Code Compliance

A zoning violation exists when a property's use has not been approved by County Planning through the Building/Use Permit process, when the conditions of a Building/Use Permit are being violated, or when a property is being used in violation of the Cochise County Zoning Regulations (PDF).

Hotline & Online Complaint Form

  • Illegal Dumping Hotline Phone: 520-432-9777

Zoning Violations

Building Safety

  • Blowing construction debris
  • Businesses operating without a permit
  • Expired permit violation
  • Operating without a final inspection
  • Permit conditions not being complied with
  • Sign violation
  • Structure too close to the property line
  • Construction/Structure without a permit

Public Nuisances

  • An excessive number of cars on the property
  • Animal/livestock violation
  • Filth/debris on the property
  • Heavy equipment/trucks in a residential area
  • Illegal dumping - garbage, tires, miscellaneous debris
  • Noise, odor, vibration, or dust violation
  • Ongoing yard sale
  • Outdoor storage of appliances (such as refrigerators with doors)
  • Outdoor storage violation
  • Light Pollution Code violation


  • Abandoned/dilapidated structure
  • Auto Repair
  • Fencing Violation
  • Illegal parcel splitting activity
  • Inappropriate dumping of car parts, hazardous or toxic materials
  • Junkyard being operated on the property
  • Land clearing without a permit (more than one acre)
  • Living in Recreational Vehicle or tents
  • Too many dwellings on the property

Wildcat Dumping

Wildcat Dumping is the improper and illegal disposal of solid waste. The County's Solid Waste Disposal Ordinance (PDF) is in place to ensure the health and safety of the citizens of Cochise County. The Solid Waste Inspector works with all departments within the County to identify and enforce the Wildcat Dumping Ordinance. To report illegal dumping, call the numbers below with information about the location, description of items, and if applicable any information describing who disposed of the solid waste. List of some common items that are being illegally dumped:

  • Appliances
  • Bagged Household Trash
  • Bedding (Mattress, Boxsprings)
  • Construction Waste
  • Furniture
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste