How do I get potable water to my property?
  • Check to see whether your property is served by a community water system on the County’s interactive web map INFO Map: ArcGIS Cochise County INFOMap.
  • Check to see if there is already a well onsite. The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) regulates and permits all groundwater wells in Arizona. ADWR maintains a list of registered wells. You can search online here: https://new.azwater.gov/permitting-wells/well-record-search
  • Consider drilling a well, if you are not served by a water system and a well currently does not exist. The Development Services Department, in conjunction with the ADWR, approves well sites for parcels that are five acres or less. Well sites are for new wells, wells to be deepened or repaired. For more information about the wells in Cochise County, click here. Be advised, prior to drilling a new well, or deepening or modifying an existing well, a Notice of Intent to Drill must be filed with ADWR. This application is available online through the ADWR website.  A licensed well drilling contractor must perform the work. 
  • Consider a haul water/cistern system for low, or intermittent, water use.

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1. What is the zoning of my property?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. What are the minimum requirements for the owner-builder option?
4. How do I get electric service to my property?
5. Can I build a tiny home on my property and, if so, what are the requirements?
6. Can I camp on my vacant property?
7. What building code does the county use?
8. Can I use an alternative waste disposal system on my property?
9. Can I live in an RV on my property?
10. Can I build my own home or do I need a licensed contractor?
11. Where can I find more information about my property?
12. Can I build an accessory dwelling structure or guest house on my property?
13. How long is my building permit good for?
14. How can I get an address?
15. How much does a permit cost?
16. How do I apply for a permit?
17. Is my property in a floodplain?
18. What is a setback and how is it measured?
19. Can I operate a business out of my home?
20. Can you tell me the location of easements on or near my property?
21. How do I resolve an easement dispute with my neighbor?
22. Am I allowed to have livestock (goats, horses, pigs...) on my property?
23. How do I get potable water to my property?