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Per ARS 42-12153.B: The owner of property or the owner's designated agent under section 42-16001 shall file a completed agricultural use application form with the county assessor before the property may be classified as being used for agricultural purposes.
If the ownership of a property changes, an agricultural use application form must be filed by the new owner within 60 days after the change in ownership to maintain the agricultural use status.
If the owner or the owner's agent fails to file an application form as prescribed in this subsection, the assessor shall not classify the property, on notice of valuation, as being used for agricultural purposes. The owner or agent may appeal the classification as prescribed by chapter 16, article 2 of this title regardless of whether the owner or agent filed an application form.
*To obtain an Agricultural Land Use form, please call the Assessor’s office 928-679-7954 or download the forms here:
Agricultural Land Lease Form
Agricultural Land Use Application Form
All IPR's are valued at the current replacement cost new less depreciation.
Yes, once you have set up an online account using the Online Portal, “Pay Online” is an available option. You may navigate to My Portal and My Applications to view any permits or requests that you have created that you wish to pay for. If you are not the applicant or did not initiate a permit, but wish to pay for a permit, please enter your Portal Access Code. A Permit Technician at Community Development can let you know your Portal Access Code when you call 928-679-8850.
When Paying by phone, please have your permit number ready. Applicant must follow the prompts to the very end and create a receipt so that it will clear in the permitting system. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT MAY TAKE UP TO 24 HOURS FOR THE SYSTEM TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST.
You may use the automated phone payment system to make a payment at 844-300-7291.
You will press 3 to make a payment to the Coconino County Community Development Department. After, you will select which department/division you are making a payment for.
When prompted to press “Q” or “R” please press “Q” for Environmental Quality permits and press “R” for all other divisions/permit types. Please write down your confirmation code provided at the end of the phone call and send it directly to your permit technician or main staff contact so they can verify that the system received the payment.
If AFTER 24 HOURS you do not see that your payment has posted to your permit or request in the portal, please call 928-679-8850 and a staff member can assist.
Click here to view a brochure on how you can build a house in the county. You are allowed to build your own home given that all federal, state and local building codes and requirements are followed. An application and set of construction documents is required to be submitted for review and approval to the building division. Once the plans are approved and fees paid, you can start construction and call for routine inspections.
Accessory structures may be allowed on vacant land in certain zones within Coconino County. Please check with Community Development Planning and Zoning for which zones allow this.
Electrical service and equipment shall not be permitted on vacant land. Electrical services are only allowed to serve structures with permanent foundations. This would require Building plans that have a foundation plan, Roof framing plan, Floor plan, Electric plan, Cross Section plan, Elevation plan and a site plan. Architectural plan sets shall be drawn to ¼ inch = 1 foot scale. Site plan shall be drawn to 1 inch = 20 foot scale. Please contact the Building Division at 928-679-8850 for plan requirements. Exception: Electrical equipment for the service of a well.
A septic permit shall be issued before a building permit is issued. The septic system does not need to be complete at the time of construction but shall be completed and approved before a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. Exception: If it is determined that the septic system is going to be approved at a later time then a building permit may be issued with a condition on approval from all divisions.
Portable sheds may be converted into single family dwellings. These structures shall be placed on a permanent foundation that meets minimum code requirements, and the structure shall be a remodel and shall comply with the International Residential Code as a single family dwelling.
Yes, Coconino County has a delegation agreement from the State Office of Manufactured Housing to issue permits for the installation of the suitable types. Mobile homes built prior to June 15. 1976 shall be rehabilitated and approved by the State Office of Manufactured Housing. “A person shall not occupy or otherwise use a mobile home which has been brought into this state or move a mobile home from one mobile home park in this state to another mobile home park in this state unless it meets the standards pursuant to the chapter and displays the proper state Rehabilitation Certificate.”
The permit fee is $276.00 this includes the manufacture home set, electric, gas, water and sewer inspections. Any structure that is add on to this permit will be a separate building permit and review process.
Coconino County Building Division try’s to meet a 15 working day, 1st plan review process. Once the 1st review is completed and the customer picks up the red line comments the county review time is stopped and the customer time starts. Once you have returned the review comments and a corrected plan set, the customer time stops and the county review time starts. The county building division then has 5 working days to complete the 2nd review, if everything was corrected and all other divisions have approved the permit it will be issued. This process is around 15 to 20 working days not counting the time it is in the customer hands.
Please click here to view: https://www.coconino.az.gov/2391/Building-Codes-Ordinances-Design-Criteri
The minimum uniformly distributed live loads for Coconino County are:
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Yes. The Sustainable Building Program maintains a Resource Directory of current builders and other service providers that have experience with sustainable building.
The term “100-year flood” can be misleading. It is not the flood event which occurs only once in a 100-year time span. Rather, it is a flood discharge that has a 1% chance of being equaled or exceeded each year. The 100-year flood could occur more than once in a relatively short period of time
The 100-year flood zone is used by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as the standard for floodplain management to determine flood risk. For example, a structure located in a 100-year floodplain has a 26% chance of suffering flood damage during the term of a 30-year mortgage.
A Floodplain Status Report will provide this information. An online request form is available.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirement for building structures in flood hazard areas is that the floor of the lowest habitable enclosure must be elevated to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). The BFE is based on the floodplain delineation for the 100-year peak runoff event.
