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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.

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

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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.

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

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

 

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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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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Ground Water Recharge 

The Utilities Department is involved in several programs in order to recharge our groundwater supplies.  Provided below is a brief explanation in the types of programs:

Beardsley Road Water Reclamation Facility 

The Utilities Department operates the Beardsley Road Wastewater Reclamation Facility located at 111th Avenue and Beardsley Road.  This facility treats wastewater from Peoria residents north of Beardsley Road in the northern parts of the City.  After the wastewater is highly treated to meet State of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality standards, the reclaimed water is then sent to rapid infiltration basins on-site.  These basins permit the treated water to infiltrate into the subsurface geologic materials.  As the water infiltrates downward it is treated again in a natural process called "soil-aquifer-treatment" prior to it reaching the groundwater table hundreds of feet below ground surface.  The City of Peoria recharged groundwater by the following amounts at the Beardsley Water Reclamation Facility:

2005 2,189 acre-feet 
2004 1,905 acre-feet 
2003 1,761 acre-feet
2002 1,559 acre-feet
2001 1,294 acre-feet 
2000 1,007 acre-feet 
1999 499 acre-feet

Beardsley Basin

This facility is permitted by Arizona Department of Water Resources as an Underground Storage Project.  Peoria receives long-term storage credits from the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

Agua Fria Recharge Site

Agua Fria Basin

The City of Peoria is working to become 15% partners in Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) to establish a groundwater recharge project in the normally dry Agua Fria river bed near Jomax Road.  The CAWCD is taking the lead on this project and has received numerous permits from the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers.

The CAWCD imports Colorado River water and discharges it into the Agua Fria river bed from the Central Arizona Project canal.  This water will flow down the Agua Fria River until it reaches a series of rapid infiltration basins.  The water then infiltrate into the subsurface geologic materials and eventually recharging the groundwater table.  This project is projected to recharge approximately 60,000 acre-feet (32.6 billion gallons) of Colorado River water annually.

Salt River Project - In Lieu Program

The City of Peoria has joined with Salt River Project (SRP) during the past several years in an "in-lieu" recharge program.  This type of recharge differs from direct recharge in that Peoria provides a portion of its Central Arizona Project (CAP) water to the Salt River Project.  The Salt River Project then uses this CAP water "in-lieu" of pumping its groundwater supplies.  This is beneficial in three ways:  first, groundwater is saved since SRP curtails its groundwater pumping while using CAP supplies; second, CAP water is put to use today; and third, Peoria obtains "credits" from the Arizona Department of Water Resources that will permit the City to pump groundwater at some point in the future such as during times of drought.