Carrie Holmes– Manager and Chief Building Official

Mission Statement

Building Safety provides plan review, inspections and enforcement of the currently adopted building codes. We are here to serve and protect the public from unsafe building practices by providing reasonable control for construction use and occupancy of buildings and all components.

Inspection Process Overview

Inspection requests must be done through the IVR system. In order to obtain a next day inspection, the inspection request must be made before midnight. Inspection requests made between midnight Thursday and midnight Sunday will automatically be scheduled for Monday. To request an inspection, please refer to the User’s Guide for IVR obtained with your permit or visit the IVR webpage.

Inspections must be ready at the time the inspection is requested. Please see our Residential Inspection Checklist for a partial list of what is expected at various stages of construction. Failure to be ready for the requested inspection may result in a $100.00 reinspection fee. Inspections are performed between the hours of 7:30am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday. If you have questions regarding the estimated time of arrival on the jobsite, or questions regarding code requirements for your project, you may speak to your inspector by calling Building Safety between the hours of 7:00am to 7:30am or 3:00pm to 3:30pm.

You must receive an approved inspection every 180 days. Should you be unable to receive inspections in a timely manner, you are entitled to a one-time six month extension, which must be submitted to and approved by Building Safety.

Yavapai County Adopted Codes and Ordinances

Director of Development Services

David Williams


Prescott Office:
1120 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3214
Fax: (928) 771-3242
Assistant Director Development Services

Jeremy Dye

Assistant Director

Cottonwood Office:
10 S. 6th Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 639-8151
 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, closed for holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving Day). Inspections are performed Monday through Friday.
 Contacts and Unit Functions

Customer Service Survey
Public Data Request
Online Wastewater Transfer of Ownership form

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