All of the unincorporated areas of Cochise County have been zoned. The purpose of zoning is to guide the development of land in accordance with the County's Comprehensive Plan and to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the County's residents. Zoning districts specify permitted land uses, minimum lot sizes, and certain sites development standards such as setbacks and screening. Because Cochise County encompasses a large and diverse area, there are 34 individual zoning districts. However, for general purposes, the majority of these zoning districts can be classified into three broad groupings: Rural, Residential, and Commercial/Industrial.
There are three general zoning categories and specific zoning districts that fall under each classification. A complete description of each zoning district is available from the Planning Department upon request, in addition to copies of the Cochise County Zoning Regulations. To determine the zoning district for a parcel, call the Planning Division at 520-432-9240 with the Tax Parcel I.D. number or assigned rural address.