Adopted Regulations

Adopted Regulations Index


The Adopted Regulations Index provides a list of existing rules and/or regulations that departments are required to administer. These requirements address various matters of public interest such as health, safety and environmental effects. These documents are provided in an effort to promote a transparent and open process to all interested parties with regard to regulatory reform.

Adopted
Regulation Title
Description
 3/10/2021 Zoning (PDF) 

Text amendment to the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance (MCZO) to incorporate definitions, use regulations and development standards related to the adult use of recreational marijuana, TA2020002 is to be adopted as an emergency measure with 24-hour vesting and effect. 
 10/7/2020 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2019001 - Wireless Communication Facilities (WCF) A text amendment to the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance, Sections 1202 & 1303, to streamline WCF permitting and to bring the ordinance into alignment with federal rules It deleted requirement for a Conditional Use Permit for a WCF consistent with ordinance requirements and added language regarding qualifying eligible facilities for colocation. This is a lessening of regulatory burden. It was approved by the BOS on 10/7/20 and took effect 30 days later.
 10/7/2020 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2019002 - Variance Timeframe - A text amendment to the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance, Section 303, deleting the mandate for construction permitting related to variances to be initiated within 120 days. The idea being that warrant for a parcel to receive a condition will almost always be a condition that exists in perpetuity and not usually a temporal condition necessitating timely construction. This is a lessening of regulatory burden. It was approved by the BOS on 10/7/20 and took effect 30 days later.
 10/7/2020
Zoning (PDF) 
TA2019003 - Home Based Business - A text amendment to the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance, Sections 501 & 601, further liberalizing regulation and fostering home bases businesses. It brings the ordinance in alignment with recent changes to state law allowing non-resident employees at a home-based business. This is a lessening of regulatory burden. It was approved by the BOS on 10/7/20 and took effect 30 days later.
4/26/2017 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2016007- Home Occupation - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapters 2, 5, 6 & 13 regarding Home Occupations. This amendment intended to foster development of home-based businesses with revisions to definitions, use regulations of the Rural and Single-Family Residential zoning district.
4/26/2017
Zoning (PDF) 
TA2016005 - Adult Oriented Facilities Definition - A text amendment to the MCZO, to update the definition of Adult Oriented Facilities to reference the Maricopa County Ordinance for Adult Oriented Businesses and Adult Services Providers (P-10).
 4/26/2017 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2016004 - Home Occupation/Sales, Garage/Yard Definitions - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 2, Section 201, additional language and definitions and deletion of existing language in the definitions section to clarify a ‘Home Occupation, Residential’, a ‘Home Occupation, Cottage Industry’, and ‘Sales, Garage/Yard’.
4/26/2017  Zoning (PDF) 
TA2016003- Runway and Landing Strips - A text amendment to the MCZO, clarify ordinance language regarding Article 1111.3, Runway and Landing strips. The Board of Supervisors may waive Runway Protection Zones (RFP) and Obstacle Free Zones (OFZ) when applicable.
4/26/2017 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2016002 - C-3 Nightclubs - A text amendment to the MCZO, clarify ordinance language regarding the use of adult oriented facilities within the C-3 zoning district.
4/26/2017 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2016001- Group Home/Group Care Facility Definitions - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 2, Section 201 to add language and delete existing language to clarify what constitutes and ‘adjudicated person’, a ‘family’ and to clarify what qualifications are required for ‘Group Care Facilities’ and ‘Group Homes’.
5/4/2016 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2015004 - Accessory Recreational Structures - A text amendment to the MCZO, Articles 501.2 & 601.2, accessory recreational structures in the Rural and Single-Family Residential zoning districts. Increased the maximum height of accessory recreational structures and clarification that both tennis courts and other accessory recreational structures are permitted.
 6/10/2015 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2014001 - Wireless Communication Facilities - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 2, Chapters 12 and 13. The purpose of the amendment was to streamline entitlement process for WCFs. The amendment also eliminated the WCF Use District, promoting co-location an existing vertical structures and fostering moderate height and slim monopole designs that would be permitted by right.
 6/10/2015 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2015003 - Temporary Use - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 13, Section 1302 regarding Temporary Uses. This amendment was to ensure proper public notification of the revised language of TA2014006.
 6/10/2015 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2015002 - Restaurants and Cafes - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 8, to permit outdoor dining at restaurants and cafes in the C-1 and C-2 zoning districts.
 6/10/2015 Zoning (PDF) 

TA2015001 - Amateur Radio Antennas - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 11, to clarify that amateur radio antennas mounted to a building are considered building appurtenances with no limit to the number of structures and to clarify structure placement within both Rural and Single Family Residential zoning districts. 
 10/8/2014 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2014009 - Gates (Zoning) - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 15, Article 1504.5.2, this amendment eliminated the requirement to obtain a zoning clearance for gates within streets and road easements.
 10/8/2014 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2014008 - Property Maintenance - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 2 and Chapter 11, Article 1116, added a new Article Property Maintenance and definitions. This article and definition were derived from Maricopa County Ordinance No. P-10 (Abatement). Incorporation into the MCZO will provide civil enforcement process and will forego the need for formal abatement proceedings for simple items. 
 10/8/2014 Zoning (PDF) 
TA2014006 - Special Uses / Use Regulations - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapters 5, 6 ,7, 8, 9 and 13. The purpose of the amendment is to move several special uses to the respective zoning district which they are appropriate due to their permanent nature.
 10/8/2014 Zoning (PDF) 

