Planning and Zoning
Fees and Review Timelines
Cochise County has recently adopted the 2015 versions of the International Building Code. Effective August 26, 2021, the County began using these version of the Building Code, replacing the 2012 editions, previously in place.
Welcome to the Development Services Department of Cochise County. We're committed to enhancing the quality of life of residents by ensuring that our County is a safe, attractive, and enjoyable place to live.
Permits issued by the Development Services Department are intended to safeguard public health, safety, and general welfare through the enforcement of various building and zoning codes. Consequently, a permit is almost always needed for any type of building, structure, structural remodel/repair, or grading project. In addition to applying for a building permit, you may use our online portal to apply for a health license, submit planning applications, and report code compliance complaints.
Are you interested in learning more about zoning, flood hazard locations, special districts, watersheds, and more? Our GIS Map is an interactive data source that provides a great deal of information related to property in Cochise County.
Planning & Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for long and short-range planning for unincorporated areas and communities throughout Cochise County. It is also tasked with developing and updating the Zoning Regulations and the Comprehensive Plan. Have a question about developing land in Cochise County? Call Development Services or Email a Planner.
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Zoning Regulations. Do you have a code compliance question? Call Development Services or Email a Code Compliance Officer. You may also submit a Zoning or Code Violation Complaint if there is a particular issue you would like investigated by our Code Compliance Officers.
The Building Safety Division ensures quality construction for the county's residents and visitors through enforcement of the Building Safety Code. The Building Safety Division is responsible for:
- Coordinating all building plan reviews and subsequent inspections during construction to ensure code conformance
- Issuance of residential and commercial building permits
- State-mandated installation inspections on mobile and manufactured homes in the county
If you have a specific question regarding Residential or Non-Residential Permits call or Email a Permit Technician.
Development Services Fee Schedule
The Development Services Fee Schedule contains the established fees associated with the services provided by the Development Services Department. The fees included in this schedule are intended to cover the costs and expenses associated with examining, processing, conducting field inspections, publishing legal notices, and meeting with developer and builder applicants. All fees shall be paid to the Development Services Department, at the time of filing an application. These fees are generally non-refundable following plan acceptance.