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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.
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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.
If you prefer to bypass the portal, you may make a payment using our payment vendor’s site as long as you have your permit/request number on hand. The link for this 3rd-party site is here.
When paying by phone, please have your permit number and fee dollar amount ready. You 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 ONE BUSINESS DAY FOR THE PERMITTING SYSTEM TO REFLECT YOUR PAYMENT.
You may use the automated phone payment system to make a payment at 844-300-7291. Please listen to all prompts completely before making a selection.
You will select the option to make a payment to the Coconino County Community Development Department. After, you will select which department/division you are making a payment for. This will be your permit type - Building, Planning & Zoning, Environmental Quality, or Engineering. If you’re not sure, please contact a permit technician at 928-679-8850.
Please listen to each prompt fully before making a selection, otherwise you may receive an error message. Ensure you enter your BILLING zip code when prompted. Please write down your confirmation code provided at the end of the phone call for future reference.
If AFTER ONE BUSINESS DAY 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.
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 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.