Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan
The Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Board on April 7, 2003, is a statement about the future. The future contains the difficult task of balancing growth, development and urbanization with open space preservation, water conservation and protection of the traditional rural/ranching lifestyle. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for County leadership in its decision-making for the future quality of Yavapai County.
The Comprehensive Plan is described in Arizona State Statutes as a statement of goals and development policies. “The purpose of the plan is to bring about coordinated physical development in accordance with the present and future needs of the county,” and it “shall be developed so as to conserve the natural resources of the county, to insure efficient expenditure of public funds, and to promote the health, safety, convenience, and general welfare of the public.”
The Statutes mandate that the Board of Supervisors “shall adopt a comprehensive plan and subsequently amend or extend the adopted plan”; and that the “commission shall formulate” the plan for the purpose “primarily as an aid … in the performance of its duties.” The Comprehensive Plan is a guideline to aid in the decision-making process of the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. It is not a zoning ordinance, regulatory or taxing code; nor is it a specific area or community plan. The Comprehensive Plan does not delete or amend adopted ordinances, codes, special studies or community plans.
Comprehensive Plan Maps