Planning and Zoning

Our Division

 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
Subdivision Ordinance Update - Submit Your Comments!

SDO Graphic Coconino County Community Development Staff developed a new draft of the County Subdivision Ordinance.  This two-year project had significant input from a citizen advisory group, local design professionals, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.  The draft Subdivision Ordinance addresses the goals of the Comprehensive Plan with the concept of Integrated Conservation Design which encourages conservation areas and protects Environmentally Sensitive Features.  The draft Subdivision Ordinance incentivizes well-planned subdivisions.  It is intended to be more flexible and clear than the previous ordinance with respect to plat amendments and adjustments, phased development, financial assurances and vested rights.

To get more community input on this draft ordinance, County Planning Staff would like your comments during the Month of October 2018.  Please submit your comments and suggestions, along with the chapter and section you are commenting on, by the end of October 2018. And please attend an open house to discuss the draft Subdivision Ordinance with our staff on Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 4:00-5:00pm at the Community Development conference room, 2500 N. Fort Valley Road; light refreshments will be provided.  Once community input is integrated into the draft ordinance, County Staff anticipates taking the draft ordinance through the public hearing adoption process in early 2019; this process will also be advertised for public participation.  We sincerely appreciate your input on this important community planning effort.

Please click on the items below to view the draft sections before providing your comments:


Current Planning


Here you can download zoning permit applications and overviews, learn more about which permits require a pre-application meeting, and view the latest Planning and Zoning and Board of Adjustment agendas and minutes.

Long-Range Planning


Here you can find more information about the Coconino County Comprehensive Plan and County Area Plans, including the current Bellemont Area Plan update. The Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance are in the midst of an update process as well.