The Maricopa County Planning and Development Department has been reviewed on Yelp. The review is mixed, with positive reviews as well as negative reviews. One person thinks that the department is great and fast, especially for small projects. But another person is upset because he had to follow strict checklists and make unnecessary trips.
Some people have positive experiences. One person says Maricopa County is super helpful and quick, especially for businesses across different states. Someone else is unhappy because the department takes a long time to review plans and doesn't respond well, making their project more expensive.
Interestingly, some people remarked that the wait is long and the staff are very unhelpful. One particular reviewer explained that he had to make his own site plan for a permit and felt frustrated with the bureaucratic process and lack of guidance.
These reviews show that the department can be very different for each person, from fast and helpful to slow and full of rules.