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Hi I am relatively new to this forum. I started doing research about a month ago for off grid living and I stumbled across this site. I LOVE IT! Back on topic, I am looking to go off grid in a couple of years and build an earthbag home once I have the money saved up and done the adequate research.

The problem I am running into is that all the videos I watch on people building their houses never say how they get around having inspections or permits. I know there are some counties where you don't need a permit or can opt out of having inspections and submitting plans if you have rural land.

I have only found 1 county ConciseAZ where if you have 4+ acres and it is zoned as rural you can get a building permit and opt out of submitting plans and having inspections. https://www.cochise.az.gov/development-services/owner-builder-amendment

My question I suppose is does anyone know of any other counties in the southern Arizona or New Mexico area that have these type of laws.
 
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I believe Greenlee County in AZ falls under this category.

https://www.co.greenlee.az.us/pz/pdfs/Building%20Codes%20and%20Loading%20Standards.pdf
 
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Kim Goodwin wrote:I believe Greenlee County in AZ falls under this category.

https://www.co.greenlee.az.us/pz/pdfs/Building%20Codes%20and%20Loading%20Standards.pdf



Thank you this will help expand my search radius when I start looking for land to buy.
 
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