Coconino County, AZ, Zoning Ordinance
Updated December 2019
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The county’s zoning code permits internal, attached, and detached accessory dwellings by right in all districts that permit single-family residences, subject to use-specific standards (§3.4). These standards address units per lot, unit size, structure type, utilities, building separation, design, and permits and administration.
The county’s zoning code addresses outdoor lighting (§4.3); these provisions were adopted in 1981 to protect astronomical observation areas within the county. The ordinance divides lighting into 3 classes and the county into 3 zones based on the distance to astronomical observation areas. It establishes preferred lighting sources, addresses lamp types and shielding specifications, and total outdoor light output. It provides for light curfews; lists special requirements for outdoor advertising signs, service station canopies, and outdoor recreation facilities; and exempts airports and temporary holiday decorations. The ordinance describes lighting permit requirements and processes.
2010 Population: 134,421
2010 Population Density: 7.22/square mile