CONTACT

  • Community Development
  • Bryn Stotler
  • Community Development Director
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928- 777-1317
  • Community Development
  • George Worley
  • Planning Manager
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1287

FAQ

  • Garage, whether detached or attached may be added to your property. It will have to meet standard district setbacks and if detached may be as close as 4 foot from the rear property line or 6 foot from the rear property line if access from an alley is being proposed.

  • Storage sheds can be built upon private property that meet setbacks and receive either site plan approval (less than 200 SF) or a building permit (More than 200 SF).

  • Home based business is permitted when it meets the criteria set forth in the Land Development Code. This typically restricts the home based business from generating traffic, having frequent customers or having employees that do not live on the premises.

    Please contact the Planning Division (777-1207) to review your proposed home business use.

  • Animals including horses are governed by Chapter 3 (Animals and Fowl) of the Prescott City Code. The number of horses is dependent on land area and setbacks.

    Chapter 3 of City Code

  • Recent changes to State law have preempted local prohibitions on the use of food carts and trucks on public ways. Under the State preemption food carts and trucks can operate on public ways and private property throughout Prescott. This use is still subject to the City of Prescott business licensing regulations. Please contact the Tax and Licensing division for further information.

  • If your proposed split provides enough area to meet the minimum square footage for your zoning district, splitting can be accomplished by a formal application to Planning and Zoning for either a land split, revision to a plat or a replat. In all three cases, an Arizona Registered Land Surveyor will be required.

  • Yes. You must register your Vacation Rental with the City of Prescott Tax and Licensing Division and your property will have to pass a basic safety inspection.

    More details

  • Required setbacks vary from one district to another. The best way to confirm what they are for your lot is to contact the Prescott Planning Department at (928) 777-1207.
    Land Development Code

  • A single family for purposes of occupying a single-family home will allow up to 8 unrelated people.

  • Guest quarters are permitted on most developed residential lots. Please contact the Community Development Department for information on required permits. Recent changes to State law have preempted local prohibitions on the short term rental of guest quarters in single-family neighborhoods. Under the State preemption quest quarters may be rented out as short term vacation rentals. This use is still subject to the City of Prescott business licensing regulations. Please contact the Tax and Licensing division for further information.

  • The sign code provides for signage within the City limits. Banners are permitted on a temporary basis with a temporary sign permit.

  • Development Review (DRC) is required whenever there is new commercial construction, change of use or significant expansion to an existing commercial development. A commercial development includes residential developments, which number 3 units or more or any combinations that makes 3 or more units. A pre-application meeting will not always be required. Contact Planning staff if there are questions.

NEWS

City of Prescott Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Posted on November 18, 2019

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no residential or commercial trash collection on Thursday November 28th. Both Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Wednesday, November 27th. The regular collection schedule will resume for all customers… Read more »

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