Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects. Info on the P83 district, schools, the Peoria Leadership Institute seminar, and diversity.

Information on the City Council including agendas , the Mayor, the Municipal Court, City Manager and ADA along with the city's various initiatives.

News from the city of Peoria, press releases from the Office of Commnications, links to RSS feeds and E-News signup. View programming on Channel 11, PeoriaTV.

Information on the employment process, a listing of current open jobs, how to apply on-line and a list of all jobs and salaries at the city.

 A listing of links to directories of city services, including all online e-services.

The city of Peoria Municipal Complex is home to City Hall, the Council Chambers, the Main Library, the Development and Community Services Building, the Public Safety Administration Building, and the Municipal Court.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

The City of Peoria budget is managed by the Management and Budget Division. Find copies of the latest Program Budget and the CIP here.


The City Code and  Zoning Ordinace, with updates are located here. Also, find the City Charter, and legal statements related to the website, including our Privacy Notice.

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

How to pay bills you may have with the city, including water, sewer and trash collection fees, recreation program and class fees, traffic fines and more. Setup water and sewer service.

Home and Property Resources includes information on trash pickup,water conservation, swimming  pool issues and recycling, along with other relevant information for homeowners.

Neighborhood Resources includes information on dealing with graffiti removal, block parties, animal control, street repairs, odors and other neighborhood related quality of life issues.

Helpful services provided by the fire and police departments. Report criminal activity, locate crime information, register alarms, and learn about crime prevention.

Search for scheduled events and meetings in the city including documents relating to city council meetings and other meetings.

This section contains information and links to the Peoria Public Library's website, the Arts Commission, the Center for Performing Arts, and Annual Arts festivals and Celebrations. 

Information on recreation programs and classes, afterschool and preschool programs, sports leagues and locations and amenities of city parks.

Information on bus routes, park and ride, dial a ride and bicycle paths. Also, road closures and lane restrictions.

Use this page to find information on the city of Peoria website of interest to builders and developers.Included are inspections, zoning and zoning ordinance, the city code, general plan, permitting, and impact fees.

How to get a business license, tax license, sales tax schedules/forms, register to use the online eTax system, pay taxes and fees. Bidding on contracts with the city and auctions, trash collection, recycling, traffic counts.

Business and Real EstateDevelopment, and other assistance for businesses and developers finding sites, understanding the area, and growing their businesses. Links to the Building Development Division and PeoriaED.Com.

Information on Building Permits. Find out about permits for signs, temporary use of property, filming, and alarms. Download forms and track applications for development, building, planning and engineering permits.

The city's main document portal for development related documents including planning and zoning, building, engineering and fire prevention.

The Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres conduct spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex each February and March. Everything you need to know is at PeoriaSpringTraining.com.

A listing of area hotels, motels and RV Parks, listed by distance from the Peoria Sports Complex.

The city of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona.

Links to Items of interest to tourists, including VisitPeoriaaz.com, our official tourism website.

The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts consists of a 280 seat main stage auditorium and an 80+ seat black box theater, designed to bring award winning community theater to downtown Peoria. 

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

Special Events, sponsored and hosted by the city, held throughout the year at the Peoria Sports Complex, Oldtown Peoria and other areas.

The Peoria Sports Complex is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during spring training, and many other events throughout the year.

Water Resource Planning - Groundwater Management Act of 1980

Why We Are Changing Peoria’s Water Supply 

Our Sonoran desert receives little rainfall (7-9 inches/year) and very little seeps back into the soil to replenish our underground water supplies (called groundwater). Currently groundwater is being pumped at a faster rate than what is naturally replenished (called overdraft). Regional water levels have declined because of overdraft, causing numerous problems. Problems associated with overdraft include: water quality degradation, increased electric costs to pump water, a need to deepen water supply wells, and the long-term geologic phenomena of land subsidence.

To address the overdrafting of Arizona’s groundwater supplies, the State Legislature passed the Groundwater Management Act in 1980.

In compliance with the Act’s mandates, Peoria has made the commitment to switch its supply of water from a non-renewable source to a renewable one, i.e. groundwater to surface water. Making this transition will provide Peoria residents with a long-term supply of high quality water while not depleting our groundwater supply. Saving our groundwater now will ensure that Peoria can provide water for the next generation and beyond.


Without water we would not live in our beautiful Sonoran Desert. The desert, by its nature has very limited water resources, especially in years of low precipitation. Native desert plants and landscaping thrive in our arid, dry climate. We must learn from nature and preserve this precious resource bestowed upon us. Our very existence is dependent on adequate supplies of high quality water!


The City of Peoria Public Works - Utilities Division serves more than 100,000 people in an area greater than 160 square-miles. These customers are located in two water supply regions, Salt River Project (SRP) and Central Arizona Project (CAP).

The city has obtained its water supply from beneath the ground using wells since its incorporation in 1954. This type of water, known as groundwater, is pumped from geologic formations or aquifers hundreds of feet below the land surface.

Peoria currently obtains water from numerous wells located throughout the City, Greenway Water Treatment Plant and from the City of Glendale's Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant.   The wells range in depth from 700 to 1600 feet below the land surface. The first CAP water was introduced from Pyramid Peak WTP into the distribution system in September 1998.  Greenway WTP began providing SRP water to our citizens in June, 2002. 


The City obtains its renewable surface water supplies from the Salt River Project (SRP) and Central Arizona Project (CAP). The City treats this water at two water treatment plants, Greenway and Pyramid Peak.

SRP water comes from the Salt and Verde Rivers and, in accordance with federal law, can only be used on SRP lands. The City treats this water at the Greenway Water Treatment plant at the end of the Arizona Canal, near 75th Avenue and Greenway Road.  This plant is designed to treat 16 million gallons per day, nearly 50-acre feet/day.

CAP obtains its water supply from the Colorado River through a canal, 336 miles long, that starts in Lake Havasu and ends south of the City of Tucson. The water is pumped uphill from the Colorado River and stored in Lake Pleasant during the winter months when electricity cost and water use is low. Then, during the hot summer months, when electric costs are expensive and water use is high, the lake level is lowered by gravity sending water back into the canal. Electricity is generated by this water flow. This water is then treated at water treatment plants within the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.

CAP water is used in areas that are "off-SRP" lands. This water is treated at both the City of Glendale’s Pyramid Peak water treatment plant located near 67th Avenue and Jomax Road and may be treated at the Greenway facility. The City of Glendale originally constructed the Pyramid Peak plant in the 1980s and recently expanded the facility. The City of Peoria joined in on this expansion by spending about $10,000,000 to provide capacity to treat water for Peoria Citizens.

Principles of Sound Water Management