Planning & Development

Overview


Governance & Role


The Maricopa County Planning and Development Department is governed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The department has statutory authority per Title 11 of the Arizona Revised Statutes for land use planning, zoning, land subdivision and construction permitting programs.

Responsibilities


The department is responsible for drafting and amending regulations related to land use planning, zoning, land subdivision and construction permitting, which include the:
  • Maricopa County Abatement Ordinance
  • Maricopa County Addressing Regulations
  • Maricopa County Adult Business Ordinance
  • Maricopa County Hours of Construction Ordinance
  • Maricopa County Local Additions and Addenda (adopted construction safety codes)
  • Maricopa County Subdivision Regulations
  • Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance
The department will also draft ordinances at the direction of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.