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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.

Area MapsNavigational Arrow Image

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.

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. 

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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 (FAQ)  

Where are the parks in the Mesquite District? 
There are currently six parks in the Mesquite District.
1. Sonoran Mountain Ranch Park – 7092 W. Miner Trail
2. Sunset Park - 29898 N. Sunset Point
3. Terramar Park – 73rd Avenue and Terramar Road
4. Palo Verde Open Space
5. Westland Park
6. Westwing Park

The Mesquite District also has one Regional Park, Lake Pleasant Regional Park. More information on parks is provided on the Community Services webpage by clicking here.

Where do I go to learn about recycling? 
More information can be found on the Curbside Recycling webpage.

Where can I learn more about major construction projects? 
A list of projects can be found on the Building Peoria webpage.

Where can I sign up for the Mesquite District Email Updates?
Enter your email address on the Mesquite homepage or send an email to Mesquite@peoriaaz.gov.

Where are the City Libraries located? 
The Main Library is at the City Municipal Complex, 8463 W. Monroe Street. Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday:  9 am – 8 pm
Friday – Saturday:   9 am – 6 pm
Sunday:  1 pm – 5 pm

The Sunrise Mountain Library is located at 21109 N. 98th Avenue.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday:   9 am – 8 pm
Friday - Saturday:  9 am - 6 pm 
Sunday:  1 pm - 5 pm

Obtaining a library card allows you to access the Library Website which offers a variety of services to include placing books on reserve, accessing databases, and obtaining complete text documents for research and a variety of other services.  Wireless Internet is available at both locations. Click here to view the library website.

Where are the fire stations in Mesquite District?
Currently, the Mesquite District has three Fire Stations:
1. #196 – Vistancia Fire Station – 28251 N. El Mirage Road
2. #199 – Lake Pleasant Fire Station – 40202 N. 87th Ave
3. #197 – Jomax Road between 75th Avenue and 83rd Avenue.

What schools are in the Mesquite District?
Currently, the Mesquite District has four elementary schools.  The two unified school districts within the Mesquite District are Peoria (PUSD) and Deer Valley (DVUSD)

Elementary Schools:
1. Lake Pleasant Elementary School- 31501 N. Westland Road
2. Terramar Elementary School – 7000 W. Happy Valley Road (Deer Valley)
3. West Wing Elementary School – 26716 N. High Desert Drive, S.W. (Deer Valley)
4. Vistancia Elementary School – 30009 N. Sunrise Point

Starting block watch program?
Start organizing your neighbors by scheduling a Neighborhood Block Watch meeting. Contact the Community Services Section of the Police Department at (623) 773-7099 to schedule a presentation and obtain a brochure explaining the process in detail.

When are City Council meetings held?
Regular city Council meetings are typically scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chamber (8401 West Monroe Street). Council Study Sessions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m., usually in the City Council Chambers.  (8401 West Monroe Street). Agendas and documentation are available for review online or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (623) 773-7340.

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 process 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 process guides may be obtained online. Click here for the Planning Guides. The Planning Division also has a series of handout 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, and the Peoria Zoning Ordinance, and The Peoria Subdivision Regulations. Many of these documents may be found online at Planning Guides.

I have heard of the “Peoria Justice Court.” How many courts does Peoria have?
There are TWO different courts in Peoria. The Municipal Court at the City Hall Complex and a separate court, the Peoria Justice Court, has relocated to 1160 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ (19th Ave/Peoria). The presiding judge of the Municipal Court is the Honorable George T. Anagnost. Municipal court cases include criminal misdemeanors, traffic citations, city code violations, and orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment. The presiding justice of the peace at the Peoria Justice Court is the Honorable Lex Anderson. Justice Courts handle civil and contract disputes, small claims court, marriage licenses, orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment, landlord/tenant matters, and both felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

What types of rebates does Peoria’s Utilities Department Offer? 
Rebates are available to citizens who have a utilities account with the City of Peoria. The intent of the rebate program is to encourage a permanent reduction in the amount of water used inside and outside of the home by establishing financial incentives. Customers who assist the City’s water conservation efforts by installing specific water saving technologies may receive a credit on their utility bill. For more information visit Peoria's Preserve and Conserve website.

Where is the City of Peoria’s Human Resources? 
The Human Resources office is located at 8401 W. Monroe St., Room 110. Applications are accepted for open jobs only. A separate application is required for each job.

Where do I apply for a City of Peoria business license? 
A. City of Peoria Sales Tax and Licensing Section: 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ 85345, (623) 773-7160 press “0” when you hear the prompt.