Land Development Code


Community Development Department (928) 282-1154

Go to the Land Development Code  

Note: The link for the LDC goes to an external website (Code Publishing Co.). To navigate the site, go to the table of contents or "Advanced Search" on the left side to search topics. At the bottom of each page are arrows to advance pages. There is also a link to the City Code.

ldc update logoLand Development Code Update Project

The city is updating the 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 code.

View the Draft Land Development Code - Adoption Draft, July 2018

City Council Meeting: The next Council work session on the LDC Draft is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at 102 Roadrunner Drive. Topic:

At this work session, Council will focus on: rentals of detached guest houses, permeable paving for parking, architectural style and character, prohibited lighting types, and alternative density based on unit size.

The Council will ultimately consider adoption of the updated LDC at a hearing currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m.

To learn more about the update and to provide input visit or contact Mike Raber at or 928-204-7106.

The Land Development Code is an important tool for preserving Sedona's scenic beauty and unique community character. For the story behind the scenery, visit the following pages for a photo tour of how the Land Development Code influences Sedona's built environment:

Key Topics in the Land Development Code
Link to the external Code Publishing Company website to access the Sedona Land Development Code.

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.