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Posted on: July 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Amendments to Flood Plain Regulations

The Cochise County Flood Control District Board of Directors hereby gives notice a Public Hearing was held at or after 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 1415 West Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee, Arizona to consider the following:

Staff requests amendments to the “Cochise County Floodplain Regulations” (initially adopted in 1984 and revised several times since then). The proposed amendments encompass several changes to comply with Arizona Department of Water Resources Model Ordinance, including updated definitions, a requirement that all habitable structures be elevated one foot above grade, and the addition of Section 5.9 Standards for Agriculture Structures and Agriculture Accessory Structures. These regulations apply to the unincorporated areas of the County and the Cities of Benson, Bisbee, Huachuca City, and Tombstone. All other cities in the County have opted to manage their own floodplain requirements.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the entire draft. 


 Inquiries may be directed to Joaquin Solis, Floodplain Administer, be calling 520-432-9317 or emailing In addition, all persons interested in the said matter may appear at the public hearing and offer their input regarding the proposed revisions.