In order to minimize potential damage to residential structures in flood hazard areas, the Coconino County Floodplain Management Overlay Zone requires an additional foot of freeboard above the BFE, which is referred as the Regulatory Flood Elevation (RFE).
An Elevation Certificate is an important tool that documents your building’s elevation.
There are several ways to obtain an Elevation Certificate (EC):
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Permitted and conditional uses (those requiring a public hearing process before initiation) are specific to your property’s zoning classification. To find the zone of your property, use the Coconino County Parcel Viewer and turn on the County Zoning Layer. The Zoning Ordinance lists permitted and conditional uses by zone in Chapter 2: Zoning Districts, specifically in the land use Tables 2-6 (page 39), 2-9 (page 49), and 2-12 (page 67).
Refer to the Comprehensive Plan information page..
The Final Draft of the Coconino County Comprehensive Plan was adopted on December 15, 2015.
This brochure explains how Zoning Violations are enforced.
Visit the Online Portal to submit a concern or code enforcement request. You must register, log in, then click on "Contact Us," and finally "Report a Concern" and follow the prompts from there. Requests cannot be anonymous or they will not be responded to. A staff member will receive your request through the portal and be in touch with you to follow up. Paper forms are no longer accepted.”
This brochure explains the Zone Change process.
This brochure explains the Pre-Application Meeting process. To schedule a pre-application meeting, please visit this page and follow the instructions.
This brochure explains the Variance Request process.
This brochure explains the Conditional Use Permitting process.
Tiny Houses meeting the Tiny House Permitting Policy are legal. Contact the Sustainable Building Program at (928) 679-8853 for more information regarding this policy.
Yes, a number of incentives are available for different sustainable features. The Sustainable Building Program maintains a listing of current Incentives for Sustainable Building including federal and state tax refunds, appliance rebates, and city incentives.
Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) Community Services is a designated Community Action Agency and strives to enhance the well-being of the less fortunate and isolated residents of Coconino County by providing food and shelter, transportation, home care, economic empowerment, and other beyond poverty self-sufficiency assistance. It is a leading safety net agency providing case management services integrated with financial coaching, micro-entrepreneurship training, and Individual Development Account assistance. Also provided are senior services and court-ordered public fiduciary assistance for those whose disabilities prevent them from adequately doing their own financial management.
Community Action Agencies were authorized as part of the “War on Poverty” launched by President Johnson when he signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Public Law 88-452. Less than a year later in 1965 Coconino County's Board of Supervisors (BOS) established the County’s Community Action Program, under a CAA Board starting in 1966. In 1973 the County funded this CAA as a Community Services Project for one year and in March 1974 it became a County Department. In addition to the Board of Supervisors local authority, CAAs are also federally regulated.
Although revenue sources and amounts vary from year-to-year, only about half of CCHHS Community Services typical funding comes from County General Funds. One-third of revenues are provided by federal and state grants, and of the remainder, some funding comes from non-profit foundations and private donations. Community Services is considered a public non-profit so contributions made to its programs and services are tax deductible. Community Services is also on the State of Arizona’s list of qualifying charitable organizations which is necessary for donations to qualify for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. All contributions through the Charitable Tax Credit are a dollar for dollar credit off your state taxes, up to $400 for an individual and $800 for a couple filing jointly.
As the designated CAA, CCHHS Community Services (CCHHS-CS) completes a comprehensive community needs assessment every three years to inform strategic choices related to programming and services. The Coconino County Community Needs Assessment Report 2017 (CNA17) was completed by Northern Arizona University Laboratory for Applied Social Research, and was sponsored by both CCHHS-CS and United Way of Northern Arizona with funding support from UNS Energy Corporation and Arizona Public Service Company. This report includes input from lower-income community member focus groups, CCHHS-CS’ consumer surveys, U.S. Census Bureau, and other secondary demographic data. The 97-page report is available via a weblink on CCHHS-CS’ Webpage (http://az-coconinocounty2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/7421). When CNA17 was presented for adoption by the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (CCBOS) in December 2017, CCHHS-CS created a topic frequency word cloud from its content and “housing” was the most frequently mentioned word (see below). Affordable housing is a huge need especially felt by those living with incomes below the federal poverty guideline. CNA17 shows that 49.6% of CCHHS-CS’ consumers live below 50% of the poverty line, even though many are employed. Even though the need for affordable housing is clear in the report, the most common need among these CCHHS-CS consumers was for financial coaching pertaining to budgeting and credit, skill development, and education. Observed in the 2017 CAP Financial Empowerment case study which went on to recommend integrating purposeful strategies to address this need. CCHHS-CS’ Housing Stabilization proposal incorporates an integrated financial empowerment package of services to increase financial stability and prosperity. CCHHS-CS’ proposes to improve the content of its currently well-received Financial Literacy and Empowerment workshops, but also to combine it with other resources for a more comprehensive, integrated services strategy, including One-to-One Coaching and resource referrals in collaboration with other social and financial services partners. Improving financial capability can be daunting and overwhelming for community members at any income level, but especially for those in poverty. The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey shows poverty is still much higher in Flagstaff than the United States, Arizona, and Coconino County: •Persons in poverty in U.S. (12.7%), Arizona (16.4%), Coconino