Planning & Zoning


This division is responsible for current planning, long range planning, and zoning enforcement. Current planning includes the administration of the zoning and subdivision ordinances. 

The Zoning Ordinance regulates the development and use of private and public land. Long range planning is guided through the General Plan.

Zoning enforcement activities are carried out with the assistance of the Town Marshal’s office, which is responsible for investigating complaints. The department serves as staff support to the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.

Zoning Administrator

The planning director shall serve as the zoning administrator. The zoning administrator, acting under the direction of the Town manager, shall have all the powers of a zoning administrator under Arizona law and the Town of Cave Creek zoning ordinance.

Geographical Information System

Social, economic, and physical information is inventoried and updated through the use of the Town’s geographical information system (GIS). Small area studies or specific plans are prepared as may be necessary to implement the general plan.