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Residential Construction

Residential construction is defined as any construction that is not considered commercial in nature. The value, safety, and code compliance of your structure is heavily dependent on obtaining a building permit prior to construction.

The Department of Environmental ServicesWater and Waste Management Division regulates onsite waste water systems.

The Department of Environmental Services Stormwater Quality Program regulates stormwater runoff control.

The Department of Transportation regulates areas of Right of Way.

The Flood Control District regulates development within floodplains.

Am I in a Flood Plain?

Residential Construction Information Packet & Application

  • Fast Track Program  Fast Track Quick Look
  • Residential uses are not allowed within the high noise or accident potential zone of a military airport (Luke Air Force Base) or ancillary military facility (Luke Auxiliary Airfield #1 and the Gila Bend Auxiliary Airfield) unless both Luke Air Force Base and Maricopa County mutually agree that the residential use is compatible and consistent with the high noise or accident potential of the military airport or ancillary military facility. To make such a decision, an application for a Use Compatibility and Consistency Determination (UCCD) MUST be submitted AND approved prior to application for a residential building permit.
  • Use Compatibility and Consistency Determination (UCCD)
  • Please see Chapter 10, Section 1010 of Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance for specific details.


Regulatory Changes click here for important information

For additional information, call 602-506-3301 or email