- Community Development
- Planning Division
ResponsibilitiesThe Planning Division manages both current and long-range planning activities. Current planning involves the management of all development applications, which are reviewed for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, the General Plan and other code documents.
Development ApplicationsDevelopment applications may include rezoning requests, conditional use permits, subdivision and minor land division, master planned developments and variances.
Long-Range PlanningLong-range planning includes research and development for General Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments, and other duties which address the future interests of Cottonwood.
The Planning program is primarily concerned with building, zoning and property nuisance violations. The Code Enforcement program includes ongoing efforts to educate and inform both our new and long-term residents regarding the City Codes and Ordinances designed to protect our neighborhoods, provide safe and healthy environments, and protect and improve property values.
The Planning staff works with residents, neighbors, property owners and City staff members to work out appropriate solutions to possible violations of codes and ordinances.
Requirements & Resources
- A-Frame Sign Regulations (PDF)
- Code Review Brochure (PDF)
- Conditional Use Permit Brochure (PDF)
- Fence Regulations & Permitting (PDF)
- Public Hearing Application Requirements (PDF)
- Sign Regulations (PDF)
- Political Sign Free Zone (PDF)
- Swimming Pools and Spa Regulations (PDF)
- Temporary Signage Regulations (PDF)
- Approved Fees for Planning and Zoning as of October 6, 2022
- Public Hearing and Property Owners Rights Documents
- Outline for Letter of Intent
- Checklist for Site Plans and Elevations
Permit Applications & Forms
- A-Frame Sign Permit Application (PDF)
- Chicken Permit Application (Residential Use Only) (PDF)
- Code Review Application (PDF)
- Directional Wayfinding Sign Application (PDF)
- Home Occupation Permit Application (PDF)
- Minor Land Division and Lot Line Adjustments Application (PDF)
- Paint Permit Application (PDF)
- Permanent Sign Permit Application (PDF)
- Pre-Application Meeting Request Form (PDF)
- Show Animal Permit Application (PDF)
- Special Event & Temporary Use Permit Application (PDF)
- Temporary Sign Permit Application (PDF)
- Insurance Requirements and Indemnity form
- Vendor List
- Waive Claim Form (Prop 207 Waiver)
- Property Owners Permission Form