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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.

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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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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.

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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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Citizen Benefits of Annexation

Why should citizens want to be annexed?

Annexation of unincorporated areas is advantageous, from the long-range viewpoint, to City citizens as well as non-City residents.  There are many direct, tangible, and financial benefits available to the residents of the unincorporated area proposed to be annexed.  These benefits include the following:

1. Fire Protection and Paramedics

The City of Peoria Fire Department will supply fire protection for your home and/or business. The Peoria Fire Department has a rating of 3 (1 is the highest and 10 the lowest).  This rating may reduce your fire insurance premium.  In addition, the services of the Fire Department Paramedics will be available to assist with any medical emergencies which may occur.  The average response time is four minutes and thirty-seven seconds.  Some rural locations within the city may experience delayed response times due to current roadways and station locations. 

2. Police Protection

The City of Peoria has consistently had one of the lowest crime rates in the metropolitan area. Regular patrolling of residential and commercial areas by a competent, trained and well-equipped police force is provided by the Police Department. The average response time for police officers to priority one calls is under 6 minutes.  In addition, the Peoria Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

3. Water and Wastewater Services

Beginning in May of 1997, Peoria began requiring that all new water and sewer service customers be located within City limits to receive these services.  Prior to annexation, property owners should check with the Utilities Department to determine the current availability of City water and sewer services to their area, as well as any costs which might be incurred to receive these services.

The City of Peoria has been designated by the Arizona Department of Water resources as having an “Assured Water Supply.”  This designation indicates that Peoria has demonstrated that it has adequate water resources to serve its customers today and in the future.  Water lines, fire hydrants and related facilities are installed at the expense of the properties served and are operated and maintained by the City of Peoria.

Portions of the City are within the service area of private water companies which are regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission.  Property located within one of these areas will be served by a private water company.

The City of Peoria operates a wastewater (sewer) collection and treatment system.  Centralized treatment of wastewater provides for environmentally safe disposal of solids in the waste stream and for the reuse of treated water for a variety of uses including recharging groundwater.  Individual sewage disposal systems (septic systems) require periodic maintenance and will eventually need to be replaced.  Public collection systems eliminate the need for individual septic systems.  Wastewater lines, and related facilities are installed at the expense of the properties served and are operated and maintained by the City of Peoria.

4. Sanitation Service

Regular, scheduled pick-up services for both garbage and other contained refuse is provided twice a week at a low in-City cost.  In addition, your uncontained trash is collected once a year without cost to you. The City also offers hazardous waste pick-up twice a year at general locations or you may schedule a hazardous waste pick-up at your home.

5. Zoning and Building Protection

The City provides protection of the environment, your life style, your home, and your property values, through planning, zoning and building ordinances.  State law provides that a city annexing an area shall adopt zoning classifications which permit uses and densities no greater than those permitted by the county immediately prior to annexation. (ARS 9-471L)  In addition, the City has recently adopted design guidelines that will help protect the quality of life enjoyed by residents. 

6. Street Maintenance

All dedicated and improved streets are maintained by the City and all fully improved streets are cleaned regularly.

7. Parks and Library Service

The City provides public park and recreation facilities, and for those residing within the corporate limits of Peoria the fees for youth and adult recreation programs are reduced.

8. Participation in Your City Government

As a resident of Peoria, you will have a voice in the affairs of your City government, including eligibility for City office, the right to vote in City elections, the right to serve on voluntary boards and commissions, and the right to have your say in the way your City is run.

9. Additional Benefits

There are, of course, added benefits which do not relate directly to City government, but are attractions because of the growth and stability provided by City government.  These include: cultural events, Major League Baseball Spring Training, Lake Pleasant Recreation Area, Dial-a-Ride and tourism.  All these elements emphasize the fact that Peoria is a growing, vital community with a lot more than just sun.