County (17.8%), and Flagstaff (23.3%). Poverty Rate is one of the 56 outcome measures within five categories (Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Homeownership & Housing, Health Care, and Education) by which Prosperity Now (formerly Corporation for Enterprise Development, CFED) ranks states. Its 2017 Scorecard ranked Arizona 40th of 51 states, including D.C., for a D grade. Undoubtedly, Arizona’s poor ranking is largely due to its above-mentioned income poverty rate. There is also a likely connection to the meager adoption of only 18 of 53 needed policies Prosperity Now posits would benefit the entire state, including Coconino County. Prosperity Now’s analysis shows Arizona and Coconino County are worse than the U.S. average for: •Asset Poverty Rate: Arizona (29.5%), Coconino County (27.1%), and U.S. (25.5%) •Liquid Asset Poverty Rate: Arizona (41.8%), Coconino County (37.8%), and U.S. (36.8%) •Households with Zero Net Worth: Arizona (20.5%), Coconino County (19.7%), and U.S. (16.9%) Research conducted in 1990 by Dr. Michael Sherraden, his book Assets and the Poor: A New American Welfare Policy, and work by CFED, showed that asset poverty even more than income poverty holds back individuals and families, preventing them from moving beyond poverty. High cost of living, especially with regard to housing, severely negatively impacts those living in poverty. Flagstaff’s cost of living and housing cost are some of the highest in the nation. Flagstaff rents are 48th highest of 210 metro-areas and its median home-price is 43rd highest. Flagstaff housing costs drive Coconino County’s high cost of living and according to The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Select Arizona Counties and Families, 2012, Coconino County’s self-sufficiency income requirement for one-adult with one-preschooler households was $38,787/year, 256% above the Federal Poverty Level. According to the National Housing Conference’s (NHC) calculator, in order to afford fair-market rent for a 1-bedroom in Flagstaff it requires an annual income of $36,360. This is more than the median income of a host of occupations in Flagstaff, including Bank Teller, Customer Service Representative, Dental Assistant, Delivery Truck Driver, Fast Food Cook, Janitor, Medical Billing Clerk, Security Guard, etc. Additionally, NHC calculates that to afford fair market rent for a 2-bedroom requires an annual income of $45,400. This is more than the median income of many other occupations in Flagstaff, including Fire Fighter, Police Officer, Plumber, Electrical Engineering Technician, LPN Nurse, Machinist, etc. As reported in CCHHS-CS’ 2017 Community Needs Assessment, Flagstaff Fair Market Rents vs. actual rents on a 2 BR apartment are $1037 vs. $1427. The actual rents require a household to earn about $27.44 per hour full-time wages to afford housing.
Community Services program information is available on Coconino County Health and Human Services Office of Community and Career Services Webpages, as well as elsewhere within these FAQs.
BBE is a 9-week training created for existing and aspiring business owners to assist them with starting and/or expanding a small business. The goal for each enrollee is to write a business plan for launching and/or growing a viable enterprise, a "going concern." Small businesses are the primary source of wealth and job creation in America. Most people at some point during life think of starting their own business, but most don’t do it due to fear and/or lack of knowledge. They don’t know how, nor anyone else who has successfully done it. In the U.S. only about 10% of the population are business owners, and two-thirds of these were children of business owners. BBE provides instruction by those who’ve been successful.
Many think they have a plan, and some do, but most don’t. Coconino County started its BBE training after it began offering its IDA match saving grant opportunity which requires participants to have a viable business plan. We informed our IDA our applicants we needed their plans prior to them receiving a grant. Everyone said, "No problem." Later, after their required 6-months of saving we asked for their plans and they’d say, "It’s all right here," pointing at their heads. We, just like a bank loan officer, needed a written plan, which disappointed them. The research at that time said, 1) most businesses were failing within 5-years, and 2) failure was typically due to two reasons -- lack of a written business plan, and lack of capital. Business owners get blind-sided by market, competitor, or cashflow challenges they don’t consider. Expert facilitators, guest speakers, and lots of other resources help our BBE enrollees anticipate challenges, design viable solutions, and write coherent plans.
Community Services contracts with the Coconino Small Business Development Center to facilitate the BBE training using their 9-week curriculum and the LivePlan business plan writing online portal and template. Participants are guided through the process of writing their business plan and provided help to understand their target market, products and/or services, features vs. benefits, cash flow, profit and loss, etc. If participants attend the class and complete the out-of-class assignments their business plans should be complete by the end of the training, ready for start-up and/or expansion.
Community Services offers Individual Development Account (IDA) match saving grant opportunities. IDAs are savings accounts for eligible low-to-moderate income households in which an enrollee deposits earned or business income and is granted matched funds when all is used for business start-up and/or expansion, or accredited post-secondary education. IDA participants must save monthly for at least 6-months and complete a financial literacy workshop. Match funds are disbursed when the participant’s savings are used for business capitalization or post-secondary education asset purchases. For more information, please contact Michele Axlund or Scott Neuman at (928) 679-7453.
We now contract with the Coconino Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to facilitate the BBE training. Coconino SBDC staff have access to numerous business resources and are committed to provide technical assistance to BBE participants during the course and our BBE graduates following the completion of the their business plans.
BBE enrollees must attend at least 80% of the classes to be eligible for a certificate of completion. All are urged to complete homework assignments and continue working on their business plans, even if they miss a class or aren’t finished by the end of training. Course curriculum, dialog with other participants, guest lectures, counselling from BBE facilitators, and more all contribute all assist BBE enrollees to finish strong.
