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Pinal County regulates the age of manufactured housing that can be placed within the county. Only manufactured homes completed after June 15, 1976, to standards established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shall be allowed within the unincorporated areas of the county.
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.
On corner lots, fences exceeding 24 inches in height are not permitted within the sight visibility triangle. Fences or walls being used as fences located in front yards (meaning along the front and sides of the front setback area) that are either:
If a power company such as APS or SRP need to install an electricity meter or restore power to a mobile home, a permit may be required. This permit can be obtained through the Community Development Department.
When placing a manufactured home (including mobile homes, park models and recreation vehicles [RVs]) on a property, you must obtain permits from Community Development Department. The ordinance covers many issues surrounding manufactured homes, park models, mobile home parks, and RV parks. This information includes size of installation, yard sizes, setbacks and other building requirements.
You can submit a Verification Request Form. Requests can be for zoning information, flood verification, building limitations, fence and wall regulations, child/adult care issues, sign regulations or other land use questions.
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. The Ordinance requires certain setbacks from lot lines, the requirements depend on the zoning of a particular lot. To verify you would need to complete a verification request at the website to determine the zoning.
If you need to know if you can have livestock or other large farm animals on your property, you would need to complete a Zoning Verification Request form online. The Community Development Department can research the zoning for the parcel and let you know what the limitations are in this regard. This includes all large, farm animals. Zoning will not generally apply to pets such as cats and dogs (see the Animal Control Ordinance for cats and dogs).
There are several activities in which noise levels are regulated. These activities are Land Use, Vehicles, Radios and Sound, and Construction and Other Projects. There are also items that are exempt from the ordinance. For complete information, refer to the attached copy of the ordinance.
(See ordinance for time and noise level restrictions.) This refers to the normal use of land. Noise limits are set by time and zoning of the land. Zoning includes residential, commercial, industrial and rural. Note: activities necessary to life in an area will result in action unless performed at unreasonable hours. This includes lawnmowers, leaf blowers and other such activities. Noise levels vary from 55 to 70 decibels A (dBA).
(See ordinance for time and noise level restrictions.) This section limits the noise of motor vehicles (including motorcycles, trucks, cars, etc) during operation or repair. Noise levels vary from 82 to 90 dBA and are based on noise levels up to 50 feet from the center of the street. Vehicle repair is restricted during the nighttime hours. Mufflers must be in good repair and not exceed noise levels.
This limits owners or managers (such as a business) from operating a radio, instrument or other means of receiving sound to noise levels that cannot be heard beyond 125 feet from the property line or vehicle where the sound is produced.
(See ordinance for time and noise level restrictions.) This regulates the times during which construction can be performed. There are two seasons during which the times are regulated. The first is from April 15 to October 15. The second is from October 15 until April 15. There are also restrictions for weekends and holidays. The restrictions, dates and times are based on the zoning of the construction performed. Permits can be obtained to allow for construction activities during restricted days and times.
Also listed in the ordinance are noises and activities that are exempt from restrictions. These include landscape equipment, crowd noises, emergency vehicles, bands at churches, aircraft and trains, and other activities. (See ordinance for a complete list of exemptions.) Penalties for violation of this ordinance are documented. See the ordinance for civil penalties listed.
Many builders of housing communities advertise using Kiosk Signs. These signs can display the builder, community and directions. There are several rules that must be followed in regards to this program. These rules include:
Pinal County reserves the right to refuse any proposed kiosk sign and location. Any violation of these guidelines or abuse could result in enforcement action, including removal of sign and denial of future authorizations.