Land Development Code

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Land Development Code Update

The city is updating its Land Development Code (LDC), which contains the rules for development and re-development. The city has contracted with the consulting team Clarion, Associates to overhaul the 20-year-old ccode. To learn more about the update and have to provide input visit or contact Mike Raber at or 928-204-7106.


Community Development Department
102 Roadrunner Dr.
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-1154

* Note: The LDC website link will take you to an external website prepared by Code Publishing Co. Once there, visit the table of contents or search by topic using Advanced Search. At the bottom of each page are arrows to advance pages. You may also link to the City Code from this site. 

Land Development Code – Key Topics:
Article 4 - Review Procedures
Article 5 - Districts and Boundaries (Zoning)
Article 6 - District Regulations (Zoning Descriptions)
Article 7 - Subdivision Regulations and Land Divisions
Article 8 - Grading and Drainage
Article 9 - Development Standards
Article 10 - Design Review Manual
Article 11 - Sign Regulations
Article 12 - Nonconforming Situations
Article 14 - Enforcement
Article 15 - Historic Preservation Ordinance
Article 17 - Wireless Communications Facilities
Article 18 - Public Art
Article 19 - Main Street and Character Districts Design Manual
The Land Development and/or other documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the City Council. For further information regarding the official version of the Land Development Code or other documents posted on this site, please contact the Community Development Department at (928) 282-1154.

Design Review Manual
The Design Review Manual is Article 10 of the Land Development Code, and may be accessed from the Land Development Code webpage.

The Manual is the City of Sedona’s acceptable standard and guiding policy document for all development proposals in the City. This Manual, along with the Land Development Code, forms the basis for the review and approval of all new construction and renovation proposals by the City’s Community Development Department and Planning and Zoning Commission. Applicants of proposed development projects must demonstrate “good faith intent” to comply with the Manual.

Key topics of the Design Review Manual
2.0 Site Development
3.0 Architectural Character and Building Form, and 4.0 Landscaping.

An important goal of the Design Review Manual is to preserve and enhance Sedona’s unique sense of place, one project at a time.

- Appendix A of the Design Review Manual:
Low Water Use Plant List

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