Email BBE Program Manager Scott Neuman or CCHHS-CS Deputy Director Michele Axlund or call (928) 679-7453, at 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004.
There are two easy ways to give, either by writing a check and mailing or hand delivering it to Community Services, or by donating online with your credit card via PayPal.
Coconino County Health and Human Services, Community Services2625 N. King StreetFlagstaff, Arizona 86004Attention: Deputy Director
Visit Coconino County Health and Human Services, Community Services (CCHHS-CS) Webpages for more detailed information, but in brief Community Services provides assistance to our most vulnerable community members. Social Services help those needing housing, utilities, and financial coaching assistance. Senior Services provide meals and assistance for the elderly. Basic Business Empowerment and Individual Development Accounts provide a hand-up to those moving forward toward self-sufficiency. The Volunteer Program leverages the expertise of caring Coconino County residents to stretch Community Services resources beyond what our caring, capable, and committed staff are able to accomplish alone. Lastly, Donations can be given to any of these specific areas of need, or for Community Services applied generally where they are needed most.
Yes, County Health and Human Services, Community Services (CCHHS-CS) is a public nonprofit, community action agency (CAA) and donations to it may be deductible from federal income tax. Public and private nonprofit CAAs were established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. CAAs help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. There are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor nationwide. The majority of CAA program participants are extremely poor, with incomes below 75 percent of the federal poverty threshold, or $9,735 for a family of three (the average family size for the population served).
Yes, you may receive an Arizona Charitable Tax Credit for charitable contributions to Coconino County Community Services. Your donation will help those we serve and it will also reduce your Arizona State income tax dollar-for-dollar, up to the legal limit. Lists of All Qualifying Charitable Organizations are linked by year on the Arizona Department of Revenue’s (AZDOR) Qualifying Charitable Organizations webpage. The AZDOR website also has other information on the Charitable Tax Credit.:
Email Deputy Director Michele Axlund, or call (928) 679-7453.
Email Deputy Director Michele Axlund or Special Projects Program Manager Scott Neuman, call (928) 679-7453, at 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004.
Senior Services provides seniors (60 years of age and older) with information and referral on many programs in Coconino County, which include:
Email Senior Services Program Manager Lorraine Crim, call (928) 679-7453.
Email Program Manager Ashli Bintz, call (928) 679-7453, at 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004.
Yes, we provide several volunteer opportunities:
Call (928) 679-7453, in our office at 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004, and ask for the Program Manager of the program with which you are interested in volunteering.
Every resident of the state is qualified to register to vote if the person:•is a citizen of the United States,•will be 18 years of age on or before the next general election,•has not been convicted of a felony, unless civil rights have been restored, and•has not been adjudicated an incapacitated person
For a first-time felony conviction, civil rights are automatically restored upon completion of a person's sentence and payment of any fines and restitution.
You will need to submit a new registration form whenever you have a change of residence, name, or political party preference. If you have not moved and only need to change your mailing address, you may do so by calling the Elections Office at 928-679-7860 or toll-free 800-793-6181.
Early voting is available:
The symptoms of seasonal flu include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. Seasonal flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.
In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
- Fast breathing or trouble breathing ?- Bluish skin color ?- Not drinking enough fluids ?- Not waking up or not interacting
- Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
- Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
- Fever In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting
Health officials advise individuals who develop influenza-like-illness (ILI) (fever with either cough or sore throat) to stay at home, to get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids. Persons who experience symptoms and wish to seek medical care should contact their health care providers to report illness (by telephone or other remote means) before seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Those with severe symptoms (see above) who have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath or are believed to be severely ill should seek immediate medical attention.
There are things that people can do to help them stay healthy. The Health District recommends the following preventative measures: - Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. - Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
The following prevention measures will help to lessen the impact on individuals, families and businesses in the event of an influenza pandemic:
- Prepare for a possible school closure and plan for daycare if necessary.
- Prepare for a possible extended stay in your home
- Store a supply of water and food.
- Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
- Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.
- Businesses should consider how they will operate if several of their employee are out sick or out caring for sick family members.
- If severe symptoms occur (as outlined above), individuals should contact a healthcare provider. You may be asked by your health care provider to wear a mask if you are experiencing influenza-like illness (ILI) and need to visit the healthcare facility.
Visit our office and use one of our public access computersUse a public access computer at any libraryIf you experience a problem or if you have questions about the online process, you may telephone (928) 679-7100 and we will be happy to assist you.
You may complete and store an application so it will be ready for you to submit when you do find one of our job openings in which you have an interest. To do this, go Create an Account/Application Login. Create your account and build and store your application.
When you see a Coconino County job opening for which you wish to apply, you can apply for the position without having to create another application. To make sure you don’t miss an opening, submit a job interest card. See above for assistance.
You may wish to compose your detailed answers to these questions before you begin completing the application. You may copy and paste your answers to the questions into the online application.
If you are submitting a paper application, you may either obtain a copy of the questions from our office or copy the questions off our website. Many supplemental questions require answers.
Positions which have "Continuous" listed as the closing date will be open to applications until enough qualified applicants are assembled to begin the interview process. At that point the job announcement will be pulled from the Internet. Apply as early as possible to assure you are considered for these job openings..
At each step in the selection process you must be prepared to demonstrate your qualifications. Completing a detailed application is the first step.
