The Planning and Zoning Division provides direction and leadership in implementing the goals, objectives, and policies of the Town as adopted by the Town Council.
The Division is also responsible for the orderly development of the Town and the administration of various land use regulations, including the zoning code, design review ordinances, sign code, and the cultural resources preservation ordinance.
The Planning and Zoning Division performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment. Primary functions address property development and land use activities occurring in the Town.
How We Can Help!
Whether you’re an existing business in the Town of Thatcher or planning to relocate or start a new business in town, the Town is here to help you. There are a number of programs in place designed to assist business owners, and the information provided on the Town’s website should get you on the right track. For more information, call (928) 428-2290.
Before opening up your doors for business, you will need to obtain a Business License from the Finance Department to operate in the Town of Thatcher. Contact the Town Hall, 928-428-2290, with any questions.
The Town is divided into various zoning districts. For each zoning district, there is a list of uses that are permitted in that specific zoning district and conditionally permitted with approval of a Conditional Use Permit. When looking for a place to start or relocate your business, it is important to make sure the zoning on the site allows the proposed use. Refer to the Town’s Zoning Map and Zoning Code for details.
Remodels of existing residences are generally allowed, but may require a building permit. Remodels of existing residences to another use (i.e. commercial use) are allowed in some zoning districts, but require a change of occupancy permit and may have additional requirements. It is recommended to contact the Fire Department and Public Works Department for any additional requirements related to a remodel.
Fences and walls are allowed to be built along property lines as long as they do not exceed the maximum height. In general, fences or walls may not exceed six feet in height along the rear and side property lines and no more than three feet in height within the front setback area.
Zoning regulates land uses within the Town. Each parcel in the Town is assigned to a zone which describes the regulations under which that land may be used. The Zoning Code identifies allowable uses and sets standards such as minimum lot size, maximum building height, and minimum front yard depth.