Are Community Residences allowed in County Jurisdiction?

Yes. Community Residences fall into 2 categories in the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance:
 1. Community Residences providing care for no more than 10 non-adjudicated patient residents (including live-in staff) are allowed in all zoning districts except for the C-O & C-S zoning districts. Community Residences are subject to conditions including a minimum a separation of 1200 feet and licensure or other certification requirements.
 2. Homes providing care for more than 10 residents require a Special Use Permit or a Reasonable Accommodation.

The County will not reserve future properties for Community Residences, all applications are based upon a first come, first serve basis. Previous approvals may be revoked if the use is discontinued.  New ownership or a new type of Community Residence requires a new Community Residence Application.

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1. Are Community Residences allowed in County Jurisdiction?
2. The Arizona State Health Department requires that forms be signed by the zoning and building officials in order to get my license. How do I get them signed?
3. What if I want to provide care for individuals who are adjudicated (sentenced to reside in a certain location) and/or are actively abusing illegal substances and need detoxification?
4. Is an inspection required for Community Residences?