Community Development

Community Development Hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:00pm

Friday 7:00am-12:00pm

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Mission & Responsibilities

The Community Development Department includes the Planning Division, Building Division and Ordinance Enforcement Division. The Community Development Department's mission is to provide professional planning and technical services to guide the orderly development of a healthy, balanced, livable community. This department administers planning services, issues construction permits, and enforces codes and ordinances in the interest of ensuring safe and attractive neighborhoods, a healthy environment, and a strong, vital economy.

Fee Schedule Increase for Planning & Zoning Division as of July 1, 2019
Fee Schedule Increase for Building & Safety Division, and the Fire Department as of July 1, 2019

City of Cottonwood Current Proposed Annexations

The City of Cottonwood is initiating annexation of several properties in three separate areas along the Verde River (please see maps below).  Most of these parcels are owned by the State Parks Board, but some private parcels are included as well in order to meet the annexation requirements of State law. No parcels outside the solid black annexation area border on the maps are being considered for annexation.

The City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the annexation proposal on April 5, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 826 N. Main Street in Cottonwood. All interested persons are encouraged to attend this hearing. Material relating to the annexation is available for review from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and Fridays from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Cottonwood Community Development Department, 111 North Main Street in Cottonwood, or call (928) 634-5505.

Annexation Maps

Exhibit A Map River Avenue AA
Exhibit A Map Willow Tree Lane AA
Exhibit A Map Franquero Lane AA


Swimming Pools can be fun and safe


Swimming pools can be great fun for everyone especially during the hot summer months however, safety precautions must be followed at all times.  It is important for people with backyard pools to realize how easy it is for children to wander into a yard or through a back door to a pool.  Unfortunately, it only takes seconds for a child to drown.  Children should never be left unattended around water even for a few seconds. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Arizona for children under age 5.

Pool Enclosure Regulations- English

Pool Enclosure Regulations- Spanish


Storage Sheds/Detached Accessory Structure

Storage Sheds/Detached Accessory Structure Information


Residential Rental Maintenance and Inspection Program



Title 8. Chapter 8.48 Residential Rental Maintenance and Inspection Program