient manner.

In order to expend our resources in the most appropriate and effective manner, it is important to distinguish the difference between what is a violation and what is not a violation.
  • What is NOT a Violation:
    • Any vehicle that is licensed and operable (trucks, off-road vehicles, travel trailers, etc.) even if it looks unattractive or unsightly.
    • Violations of CC&R's (deed restrictions).
    • Storage of firewood maintained for personal use by the occupant of the premises.
    • Any outdoor storage that is appropriately screened*
    • Fences that meet the setback and height requirements as outlined in the Coconino County Zoning Ordinance*
    • Detached storage sheds that are 120 square feet or less that meet the setback and separation distances for the appropriate Zoning on your parcel*
    • Excessive barking or dogs at large. Please contact Animal Management, (928) 679-8756.
    • Any criminal activities including nuisances and disturbing the peace.  Please contact the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, (928) 679-5012.
  • Click here to Request Code Enforcement

Note:  *Please view the Zoning Violations Brochure for more information or contact us at (928) 679-8850.

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Jess McNeely, AICP
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Building 1
Flagstaff, AZ 86001


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Ph: (800) 559-9289
Fx: (928) 679-8851

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