Are group homes allowed in County Jurisdiction?

Yes. Group homes fall into 2 categories in the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance:
1. Group Homes providing care for no more than 10 non-adjudicated patient residents (plus live in caregivers) are allowed in the rural and residential zoning districts. Group homes are subject to conditions including a minimum a separation of 1320 feet and licensure requirements.

2. Homes providing care for more than 10 residents require a Special Use Permit.

The County will not reserve future properties for Group Homes, all applications are based upon a first come, first serve basis. Previous approvals may be revoked if the use is discontinued.

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1. Are group homes allowed in County Jurisdiction?
2. How do I start a group home for no more than 10 residents?
3. The Arizona State Health Department requires that forms be signed by the zoning and building officials in order to get my license. How do I get them signed?
4. What if I want to provide care for troubled teens, recovering drug addicts, alcoholics, or just provide day care?
5. Is an inspection required for group homes?