Code Violation Complaint Process

 Zoning Violations

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. Below is a list of some typical zoning violations in Cochise County.

  • Construction/Structure without a permit
  • Structure too close to property line
  • Blowing construction debris
  • Business operating without a permit
  • Light Pollution Code violation
  • Noise, odor, vibration, or dust violation
  • Sign violation
  • Fencing violation
  • Outdoor storage violation
  • Ongoing yard sale
  • Operating without a final inspection
  • Too many dwellings on property
  • Heavy equipment/trucks in a residential area
  • Excessive number of cars on property
  • Auto Repair
  • Junkyard being operated on property
  • Animal/livestock violation
  • Living in Recreational Vehicle or tents
  • Property being used as a landing strip
  • Illegal dumping – garbage, tires, miscellaneous debris
  • Illegal parcel splitting activity
  • Land clearing without a permit (more than one acre)
  • Expired permit violation
  • Permit conditions not being complied with
  • Other potential violations

Hazard violations

A hazard exists when a property is being operated or maintained in a manner that is in violation of the Cochise County Hazard Abatement Ordinance and constitutes a severe health or safety hazard for the general public (not just the occupant of the property). Below is a list of some typical hazard violations and a link to file a hazard abatement complaint.

  • Abandoned/dilapidated structure accessible to children or vagrants
  • Outdoor storage of appliances (such as refrigerators with doors) accessible to children
  • Filth/debris on property that represents a health or safety hazard
  • Open well or trenches accessible to children or vagrants
  • Excessive grass/weeds that, combined with other factors on the property constitute a fire hazard
  • Inappropriate dumping of oil, car parts, hazardous or toxic materials
  • Other potential hazards

Complaint Form (may be used for Zoning or Hazard Complaints)

To file complaints, questions or comments regarding road, easement or road sign issues, go to the Road Service Request.

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