Community Development
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Building a Better Community Today for Tomorrow

BuildingThe Community Development Department consists of four divisions. The Building Division has the responsibility for providing services to the building community. The Planning & Zoning Division has the responsibility of providing land use and development services. The Economic Development Division provides assistance to businesses getting started, expanding, or relocating to Payson. The Housing Division has the responsibility for our housing rehab and affordable/workforce housing programs. Town Business Licenses are also handled by this department.

The main goal of the Community Development Department is to assist with the building of a safe, attractive community with a vibrant economic component.

General Plan Update
General Plan
2014 - 2024

Note: This is a large PDF file (2.24 MB)

We recommend that you involve the Payson Community Development Department in the initial planning of your project to avoid unnecessary and perhaps costly surprises along the way. If you are unsure of whom you should contact please dial (928) 472-5030; TDD: (928) 472-6449; Fax: (928) 472-7490 or
send us an e-mail at 

To view the Town's Zoning Ordinance, also known as Unified Development Code, please click on the following link: Payson, Arizona Code of Ordinances - Title XV: LAND USAGE, Chapter 154: UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE.