Community Development

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The City of Somerton Community Development Department is comprised of four divisions: Planning and Zoning, Building Safety and Code Enforcement, and Animal Control.

The Community Development Department endeavors to foster partnerships with local businesses, residents, developers and other City Departments to improve the built environment and maintain the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Somerton.

Accela Citizen AccessThe City of Somerton has also implemented an application and permit tracking system that offers Citizen Access, a quick and convenient way to view the status of your application from the convenience of your home or office. This feature allows online access to status of permit applications, scheduling of building inspections, and code enforcement complaints.

To check the status of your application, all you need is the "Permit Tracking Number" (BLD16-xxxxx for Building Permits, ENG16-xxxxx for Engineering Plan Reviews, PLN16-xxxxx for Planning Applications). The tracking number is created by the permit system and recorded on the application form - a copy of this form is provided to customer. Please first register to create your own access account.


The goal for all activities within the Department is provide a high quality customer service for the people who live, work and do business here.


Contact information:
Community Development Department
143 N. State Ave
Somerton, Arizona 85350
(928) 722-7399
Fax: (928) 627-3794