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About PeoriaNavigational Arrow Image

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.

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

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

 

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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.

Online E-Services and Other City ServicesNavigational Arrow Image

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

Municipal Complex Map and DirectionsNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Area MapsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Management and Budget DivisionNavigational Arrow Image

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

 

City Laws and Legal StatementsNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Peoria’s Commitment to Diversity and InclusionNavigational Arrow Image

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

Resident Billing & Utility ServicesNavigational Arrow Image

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.

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

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

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

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

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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. 

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Links to the Building Development Division and the Site Development Division of the Engineering Department

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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.

Development, Engineering and Building FormsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Economic Development Services DepartmentNavigational Arrow Image

Economic Development Services offers Business and Real Estate Development, and other assistance for businesses and developers, on the website PeoriaAZSmart.com.

Spring TrainingNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Hotels, Motels and RV ParksNavigational Arrow Image

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

Lake PleasantNavigational Arrow Image

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

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

Center for Performing ArtsNavigational Arrow Image

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. 

Hiking TrailsNavigational Arrow Image

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

Area MapsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Special EventsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Peoria Sports ComplexNavigational Arrow Image

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

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Process Guide and Other Information 

To report a violation, contact the Code Enforcement 24-hour Complaint Line at (623) 773-7226. When you call, please give the exact address of the property in violation, if possible, and explain in detail what you believe to be in violation. You are not required to leave your name and telephone number when you report a violation, but it is helpful to do so. In some cases, the officer may need to obtain more information from you to resolve the violation, or let you know that the complaint was not a valid code violation.

Please note:  All records are public information.  If you wish to remain anonymous in your complaint, you will not be updated with the status or outcome of the case.

When a citizen reports a complaint, the information is recorded on a Code Enforcement Complaint Form, and given to the officer assigned to the area in which the violation is reported. The officer inspects the property within five days of receipt of the complaint. Life safety issues are investigated within 24 hours.  Code officers often initiate cases themselves when violations are observed, and the same process is followed.

Each violation is treated on a case by case basis and procedures are at the officers’ discretion. The following procedures are a good guideline of how code enforcement operates unless there are extenuating circumstances. 

If the complaint is valid and a violation exists on the property, an advisory notice is either sent or presented to the property owner and/or tenant via a door-hanger advisory. The notice gives the individual a specified number of days to correct the violation. When that time has passed, the property is re-inspected. If the violation has not been corrected, a final notice is sent to the property owner and/or tenant, stating that the violation has not been corrected and, again giving a specific number of days for compliance. If the property is still in violation after the second re-inspection, either a citation is issued, or a complaint is filed in City Court, depending on the nature and severity of the violation. Violation of the city code and/or zoning ordinances may be a civil offense or criminal misdemeanor, punishable with a fine of up to $2,500 and/or jail time if found guilty by the Judge.  Although this is the typical manner in which code cases are handled, there are many variables which may affect this process, including prior violations of a similar nature, indications that further steps are not likely to lead to compliance, or when code and police officers are working together to address criminal activity.

If the property remains in violation after the administrative hearing or trial, the city may, in some cases, arrange to have the violation corrected, whether it is removal of inoperable/abandoned vehicles, litter or excessive weed and grass growth. If it becomes necessary for the city to bring the property into compliance, the cost of the work, including administrative costs, will be imposed as a lien or claim against the property.

Report a code violation.