Can I develop a Drupal site on a local development server?

Yes. However, we do prefer you use our development server to ensure an easy transition to the production server. If you need to use a local development server please consult with the Web Communications Drupal contact prior to setup. It is critical you use the same structure we do to avoid issue during import. If we are unable to import your site you will be responsible for correcting the causing issues on your local dev.