It is important to read the job announcement and to supply detailed information about your experience and skills as they relate to the description of the job. It is particularly important to take note of the information in the "Minimum Requirements" section.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: All job announcements contain minimum requirements. These are the qualifications you MUST have in order to qualify for the job unless substitutions are listed below the section. Be sure you clearly identify on your application that you meet these minimums.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Some job openings allow substitutions for the minimum requirements. Most often the substitutions allow directly related experience to substitute for educational requirements or vice versa.
PREFERENCES: Applicants who meet the preferred qualifications or ideal candidate description (in addition to the minimum requirements) will be a closer match for a job opening and will be considered stronger candidates.
NOTES: This section provides specific information about the job (i.e. unusual schedules, call-back for emergency requirements, work performed in multiple locations, grant funding, limited appointment, etc..
If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted by the hiring department within a few weeks of the closing date. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive a letter either by email or Postal Service, depending on the notification preference you indicated in your profile. Your email notification may go to your Junk Mail if your email security does not recognize Coconino County as a safe sender.
You may also check the status of your application(s) using the system on the Employment website. If you still need additional information regarding your status and a few weeks have passed, please call Human Resources at (928) 679-7100.
So what can you do as an applicant to maximize your opportunity for employment with Coconino County?
1. Fill out your application completely. The application may be the very first impression we have of you, your skills and abilities. A professional, descriptive application gives us an idea of your skill sets and strengths and is the first step in a successful hire. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience that you possess. Applications may be disqualified if they are incomplete. Coconino County requires that a separate application be submitted for each position for which you are applying. It is important that you apply by the close of business (5:00 pm) on the close date. If the position is “Open Until Filled” applications are sent over periodically for review and the position may be closed as soon as a qualified applicant is hired.
2. Review the minimums, preferences and ideal candidate description of the open position. We first review the candidate’s skills to ensure the person meets the Minimum Qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position. Once that is determined, we look for additional skills—specifically those mentioned as preferences or ideal candidate qualities. If you possess those skills and experience, list it clearly on the application. If you are unsure where to put the information, use the additional information box. If you don’t possess that particular experience, but have what you consider a similar skill set, write that down too.
3. Be specific on your application. If the posting lists Microsoft Word as a preference and you have experience with Microsoft Word, do not write Microsoft Office. A person with Microsoft Office experience might be strong with Excel, but not Word. Do not leave your skill description up to interpretation. It isn’t possible to list everything on a single application, so tailor your application to specifically highlight the preferences for each position. If you are applying for several positions at once, make certain the preferences are addressed for each opening.
4. Your resume is not a legal document. Because your resume is not a legal document, we require that the application be completely filled out. Do not write “see resume.” You may elect to submit a resume with your application to further highlight your experience, but it should be a supporting document only.
5. We use a Decision Matrix to determine who will move forward in the recruitment process to interviews. A Decision Matrix is an objective tool that weights preferences in order to score applications quantitatively. The skill sets listed in the preferences and ideal candidate description listed on the posting become criteria for moving forward in the process and are assigned points. Each candidate who meets the minimum qualifications will be assigned points for each criteria they identify. The highest scoring applications will move forward through interviews and/or testing.
6. Prepare for your interview. Apart from skill sets, the interview process evaluates your ability to get along with others, work in a team environment and communicate effectively. Every position is different and, therefore, the questions we ask during interviewing will reflect what the hiring manager is seeking. In general, we look for Capability (the person’s hard skills and education), Commitment (the person’s internal desire to do the job) and Chemistry (the person’s fit into our environment) and, finally, someone who shares our organizational values including honesty, respect, integrity, responsibility and community. Think about what sort of questions you would ask if you were the hiring manager and prepare honest responses to those questions. Think of past examples of work performance that demonstrated your strengths and skills as well as opportunities for growth and development.
7. If you don’t know, just ask. If you have questions regarding the application, the recruitment process or the position, don’t hesitate to call Human Resources. You may reach us at (928)679-7100.
The County focuses on community projects in Northern Arizona. If you have an interest in contributing to the community and seek a rewarding career, you have come to the right place! Our County seat is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, a city at an elevation of 7000 feet with 60,000 inhabitants. Flagstaff boasts a unique blend of history, culture and breathtaking beauty. The city is nestled amongst the backdrop of Ponderosa Pines near the San Francisco Peak Mountains. This community has miles of bike and walking paths and is known for its outdoor sports including skiing, kayaking, fishing and camping and can offer a relaxed quality of life.
For our Standard Benefits for Full-Time employees, see the benefits page on our website or the benefits tab on the position description. If you have additional questions regarding our benefits, call us at (928) 679-7100.
As the second largest geographic county in the United States, Coconino County is home to many diverse landscapes ranging from tall ponderosa pines to colorful deserts and everything in between. The employees and citizens who reside and work in our County are just as diverse. The name “Coconino” is derived from “Cohonino,” the Hopi word for Havasupai and Yavapai. Our name represents more than one group of people, which is fitting since the different ideas and perspectives of our individuals make us so strong. Coconino County is a great place to live, work and flourish because people are our most valuable asset. “Vast and endless beauty and home to many cultures,” it is more than just a statement on our logo, it is what makes us unique.
