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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.

Ironwood District Update for March 25, 2013

The Peoria Police Department has put together information on some of the most popular scams to separate you from your money. By disseminating information pertaining to these scams we hope to educate citizens and prevent additional victims. 

Nigerian Letter:

Scenario: This scam first surfaced several years ago and there have been numerous variations since the first one. Basically how this scam works is that you receive a letter or an e-mail in which the author identifies themselves as some type diplomat or person of importance in an oppressed country. They are trying to get out of the country with their family and their lives. They have a large amount of cash assets, but to move it to a more friendly country, they need trustworthy outside assistance. They are trying to impress upon you how much faith they are placing in you. For your assistance you will receive a nominal fee (large sum of money), all they need is to have your bank name, account number, pin number etc. so that they can transfer their money into your account. All you need to do then is transfer money into their new account outside of their current homeland.

Outcome: As you can imagine, once you have provided them with your banking information, before you can have a second thought, they have already drained your account of all money and placed it in a foreign bank.

Defense: The best defense is a good offense. Never give your personal identifying information over the telephone or via e-mail. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Look closely at most of the letters or e-mails. You will see numerous spelling and grammatical errors which would be an indication that these are not being written by the professionals they portray themselves to be.

Relative in Trouble:

Scenario: This scam takes an unusually cruel twist. You receive a phone call, usually perpetrated upon those of grandparent age, saying that their grandchild is in trouble and needs their help. They will give you a story that they are in trouble with the police or courts and that they need money for bail or to pay a fine. These people can sound very convincing. However, they are good con artists. During the conversation they will be asking you questions or dropping hints that will solicit personal information that only a grandchild should know. This is how they convince you that they are actually who they are. They ask that the money be wired as soon as possible. Once the money is received, there will be no returns or exchanges.

Outcome: As you guessed, the caller is not really a family member. Once you wire them the money, usually to another country, the money is gone. Then the sender will contact the parents of the grandchild and find out that they are fine or at home.

Defense: First and foremost, DON’T volunteer information about loved ones. In fact, you try to turn the table on them and immediately start asking them questions about family relations. At this point you will probably hear the phone click because the hung up. If it does sound like a loved one, get the information you need, including a call back phone number. Call the relatives family and confirm their location or need for assistance. Most important, don’t get sucked into their game and let them play on your emotions.

Winning Lottery Ticket:

Scenario: This scam can have several variations. However, the two most popular are the actual winner or one similar to the Nigerian Letter scam. The first is you receive a phone call, letter or e-mail, advising you that you have won a large sum of money or valuable prize. All that you need to do to claim the prize is send them a money gram or cashier check for the processing fees, taxes or to show your good faith. They may even ask for your bank information so that they can transfer the money directly. The second variation is that the caller lives out of country, has won a lottery and wants to transfer the money to a safe place. For your assistance you will receive a very nice percentage.

Outcome: You can already guess. Once you provide them with your banking information, your account is history and your money taken. Remember, most often these scams will play upon your sense of fair play and what a good person you are so they are placing their trust in you.

Defense: Ask them for specific information about this lottery or game that you supposedly won. I bet that the phone hangs up real quick. Ask them for a call back phone number. Most of the time, if they provide a phone number, it will be for foreign country exchange. Don’t call them back.

Brand New Scam:

Scenario: Apparently the Arizona Alarm Association has initiated a new Standard Arizona Alarm Permit form in conjunction with the respective city form. The purpose of this form is to standardize alarm subscriber information. However, it appears that the con artist has heard about this as well and seized the opportunity to try and separate you from your hard earned money. You could possibly receive a phone call from someone saying that they are with the association or an alarm company and because of the new statewide form; they are updating your information. They will then ask you for some non-threatening information and eventually graduate into asking you for personal identifying information.

Outcome: As noted above, once they have your personal information, they now have your identity. Even worse, they may have your alarm information along with your address, code and habits, which make you vulnerable to being a burglary victim.

Defense: I have heard and spoken with the Peoria Police Department Alarm Coordinator. She does call citizens on a daily basis, however, I have never heard her ask for personal or alarm information except for the alarm provider. Don’t give up this information. If they want or need it, the agency alarm coordinator can send the form in the mail or direct individuals to the appropriate website to obtain it.

If you find yourself in one of these situations, it is best to avoid giving out any personal information to the caller. Ask the caller specific questions about their offer, without revealing any identifying information.

For additional information, please contact Bev Chanco at 623-773-7076 or Bev.chanco@peoriaaz.gov.