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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.

Neighborhood Livability - Landlord Information

Thinking about renting out your property in Peoria?  This Web page contains information for landlords including relevant Arizona Revised Statute sections. Some answers offer guidance on provisions of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act but this guidance does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice you must consult an attorney.

How do I get started?

Before you rent out your property in Peoria, you must obtain a business license.  You can apply for a license online at www.stars.peoriaaz.gov or go to www.peoriaaz.gov to download an application form from the Finance Department web page.

What if I use a property manager or real estate agent?

You must obtain a separate license for your rental property.  If you use a management company, they can usually file the tax returns on your behalf.  However, you still need an individual license for your property.

What is the tax rate?

The City of Peoria tax rate on residential rental revenue is 1.8%.  There is no state tax on residential rentals. For more information on residential rental tax rates and regulations download our residential rental brochure or call us at 623-773-7160.

Can I charge the tax to the tenant?

Yes, you may assess and collect the tax from the tenant.  However, you must pay the tax to the City regardless of whether or not you collected it from the tenant.

How much can I charge for a security deposit?

The landlord cannot collect more than one and one-half month’s rent as a security deposit. The landlord may also collect funds such as cleaning and redecorating fees. If any fee is intended to be non-refundable, it must be designated in writing by the landlord. Any fee or deposit which is not designated as nonrefundable shall be refundable. ARS §33-1321.

What can I do if my tenant does not pay rent when it’s due?

You must first give the tenant a five-day notice to pay all rent due or vacate the
dwelling. The notice may be hand-delivered to the tenant or sent by certified or registered
mail. If the tenant still fails to pay rent, you can file a forcible detainer complaint (a written action that a landlord can take if the existing occupant refuses to leave) in the Justice of the Peace Court on the sixth day. The court will issue a summons ordering the tenant to appear in court to show cause why they should not pay rent or vacate the rental unit. If the tenant fails to show cause, the court will issue a writ of restitution (a court order issued to evict the tenant). ARS§33-1368.

Can I discontinue the tenant’s water, sewer, or trash collection services?

If you are providing water, sewer, or trash collection services to the property in your name, you may discontinue services on the day following the day that a writ of restitution (eviction notice) is issued. ARS §33-1368.  If the services are in the tenant’s name, the City of Peoria will not allow disconnection of services unless court documents are provided stating the tenant has been evicted.

What if my tenant fails to put the water, sewer, or trash collection services in their own name?

If lease requires the tenant obtain services and there is no writ of restitution, the City of Peoria will post a notification (door tag) to the tenant informing them they have 72 hours to setup services in their own name.  If the tenant does not contact the City within 72 hours, services will be disconnected.

What are some activities of the tenant that can result in an immediate eviction?

Here are some of the conditions under which a tenant may be declared to have committed
an irreparable breach of their lease: illegal discharge of a weapon; prostitution; criminal street gang activity; unlawful manufacturing, selling, using, storing, keeping or giving of a controlled substance; or infliction of serious bodily harm. Threatening or intimidating behavior or falsification of a document may also be grounds for immediate eviction. ARS §33-1368.

Who is responsible for maintaining the property to City Code standards?

As the owner of the property, you are responsible for ensuring the property meets or exceeds all City Code requirements.  Depending on the terms of your lease agreement, the tenants may be required to maintain the property.  City staff will work with you to enforce the Code and address any violations.  However, it is up to you to enforce the terms of your lease agreement.

Do I have the right to evict the tenant if the dwelling is not kept in a habitable condition?

The landlord can evict the tenant if the dwelling is not maintained or the tenant causes
damage to the dwelling. The landlord may also make repairs at the tenant’s expense.
Examples of damages for which the landlord can hold the tenant responsible include (1)
damaged plumbing, (2) broken light fixtures, (3) damaged or soiled carpet, (4) broken
windows, (5) marred or damaged walls and ceilings and (6) broken appliances caused by
the tenant’s abuse and neglect. ARS §33-1369.

How many people may occupy my dwelling?

State law has a standard occupancy limit of two persons per bedroom. Therefore, you have the right to refuse to rent to a tenant who will have more than two persons per bedroom. However, you can choose to rent to more persons per bedroom. ARS §33-1317.

What do I need to do to become a Section 8 landlord?

Prospective landlords are encouraged to contact the Housing Authority directly at 623-486-7375 with specific questions regarding becoming a Section 8 Landlord.  Both landlords and tenants must submit specific rental paperwork with the Housing Authority prior to executing a lease agreement.

What do I need to know about the Fair Housing Act?

As a landlord, you can not discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of a rental property because of an applicant’s race, color religion, sex, familial status, disability or national origin. FHA Sec. 804 [42 U.S.C. 3604] Discrimination by a landlord against a tenant with children is not allowed unless the dwelling meets the definition of housing for older persons in §41-1491.04. ARS §33- 1317.

Where can I get more information?

For information on renting your property in Peoria, setting up water, sewer, or trash collection services, and obtaining a business license contact the Peoria Customer Service Center at 623-773-7160.

For information on the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act visit: http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp and select Title 33 Property.

For information on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity visit: http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo 

Download the information on this Web page.