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Community Development Services During COVID-19

The Coconino County Community Development Department is open but operating remotely with limited onsite staffing. For the safety of the public and staff given the health concerns regarding COVID-19, we are requesting that all Community Development business be conducted only over the phone, by email, or if necessary by appointment.

To secure services, ask questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 928-679-8850. We will address your request or direct you to the appropriate staff.

All building, planning and zoning, engineering and environmental quality permits are available to be applied for, paid for and issued through our online permitting options.

Inspection Services During COVID-19

Site and building inspections are still being performed and can be scheduled either via telephone or through the portal.

We strongly encourage our customers needing physical indoor inspections of occupied structures to use our video inspection service, which includes the replacement of furnaces and hot water heaters. If a video inspection is not at all possible, then staff will make reasonable accommodations to perform the inspection and will follow CDC guidelines for public safety. This will require access to the area without coming in contact with anyone.

The following types of inspections are available to be performed using the video inspection service:

1. Electric trench
2. Water trench & pressure test
3. Gas trench & pressure test
4. Hot water tank replacements
5. Furnace replacements
6. Minor corrections to All Trade Inspections (approval must be documented by the original Building Inspector)
7. Minor corrections to Final Inspections (approval must be documented by the original Building Inspector)
8. Insulation inspections (certificates must be emailed to the Building Inspector)
9. Building wrap and window flash.
10. Minor trade inspections for remodel permits.

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On June 18, 2019, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors approved Ordinance 2019-10, adopting the 2018 Suite of Building Codes with Amendments. 

To see the full Ordinance click here.

Click here to read the Snow Load Study.

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Check out the December 2019 Newsletter

*The duties and limitations of county governments in Arizona are governed by the Arizona State Legislature under the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 11.

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