The opportunities in public service are endless and there is no more rewarding career than one in which you serve your community. The County provides a diverse array of services requiring a wide variety of expertise by County employees from all careers and backgrounds. If you are not sure how your education, background or talents may fit into a career at Coconino County, we invite you to visit our website at www.coconino.az.gov to view our job openings and job descriptions (our Jobs Descriptions link describes potential future openings).
Equal Opportunity Employer.
The County is establishing a unique address for each structure based on a consistent County-wide addressing scheme. This is done to improve the emergency response time and save lives. Existing addresses that do not comply with the County-wide scheme will need to be changed.
If you currently receive your mail through a P.O. Box, you can continue to do so. The structure's 911 address will be used to locate the structure in case of an emergency. You will need to notify the Post Office of your new 911 address only if you receive mail delivery at your residence.
Logical, consistent addressing saves lives. If someone new is hired as an emergency personnel worker they may not know you. Emergency responders from adjacent localities and the state do not have the local knowledge.
You will need to notify the Power Company, Phone Company, School System, Place of Employment, Insurance Company, DMV, Cell Phone Company, Cable Company, Newspapers, Bank, Magazines, Voter Registration, Schools attended by your child/children and your mortgage company if applicable (make copies of your notification letter).
Your new 911 address will consist of a house number and street name. You will be notified of what your new address is and will receive a packet containing your new address and a list of suggested people you should notify about your address change.
Unfortunately, the County cannot pay for that. The County will notify you when to begin using your new address and it is recommended that you wait until that time before you change anything.
Yes. Part of the County ordinance states that every structure must have their address properly displayed. The County ordinance is available for review and enforceable by fine.
No. The deed to your home is based on the actual property boundaries, not your 911 address.
The County tries to incorporate citizens' suggestions with regards to road names, but this is sometimes not possible due to road naming standards such as not using punctuation or personal names. Also, the county is trying to eliminate road names that are too much alike. Therefore, if your requested road name is similar to another one that has already been established, a different road name must be used.
You may start using your new address when you receive notification letter from the county.
The County will notify you of your new address.
A road name identifies your general location in the county. Your house number identifies your specific location on that road. Many times a caller is unable to give clear directions to their home or is unable to remember their road number during an emergency if they are panicked. The county's 911 dispatch system automatically locates 911 calls based on the 911 address attached to the phone number.
911 is a lifesaving emergency notification network in which the caller is identified by ANI (automatic number identifier) and ALI (automatic location identifier). This information is automatically displayed on the dispatcher's computer screen at the time the emergency call is answered at the dispatch center. The caller is required to only dial 3 numbers, 911, to be connected to the PSAP (public safety answering point). 911 is a nationally known emergency notification number.
The E stands for enhanced, which means the dispatcher gets address information as well as phone number information when you dial 911. Necessary information can be available to a dispatcher without verification from the caller, in the case of somehow losing the phone connection or if the caller is too upset to give clear information.
Currently a dispatcher will receive an emergency call and may be on the line with the caller from 1-5 minutes attempting to determine the caller's location. Many times the directions are inaccurate, thus increasing the response time of law enforcement, fire or rescue personnel. 911 is a lifesaving emergency notification network in which the caller is identified by ANI (automatic number identifier) and ALI (automatic location identifier). The caller is required to only dial three numbers, 911, to be connected to the PSAP (public safety answering point). 911 is a nationally known emergency notification number. Many times travelers or visitors may attempt to report an emergency without knowledge of the area. Without 911, valuable time would be lost trying to determine the emergency number and location.
Any roads that serve two or more properties with different owners will be named regardless of whether it is a private or public street or road.
All property sales transactions require a completed affidavit or an exemption number. This form can be obtained from our office or on the Coconino County Recorders web site.
A "Multi-Dog license" is for more than 10 dogs in one location, e.g. hunting club
Inmates are not listed on our website. To find out if someone is currently being housed at the Coconino County Detention Facility (Page or Flagstaff), call (928) 226-5200. After selecting the menu language (1 for English, 2 for Spanish, 3 for Navajo), select option 1 for Inmate information, or option 0 to speak with the receptionist.
Learn how to put money on an Inmate's Account, including commissary and phone, using our lobby kiosks, the internet or calling Telmate directly.
You can visit an inmate via Video Visitation which allows you to use a kiosk at our Detention Facilities or visit from a remote location using an internet connected device. Inmates receive 60 minutes of free video visitation each week. Visitation can take place from anywhere, and inmates can use their weekly free minutes for the visits. The 60 minutes can be split up into different visits and can be used with any type of visit, whether to a computer, phone, tablet, or with someone in the Flagstaff or Page jail lobbies. For more information and to set up an account, please visit www.gettingout.com or from a smart phone or tablet visit the app store to download the free app GettingOut Visit.
Yes, inmates can send and receive mail; however, there are some limitations. To learn more, visit our Inmate Mail information page
Inmates can order certain hygiene, food, clothing, and writing items through Commissary. Indigent kits with some basic hygiene and other items are available to inmates with no money on their inmate accounts. Friends and family also can use an online order system to purchase other kits to be sent to an inmate. To learn more about these options, visit our Inmate Commissary information page.
For a listing of Level II and Level II offenders in Arizona visit the AZ Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Compliance webpage.
