Planning & Development
The Planning and Development Department provides planning services designed to continually improve the quality of life for Casa Grande residents. The Department strives to ensure that there is a balance of compatible land uses throughout the City in an effort to create an environment where residents can work, live and play.
The Department staffs and provides professional recommendations to the following boards and commissions:
- Planning Commission
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Board of Adjustment
- Building and Fire Board of Appeals
The Department is organized into five work groups:
- Planning Projects and Development Review
- Engineering Plan Review and Permitting
- Building Plan Review, Permitting, and Schedule an Inspection
- Code Enforcement
- Community Development/Housing
Planning & Development Mission Statement
The mission of the Planning and Development Department is to manage the growth and development of the City in a manner that ensures that all new development contributes to the implementation of the General Plan and enhances the quality of life for all residents.
- What City Codes address dumping in floodplains and waterways?
City Code 8.08.190 Burning, dumping unlawful.
No person shall burn, incinerate, bury, dump, collect, remove or in any other manner dispose of rubbish, garbage, green waste, or waste, except with special permit, within the limits of the City. No person shall throw, discard or deposit any refuse or waste in or upon any street, alley, sidewalk or vacant ground, or in or upon any canal, irrigation ditch, drainage ditch or other watercourse.
City Code 8.12.030 Public nuisances defined.
A.2. Unlawfully interferes with, obstructs or tends to obstruct or renders dangerous the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any stream, public park, parkway, square, sidewalk, street or highway in the City, and is no less a nuisance because the extent of the annoyance or damage inflicted is unequal.
City Code 12.04.100 Dumping of refuse and trash prohibited.
No person in a park shall bring in trash from other areas for the purpose of deposit in the park and no person shall dump, deposit, or leave any beverage containers, broken beverage containers, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage or refuse, or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to any park, or left anywhere on the grounds thereof, but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided; where receptacles are not so provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.
City Code 16.16.280. D. Drainage, storm sewers and retention basins - General requirements.
D. Floodway areas shall be preserved from any and all destruction or damage resulting from clearing, grading, or dumping of earth, waste material, or stumps, except at the discretion of the City Council.
- Do I need a permit to repair a gas line leak at my home?
Yes. The gas company requires the city to inspect the line prior to turning your service back on. We will require a basic sketch of the gas line location, depth, pipe size, and materials used. Please call the City Development Center for more information.
- How soon can I have an inspection and can I make an appointment to meet the inspector on-site?
To request a building inspection, please complete the online form in its entirety. The City does not provide same-day inspections. Inspection requests received by 11:59 pm will be scheduled for the following business day. Please have all work completed prior to requesting your inspection. Inspectors can arrive any time after 6 am until 3:30 pm. A re-inspect fee may apply if the inspector arrives and work is not ready for inspection.