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Commercial/ Non-Residential Projects
Applicants that wish to construct a new non-residential structure, which includes multi-family buildings, are required to submit an application, and associated construction plans, for a commercial permit. All submittals are online. This page provides links to fillable documents and guidance regarding the process, and our expectations, to help expedite the process.
- Cochise County joint permit application
- Acknowledgment of property ownership or agent authorization (PDF)
- Commercial contractor identification attachment (PDF)
- Application processing fee (PDF)
- Commercial site plan
ADDITIONAL PLANS/ATTACHMENTS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED
Based on the scope of your project, any of the following may also be required.
- Construction plans: Stamped by licensed Arizona engineer or architect.
- Off-site improvement plan(s): Stamped by licensed Arizona engineer or architect.
- Right-of-way encroachment permit or private road maintenance agreement (PDF)
- Septic system permit and plan
- Hazardous material attachment (PDF)
- Commercial lighting plan attachments, with specification sheets, diagrams (PDF)
- Sign permit application (PDF)
- Landscape plans and irrigation plans (for commercial development within growth Categories A or B)
- The applicant shall use landscape material included in the Cochise County Approved Landscape Plants (PDF)
- Floodplain use permit and elevation certificate (for property within a floodplain)
- Drainage statement or report (PDF)
- Sierra Vista sub-watershed water conservation attachment (PDF), where applicable
- Supplemental checklist for antennas and towers (PDF)
- Traffic analysis/traffic impact statement or study (PDF)
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
OTHER AGENCY REVIEW AND APPROVAL THAT MAY BE REQUIRED
- Fire District review plan and fees
- Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) Notice of Intent to Clear Land
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Notice of Intent, and/or 401 Permit
- Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Right-of-Way/Encroachment Permit
- Corps of Engineer (USACOE) 404 Permit
BASIC SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS
- Tax parcel ID number
- North arrow and scale
- Name of development and developer, the site plan creation and/or revision date, and the name of the person preparing the plan with their signature.
- Project boundary and Parcel/lot boundaries if applicable
- If the project is phased, phase lines shall be clearly identified and labeled
- Building footprints with building height and square footage
- Presence of proposed grading limits
- The location, and note the height and type of materials, of any existing or proposed walls, fences, or screening
- Location of existing and proposed driveway locations, showing a sight distance triangle illustrating the required clear zone for drivers
- Adjacent public and private streets
- Location of any wells onsite
- Location of any septic tank, leach field, and area for 100 percent expansion. Note distances to all structures, well, any washes, property lines, and any other required setbacks.
- Location, depth, and width, of all drainage ways within 300 feet of any improvements.