Unified Development Ordinance

Unified Development Ordinance (PDF)
  • UDO Front Page
  • Table of Contents
Administration and Procedures (PDF)
  • 1.1 Short Title
  • 1.2 Purpose
  • 1.3 Interpretations and Application
  • 1.4 Planning and Zoning Commission
  • 1.4.1 Establishment; Composition; Terms of Members; Vacancies; Compensation of Members
  • 1.4.2 Powers and Duties
  • 1.4.3 Selection of Officers
  • 1.4.4 Quorum; Voting
  • 1.4.5 Rules; Regulations; Records; Meetings
  • 1.5 Board of Adjustment
  • 1.5.1 Establishment; Composition; Terms of Members; Vacancies; Compensation of Members
  • 1.5.2 Powers and Duties
  • 1.5.3 Application
  • 1.5.4 Selection of Officers
  • 1.5.5 Quorum; Voting
  • 1.5.6 Rules; Regulations; Records; Meetings
  • 1.6 Zoning Administrator and Assistant Zoning Administrator
  • 1.6.1 Creation
  • 1.6.2 Powers and Duties
  • 1.6.3 Zoning Administrator
  • 1.7 Site Plan Review Committee
  • 1.7.1 Creation, Composition, Meetings
  • 1.7.2 Intent
  • 1.7.3 Powers, Duties, Jurisdiction
  • 1.7.4 Commission and Council Review and Approval
  • 1.7.5 Period of Approval
  • 1.8 Enforcement
  • 1.9 Review and Approval Processes
  • 1.9.1 Site Plan Application, Content and Review
  • 1.9.1.1 Application
  • 1.9.1.2 Contents
  • 1.9.1.3 Review
  • 1.9.2 Amendment
  • 1.9.3 Conditional Use Permits
  • 1.9.4 Planned Area Development Process (PAD)
  • 1.9.4.1 Purpose
  • 1.9.4.2 Permitted Uses
  • 1.9.4.3 Modifications of Standards
  • 1.9.4.4 PAD Procedures
  • 1.9.5 Citizen Review Process
  • 1.10 Violations
  • 1.10.1 General
  • 1.10.2 Civil Infractions
  • 1.10.3 Habitual Offender
  • 1.10.4 Voluntary Compliance
  • 1.10.5 Right of Entry
  • 1.10.6 Civil Infraction
  • 1.11 Enforcement and Penalty
  • 1.11.1 Purpose
  • 1.11.2 Applicability
  • 1.11.3 Enforcement Officers
  • 1.11.4 Civil Citations - Rules, Contents and Records
  • 1.11.5 Civil Citations - Service
  • 1.11.6 Civil Citations: Disposition Without Hearing
  • 1.11.7 Civil Citations: Hearings
  • 1.11.8 Municipal Court Decision
  • 1.11.9 Collection of Civil Penalties
  • 1.11.10 Abatement of Hazards to Public Heath and Safety and Civil Sanctions Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.
  • 1.11.11 Civil Penalties
  • 1.12 Severability
Definitions (PDF)
  • 2.1 Meanings of Words and Terms
Zoning Districts (PDF)
  • 3.1 Establishment of Zoning Districts
  • 3.2 Locations and Boundaries of Districts
  • 3.3 Zoning Descriptions and Requirements
  • 3.4 "OS"
  • - Open Space Resource Conservation
  • 3.4.1 Purpose
  • 3.4.2 Applicability
  • 3.4.3 Permitted Uses
  • 3.4.4 Development Standards
  • 3.5 "AR-36"
  • - Agricultural/Residential (36 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.5.1 Purpose
  • 3.5.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.5.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.5.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.6 "AR-5"
  • - Agricultural/Residential (5 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.6.1 Purpose
  • 3.6.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.6.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.6.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.7 "AR-4"
  • - Agricultural/Residential (4 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.7.1 Purpose
  • 3.7.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.7.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.7.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.8 "SR-2.5"
  • - Single Family Residential (2.5 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.8.1 Purpose
  • 3.8.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.8.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.8.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.9 "SR-2"
  • - Single Family Residential (2 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.9.1 Purpose
  • 3.9.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.9.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.9.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.10 "SR-1.6"
  • - Single Family Residential (1.6 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.10.1 Purpose
  • 3.10.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.10.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.10.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.11 "SR-1"
  • - Single Family Residential (1 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.11.1 Purpose
  • 3.11.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.11.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.11.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.12 "SR-0.16"
  • - Single Family Residential (.16 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.12.1 Purpose
  • 3.12.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.12.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.12.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.13 "MR-1"
  • - Multiple Family Residential (1 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.13.1 Purpose
  • 3.13.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.13.3 Conditional Uses
  • 3.13.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.14 "MHP-4"
