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We are continuing to process applications, permits and inspections while balancing the safety of our customers and employees in response to COVID-19.
We have limited staff available in both office locations and anticipate that there may be a delay in plan review and permitting, however, inspections by Environmental Services and Building Safety will continue as normal.
 We appreciate your cooperation, understanding and patience during this time.

Yavapai County has adopted the 2018 Building Codes.
As of January 1, 2020, only the adopted 2018 Building Codes will be accepted.
To view our Building Code Ordinance and Amendments,

To view the adopted Planning and Zoning Ordinance, click here


Online Services


Once your permit is issued, you can schedule inspections through our online portal. To begin, you will need to log in using the email address of the property owner, the listed contractor, or the permit applicant. Once logged in with an email address related to the permit, go to VIEW MY REQUESTS and choose the permit from the list. Once you open the permit, click REQUEST AN INSPECTION at the left. Building Inspections must be scheduled one day in advance and can be scheduled up until midnight the night before. Environmental Unit Inspections will be completed within five (5) business days of receiving the request-weather permitting. The Environmental Unit inspects some areas on specific days

  • Ash Fork and Seligman-Thursdays only.
  • Skull Valley, Peeples Valley, Yarnell, Congress, Wickenburg and environs-Thursdays only
  • Black Canyon City, Cordes Junction, Spring Valley-Wednesdays only


Have you seen properties with uncontained trash? Tall, dry weeds? Disabled vehicles? Construction without a permit? Or surfacing sewage?  If so, submit a complaint and it will be routed to the appropriate Land Use Specialist.


  • Customer Service and Permitting Unit
    The Customer Service and Permitting Unit is charged with the intake, processing and issuance of all permits for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.  Permits for buildings, structures and grading are required in all of the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.  The size, type, use and value of a structure or project will determine the level of review required for the permit.

    more about the customer service and permitting unit

  • Building Safety Unit
    Building Safety provides plan review, inspections and enforcement of the currently adopted building codes with amendments. We are here to serve and protect the public from unsafe building practices by providing reasonable control for construction use and occupancy of buildings and all components.

    building safety fees  
    more about the building safety unit 

  • Planning and Land Use Unit
    The Planning and Land Use Unit is charged with the enforcement of the Planning and Zoning Ordinance as well as related codes. The Planning Unit reviews and approves all Zoning Clearances and Building Permits, as well as, processes Use Permits, Zoning Map Changes, Subdivisions, Liquor Licenses, and Exemptions. The Planning Unit also processes all requests for Variances and Appeals of interpretive decisions to the applicable Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

    planning and zoning fee schedule  
    more about the planning and zoning unit

    Environmental Unit
    The Environmental Services Unit performs a variety of functions delegated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Environmental Services carries out all aspects of permitting and inspections of Conventional and alternative onsite wastewater disposal systems up to 24,000 gallons per day, permitting of water and sewer line extensions, and approving the sanitary facilities for subdivisions.

    septic permit requirements 
    MORE ABOUT THE environmental unit

    Addressing Unit

    The Addressing Unit is charged with the responsibility of assigning new physical addresses, changing physical addresses, assigning new street names, and renaming old street names with conflicting or duplicate names to all lands within the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. In addition, the Addressing Unit coordinates promoting the importance of the US Census each census year.


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Contact us:
928-771-3214 (Prescott Office)
928-639-8151 (Cottonwood Office)

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