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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.

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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. 

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.

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Chief Roy W. Minter Jr. Bio 

Chief Roy W. MinterChief Roy W. Minter Jr. was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Peoria Police Department on March 21, 2011.  He came to Peoria from Denton, Texas where he served as Chief of Police for more than three-years.

During Chief Minter’s tenure in Denton, he implemented crime reduction programs that resulted in significant decreases in violent and property crime.  He also implemented the department’s Police Training Officer Program and E-Citation program.  Chief Minter also created several community-based programs that significantly improved the department’s relationship with the community.

Prior to his appointment in Denton, Chief Minter spent 15-years with the Aurora, Colorado Police Department where he held several positions including: Narcotics Unit Sergeant, Training Section Commander, and the Operations Support Section Commander, where he supervised the SWAT team, K-9 Unit, Gang Intervention Unit and Pattern Crimes Unit.  In his last assignment, he served as Commander of the department’s largest patrol station.

Chief Minter began his law enforcement career with the Houston Police Department where he served for 10-years as a police officer in the Special Operations Division.

In April 2008, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) presented Chief Minter with its Gary P. Hayes Memorial Award. The Hayes Award is presented annually to "up-and-coming" law enforcement professionals who exhibit strong character, a record of leadership, and a commitment to improving the law enforcement profession.

In May 2014, Chief Minter was presented the City Manager’s Excellence Award for Diversity and Exemplary Leadership.  The Diversity Award was presented to Chief Minter for creating the United Community Action Network (U.C.A.N.).

The Exemplary Leadership Award was presented to Chief Minter for his work on the 2013 labor negotiations and his assistance with solidifying sound practices for future labor negotiations.

Chief Minter is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he serves on the Investigative Operations Committee. His professional affiliations also include the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Chief Minter also currently serves on the board of several professional organizations, including; Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, Arizona Auto Theft Association, Arizona Special Olympics, Arizona Muslim/Police Advisory Board and the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX Executive Committee.

Chief Minter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Chief Minter is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police.