COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Community Development Department includes the Planning Division, and Building Division. The Community Development Department's mission is to provide professional planning and technical services to guide the orderly development of a healthy, balanced, livable community. This department administers planning services, issues construction permits, and enforces codes and ordinances in the interest of ensuring safe and attractive neighborhoods, a healthy environment, and a strong, vital economy.

Office Location:
111 North Main Street
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

Phone: (928) 634-5505

A number of departmental applications and forms, including Code Review applications and Minor Land Division applications, are available for downloading from the City web site under the Contact Info/Forms/Jobs drop down menu. To obtain application forms for such development processes as design review, conditional use, variance and zone changes, please contact Berrin Nejad, Community Development Manager to make a pre-application appointment. Please call 928-634-5505 or email Berrin Nejad. Click on this link for the latest Planning Department Fee Schedule.

The Planning Division manages both current and long-range planning activities. Current planning involves the management of all development applications, which are reviewed for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, the General Plan and other code documents. Development applications may include rezoning requests, conditional use permits, subdivision and minor land division, master planned developments and variances.  Long-range planning includes research and development for General Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments, and other duties which address the future interests of Cottonwood.

The Planning program is primarily concerned with building, zoning and property nuisance violations. The Code Enforcement program includes ongoing efforts to educate and inform both our new and long-term residents regarding the City Codes and Ordinances designed to protect our neighborhoods, provide safe and healthy environments, and protect and improve property values. The Planning staff works with residents, neighbors, property owners and City staff members to work out appropriate solutions to possible violations of codes and ordinances.

The Building Division has the responsibility of ensuring that all structures and development within the city limits are constructed and maintained to comply with the minimum safety standards set forth in the 2009 International Building Code, 2008 National Electrical Code and the 2009 International Fire Code. This includes code review, plan review, issuing building and grading permits, field inspections, complaint investigations and related enforcement activities. Applications for Construction Permits are available for downloading from the City web site Home Page under the Contact Info/Forms/Jobs drop down menu.


2013 Sign Requirements

In Fill Development Map

General Plan 2025 - 2012 Outreach Schedule

City of Cottonwood is named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Brochures

Variance
Swimming pools and Spas 2015
Sign brochure
Fence permits
Conditional Use Permits
Code Review brochure
Brochure for Owner Builders

Monthly Building Activity Reports

Monthly Building Activity Report - January 2016
Monthly Building Activity Report - February 2016

Monthly Building Activity Report - January 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - February 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - March 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - April 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - May 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - June 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - July 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - August 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - September 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - October 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - November 2015
Monthly Building Activity Report - December 2015

Monthly Building Activity Report - January 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - February 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - March 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - April 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - May 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - June 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - July 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - August 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - September 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - October 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - November 2014
Monthly Building Activity Report - December 2014

Project List

Planning Program Update Report - August 2008

The Community Development Department staff includes:

Community Development Manager Berrin Nejad Berrin Nejad ext 3322
Planner Charles Scully cscully ext 3323
Planner Scott Ellis sellis ext 3321
Planning Technician Christina Anderson cpapa ext 3318
Building Inspector Steve Jackson sjackson ext 3317
Asst Planner/Code Enforcement Coord. Tyler Roberts troberts ext 3320