A. In any county not having county subdivision regulations applicable to the unincorporated territory, the legislative body of any municipality may exercise the subdivision regulation powers granted in this article both to territory within its corporate limits and to that which extends a distance of three contiguous miles in all directions of its corporate limits and not located in a municipality. Any ordinance intended to have application beyond the corporate limits of the municipality shall expressly state the intention of such application. Such ordinance shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 9-463.04

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision: means any land or portion thereof subject to the provisions of this article as provided in section 9-463. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision regulations: means a municipal ordinance regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 9-463

B. The extraterritorial jurisdiction of two or more municipalities whose territorial boundaries are less than six miles apart terminates at a boundary line equidistant from the respective corporate limits of such municipalities, or at such line as is agreed to by the legislative bodies of the respective municipalities.

C. As a prerequisite to the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction, the membership of the planning agency charged with the preparation or administration of proposed subdivision regulations for the area of extraterritorial jurisdiction shall be increased to include two additional members to represent the unincorporated area. Any additional member shall be a resident of the three mile area outside the corporate limits and be appointed by the legislative body of the county in which the unincorporated area is situated. Any such member shall have equal rights, privileges and duties with the other members of the planning agency in all matters pertaining to the plans and regulations of the unincorporated area in which they reside, both in preparation of the original plans and regulations and in consideration of any proposed amendments to such plans and regulations.

D. Any municipal legislative body exercising the powers granted by this section may provide for the enforcement of its regulations for the area of extraterritorial jurisdiction in the same manner as the regulations for the area within the municipality are enforced.