You can use the online Community Crime Map to learn about crime and other activity (e.g., search and rescues, non-criminal activity such as lost or found property) in your area. For crime maps within the City of Flagstaff, go to Crime Reports online. The Sheriff’s Office also holds regular community Neighborhood Watch Meetings. To learn about Neighborhood Watch meetings near you, contact our Community Programs Planner, Jon Paxton at (928) 226-5089
Copies of police reports taken by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office can be requested by completing this Online Public Records Request. Alternatively, you can download and complete a Records Request Form and send your request by email or postal mail to Flagstaff Police / Sheriff Records, 911 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. A fee may apply.
All Public and Media Records Requests should be made through the Flagstaff Police Department Records Section by completing a downloadable Public Records Request Form or Online Public Records Request. A fee may apply. Please note that these links will connect you to the Flagstaff Police Department Records Unit which provides the services for processing requests, invoicing, and acceptance of payment for records of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. To learn more click on the following link: Flagstaff Police Department Records Unit.
City, state, and/or federal laws may apply. Please note that fireworks and other activities are also included under various stages of fire restrictions.
You may receive a citation for knowingly or unknowingly violating a fire ban. It is your responsibility to be aware of fire restrictions. Information about fire restrictions is regularly posted on the city and county websites and social media pages. You also can learn about fire restrictions by going to Arizona Fire Restrictions web page.
Two common laws in Coconino County that apply to fire restrictions are: ARS 13-2913 and the Coconino County Fire Ban Ordinance
If the event is in the City of Flagstaff, you can drop off your application at the Flagstaff Police Department. If the event is in the unincorporated area of Coconino County, you need to drop off your application at the Coconino County Clerk of the Board at 219 E Cherry Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, phone: (928) 679-7145
Fingerprinting services are offered by the Flagstaff Police Department at the Records window (911 E. Sawmill Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001). The fee is $6 and payable by cash or check. You can call ahead to phone number (928) 214-2530 if you need additional information. Fingerprint cards will need to be mailed to Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) for background checks and clearance. Questions regarding fingerprint clearance should be directed to AZDPS at phone number (602) 223-2223.
Prior to property being returned, the officer handling your case must complete a property release form which is then forwarded to the Property Manager. If you have been notified that property belonging to you is ready for release, you can make an appointment with Tom Ross (928)226-5119. Otherwise, please contact the officer handling your case to find out the status of your property. For more information visit our Evidence and Property information page.
We can provide “background” or “criminal history checks” for individuals wanting to know their own history, but do not provide background checks on other persons for public use. The fee is $7 cash or check, or the fee is waived if you have a Section 8 Housing Authority letter.
To request your personal local background check (police or sheriff specific jurisdictions) contact your local police or sheriff’s office. For the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, you can complete the Online Background Check Request. Alternatively, you can download and complete the Background Check Form and return it to the Records Unit located at 911 E. Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, phone number (928) 214-2530.
For AZ criminal history checks / clearance you must contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety Criminal History Records Unit, phone (602) 223-2279. For national checks / clearance, you must contact the FBI, Special Correspondence Unit, phone (304) 625-5590.
Complete the Civilian Observer Request Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the Records window at 911 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
There are many ways to volunteer for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office – Search and Rescue, Mounted Unit, Cold Case Unit, Community Emergency Response Team, Patrol Volunteers, and Program Facilitators in our Jail. Visit our Volunteer information page for contact information.
Contact our Jail Programs Volunteer Coordinator at (928) 226-5211 or email him to learn more about volunteering at our jail.
Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers make up a large portion of our Search and Rescue Unit. We have Search and Rescue Teams based out of Page and Flagstaff Watch the SAR information page for application deadlines and dates of trainings. You also can learn more by visiting the SAR Organization webpage.
Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) is an effort by our SAR Unit to provide outdoor safety education by presenting programs such as Hug-A-Tree and informational booths at various public events. Occasionally SAR personnel conduct PSAR patrols in the field and will contact outdoor users to provide some outdoor safety tips.
Exodus is the in-custody drug and alcohol treatment program at the Coconino County Detention Facility / Jail. The program uses educational and therapeutic services to assist inmates in making decisions to avoid alcohol and drug use in the future.
Concealed Weapon Permits and information is through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
You can complete the You can complete the Online Property Watch Request Form.
Check your citation for the court listed. If the court is listed as Justice Court (Flagstaff, Fredonia, Page, or Williams) check out Justice Court FAQ's for more information on court dates and fines. If the court is listed as Municipal Court (Flagstaff, Fredonia, Page, or Williams) check out Municipal Court FAQ’s for more information about court dates and fines. Additional information also can be found on the Traffic Cases information page.
To request a presentation, you can email our Community Programs Planner or call (928) 226-5089.
The Sheriff’s Office serves legal documents originating from superior courts, attorneys and private individuals. We also assist citizens and attorneys in both pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies by executing writs. The Constable serves legal documents originating from justice court precincts. Learn more about Sheriff’s Civil Division services.
If you know the court, you can call the court directly to find out if you have a warrant. You also can contact a court officer to see if there are any outstanding warrants against you. Additional information regarding cases and their status can be found at the Arizona Judicial Branch public access website.
The Sheriff’s Office serves Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment at no charge to the plaintiff. Follow the steps outlined on our Orders of Protection / Injunctions webpage
Sheriff’s Sales involve the sale of both personal and real property at public auction. All sales of real property are conducted at the Coconino County Superior Court steps. Personal property sales are held at various locations. Dates, times and locations of sales are publicly posted. Read more about Notice of Sales on our webpage.
