The Environmental Services Unit performs a variety of functions delegated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Environmental Services carries out all aspects of permitting and inspections of conventional and alternative onsite wastewater disposal systems up to 24,000 gallons per day, permitting of water and sewer line extensions, and construction permitting for public and semi-public swimming pools and spas.

 Site Investigations

Site investigation used to determine the suitability for onsite wastewater systems (septic systems). Formerly called “perc tests.”


Issue approvals for subdivision sanitary facilities.

 Septic Systems

Issue permits to construct conventional or alternative septic systems. Regulate installation of alternative on-site wastewater disposal. Inspection for transfer of ownership. Inspect construction.

 Swimming Pools

Review and permit the construction of public and semi-public pools.

 Well Permits

Review well permit applications for referral to the Arizona Department of Water Resources on parcels 5 acres and smaller.

 Gray Water Usage

Provide information on the use of gray water and the potential for a tax credit.

 Line Extensions

Issue approvals for water and sewer line extensions.

 Waste Transportation Permits

Inspect & permit septic pumpers and waste haulers.

Steven Mauk


Primary Business Address:
1120 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3214
Fax: (928) 771-3242
 Hours of Operation: Effective June 3, 2013 Development Services Offices will be open Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed for holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving Day). Inspections will be performed Monday through Friday.
 Contacts and Unit Functions
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