In The News…
New Permit Procedures
Jan 28, 2016 — Effective February 1, 2016 - New Permit Procedures for Residential and Commercial Manufactured, Modular, Factory Built Buildings and Park Model Units. For more details, please visit our Customer Service & Permitting page.
New Requirement for Building Permit Applications
Sep 25, 2015 — Effective January 1, 2016, a Geotechnical Engineering Report is REQUIRED to be submitted as part of the permit application to construct/install any new residential habitable structure, including habitable additions over 400 square feet, in the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. Click on the following link for policy and possible exceptions... PB-21 Geotechnical Engineering Report
Now Permit Information Web Portal
Mar 25, 2014 — Yavapai County Development Services announces the new Permit Information Web Portal. Using this Portal you can: Obtain permit information for specific parcels, including scanned images/plot plans, File Anonymous Complaint(s), Apply for simple Permits Online... Permit Information Web Portal
Comprehensive Plan Update Process
Oct 18, 2012 — Yavapai County has completed the process of updating our Comprehensive Plan. When the County adopted the plan in 2003, it was called the “General Plan.” As part of the update to the General Plan, the name of the plan is being changed to the “Comprehensive Plan” to be consistent with Arizona Revised Statutes 11-806. On September 20th, 2010, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved the Comprehensive or General Plan Update process. This process consisted of significant public participation... more information
Permit Applications Available at County Libraries
May 13, 2010 — In an effort to assist our customers, in the outlying areas of Yavapai County, the Development Services Department in cooperation with the Yavapai County Library District will now provide permit applications and related forms at libraries... Press Release

Using this portal you can obtain permit information for specific parcels, including scanned images/plot plans, file Anonymous Complaint(s), and apply for simple Permits Online.
See Also: Permit Status Inquiry Tool

The Development Services Environmental Unit is now accepting e-mail information requests for On-Site Waste Water Treatment Systems (Septic Systems) and Percolation results.
Click above for more information.

Hours of Operation

Effective June 3, 2013 Development Services Offices will be open Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed for holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving Day). Inspections will be performed Monday through Friday.

The Development Services Department was established to centralize all development related services into a single department. All of the services provided are designed to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, through addressing, building permit review, inspection, development, planning, enforcement of the Planning and Zoning Ordinance, and environmental regulations for wastewater disposal. Staff also maintains the County’s General Plan, and provides services to the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Unincorporated Communities of Yavapai County Government.

Contacts and Unit Functions