Please note: As of January 3rd, 2022 the Planning Department is accepting all applications by online submittal only.
Please call the planning department with any questions. All walk-in appointments must be pre-approved. Call 520-509-3555 or email the Planning Division.
The Planning Division provides administration of the Pinal County land use regulations which includes Comprehensive Plans and Amendments, Zoning, Subdivision, Site Plan, Minor Land Division, Addressing, Specific Plans and Amendments, and Variances.
The purpose of the planning division is the promotion and protection of the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare by securing for the citizens of Pinal County, Arizona, the social and economic advantages of an orderly, and efficient use of land. the group reviews and evaluates all zoning requests that are referred to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. The group also reviews commercial site plans, signs, subdivisions, and other administrative zoning plans, permits, and special projects.
- What is my zoning?
The zoning of your property depends on the properties location. Please feel free to use our interactive Zoning Geographic Information System (GIS) Map. Please search for your parcel either by address or parcel number (no spaces or dashes between the numbers) and activate the Zoning Layer on the drop-down menu on the left. To find the zoning of your property, the Planning and Development can assist you if you fill out the Zoning Verification Request Form: we will need an address or a parcel number.
- Can I operate a business from my home?
Under the Zoning Ordinance provisions, certain types of businesses may be conducted from a residence as a Home Occupation in certain zoning districts.
- What are the restrictions on the keeping of animals?
There are limitations on the number of animals that can be kept based on the size and zoning of your lot for horses and livestock.
- What are the restrictions on the placement of sheds in residential yards?
The county regulates the location of all storage sheds and, in some instances, also requires the approval of permits prior to establishment of a shed on a lot.
- What are my setback requirements?
The Ordinance requires certain setbacks from lot lines, the requirements depend on the zoning of a particular lot.
- Can I rezone my property?
Any property owner has the right to request to rezone their property. County staff cannot say whether the request will be approved. The Board of Supervisors are the only governing body that has the legal authority to either approve or deny a request. For more information, please refer to the Land Use Change page.
- Where can I request for a special permit?
If you need to apply for a Special Use Permit or Industrial Use Permit, refer to the instructions on the Land Use Change page.
Temporary Use Permits, Special Events Permits and Special Density Permits do not need a Concept Review.
- Can I split my property?
The “splitting” of property (Minor Land Division) is determined based on the zoning of the property, the acreage and any prior divisions of the parcel. For more detailed information and instruction, please refer to the Minor Land Division page.
- What is a Site Plan Review and how do I schedule?
A Site Plan Review is the process for reviewing plans for commercial sites to ensure proper parking, safe access, landscaping, lighting, etc. To schedule a Site Plan Review, please contact the Department or refer to our Applications page.