  • - Mobile/Manufactured Home Park (4 Acre Minimum)
  • 3.14.1 Purpose
  • 3.14.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.14.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.14.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.15 "CL"
  • - Commercial Light
  • 3.15.1 Purpose
  • 3.15.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.15.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.15.4 Temporary Uses (Temporary use Permit Required)
  • 3.15.5 Property Development Standards
  • 3.16 "CH"
  • - Commercial Heavy
  • 3.16.1 Purpose
  • 3.16.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.16.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.16.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.17 "I"
  • - Industrial
  • 3.17.1 Purpose
  • 3.17.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.17.3 Conditional Uses
  • 3.17.4 Property Development Standards
  • 3.18 "PL"
  • - Public Land
  • 3.18.1 Purpose
  • 3.18.2 Permitted Uses
  • 3.18.3 Conditional Uses (Conditional Use Permit Required)
  • 3.18.4 Property Development Standards
General Regulations (PDF)
  • 4.1 General Provisions
  • 4.2 Permitted uses
  • 4.3 Non-Conforming Lots of Record
  • 4.4 Re-Dividing of Lots
  • 4.5 Yard, Lot and Area Requirements
  • 4.6 Building and Height Requirements
  • 4.7 Height Limitations on Corner Lots
  • 4.8 Walls and Fences
  • 4.9 Outdoor storage
  • 4.10 Temporary Housing
  • 4.11 Home Occupations
  • 4.12 Garage Sales, Swap Meets And Outdoor Sales
  • 4.13 Temporary Festivals, Circuses, Carnivals, Celebrations, Fiestas, Rallies, Dances, Revival Meetings and Similar Activities
  • 4.14 Public Service Facilities
  • 4.15 Structure Near Airplane Runways or Landing Strips
  • 4.16 Schools
  • 4.17 Prohibited Uses
  • 4.18 Fees
  • 4.19 Campgrounds
  • 4.20 Non-conforming Uses and Structures
  • 4.20.1 Purpose
  • 4.20.2 Continued Use
  • 4.20.3 Reconstruction
  • 4.20.4 Expansion of a Non-conforming Use
  • 4.21 Sign Regulations
  • 4.21.1 Purpose
  • 4.21.2 Intent
  • 4.21.3 General Sign Regulations
  • 4.21.4 Sign Area
  • 4.21.5 Sign Height
  • 4.21.6 Permitted Permanent Signs
  • 4.21.7 Temporary Signs
  • 4.21.8 Subdivision Signs
  • 4.21.9 Submittal and Permit Requirements
  • 4.21.10 Exceptions
  • 4.21.11 Prohibited Signs
  • 4.21.12 Non-conforming and Unsafe Signs
  • 4.22 Off-Street Parking and Loading
  • 4.22.1 General Parking Regulations
  • 4.22.2 Off-street parking Spaces
  • 4.22.3 Access
  • 4.22.4 Parking Design Standards
  • 4.22.5 Parking Standards for Non-Residential or Mixed Uses
  • 4.22.6 Parking Standards for Residential Uses
  • 4.22.7 Parking Space Allocation Requirements
  • 4.22.8 Determination of Required Spaces
  • 4.22.9 Off-Street Loading
  • 4.22.10 Spaces Required
  • 4.22.11 Standards for Off-Street Loading Facilities
  • 4.23 Public Street System and Public Use Access System
  • 4.24 Outdoor Lighting
  • 4.24.1 Intent and Purpose
  • 4.24.2 Applicability
  • 4.24.3 Approved Materials, Methods of Construction, Installation and Operation
  • 4.24.4 General Requirements
  • 4.24.5 Application Requirements
  • 4.24.6 Temporary Lighting Permits
  • 4.24.7 Non-conforming Lighting
  • 4.24.8 Variances
  • 4.24.9 Conflicting Regulations
  • 4.25 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  • 4.26 Landscape Requirements
  • 4.26.1 Intent
  • 4.26.2 Landscape Plans: When Required, unless modified by the Zoning Administrator
  • 4.26.3 Landscaping Requirements, Generally
  • 4.26.4 Landscaping Classifications
  • 4.26.5 Determination of Requirements, unless modified by the Zoning Administrator
  • 4.26.6 Alternative Compliance Provisions
  • 4.26.7 Preservation of Existing Landscaping
  • 4.27 Animals and Pets
  • 4.28 Building Setbacks when Adjacent to a Street
  • 4.29 Design Concepts
  • 4.30 Commercial Greenhouse Standards
Subdivision Regulations (PDF)
  • 5.1 Intent
  • 5.1.1 Short Title
  • 5.1.2 Authority
  • 5.1.3 Jurisdiction
  • 5.1.4 Administration
  • 5.2 Subdivision Application Procedures
  • 5.2.1 General Provisions
  • 5.2.2 Pre-application Conference
  • 5.2.3 Preliminary Plat
  • 5.2.4 Subdivision Technical Review
  • 5.2.5 Final Plat
  • 5.2.6 Land splits not Requiring a Subdivision
  • 5.2.7 Minor Subdivision
  • 5.3 Design Principles and Development Standards
  • 5.3.1 Street Location and Arrangement
  • 5.3.2 Street Design
  • 5.3.3 Water Facilities Design
  • 5.3.4 Sewer Facilities Design
  • 5.3.5 Drainage Design
  • 5.3.6 Block Design
  • 5.3.7 Lot Planning
  • 5.3.8 Easement Planning
  • 5.4 Improvement Requirements and Specifications
  • 5.4.1 Purpose
  • 5.4.2 Engineering Plans
  • 5.4.3 Construction and Inspection
  • 5.4.4 Development of Plans and Specifications
  • 5.5 Modifications, Appeals and Enforcement
  • 5.5.1 Modifications
  • 5.5.2 Appeals
  • 5.5.3 Enforcement
  • 5.6 Floodplain Management
Property Maintenance (PDF)
  • 6.1 Purpose
  • 6.2 Scope
  • 6.3 Definitions
  • 6.4 All Premises
  • 6.5 Fences, Screen Walls, and Retaining Walls
  • 6.6 Landscaping
  • 6.7 Vacant Land
  • 6.8 Keeping of Inoperable Vehicles
  • 6.9 Littering
  • 6.10 Maintaining a Health Hazard
  • 6.11 Outside Storage of Materials