The goal of the Maricopa County Planning and Development Code Compliance Division is to gain voluntary compliance with codes and regulations from property owners. The Code Compliance Division only has jurisdiction over zoning violations within the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County. For further reference, Code Compliance actions are governed by Chapter 15 of the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance (PDF).
Filing a complaint is a formal method of notifying the Code Compliance Division of possible building code and/or zoning violations on a specific property. In order to ensure accuracy, complaints must be submitted in writing or online, and all information about the complainant remains confidential unless if subpoenaed should the violation proceed to court.
Typical code compliance violations include:
- Abandoned Vehicles
- Building Without a Permit
- Dilapidated Structures
- Drainage Issues
- Junk, Trash, Debris
- Overgrown Dried Weeds
View a diagram showing an Overview of the Code Compliance Process.
Code Violation complaints will be received and entered into the Code Compliance computer system within 2 working days. A tracking number (i.e. V2019XXXXX) will be assigned to all violation cases. A code inspector will then inspect the property within 30 days of the received complaint. You may track the status of a violation case Opens a New Window. .
Search for Code Compliance Records in 4 Easy Steps
- Go to the Citizens Access portal webpage at https://accela.maricopa.gov/CitizenAccessMCOSS/ Opens a New Window. .
- Select Search Building Permits/Code Compliance under Development Services / Code Compliance.
- Enter search criteria appropriate for your query (for example, a case number, complaint type, or property address).
- Click the Search button at the bottom of the page.
- Results will appear at the bottom of the page, below the Search button.
- Details can be viewed by clicking on the permit number.
- The Processing Status Bar shows the status and workflow of the case.
- Items that have a green checkmark are COMPLETED.
- Items that have an hourglass are ACTIVE.
Need additional Help? Review the Citizens Access Portal User Guide Opens a New Window. .
A Compliance Agreement may be requested by the property owner to establish the plan of action and deadline(s) to resolve the complaint(s) and bring the property into compliance. Compliance Agreement Request FormOpens a New Window.
CODE VIOLATIONS OUTSIDE OF MARICOPA COUNTY
For more information on reporting a violation outside the jurisdiction of Maricopa County, please select the appropriate city or town listed below: