The Planning and Zoning Department

The Planning and Zoning Department is located in the City’s Municipal Building 150 N Pine St, Globe Arizona

Chris Collopy, Director of Planning & Zoning

Director of Planning and Zoning/Building Inspector
Chris Collopy
(928) 425-7146 Ext. 22
Cell: (928) 812-2194

The Planning and Zoning Department's mission is to aid in planning and technical services to guide the orderly development of a healthy, balanced and livable community. This department issues construction permits and enforces codes and ordinances in the interest of ensuring safe and attractive neighborhoods as well as a healthy environment. For further information on building ordinances please see Chapter 14 of the City Code.

  • International Building Code 2003
  • International Residential Code 2003
  • International Plumbing Code 2003
  • International Mechanical Code 2003
  • National Electric Code 2002

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Who Needs a Building Permit in the City of Globe?

If you are planning on doing any of the listed things on your home or business you will need a building permit.

  1. Any addition to your home. (Including decks, porch, carports, and garages)
  2. Sheds larger than 200 sq. ft. (Not attached to house)
  3. Any electrical work
  4. Any plumbing work
  5. Any heating and/or cooling work
  6. Retaining walls
  7. Fences

Other permits may be necessary that are not listed, but these are the most common infractions of homeowners needing building permits.

If you have started a project and now think you should have taken out a building permit, or you are considering a construction project at your home, you may call the City of Globe Planning and Zoning office at (928) 425-7146 ext. 22 with any questions.

Failure to obtain the necessary permits could result in fines and or the removal of the unauthorized building project.

Code Enforcement

Michelle Yerkovich Code Enforcement Specialist

Michelle Yerkovich, Code Enforcement Specialist
(928) 200-1552

The Code Enforcement Department is committed to protecting the public’s health and comfort and to promote and maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable neighborhood. The responsibility of the Code Enforcement Division is to enforce the regulations outlined in the Globe City Code, Article 10-4, Property Maintenance and Public Nuisances. Violations include, but are not limited to, junk vehicles, accumulation of trash, rubbish, debris, weeds, outdoor storage, dilapidated structures and anything else that may affect the quality of life within the boundaries of the city.

Complaint Process

Initial Complaint

Complaints may be taken by written complaint, phone, e-mail or in person. Several questions will need to be researched first such as:

  • Who is the legal property owner/responsible party?
  • Is this location in the City limits?
  • What type of complaint is it? (junk vehicles, rubbish, trash, weeds and debris, dilapidated structures)
  • Barking dogs or dogs at large, contact the Animal Control Officer, Police Department.
  • Refuse not properly contained for collection, contact the General Services Superintendent, Public Works.


An initial site inspection is conducted on each complaint, which validates the violation(s). Photographs will be taken for the file and possibly the courts.

Notice and Order to Comply

If an inspection reveals that a violation exists, the (officer) will mail out a fifteen (15) or thirty-day letter, depending on the violation, to the property owner with specific instructions to bring the property into compliance. Another inspection will be performed after the 30 days and if the violation still exists, the City may pursue enforcement by issuance of a complaint or summons from the Magistrate Court. Failure to take the required actions in a timely manner could result in a possible fine in the amount of $2500 per day for each citation of code violation.

If you are concerned about an existing condition in your neighborhood please contact us.