Development Services

Development Services is dedicated to delivering excellent customer service and upholding outstanding values by maintaining effective communication and an atmosphere of mutual respect through education, cooperation, and awareness.

In the News...

Development Services has new office hours

Starting September 20, 2021, our new office hours will be Monday - Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm. We do not close for lunch.

Solar “Do I need a permit?”

With summer quickly approaching you may be thinking of installing solar panels to your property.  A question that comes to mind is “Do I need a permit?”   Read more

How to Update Your Environmental Unit Septic Installer Information

Please read the attached article from our Environmental Unit which outlines a corrected process for updating your Citizenserve record to add installer information to your wastewater project.  Read more

Are you starting a new project and don't know what information you need?

Preparing to submit a permit application??

Buying a home or property??

We’ve created a reference sheet that lists important information to know before you submit a building permit application or purchase property. 

Check out our new Builder’s Reference Sheet  Read more

New Planning & Zoning Cases page on our website!

We’re happy to announce our new Planning & Zoning Cases page just added to our website! On this page you’ll be able to see open cases, the link to view the applicant’s letter of intent and site plan and you can leave your comments about the project. Visit our new Planning & Zoning Cases page here.

Coming Soon! Development Services presents… On-line Lunch & Learns!!

Our Lunch & Learns have been a popular way to get information out to our customers and provide time for questions and answers.  Since we’re not able to host these in person yet, we’re looking to continue them on-line, via Zoom. 

Please read the attached article to learn more about our on-line Lunch & Learns!

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11 Land Use Helpful Tips

Please read the attached article from our Land Use Unit, it touches on the partnerships they’ve created and helpful tips on defensible space. Read more

Planning Unit's Most Frequently Asked Questions

Our Planning Unit receives many questions on what’s allowed on a property, parcel splits, animal allowance, tiny homes and much more.  Here’s a list of our most FAQ’s to help answer questions you may have. Read more

Environmental Unit Reminder

Here’s a  friendly reminder from our Environmental Unit to help keep your waste water project moving forward.  Read more

Yavapai County Development Services, Did You Know #1

Did you know you can build a 400 sq. ft. storage shed, garage, barn, carport, or other non-habitable structure with only a Zoning Clearance permit?  Meaning, if your project falls under certain parameters it may qualify for a Zoning Clearance permit instead of a Building Permit.  To learn more please read the attached “Did You Know #1” article.  Read more

Development Services Staff Keeps Things Going!

Our doors may be closed but staff keeps things going!  Permit applications keep coming in and our staff continues to process them without disruption! Please read the attached message to see our application and permit numbers date.    Read more

Development Services Saves Time, Paper and Money with Online Services

Our doors may be closed due to the COVID-19, but we remain available to assist our customers.  With our online permitting system, the permitting process continues as normal.  Please read the attached message from our Assistant Director regarding our online services.  Read more

Striving to give outstanding customer service, the Development Services Department was established to centralize all development related services for the unincorporated communities of Yavapai County. All of the services provided are designed to protect property, the public health, safety and welfare through addressing, building safety, permitting, planning, land use enforcement and environmental services. Staff also maintains the County’s Comprehensive Plan and provides services to both our Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments..


Director of Development Services



Prescott Office:
1120 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3214
Fax: (928) 771-3242
Assistant Director Development Services

Jeremy Dye

Assistant Director

Cottonwood Office:
10 S. 6th Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 639-8151
 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed for holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving Day). Inspections are performed Monday through Friday.
 Contacts and Unit Functions

Comprehensive Plan Update 2032
Citizenserve Online Portal
Planning and Zoning Cases
Home of my Own
Customer Service Survey
Email Request Septic Results

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