Development Services

Sarah Smith – Manager

The Customer Service and Permitting Unit of the Development Services Department is charged with the intake, processing and issuance of all permits for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.  Permits for buildings, structures and grading are required in all of the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.  The size, type, use and value of a structure or project will determine the level of review required for the permit.

In 2001 the Board of Supervisors implemented a One Stop Permit Process to insure that permit reviews are coordinated with all County Departments, and that approved plans and permits meet all of the County’s requirements.  This One Stop Permit Process is administered by the Development Services Customer Service and Permitting Unit Staff.

Permit applications need to be submitted through the CitizenServe Online Permit Portal. Permit Technicians are available 7:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday to answer your questions. Our offices are located at 1120 Commerce Drive in Prescott and 10 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood. Once your application is submitted a Permit Technician will review the application for completeness and contact you for additional information or payment. Once we receive all documents, and the initial payment, your application will begin the review process. Please allow a minimum of 10 to 15 days for permit processing. Alternate construction methods or commercial projects may require additional processing time.

 New Residential Construction

New, Replacement, Relocated Residence, Townhome or Duplex

 MFG, Modular, Factory Built & Park Model Homes

Installation permits are required for the placement of any manufactured or factory built building.

 Residential Addition, Remodel, Accessory Structures

Includes any alterations to a residential structure

 Septic Permits

You must have a permit to construct a septic system (Conventional or Alternative).

 New Commercial

All New Commercial and Multi-Family Structures

 Miscellaneous Permit Applications & Plan Review Criteria

Many permits are hard to categorize and may be found in this section.

 Commercial Addition, Remodel, Accessory Structures

Includes any alterations to a commercial structure

 Other Important Information

Impact Fees, Preliminary Code Review, Permit Fees, and Permit Processing information can be found in this section.

Photo of Jeremy Dye, Director of Development Services

Jeremy Dye


Cottonwood Office:
10 S. 6th Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 639-8151
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Mark Lusson

Assistant Director


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

 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

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