On November 14, 2018, the City Council adopted the new Land Development Code and Zoning Map. The new Code will be effective on December 14, 2018.  The section on Urban Agriculture will be effective on March 31, 2019.

Development Impact Fee Studies

The City of Sedona has contracted with TischlerBise Inc to update its current development impact fees, which also requires the preparation of a land use assumptions document (LUA) and an Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP).  Development Impact Fees (DIF) are one-time charges applied to new development in order that new growth will pay its fair share of infrastructure improvements needed to provide municipal services, and to ensure that existing residents are not unduly burdened to pay for improvements and services needed to accommodate new development. The City of Sedona first adopted DIFs on May 18, 1998.

The draft fees, LUA and IIP are required to be noticed on the City's website for 60 days prior to the first public hearing being held to review, discuss and consider the draft fees and documents.  This hearing is planned for February 12, 2019 at the regular City Council meeting held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Drive, at 4:30 p.m.  Development impact fees are being considered for the categories of Parks and Recreation Facilities, Police Facilities, and Street Facilities.  The methodology for calculating the draft fees is articulated in the IIP.  The draft fees are subject to further reductions by the City Council as they move through the various public input opportunities and public hearings included in the adoption process.  New fees are expected to be adopted in June 2019 and take effect September 9, 2019.

Please contact Karen Osburn, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director at kosburn@sedonaaz.gov for questions or comments.   

Community Plan Major Amendment Application Process

Applications requesting Major Amendments to the Sedona Community Plan for the 2019 calendar year must be received by February 28, 2019 in order to be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council in the 2019 calendar year. Pre-application meetings are required, and must held by January 31, 2019. Go to the Community Plan webpage for details.


P&Z Meetings Link

 Inspection Request