TA2014005 - Billboard SUP - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 13 Article 1301.1.41.1. Amendment included clarifying language that a billboard may be relocated by Special Use Permit due to public acquisition of from a parcel located within the perimeter boundary of Maricopa County.
 10/8/2014 Zoning (PDF) 
 
TA2014004 - R-5 Use Regulations - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 7 Article 702.2 Use Regulations, included new articles 702.2.5 & 702.5.6 and renumber existing 702.2.5 and 702.2.7. The new articles state that all uses permitted in the C-2 Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and Mobile Home Parks shall be permitted in the R-5 Multi-Family Residential Zoning District.
 10/8/2014 Zoning (PDF) 

TA2014003 - C-3 Use Regulations - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapter 8 Article 803.2 Use Regulations, included new article 803.2.44 and renumber sub-articles. All uses permitted in the R-5 Multi-Family Residential Zoning District are also permitted in the C-1 Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District.
 10/8/2014 Zoning (PDF) 


TA2014002 - Residential Lot Coverage - A text amendment to the MCZO, Chapters 6 and 7, amendment to increase the Maximum Lot Coverage in all Single-Family Residential and Multi-Family Residential zoning district.
1/14/2009
Addressing Regulations (PDF) Maricopa County enforces addressing regulations to provide a uniform means of identifying developed property and its improvements for the provision of emergency services, government record keeping, and postal delivery. Primary consideration to the needs of emergency service providers shall always be given by the Address Official when assigning/changing any address.
6/10/2015 Drainage Regulations, Section 1205 of the Zoning Ordinance (PDF) The Planning and Development department regulates drainage of all land within the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County to promote and protect the health, peace, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare of county residents. The Drainage Regulations apply to all development of land and conditions that may affect drainage systems and patterns. The Planning and Development Department administers the regulations and coordinates with other agencies to ensure that new development does not increase runoff, divert flows or back water onto other properties.
10/8/2014
Local Additions and Addenda of Construction Codes (PDF) The document provides local amendments that are in addition to the adopted building codes: 2009 International Building Code, 2009 International Residential Code, 2009 International Mechanical Code, 2009 International Plumbing Code, 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, 2008 National Electrical Code
6/1/2009
Subdivision (PDF) The purpose of Maricopa County's Subdivision Regulations is to provide for the orderly growth and harmonious development of the County; to insure adequate traffic circulation through coordinated street systems with relation to major thoroughfares, adjoining subdivisions and public facilities; to achieve individual property lots of reasonable utility and livability; to secure adequate provisions for water supply, power, drainage, protection against flood, storm water retention/detention, sanitary sewerage; paved streets and other accesses; and other health and safety requirements; to consider adequate sites for schools, recreation areas, and other public facilities; to promote the conveyance of land by accurate legal description; and to provide practical procedures for the achievement of this purpose.

Number
Adopted Ordinance Title Description
P-31 May 22, 2013 Ordinance Establishing Fees Related to Licensing Time Frames (PDF) This ordinance shall establish the fees referenced in Exhibit B-Fees of the Maricopa County Ordinance Establishing Licensing Time Frames in Compliance with A.R.S. 11-1601 through A.R.S. 11-1610, No. P-30.
P-30 April 24, 2014 Licensing Time Frames Ordinance (PDF) The purpose of this ordinance is to establish time frames for Administrative Completeness Review and Substantive Review for all licenses issued by regulatory departments and agencies of Maricopa County in compliance with A.R.S. 11-1601 through A.R.S. 11-1605.
P-23 February 15, 2006
Noise (PDF) At and above certain levels, noise is detrimental to the health and welfare of Maricopa County citizens. Therefore, Maricopa County has determined that it is in the best interest of its citizens to control noise in a manner which promotes commerce; the use, value, and enjoyment of property; sleep and repose; and environmental quality. Therefore, it is hereby declared to be the policy of Maricopa County to prohibit excessive, unnecessary, disruptive, and annoying noises from all sources. The Sheriff's Department is responsible for enforcement of the Maricopa County Noise Ordinance. Either contact the Sheriff's at 602-876-1000 or contact the substation in your area.
P-18 May 29, 1969
Zoning (PDF) This Amended Zoning Ordinance is designed to promote the public health, peace, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare of the of Maricopa County; to guide, control and regulate the future growth and development in order to promote orderly and appropriate use of land in the entire unincorporated area of said county; and to protect the character and the stability of residential, business and industrial areas of Maricopa County.
P-16 December 11, 1978
Military Airport Zoning (PDF) The purpose of this Ordinance is to promote the public health and safety in the vicinity of military airports by minimizing exposure to crash hazards and high noise levels generated by military airport operations and to encourage future development which is compatible with the continued operation of military airports.
P-11 February 21, 1998
Abatement (PDF) The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for the remedy of situations existing on real property which have been determined to have detrimental effects on the public health, safety, and/or general welfare. It provides for the removal of rubbish, trash, weeds, filth, debris, and dilapidated buildings.
P-10 April 23, 1997
Adult Oriented Facilities (PDF) The principal purpose of this Ordinance is to establish licensing procedures and regulations for adult oriented businesses and facilities, and their employees, within the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County. The procedures and regulations contained herein are designed to accommodate these types of businesses and facilities while still recognizing the need to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Maricopa County.