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After a permit is obtained and work is completed according to the schedule on the permit, call 928-368-8883 at least one working day prior to the day you want the inspection.
Within the next working day (e.g, Friday call-in leads to Monday inspection).
Due to varying work schedules and staff availability, only general arrival times can be given.
The project should be completed according to the approved plans. All electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural installations must be completed.
A Certificate of Occupancy is a formal document that is issued when the project has been completed according to the approved plans and certified correct by the Building Official. Occupancy can only take place after issuance of this certificate.
All construction must comply with the following codes:
Building plans are usually reviewed within 21 working business days.
A building permit expires either:
Yes. A permit which has not expired may be extended once for 180 days, upon written request to the Building Official.
If your permit has expired, a new permit is required in order to continue work. The new permit will cost one half the original fee, provided no changes have been made and the permit has been suspended or abandoned for less than one year. To renew a permit which has been expired for more than one year, the cost will be the full fee.
Square footage is a key factor in determining permit fees. The exact fee can only be determined after the Building Official has reviewed the plans, but you can get an idea by viewing our Town Fee Schedule (PDF).
No. However, there are restrictions regarding height and placement. Contact the Building Official at 928-368-8696 for more information.
A site/plot plan is a drawing of your lot showing the size and shape of the property and everything on it, both existing and proposed. It should be drawn to scale, and show the distances to property lines, and between other elements such as buildings, fences, garages, or other accessory structures. An arrow indicating which direction is North, the street name and address, legal description of property, and location of water, gas, electric, and sewer should also be shown on the drawing, along with any easements affecting the property. Topography showing relative slope of the ground surface should be indicated either by contour lines, or by spot grades related to elevation of a known point.
New addresses are assigned when an applicant turns in a building permit application, or as part of the subdivision process.
You’ll need to give our office a copy of the legal description of the property, an assessor’s parcel number, and a plot plan showing the location of any proposed buildings. No addresses are assigned to vacant parcels.
Yes. If you are conducting any business within the Town boundaries, a business license is required.
Business licenses cost $50 per year. If you’re applying for a new business license in the second half of the fiscal year (between January 1st and June 30th), the fee is prorated to $25.
All businesses must renew their business licenses on July 1st of each year.
You can fill out an online application, print out a paper copy (PDF), or pick one up from:Town Hall325 W White Mountain BoulevardLakeside, AZ 85929
A conditional use permit authorizes a property owner (or their agent) to use property in a way that isn’t absolutely permitted as a right, but also isn’t directly prohibited by law. Permits must be approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after a public hearing; the regulations they follow attempt to allow some flexibility, while still protecting the general health and safety of the rest of the community.
The use in question has to be consistent with the intent and purpose of the zoning district in which it is located; it should also fulfill a public need, or provide a public benefit. Each type of zoning district has specific requirements for conditional uses, and the proposed use also has to comply with those requirements. For information on the specific requirements for your zoning district, please contact us.
Yes, the Planning and Zoning Commission can hold a public hearing to decide whether or not to revoke a permit if any of these conditions are met:
Yes. There is a $200 application fee, and a $200 advertising fee.
Any neighborhood with one of the following zoning types can allow manufactured homes:
To find out what type of zoning applies to a particular neighborhood, please ask our office using our Town Contact Form or by calling 928-368-8696.
Fill out an application form and turn it in to Community Development Department, along with any other requested information, and pay a $100 application fee. Once we receive your application, we will schedule a public hearing with the appropriate Town board. All property owners within a radius of 300 feet will be notified of any proposed zoning changes, and of the time and date of the public hearing.
Yes, if it is inside a garage or carport, or placed in the rear or side yard. You may park it at the front of your property for no more than 72 hours for the purposes of loading or unloading it. At no time can it be used for living, sleeping, or housekeeping purposes.
These rules apply all trailers. The following list is illustrative, but not all inclusive:
A site/plot plan is a drawing of your lot, showing the size and shape of the property and everything on it. Some things to keep in mind:
If a building, structure, or other use of land was legal when it was constructed, then it generally stays legal, even if new regulations or amendments (that might otherwise make it illegal) are passed later.
Our staff keeps records that can sometimes confirm that a particular structure was in place before a new regulation was passed. If we don’t have a record, the owner will need to provide some type of documentation from an independent third party that substantiates their claim, along with a site plan (a drawing that shows all uses and structures on the property in question).
If an owner can’t prove that a structure existed before the regulation in question was passed, they’ll need to comply with it. Please contact our office at 928-368-8696 if you think that your land use might be legal nonconforming, and we’ll begin searching our records.
Conditional uses are neither absolutely permitted as a right, nor prohibited by law. They must be applied for and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The conditional use regulations attempt to allow some flexibility, while still providing for the general health and safety of the community.
Conditional use permits are authorizations by the Town to allow a nonconforming use of land or structures. They require a public hearing, and are only granted for uses expressly authorized by the Town’s zoning regulations.
To find out how to apply for a conditional use permit, please visit our Conditional Use Permits page.
Yes, the Planning and Zoning Commission can hold a public hearing to decide whether or not to revoke a permit if any of the following conditions are met:
A variance is relief from or a modification of some provision of a zoning ordinance due to special circumstances which are not authorized in the Town’s zoning regulations. In Arizona, only the local Board of Adjustments can grant a variance.
Fill out an application and turn it in to the Community Development Department, along with any other requested information, and pay a $100 application fee. Once we receive your application, we will schedule a public hearing with the Board of Adjustments, who will decide whether or not to allow the variance.
A Planned Unit Development (PUD) provides a broad framework for the development of:
A subdivision is a plot of land (whether improved or unimproved) which has been divided for the purpose of sale, lease, or for cemetery purposes, into four or more pieces.
A minor land division means the land has only been split into two or three lots (not enough for a subdivision).
A land split falls under the definition of a minor land division, which means the land has only been split into two or three lots (not enough for a subdivision).
It is illegal to have a campfire when Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect. Exemption: Fires (charcoal and campfires) used for cooking, providing warmth, or for recreational purposes are permitted in areas designated for that purpose, in a metal grill or fire pit. The area must be barren and cleared of all debris. An adult person must attend to the fire at all times with no exceptions.
Yes, you are permitted to use personal heating and cooking devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off.
No, burning of debris is prohibited during Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, even with a valid permit.
During Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, smoking is limited to designated areas only. Designated areas include inside an enclosed vehicle, building or in designated smoking areas that have been cleared of combustible materials. These areas may include porches, garages, carports, and parking lots. Smoking materials always must be properly extinguished and disposed of. Lit smoking materials may never be discarded from a vehicle or in a public place.
Yes, target shooting is allowed where legally permitted. However, the use of explosive targets or tracer rounds are prohibited. Also, the use of any and all consumer fireworks are strictly prohibited.
During “red flag warning,” “wind advisory” or “high wind warning” conditions, no open outdoor fires, campfires, charcoal fires, or outdoor smoking is permitted on either public or private property within the Town.