Zoning Clearances

A zoning clearance is required for most construction projects that affect the exterior of a property. For projects that require a building permit, a separate zoning clearance is not required; the zoning review will be done as part of the building permit review. For other projects, a zoning clearance may be required even though a building permit is not. 

Examples of projects requiring a zoning clearance are:

  • Walls/fences
  • Sheds under 200 square feet without electrical or plumbing
  • Ramadas under 200 square feet without electrical or plumbing
  • Signs without electrical

To submit a zoning clearance, complete the Zoning Clearance Application form and submit it either in person at the Planning & Zoning Division or by email to dparry@sahuaritaaz.gov. Wall clearances may also be submitted through Accela Citizen Access. Required submittal materials include:

  • Completed application form
  • Fee
  • Site plan with dimensions (particularly the dimensions of the new structure and distances to property lines and other structures)