Code Violations and Enforcement
Code Enforcement Requests - Online Only
TO SUBMIT A CODE ENFORCEMENT REQUEST ONLINE:
1) Click here.
2) Select Contact Us.
3) Select Report a Concern.
4) Create a unique pin that you can use to check on the status of your requests. The pin is optional, however you cannot view your request again without typing in that pin.
We are short-staffed and experiencing unusually high call volumes related to code enforcement. In order to serve everyone as quickly and effectively as possible, the department is transitioning to online code enforcement requests.
Click here to submit a request, and please note the following:
1) We are not able to respond to anonymous requests.
2) We are not able to respond to requests for information using the above submittal method.
3) We are not able to respond to requests that are not specifically related to code enforcement for building, zoning, wastewater, or grading/drainage violations.
4) Phone calls requesting code enforcement may not be returned. You must submit an online request. If you need assistance using the online request system, please call 928-679-8850 option 0.
5) In your online request, submit just the facts - who, what, when, where - and limit your description so that code enforcement staff can discern quickly what the violation is or is not.
What is a code violation?
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.
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. Requests that are deemed to be NOT a violation will not be responded to due to short-staffing.
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 without zoning entitlements.
- Setback and separation distance violation for structures.
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.
Please view the Zoning Violations Brochure for more information. If you are not sure, please request code enforcement using the online system and your request will be responded to within 2 business days if it is deemed a code violation.
Requests cannot be anonymous or they will not be responded to. A staff member will be in touch with you to follow up in the order of requests received or according to the urgency/emergency status of the violation.