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Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects. Info on 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.

Simple Ideas for Residential Green Building 

1) Water Conservation: 

  • Install low flow water closets and water faucets/shower heads; low flow water closets are available as low as 1.3 gallons per flush where traditional water closets are as high as 2.8 gallons per flush.  When selecting water faucets/shower faucets choose flow rates at maximum of 2.0 gallons per minute
  • Tankless water heaters or insta-hots, tankless water heaters take the concept of using hot water instantly, rather than waiting on a delay that is wasteful for water
  • Irrigation systems with an auto rain sensor; technology of the auto rain sensor can eliminate watering on rainy days and focus on using natural weather resources as an option.
  • Consider a xeriscape design landscape package; “xeriscape" landscaping essentially refers to creating a landscape design that has been carefully tailored to withstand drought conditions.

2) Healthy Living: 

  • When selecting carpet consider carpet that contains the green label certification; carpet that contains the green label assures purchasers that the product has been manufactured with the lowest emitting products on the market.
  • Use Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paints, stains and varnishes, maximum VOC 250 grams/liter; using products with low VOC insures the solvent used uses water as the carrier rather than petroleum based chemicals.  Water based solvents are less toxic and contain low levels of metal.
  • Use urea formaldehyde free products; This glue can be found in most homes, primarily used as an adhesive in pressed wood products such as particleboard, plywood, MDF board and laminating adhesives.
  • Try  installing air filters with a minimum MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating of 8; this synthetic electrostatically charged filtration media attracts airborne containments from circulating into the house cooling/heating system.

3) Energy Efficiency: 

  • Install Energy Star ® lighting and appliances; energy star qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10-50 % less energy and water than standard models.
  • Energy efficient lighting; efficient lighting can be as simple as using CFL and LED type of light bulbs.  The total use of CFL and LED bulbs typically are a 1/2 of regular bulbs, which can lead to energy and cost savings.
  • Look for new construction to exceed current energy standards by 15%; 3rd party software such as REM/rate and RES/check are available to see that your house design does meet this 15% standard.  For more information, visit www.energycodes.gov.
  • Install programmable thermostats: the user determines  the temperature and time of day settings so that optimal efficiency is attained while maintaining comfort levels.
  • Make use of natural light; day lighting areas within the house reduces the need of using electrical lighting to provide the same use.  Examples of this can be achieved by installing skylights and leaving window coverings off during the day.
  • Laundry rooms can be provided with a permanent drying rack for passive drying.
  • Consider installing a home solar electric power system (Photo Voltaic).  PV systems are an innovative way of using nonpolluting, “free” electric power from the sun.  For more information, visit www.eere.energy.gov

4) Site Management/Building Orientation: 

  • Design with minimum impact on site topography and natural drainage ways; this allows for site improvements to minimize the impact on natural features such as drainage and vegetation; balance cuts and fills to minimize energy to haul material into or out of the site.
  • Longest building dimension to face south with the common living spaces facing south or within 15 degrees to take advantage of solar panels on the roof; provide proper shading with calculated roof overhangs (24” or greater), trellis or perforated material in order to allow sunshine into the interior during winter months and obstruct sunshine during summer months.  Limit windows on east and especially the west side of the house due to radiation from the sun that is difficult to shade.
  • Exposed paving to be light colored with a light reflectance value of at least 30% this will reduce heat island effects. Construct paving of permeable materials such as sand set bricks and pavers, pervious pavement/concrete or other manufactured products to minimize rain run-off.

5) Structural & Building Elements: 

  • Use building components that reduce heating and cooling loads such as SIPs (structural insulated panels), ICFs (insulated concrete forms), ISPs (insulated sandwich panels), AAC blocks (autoclaved aerated concrete), and integral insulated masonry. These products have high R insulation values.
  • Instead of sawn lumber use metal, engineered lumber, recycled content materials or lumber that is certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) to protect old growth forests, soil erosion, water quality and clear cutting practices.
  • Use low-toxic materials with no urea-formaldehyde resin for all sub-floor, roof and wall sheathing to increase indoor air quality.
  • Use locally or regionally produced materials which boost the local economy and reduce transportation costs and environmental strain.

For more information on Green Building, please call 623-773-7225.