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According to the Property Maintenance Code Section 302.4 Weeds, the premises shall be maintained free from weeds in excess of 12 inches for residential properties and 24 inches in undeveloped properties. So yes you may report properties that have weeds in excess of these heights and the City will require the property owner to cut or remove them.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It depends on the scope and costs of the work. Some permits have a flat fee such as, swimming pools, electrical permits, and solar permits. Other permits are based on the valuation of the work being done that is figured using the International Code Council valuation table. All City building fees are posted on the City website or you can call the City Development Center if you'd like an estimate of fees for your project.
Yes. If you are the owner of the property you may act as your own contractor. Part of the application process will ask you to sign affirming the following per the Arizona State Statute:
"I am the owner of the property. I am doing the work myself or with duly licensed contractors. The improvements to the property are intended for occupancy solely by the owner and are not intended for occupancy by members of the public, as the owner's employees or business visitors, and the structures or appurtenances are not intended for sale or for rent."
The City's building code allows the construction of certain small detached accessory structures that are limited in height and which do not have utility connections (i.e., electric, water, sewer) without obtaining a building permit. For residential properties, the structure cannot exceed 200 square feet; and for commercial properties, the structure cannot exceed 120 square feet in size. However, you are required to obtain approval from the Planning Department to confirm that it meets the size and height limits and complies with the required setbacks from your property lines.
The City of Casa Grande does not mediate landlord/tenant issues. For these issues you may want to contact The Southwest Fair Housing Council at 520-798-1568; the Arizona Attorney General's Office [Tucson 520-628-6500 / Phoenix 602-542-5263]; or the U.S. HUD office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at 800-347-3739.
he City does not provide any homebuyer assistance programs, however; persons interested in purchasing a home may want to contact the State of Arizona at 602-771-1000 regarding their assistance with the "HOME PLUS" program and the "Pathway to Purchase" programs or contact a realtor who may work with government assistance loans and programs.
The City of Casa Grande does not have a rental assistance program. For emergency rental assistance, please contact Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA) at 520-466-1112 or Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) at 520-426-0888. For Veterans, you may also contact National Community Health Partners (NCPH) at 520-876-0699 and speak to them about the "Housing for Heroes" assistance. For long-term rental assistance such as "Section 8" or other HUD rental assistance programs, please contact the Pinal County Housing Authority at 520-866-7201.
The OOHR program is dedicated to abating or correcting housing issues that relate to the health and safety or accessibility of the homeowner who resides in the home. Repairs are determined on a case-by-case basis and include but are not limited to roof repairs, heating and A/C repairs, shower modifications, structural repairs, plumbing repairs, and electrical repairs, etc.
Income-qualified homeowners can apply for assistance with necessary and emergency repairs (health and safety, or accessibility issues) by completing an application for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation (OOHR) program with the City Community Development Division. Applications can be picked up at the Housing Office (510 E Florence Boulevard, Casa Grande, AZ 85122); or you may call 520-421-8670 to have an application mailed to your home.
The City map that is found on the Planning Department web page illustrates the city boundary as a dashed yellow line. You can use this map to determine if your property is located within or outside of the City of Casa Grande municipal boundaries. Your mailing address may reference Casa Grande but that does not necessarily mean that your property is actually located within the City limits.
Understanding where your property lines are located is critical when placing any structures on the property as the City's zoning regulations require that minimum setbacks be maintained for all structures from your property lines. The most reliable way to know the location of your property lines is to hire a surveyor to create an accurate property survey. Less accurate methods include reviewing the Location Improvement Corticated that is created with many home sales and provided at loan closing or a review of the City's Geographic Based Information (GIS) mapping which reflects property boundary information supplied by the County's Assessor's Office.
Information regarding proposed land developments can be found on the Projects Under Review Map located on the Planning Department's web page. Buildings that have received permits to begin construction can be found on the Building's Under Construction Map also located on the Planning Department's web page.
You can find ownership information at the Pinal County Website.
The allowable uses for each property differ depending on the specific zoning district that the property is located within. These uses can be found by reviewing Title 17 (Zoning) of the City Code or by calling the City Development Center and speaking with a planner.
You may find the zoning of your property on the City’s Interactive Zoning Map that can be accessed from the Planning Department’s web page. You will need to have either the property address, or the Assessor’s Parcel Number, to assist in the zoning search.
Yes, but you will need to fill out a Public Improvement Permit Application and construct it in a specific location and to specific construction standards.
Yes, but the City Code limits each single-family home to one driveway access to the street unless special approval is granted. Driveway access ways for multifamily, office, commercial and industrial uses also need approval by the Planning Department. You should contact the engineering or planning staff at the City Development Center for information regarding the specific approval and permitting process for new driveways.
In general City sewer mains run down the middle of streets and alleyways although occasionally sewer mains are located within easements located on private property. The City maintains a map of all City sewer lines which is displayed on the City Geographic Information Systems (GIS) system. You can contact the engineering review staff at the City Development Center for information regarding the specific location of City sewer lines near your property.
Street rights-of-way vary in width depending on whether the street is a local, minor collector, major collector, minor arterial or major arterial. You can contact the engineering review staff at the City Development Center for specific right-of-way location for your property.
You can determine whether your property is located within a Special Flood Hazard Area by visiting FEMA's Flood Map Center. The City will issue a formal written determination as to whether your property is located within any Special Flood Hazard Area if you file a Flood Area Determination application which also can be found on the Planning Department web page. If your property is located within a Special Flood Hazard Area you may be eligible to purchase Flood Insurance.
According to City Code 8.12.160 Unsightly Premises - Visible to Public, the City does not allow properties to become visibly unsightly. So the items would have to be relocated indoors, to a storage unit, in a screened area in your rear or side yard or disposed of.
According to City Code 17.56.010C Parking of Inoperable or Unlicensed Vehicles in Residential Areas, only licensed and operable vehicles may be parked in the driveway but the vehicle can be relocated and worked on in a screened area of the rear or side yard or within your garage.
According to City Code 8.12.050 Parking on Front Lawn, vehicles shall not be parked or stored within the front or corner side of the yard other than on a driveway surface. You can expand your paved driveway to accommodate more vehicle parking as long as it does not exceed 50% of the front yard area.
Recreation vehicles may be parked in your side or rear yard or within your garage.
According to City Code 17.56.010D RV Parking in Front Yard, a recreation vehicle shall not be parked in any front or corner side yards.