DCSIMG

Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects.  Info on schools, the Peoria Leadership Institute seminar, and the Sister Cities program.

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.

NTMP Frequently Asked Questions

•  What is the NTMP?
•  How can I get speed humps on my street?
•  Does my neighborhood qualify for NTMP?
•  Why can’t we just have a STOP sign installed?
•  How long does it take to get speed humps once our neighborhood qualifies?
•  Why was my property not included in the Petition Boundary?
•  What is the difference between speed humps and speed bumps?
•  How much does a speed hump cost?
•  Can we pay for our own speed humps or traffic calming measures?
•  Do traffic calming measures decrease property values?
•  Can our neighborhood get “SLOW CHILDREN PLAYING” signs?
•  What is the general order of events? 

What is the NTMP?
The City of Peoria Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) is a program which responds to residents growing concerns with traffic such as cut-through traffic and excessive speeds in neighborhoods by coordinating the implementation of traffic calming features with the overall goal of improving the quality of life for Peoria residents.

How can I get speed humps on my street?
It depends on if you live in an existing City of Peoria Residential Traffic Control Area (Click Here for Map). If you are, please contact Mannar Tamirisa at (623) 773-7652 for information on traffic calming activities in your neighborhood. If you do not reside in an already established Residential Traffic Control Area, click here to request information on how to start the process, or click  here to download an NTMP information packet.

Does my neighborhood qualify for NTMP?
There are two basic requirements to be a part of the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). The requirements are that the area of concern is a paved and public roadway maintained by the City of Peoria, and that your street  meets the minimum criteria for vehicle volume per day (700 vehicles per day for local streets, 3,000 vehicles per day for collector streets) OR the minimum criteria for 85th percentile speeds (5 mph over posted speed limit on local and minor collector streets, and 10 mph over posted speed limit for major collector streets) in order for the neighborhood to qualify for the NTMP. The City conducts traffic counts throughout the area in order to determine if the area meets the minimum criteria volume or speed requirements. Some major collector streets may not be eligible.

Why can’t we just have a STOP sign installed?
STOP signs are not offered as an NTMP traffic calming measure. STOP signs are installed to assign who has the right-of-way at intersections. They are not an effective method for calming traffic or slowing speeds. When installed where unwarranted, they breed disrespect from drivers and actually may cause crashes by providing a false sense of security to pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.

Back To Top 

How long does it take to get speed humps once our neighborhood qualifies?
The City of Peoria is currently working with over 50 neighborhoods at different stages in the NTMP process. Typically 2-5 projects are installed every 2-3 months. The quicker a neighborhood completes their petitioning process, the sooner they get on the construction list.

Why was my property not included in the Petition Boundary?
The City designates the petition boundary based on what properties will be MOST effected by the installation of the traffic calming measure on individual streets. For example, if your street has a series of side streets or cul-de-sacs that only outlet onto the original street, the properties on the side streets and cul-de-sacs will be included in the petition boundary. Also, if one or more traffic calming measures are visible from the property, more than likely it will be included in the petition boundary. Each petition boundary is determined by the City on a case-by-case basis and will be included in a map with each petition form.

What is the difference between speed humps and speed bumps?
Speed bumps are usually utilized in parking lots, such as for shopping centers, and where speed limits are around 5 mph; therefore speed bumps are shorter (up to 3 feet wide) and can be taller (as high as 6 inches) than speed humps. Speed bumps require drivers to come to almost a complete stop before passing over the bump. Speed humps are designed to slow traffic to the posted speed limit and can generally be driven over consistently at 20-25 mph. Speed humps are 12 feet wide and 31/2 inches high. Click here for pictures. The City of Peoria NTMP offers speed humps as opposed to speed bumps. 

Back To Top 

How much does a speed hump cost?
The cost of speed humps varies with the contractor as well as the current price of materials. Speed humps generally cost between $1,600 and $2,000 each. However, if a neighborhood meets the minimum criteria to pursue speed humps, the City of Peoria pays for the speed humps in full. If the criteria is not met, residents can still choose to pursue speeds if they meet other qualifications and are willing to pay the full cost of installation.

Can we pay for our own speed humps or traffic calming measures?
If the street is publicly owned, yes. You will need to get an engineering permit and also meet the NTMP requirements including going through the petitioning process. The city will not issue an engineering permit without signed and verified petitions on file. This will enable residents to get traffic calming measures installed sooner without having to be placed on the waiting list for construction. If the street is privately owned, yes, but these neighborhoods should check with entities providing services such as police, fire station; and hire an engineering consultant to ensure that the traffic calming measures are constructed properly.

Do traffic calming measures decrease property values?
This has been the most frequently asked question since the NTMP’s inception in 2000. Some people feel property value increases with increased traffic safety on streets and others feel property value decreases due to aesthetics. There is no documentation to support either position.

Can our neighborhood get “SLOW - CHILDREN - PLAYING” signs?
No. These signs give parents and children a false sense of security and are generally disregarded by motorists. These signs are not effective for reducing speeds or protecting children. Studies show that a majority of drivers do not change their driving behaviors or reduce speeds after passing this type of sign. 

Back To Top