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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I obtain Planning and Zoning regulations and guidelines and other documents? 

The Planning Division of the Community Development Department has a series of procedures and permit applications/ guides for the many types of planning and zoning processes. They include: General Plan Amendments, Change of Zoning, Site Plan Review, Subdivision Review, Design Review, Final Landscape Review, and Sign Permit Review. These permit applications/ guides may be obtained online (click here). The Planning Division also has a series of handouts (click here) that highlight the various zoning districts and their development standards (height, setbacks, etc).

The Planning Division maintains all Planning Documents for the City of Peoria. These include the Peoria Comprehensive Master Plan, The North Peoria Area Specific Plan, Lake Pleasant Heights Area Specific Plan, the Peoria Zoning Ordinance, and The Peoria Subdivision Regulations. Many of these documents may be found online by clicking here.

For more information call the City of Peoria Planning Division at 623-773-7200.

What is the function of the Planning and Zoning Commission? 

The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory board that makes recommendations to the City Council on planning and zoning issues. This board is comprised of eight Peoria citizens (seven regular members and one alternate) who volunteer their time. They meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Peoria City Council Chambers located at 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ. For more information call the City of Peoria Planning Division at 623-773-7200.

What is the function of the Board of Adjustment? 

The Board of Adjustment is an advisory board that makes quasi-judicial decisions on variances to the Peoria Zoning Ordinance. This board is comprised of six Peoria citizens (five regular members and one alternate) who volunteer their time. They meet the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Peoria City Council Chambers located at 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria. For more information call the City of Peoria Planning Division at 623-773-7200.

What is a Zoning District? 

A Zoning District defines what types of primary and accessory uses can be developed and what types of development standards will govern that use. Development standards generally include lot size, lot width, setbacks, heights of structures and buildings, lot coverage, and screening.

What is the zoning of my property? 

Zoning district designations may be found by locating your property on our zoning maps. If you call 623-773-7200 with an assessors parcel number or address, we can help you find your zoning.

How do I measure a setback? 

A setback is measured from a lot (property) line to the nearest point of a building or structure using a perpendicular line to the property line. Front property lines are usually the trickiest. Remember to always measure from a lot line and not the back of the curb or sidewalk.

What are my setbacks? 

To determine your single family residential setbacks, you must first determine what your zoning district is. Zoning district designations may be found by locating your property on our zoning maps.  Once you have determined your zoning, you may refer to the setbacks summary.  For more information, please call 623-773-7200.

Can I run a business from my home? 

Some businesses can be operated out of a home if they do not increase the level of activity in a neighborhood. These businesses are referred to as home occupations. Certain criteria must be satisfied and licensing is required. A complete listing of criteria is available online (click here) or by calling the City of Peoria Planning Division at 623-773-7200.