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  • Abandon a section of county road right-of-way being used - what is the process?

  • Access easement - where can I obtain information?

  • Ad Valorem Tax Number, where do I get one?

  • Add a stop sign or traffic signal at an intersection - what is the process?

  • Area Maps - can I obtain a map of a particular area?

  • Assessors Parcel Maps - where do I obtain one?

  • Board/Commission Actions: Where do I find previous actions taken during the Planning Commission or Board of Adjustment Hearings?

  • Building Permit, when don't I need one?

  • Burning - what can I burn and do I need a permit?

  • CAD or GIS Maps - are they available?

  • Capital Improvement Plan - where can I review it?

  • Car abandoned in the right-or-way or alley - who should I contact?

  • City Limits - are there maps showing the city limits?

  • Civil penalty - Can I be fined if I do not comply with the Yuma County Zoning Ordinance?

  • Close a neighborhood street for a special event - do I need a permit, and where can I get one?

  • Color Maps - how do I obtain one?

  • Complaints: How do I file a complaint about junk, stored vehicles, weeds, or other zoning-related violations?

  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment: What is it?

  • Construction Permit, when do I need one?

  • Construction Restrictions in a Floodplain - what are they?

  • Contractors, what about them?

  • County Roads: Naming or renaming a county road.

  • Development Standards: What governs the development of my property?

  • Drinking water - is mine safe?

  • Driveway access - is more than one allowed?

  • Driveway and gate in the side yard of corner lot - is this permitted?

  • Driveway Permits, what is the criteria for them?

  • Driveway requirements - what are they?

  • Driveway, my neighbors don't have one. Why do I need one?

  • Dumping in a wash - where can this be reported?

  • Electric or Gas Clearance, how do I get them turned on?

  • Elevation Certificates - where are they issued?

  • Encroachment Driveway Permit, do I need one?

  • Encroachment Driveway Permit, how much does it cost?

  • Encroachment Driveway Permit, what is it?

  • Encroachment Driveway Permit, what is its purpose?

  • Fabric Shade Structure, do I need a permit to shade my RV?

  • Failure to comply - What could happen if I do not correct a zoning violation?

  • Flood Control District - office location:

  • Flood Control District - what is their function?

  • Flood Control District in Yuma County- responsible for which areas?

  • Flood Hazard - who will and how is a hazard determined for a parcel?

  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Study - where are these available?

  • Flooding in the right-of-way, who should be contacted?

  • Floodplain - what is it and how are they regulated in Yuma County?

  • Floodplain Regulations for Yuma County - where can I purchase them?

  • Floodplain Use Permit - when do I need one and what are the requirements?

  • Grading Permit - when do I need one and what are the requirements?

  • Grading Plans and Drainage Reports - who prepares them?

  • Hazardous Building, who takes care of this situation?

  • Improvement districts for street lights, sidewalks, sewer, water, road paving, etc. - how is one formed?

  • Inspections, about them and how to schedule one?

  • Inspections, what if I have a permit but never scheduled an inspection?

  • Internet Mapping - how to access the Yuma County internet mapping application.

  • Land Use: What is the land use for a property?

  • Manufactured Home Inspections, how many are required for a manufactured home permit?

  • Manufactured Home Installation Permit, what is it?

  • Manufactured Home Installation Permit, when is it needed?

  • Manufactured Home Installation Permit, why do I need one?

  • Manufactured Home Permit Fees, how are they calculated and paid?

  • Manufactured Home Permit, how do I apply for one?

  • Manufactured Home Permit, how long is it valid?

  • Manufactured Home Permit, what does it cover?

  • Manufactured Home Pit, can I dig my own pit?

  • Manufactured Home Placement Permit, how long does it take to get one?

  • Manufactured Home Placement, can I put it on the lot before I get a permit.

  • Manufactured Home Set-Up Inspections, when is the manufactured home inspected?

  • Manufactured Home Set-Up Permit, who can obtain one?

  • Manufactured Home Zoning, is my property zoned for a manufactured home?

  • Map Copies - how much do they cost?

  • Map Sizes - reducing or enlarging.

  • Military Air Base: Information on property development in the vicinity of a military air base.

  • My rights - What if I disagree with the zoning violation as alleged?

  • 'Noise Abatement Req', what does it mean?

  • Non-access easement - what does this mean and does my lot have one?

  • Old County photo's - where can I look at them?

  • Other Approvals or Permits, what about them?

  • Parade Permit - what are the requirements and where can I obtain one?

  • Parcel Ownership - is there a map showing ownership?

  • Permit, how long does it take to get one?

  • Permit, what if I don't get one?

  • Permit, who should obtain one?

  • Permits, what are they and why do I need one?

  • Permitted Uses: Where do I find the permitted uses for my property?

  • Plans, must I build to them?

  • Plans, who draws them up?

  • Private property damage from right-of-way flooding - who should I contact?

  • Private property flooding - who should be contacted?

  • Property Addresses: How to establish or readdress property.

  • Public Records Request: How do I obtain general information or residential and commercial property information?

  • Public Works Standards - where can I purchase them?

  • Report a zoning violation - How do I do this?

  • Rezoning Action: What is it?

  • Right-of-way purchasing by the County - what is the process?

  • Road widening projects- how can I find out which roads?

  • Sell vehicles in the right-of-way, is this permissible?

  • Septic Permit, how do I apply?

  • Septic system application - what documents do I need to submit?

  • Septic system failure - what should I do?

  • Septic system location - how do I find it?

  • Septic System Location, how do I find mine?

  • Sewage Dumping - who should I contact?

  • Site Plan, why does it need to be drawn to scale?

  • Soil Report - who do I contact?

  • Soil Report, how do I obtain one?

  • Special Use Permit: What is it?

  • Speeding in residential areas - who should I contact?

  • Street Maps - where can I obtain one?

  • Subdivision Maps - is there a map showing subdivision names?

  • Subdivision Plat: What is it?

  • Tax Parcel I.D. Number, what is it?

  • The 2010 Comprehensive Plan: Where can I access a copy?

  • The 2020 Comprehensive Plan: Where can I find information about it?

  • The Joint Land Use Plan: Where can I access a copy?

  • The Zoning Ordinance: Where can I access it and how much does a hard copy cost?

  • Utility locating and marking is required by law - how do I request it?

  • Variance: What is a variance and how do I apply for one?

  • Work Myself, can I do it or do I have to hire a licensed contractor?

  • Working within Right of Way and Encroachment Permits - what is it, where can I get one, is there a fee, do I need an inspection?

  • Yuma County Comprehensive Building Code, where can I read it?

  • Zoning violation - What criteria determines a violation?

  • Zoning, what is it?

  • Zoning: How do I find out the zoning for my property?

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