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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.

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Nature usually knows best. When it comes to landscaping our yards, we can all emulate nature by using xeriscape techniques to create a lush, attractive, and water saving yard. The word xeriscape is a combination of the Greek word "xeros," which means dry, and landscape. Put together, xeriscape means "dry landscape." Xeriscaping does not mean letting your yard go untouched and growing weeds. 

Instead, xeriscape takes advantage of naturally occurring, water frugal plants that happen to be extremely attractive. Landscapes can use large amounts of our drinking water. As valuable as drinking water is in the Valley of the Sun, it makes sense to use plants that minimize water use and water waste. Arizona’s hot and dry climate causes extremely high evaporation rates. Combine that with the low average rainfall in the Phoenix area and its obvious why xeriscape is the way to go. Xeriscape is not zero-scape (rock/granite only).


Xeriscape makes sense.  


It’s attractive, it conserves water, and it requires little maintenance.

Xeriscape: Landscaping With Style In The Arizona Desert. A step-by-step guide for planning, installing and caring for your landscape.

  • Click Here to view Xeriscape: Landscaping With Style In The Arizona Desert. 

The ADWR Phoenix AMA Drought Tolerant / Low Water Use Plant List is a list of native, drought-tolerant and low water-use plants, trees and shrubs suitable for the Phoenix area. This list and a supplemental list are used as a regulatory document by many cities to decide which plants are considered to be drought-tolerant and suitable for the Phoenix area.

Click Here to view Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert. All plants featured are approved low water use. Not all Phoenix AMA approved plants are featured. For the entire list click on the link below.

Click Here to view or download a list of Adobe Acrobat PDFs of the Phoenix AMA Drought Tolerant / Low Water Use Plant List, and lists for other Arizona cities and counties.

For more information about xeriscape, call the City of Peoria Water Conservation Office at (623) 773-7286 or refer to the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension for gardening and landscaping tips in Maricopa County.