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No. Navajo County does not allow a storage shed or building to be placed or constructed on vacant land before the primary dwelling. Once construction documents are submitted and a building permit is opened, only then can a storage shed be permitted.
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No. Electric power on vacant property is only permitted with the submittal of a valid primary dwelling and septic permit beforehand. Power cannot be supplied to a property before these are satisfied with Navajo County.
Yes. We require that the sewage system be available before construction begins. In the case of a community sewer system, a release from the operating company is required to authorize the hook-up before the construction of the building. In the case of a septic system, a soil test in the desired area for the system is required. Additionally, the system must be installed and inspected in order to be ready for hook-up once the building is complete. In certain cases, installation may be delayed due to inevitable circumstances. Navajo County will work with the contractor or homeowner in these special situations.
No. Portable sheds are not permitted as livable structures in Navajo County. Portable sheds do not meet the criteria for the International Building Code. Additionally, Navajo County does not permit any utilities to portable sheds (e.g. electric, water, gas, etc.).
Yes. A manufactured home permit is required for the placement of a mobile home. Navajo County has a delegation from the State Office of Manufactured Housing to issue permits for the installation of suitable types. Older mobile homes, built prior to June 15, 1976, must be brought up to current code and safety requirements of the state. Also known as Rehabilitated Mobile Homes in our Zoning Ordinance, local private inspectors can approve the upgraded work and apply a tag to the mobile home. As far as the installation, Navajo County will verify and inspect setbacks, blocking, utility connections, and overall lot coverage for the property. The permit fee is $102.00 and includes any porches, decks, and cabanas, that come with the dealer installation. If any additional items are added in the future, a separate permit is required for the addition and other stipulations could be requested.
Yes. You are allowed to build your own house given that all federal, state, and local building codes and requirements are followed and routine inspections are conducted. A set of construction documents is required once you apply for the building permit. Subcontractors are preferred for specialty work such as concrete, electrical, plumbing, etc.
After we have the complete submittal and all pertinent information, application review is dependent upon many factors, but staff will work to get your permit reviewed and issued in a timely manner. Money orders, cashier's checks, and personal checks are needed for the payment. No cash is accepted for permits. Checks that are returned as insufficient funds will have the work stop ordered until the payment is made up, including a $25 invalid check fee. One invalid check and the affiliated person, firm, company, etc. will be required to submit future payments by money order or cashier's check.