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About the Planning and Zoning Division

The Planning Division of the Planning and Community Development Department is composed of dedicated employees who are responsible for the development and implementation of the city’s current and long range development standards and policies. The Planning Division serves as advisory staff to the citizens who make up the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Adjustment, the Design Review Board and the various city hearing officer positions.

What We Do

Current planning activities of the division include the review and coordination of zoning cases, subdivision plats, site plans, the administration of design review requirements, variance requests, use permits, sign permits, zoning ordinance amendments, and petitions for annexation.

Long-range planning activities of the division include the administration, maintenance and amendment process to the city’s General Plan, preparation of various long-range planning reports and studies and project management of long-range planning related consulting projects.

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General Plan (PDF)

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2018 Major General Plan Amendment Cycle
Please be advised that the annual Peoria General Plan Major Amendment 60-day review period is now underway. You are invited to review and comment on the proposed changes. Public hearings are anticipated to be held before the Planning & Zoning Commission on November 1, 2018 and November 15, 2018 and before the City Council on December 4, 2018. Please send comments to by October 8, 2018. You can download a summary of the amendments (PDF) to download of a summary of the three amendments, along with the associated maps and text.

Hard copies are available for viewing at the City of Peoria Public Libraries and at the Planning Counter at the addresses provided below:

Main Library
8463 W. Monroe Street
Peoria, AZ 85345

Sunrise Mountain Library
21109 N. 98th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

Peoria Planning Counter
9875 N. 85th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345


Upcoming Open House Meetings:

August 28th from 6:30 – 7:30pm
City of Peoria
Development and Community Services Building
Point of View Conference Room
9875 North 85th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345

August 29th from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Cibola Vista Resort
Trailhead Building (Across the street from the resort check-in)
27501 N Lake Pleasant Parkway
Peoria, AZ 85382

Sign Code Update
On March 6, 2018, the City of Peoria Mayor and Council voted to adopt a new City Code Chapter 21-827, otherwise known as the Sign Code. The update helps to achieve a balance with business needs and aesthetics, while meeting legal requirements. Additionally, the regulations have been reformatted to increase usability and functionality.

The new Sign Code regulations will take effect April 12, 2018 and can be downloaded here: Case TA16-0001 Sign Code Amendment (PDF)

Previous Standards:
21-827 through 21-855, Sign Code – Standards repealed as of March 6, 2018: Rescinded Sign Code

Quick Fact Sheets For the New Code:
Peoria Sign Code FAQs (PDF)
New Sign Code Requirements - Yard Sale/Garage Sale (PDF)
New Sign Code Requirements - Selling, Leasing, or Renting a Property (PDF)

*More Fact Sheets Coming Soon

Planning Case Mapping Application
Interactive Case Mapping application. If you would like assistance in learning how to utilize this map, please contact Jason Cleghorn at or at 623-773-7514.

Interested in Peoria's Demographical and Statistical Information?
For census information about our City, please visit the United States Census Bureau.

Sonoran Preservation Program (Open Space)
Learn about the Peoria Sonoran Preservation Program. View or save the final adopted Sonoran Preservation Program document (PDF).

Credit Card Service Fees
Beginning July 1, 2017, all credit card transactions related to planning applications submissions will be subject to a nonrefundable service fee of 2.25 percent. This service fee, approved by the Peoria City Council on Sept. 6, 2016, is intended to cover the city’s costs of offering credit cards as a payment option to its customers.

The service fee will take effect the same day the city goes live with a new online payment system for development services. Customers will continue to have several no-cost options for paying development-related fees, including a new e-check option that will be available online. Thank you for doing business with the city of Peoria.


If you have interacted with our Counter, Plan Review or Inspection Services, let us know how we are doing by calling us at: 623-773-7200.

Contact Information
9875 N. 85th Avenue, 1st floor
Peoria, AZ 85345

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (closed Fridays).

Chris Jacques
Planning and Community Development Director

Jason Cleghorn
Community Development Coordinator

Della Ernest
Executive Assistant


This website is provided as a service of the city of Peoria Planning and Community Development Department, Planning Division. The use of this website is intended for informational purposes only. The city of Peoria may make improvements and/or changes in the documents described herein at any time. The maps located on this webpage are not to be construed as the final authority as to the zoning of land, entitlements and permitted uses, buildings and any other structures or area and measurement of parcels within the city of Peoria. To confirm the zoning of land, buildings and or structures refer to the official zoning map located in the Peoria Development and Community Services Building at the Planning Division.