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All land within the City of Flagstaff has a zoning designation. A lot’s zoning designation directly affects how someone may use, develop, and build structures on a lot. Also, understanding zoning is important because it assists in determining where people live, work, and play within the city.
The Zoning Code works in conjunction with other regulations of the City Code. These regulations include:
The Flagstaff Zoning Code (the "Zoning Code") has many purposes. The primary purpose of the Zoning Code’s specific regulations is to:
The Zoning Code provides many advantages. These advantages include assisting to:
Yes. Regularly over a period of time, the community needs, desires, and objectives shift, as does its economic, environmental, and vested interests. The Zoning Code allows for modifications to the Zoning Map and Zoning Regulations.
A Zoning Map Amendment (also known as a Rezoning) is the process to change the zone on a lot, and a Zoning Text Amendment is to amend the regulations. A Zoning Map Amendment or the Zoning Text Amendment may be initiate by a lot owner or their agent, and by the City Council. When a Zoning Map Amendment or the Zoning Text Amendment is proposed, the applicant required to demonstrate, and the City Council is required find, that the amendment is in conformance with the Regional Plan.
The Zoning Regulations prescribe the process for a Zoning Map Amendment and Zoning Text Amendment.
The City Staff provides a recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council based on an application’s compliance with Zoning Code and Regional Plan and the associated required findings. The City Staff may also provide an analysis of an application’s compliance with development agreements and other City Council adopted goals and policies.
The Planning and Zoning Commission provides a recommendation to the City Council; and, the City Council makes the decisions all Zoning Map Amendment and Zoning Text Amendment applications. The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council each hold a separate public hearing before a recommendation and decision made. These public hearings are open to the public, and the public may provide comments on an application.
Review the video on how to look up a lot’s Zoning Map designation: "How to look up a lot’s Zoning Map designation".
View the Zoning Map. Note: You will need the lot address.
For assistance please contact the Planning and Development Services Planner on-call. Access contact information for the Planner on Call.
View the Zoning Code.
For assistance please contact the Planning and Development Services Planner on Call (PDF).
Conditions of Approval may be obtained from the Planning and Development Service Department, and may require the submittal of a public records request. Some Zoning Map Amendment and Conditional Use Permit Conditions of Approval are recorded against a lot and may be obtained from the Coconino County Records office. You will need the recordation number of the document to find the recorded Conditions of Approval.