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We have over 250 employees who serve in many different roles including, sworn peace officers, certified detention officers, nurses, kitchen staff, facilities, information technology, finance, human resources, data analysis, crime scene processing, case workers, and much more. Visit our Job Information page to learn more.
Our Cold Cases Unit works over 28 unsolved homicides as well as numerous missing person cases.
Yes, two parking spaces at our 911 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 location have been designated for Safe Internet Exchanges.
The Sheriff’s Office and Flagstaff Police Department regularly hold Dump the Drugs events. You also can drop off pharmaceuticals in our collection box located inside the administrative lobby at 911 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
CERT is short for Community Emergency Response Team. The Sheriff’s Office regularly sponsors CERT training throughout Coconino County.
Visit our Citizens Police Academy page to read announcements about upcoming classes and submit an application.
Yes, for your convenience, the Treasurer’s Office accepts property tax payments via credit card and debit card through Value Payment Systems in the office or online. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are all accepted. Note: A convenience fee is charged for all credit card and debit card payment services by Value Payment Systems. The Coconino County Treasurer’s Office does not receive any portion of the convenience fee.
"Full cash value", for property tax purposes, means the value determined as prescribed by statute. If a statutory method is not prescribed, full cash value is synonymous with market value, which means the estimate of value that is derived annually by using standard appraisal methods and techniques. Full cash value is the basis for assessing, fixing, determining and levying primary and secondary property taxes on property described in section 42-13304. Full cash value shall not be greater than market value regardless of the method prescribed to determine value for property tax purposes.
You have sixty (60) days from the mail date printed on the Notice of Value, which is mailed annually in February. Appeals must be accompanied by documentation supporting your opinion of the value. Appeal forms are available from any Arizona County Assessor’s Office or the Arizona Department of Revenue. For additional information regarding the appeal process, please visit the Assessor's webpage.
Primary Assessed Value is calculated by applying a ratio (percentage) to the Limited Property Value. The Assessed Value of each property class is determined using percentages set by Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 42, Chapter 12 Property Classification. The ratios are applied to the Limited Property Value of a property to determine the property’s Primary Net Assessed Value. The percentage ratio for the more common properties is:
Commercial Property – 18%Vacant Land - 15%Residential Property - 10%
State Aid to Education is a deduction from the Primary Property Tax that residential property owners receive on their Primary residence per Arizona Revised Statute 15-972, State limitation on homeowner property taxes; additional State aid to school districts; definitions. The maximum deduction for tax year 2017 is $600.
The Assessor is mandated by Arizona State Statutes to value property at its Full Cash (market) Value. There are three methods of appraising value:Sales Comparison (also known as Market) – This method compares your property to other similar properties that have recently sold, and is used mostly for homes and land. The 2018 values are based on sales and market conditions that occurred 18 months ago, beginning in January 2015.Replacement Cost (less depreciation) – This method is based on how much it would cost, at today’s material and labor prices, to replace your property with a similar structure. This calculation is used primarily for commercial buildings, homes that are not typical, or homes located in a remote area.Income (commercial property) – This method is based on the income potential of a commercial property. Using operating income and expense data provided by the property owner, the value is determined by capitalizing the potential net income.
The primary net assessed value is divided by 100 and multiplied by the tax rate to determine property taxes owed. Tax Rates are set by all budget authorities and are separated into two types:Primary Rates are set by government entities such as counties, cities, towns, community colleges and school districts. They are applied to the Limited Property Value to determine taxes due to support the basic expenses of government and schools.Secondary Rates are set by special districts and fire districts, and for the repayment of voter-approved bonds. In most cases, taxpayers vote for the formation of these districts and for bond issues.
The taxes on each annual tax notice are the result of several calculations: 1) the Limited Property Value multiplied by 2) the assessment ratio multiplied by 3) the tax rates established through the budget process by each taxing jurisdiction on your tax notice.
Once taxes are levied, the only way they can be adjusted is if an error was made during the assessment process (e.g., the square footage of a home or improvement was miscalculated, exemptions were not applied to the parcel, the Legal Class is not correct). The first department to contact is the County Treasurer at 928-679-8188 or 877-500-1818; or via email at email@example.com If the issue is related to the assessment process or specific taxing jurisdictions, you will be directed to the correct department or agency.
Property owners are encouraged to attend the Truth in Taxation hearings conducted by each of the taxing jurisdictions during their budget process each spring. Newly passed legislation that changes tax ratios can increase the burden on residential property owners. Recent voter approved bond issues can also have the effect of increasing taxes over prior years.
We hope this information is helpful to you in understanding your property tax bills and the assessment process. Please visit the Treasurer’s website for more information and to obtain contact information for each taxing jurisdiction.
Coconino County Government property taxes are only a portion of the total tax bill. The Coconino County Treasurer collects taxes for the County, schools, cities and towns, community college, special districts and libraries; then distributes the tax dollars to each taxing jurisdiction. For more information on specific tax jurisdictions, citizens are encouraged to contact them directly.
The Coconino County General Fund receives 6 percent of all property tax collections. For more information on the Coconino County budget, please visit our financial website.
We hope this information is helpful to you in understanding your property tax bills and the assessment process. Please visit the Treasurer’s website or the Assessor's website for more information; contact information for each taxing jurisdiction is available on the above webpages.