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While not required, appointments are highly recommended for Planning and Development Services (Planning and Building)

Comprehensive Plan Update 2023

Navajo County has prepared its Comprehensive Plan for a 2023 update.  The sixty (60) day public comment period has begun as of Thursday, February 9th, 2023 and will end on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023.  Comments, questions, and concerns can be emailed to

The Navajo County Comprehensive Plan Update will be considered for recommendation by the Navajo County Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, April 20th, 2023.  Following this, the proposal will be considered by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors for adoption on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023. 

A copy of the proposed 2023 Navajo County Comprehensive Plan Update can be found at the following link: Navajo County Comprehensive Plan Update 2023.

Public Works Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services

Michael “Mischa” Larisch started working for Navajo County in August 2022 as the Public Works Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services. Before joining Navajo County, Mischa worked for the Town of Springerville, where he served as Community Development Director. Prior to moving to Arizona, Mischa served 5 years as Planning and Community Development Director for Grant County in Silver City NM.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and Botany from Western New Mexico University. Mischa is a Certified Floodplain Manager and International Code Council Certified Residential Building Inspector.


Navajo County Public Works Department has the responsibility in the areas of Planning and Development to promote control and regulate growth of development; Building construction to regulate and monitor design, construction, materials, location and use of such through inspections, and installation of Manufactured Homes; Septic System design and installation of conventional systems and some alternative systems; and compliance of the regulations that support the above by code enforcement.



 SHOW LOW  1100 E. Thornton Road   (928) 532-6040
 HOLBROOK  100 W. Public Works Dr.   (928) 524-4100
 HEBER /OVERGAARD   2188 W. Country Club Dr.    (928) 535-7110






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