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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.

Information on the City Council including agendas , the Mayor, the Municipal Court, City Manager and ADA along with the city's various initiatives.

News from the city of Peoria, press releases from the Office of Commnications, links to RSS feeds and E-News signup. View programming on Channel 11, PeoriaTV.

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.

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

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.

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

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

 

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.

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Home and Property Resources includes information on trash pickup,water conservation, swimming  pool issues and recycling, along with other relevant information for homeowners.

Neighborhood Resources includes information on dealing with graffiti removal, block parties, animal control, street repairs, odors and other neighborhood related quality of life issues.

Helpful services provided by the fire and police departments. Report criminal activity, locate crime information, register alarms, and learn about crime prevention.

Search for scheduled events and meetings in the city including documents relating to city council meetings and other meetings.

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. 

Information on recreation programs and classes, afterschool and preschool programs, sports leagues and locations and amenities of city parks.

Information on bus routes, park and ride, dial a ride and bicycle paths. Also, road closures and lane restrictions.

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.

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.

Business and Real EstateDevelopment, and other assistance for businesses and developers finding sites, understanding the area, and growing their businesses. Links to the Building Development Division and PeoriaED.Com.

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.

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

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.

A listing of area hotels, motels and RV Parks, listed by distance from the Peoria Sports Complex.

The city of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona.

Links to Items of interest to tourists, including VisitPeoriaaz.com, our official tourism website.

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. 

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

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

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

The Peoria Sports Complex is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during spring training, and many other events throughout the year.

Animal Control 

The City of Peoria and the Peoria Police Department are dedicated to providing the best possible service to the citizens of Peoria. In fact, the Police Department’s Animal Control Unit was created as a result of this dedication. City leaders recognized long ago that without providing local animal care and control services, Peoria residents would be served by a centralized county-wide system that has limited resources to deal with animals across the valley, and simply is not able to provide the level of service that Peoria’s Animal Control Unit offers.

Staffed with four full-time Animal Control Officers, the Unit responds to calls of animals disturbing, loose animals, animal cruelty cases, injured animals, and a host of other situations involving domesticated animals. Peoria’s Animal Control Officers are civilian employees authorized to investigate and enforce the Peoria City Codes pertaining to animals.

Animal Control Officer handling two dogs

 

 

Our Animal Control Personnel are dedicated to providing humane treatment for all animals in their care, and each officer receives specialized training by the National Animal Control Association in animal safety, handling, first aid, apprehension techniques, and capture equipment. Based on our documented patterns of service calls, the unit is assigned to work shifts seven days a week, and their hours range from 7am to 10pm most days.

To contact Animal Control call 623-773-8311

What are the City of Peoria’s requirements for pets?
Peoria encourages responsible pet ownership, and places no limit on the number of cats or dogs you can have at your home, as long as they do not create unreasonable noises or smells and are properly cared for. Pets that are outside must have access to food, water, and shade. Pet owners are responsible for the general care, health, and humane treatment of their pets. This care can become expensive, but this does not remove the responsibility of the owner. To help manage their pet’s health care expenses, owners can purchase pet insurance for their pets to provide coverage for vet bills, behavior therapies, and wellness programs. While the City of Peoria does not require nor recommend any particular pet insurance provider, you can learn more by following this link for a review of many pet insurance programs and what they can offer you and your pet:
www.reviews.com/pet-insurance  

What can I do about feral cats?
Since 2011, Animal Control stopped picking up or impound feral/free roaming cats from citizens.  Instead, the unit encourages citizens with feral cat issues to utilize the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) approach.  The change is a cost saving measure, but is also considered a best practice and a more humane alternative to dealing with feral cats.

When a feral cat is permanently removed, nature’s tendency is to over-populate the vacancy it creates. By not creating that vacancy, and by preventing the existing cat from reproducing, the feral cat population will decrease over time. The activity of our most frequent trap users supports this claim – some of them have trapped as many as 50 feral cats from the same location, a clear indication that the trap and euthanize approach is not the best solution.

Your favorite search engine will return a long list of hits for “trap neuter return”,  and will help identify local programs and provide links to the body of research behind the TNR philosophy.

Animal Control VehicleWhat can the city do about a barking dog?
The most common animal disturbance that Peoria animal control officers respond to are barking dog complaints.  It is a violation of Peoria City ordinances for a dog owner to disturb another resident’s peace by allowing their dog to bark excessively and unreasonably. It is not a violation for a dog to bark.  It is only a violation if the dog is barking excessively and unreasonably. 

To report a barking dog, call the hotline at 623-773-7040. Any Animal Control Officer who personally observes excessive barking can issue a citation to the owner. If our investigation of a barking dog does not result in such an observation, we will continue to respond to subsequent complaints in an attempt to observe the violation.

As an alternative, the complainant can request a form which allows them to provide information about other neighbors who have similar experiences with the same animal and are willing to say so at a court hearing. Once completed, this allows the Animal Control Officer to interview other witnesses and forward a case for prosecution.

In addition to these two avenues which can lead to prosecution, the department offers another option that avoids prosecution but seeks to resolve the problem in another way. The Neighborhood Mediation Program exists to provide a forum for neighbors to work through this type of conflict. Mediation can help dog owners learn how they are affecting others, help complainants learn what steps the dog owner has taken to address the problem, and provides an opportunity for neighbors to solve a problem together without legal action.

More information on barking dogs