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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.

Development Impact Fee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are some frequently asked questions in regards to impact fees. 

What is a development impact fee?
A development impact fee, or simply, impact fee, is a charge on new development to pay for the construction or expansion of off-site capital improvements that are necessitated by and benefit the new development.  The funds collected can not be used for operations, maintenance, or repair of existing facilities.

When did impact fees first become popular?
Nationally, impact fees first started in Florida and California during the late 1970s.  In Arizona, legislation giving municipalities the ability to assess impact fees was first passed in 1988.  County impact fees were enabled by legislation in 2000.

When did Peoria first implement impact fees?
Peoria first implemented development impact fees in 1991.  The fees were updated in 1999 and have been updated biennially since then.

What impact fee categories does Peoria assess?
Peoria assesses an impact fee in two broad categories: General Government and Utilities.  The General Government category is broken down further into the following fees: libraries, neighborhood parks, community parks, trails, open space, law enforcement, fire protection, general government, and transportation (streets and intersections).  The Utilities category is broken down further into water expansion, wastewater expansion, water resource, water reuse irrigation and solid waste.

How does Peoria develop impact fees?
To assist staff in developing impact fees, Peoria hires an outside consultant to formulate legally defensible impact fees.  Peoria undergoes two impact fee studies, one for General Government Fees and one for Utility Fees.  For a detailed explanation on how Peoria's impact fees are calculated, please see the impact fee studies found on the Impact Fee Main Page.

How do impact fees differ from taxes?
Impact fees are part of the development approval process. Requiring an impact fee to provide adequate public facilities is similar to meeting site planning and zoning requirements.

Do I have to pay an impact fee for tenant improvements, an addition to my home, or a remodel of my residence?
In general, impact fees are only charged on new construction.  Any construction that does not create an additional dwelling unit or additional square footage on a non-residential property does not require the payment of impact fees.

When do I pay the impact fee?
Impact fees are paid at the time of building permit issuance.

What are Peoria’s impact fees?
A schedule of Peoria’s impact fees can be found on the Impact Fee Main Page.

How much will I have to pay in impact fees?
There are different impact fees for different land uses and different impact fee zones throughout Peoria, so one answer will not suffice.  For an estimate of development impact fees, please see the impact fee calculator found on the Impact Fee Main Page.

Does Peoria have separate impact fee zones?
Yes, Peoria has different impact fee zones for the transportation impact fee.  There are three transportation impact fee zones: South, Central, and North.  For a map of the transportation impact fee zones, please see the Transportation Impact Fee Zones Map on the Impact Fee Main Page.

How do impact fees benefit existing, as well as new residents?
The adoption of impact fees reduces pressure on local residents to raise taxes and fees.  In addition, if new development pays for its own capacity-enhancing infrastructure needs, any current funds that have been designated to pay for those projects can be shifted to the more immediate needs of existing residents, such as for facility maintenance and rehabilitation.

What are impact fee credits?
When a developer contributes actual off-site facility improvements or dedications that mitigate the impact of a particular project and the need for impact fee-related public facilities, the project's impact fee should be reduced by the value of the improvement or dedication. Reductions can be done through offsets or reimbursements.  Offsetting means reducing the total impact fee paid at the time of payment and reimbursing means paying the developer for a portion of the impact fee after the impact fee payment has been made.  Offsets and reimbursements are given to ensure that new development does not pay twice for the same facilities.

How are impact fee credits calculated?
Impact fee credits are calculated by using modeled costs, or values developed in conjunction with the impact fee study.  The modeled costs are based upon the cost estimates of the projects used in the impact fee study and not based on the cost or the value of the improvements or dedications.

How do I know if my project is eligible to receive impact fee credits?
Projects that have significant transportation components are most commonly eligible for impact fee credits.  Please see the Transportation IIP Map, found on the Impact Fee Main Page, to see if your project may be eligible for impact fee credits. To verify if you are eligible for impact fee credits in other impact fee categories, please contact Katie Gregory  at 623-773-7364  or via email at katie.gregory@peoriaaz.gov.

How do I apply for an impact fee credit?
Please contact katie Gregory at katie.gregory@peoriaaz.gov for more information.

Where can I find more information on Peoria’s impact fees?  
If you would like more information about Peoria’s impact fees or have a question that was not answered on this website, please contact Katie Gregory at 623-773-7364 or via email at Katie.Gregory@peoriaaz.gov.