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Greenlee County Planning and Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Office is located in the Engineer's Office in Clifton. The Office is on the 2nd Floor of the Annex next to the Health Department. The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call (928) 865-4762 before visiting.

The Planning Office issues Zoning Use Permits, Building Permits for site built homes, and Floodplain Permits. Some permits can be issued via the telephone. Manufactured Home permits and septic system permits are issued by the Health Department.

The Greenlee County Planning Department is the regulatory authority for all land use and development related activities which occur on private property within the unincorporated areas of the County. As such, persons interested in developing a piece of property in the County with a residential or nonresidential use should call the Department for additional information. The County will provide at no cost a determination of the Zoning and Floodplain status.

Anyone wishing to obtain general information on the various rules and regulations governing development is encouraged to call. The Planning Department also issues new addresses in the County.

Planners are available to work with unincorporated communities and areas to assist in developing plans addressing future growth and land uses.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the 4th Monday of the month when they have business. The Commission interprets the Zoning Ordinance and decides variances, and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on Zoning District changes.

Planning Division

This Division also processes special use requests, rezoning, home occupations, accessory living quarter’s applications, lot modifications and variances to the Zoning Regulations, as well as subdivisions. In addition, the Planning Division is responsible for the County's Rural Addressing program.

Zoning Division

The Zoning Division is responsible for the issuance of building and use permits (both residential and commercial), the enforcement of the Zoning Regulations; including violations and the abatement of hazards.

Floodplain District

The Floodplain District is separate from the Planning and Zoning Department, but housed at the same location. The District is responsible for management of FEMA designated floodplains within the unincorporated areas of the County. The District issues Floodplain Permits and inspects final installation of the homes.

Greenlee County Government
Planning and Zoning
Philip Ronnerud, Engineer
253 Fifth St
P.O. Box 908
Clifton, AZ 85533

Normal Business Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (928) 865-4762
Fax: (928) 865-4763

Phil Ronnerud, Engineer

County Seal Use

A.R.S. 11-251.17 Use of county seal restricted; cease and desist order; violation; classification

A. A person may use, display or otherwise employ any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal only after obtaining the approval of the board of supervisors of that county. The board of supervisors may grant a certificate of approval on application by any person showing good cause for the use of the county seal for a proper purpose. No person other than a county department may use the county seal for the purpose of advertising or promoting the sale of any article of merchandise within this state or for promoting any other commercial purpose. The board of supervisors may adopt rules for the use of the county seal or any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal, including rules for the use of the county seal for official county business. B. If the county maintains a website, it shall display on its website the adopted seal and the text of subsection A of this section. C. The board of supervisors shall issue a cease and desist order to any person who is in violation of this section. If the person fails to comply with the cease and desist order, the person is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.