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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Doing Business in Peoria, Arizona

An Overview of Tax & Licensing Requirements

We wish to welcome you and express our appreciation for your interest in establishing a business within the City of Peoria. We look forward to working with you.  This guide is meant to help you through the process of obtaining a Peoria Business License and provide general tax information. If at any time you need assistance, please feel free to call us at 623-773-7160 Customer Service hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday or email us at salestax@peoriaaz.gov.  

The application process for most licensing needs is available online at: 
Tax, Occupational and Regulatory Licensing processes and forms.

The Peoria City Code requires that any person or firm conducting business in Peoria shall first obtain a license. This requirement includes businesses within the corporate limits of Peoria or outside the corporate limits which conduct business or perform services within Peoria. Churches/service organizations engaging in business for a justified 501(c) nonprofit purpose (unrelated business income is taxable), certain agricultural operations, and newspaper carriers are not required to be licensed.

Before You Start

Purchase of an Existing Business

If you are considering the purchase of an existing business, be certain to verify that prior taxes have been paid. You should require the seller to provide to you a “Certificate of Good Standing” from the taxing jurisdiction(s). This document states there is no tax amount outstanding as of the date of issuance by the taxing jurisdiction. Without a Certificate of Good Standing, a new owner can be held responsible for the tax debt of the prior owner.  City Tax Code - Business Succession 

Request a Certificate of Good Standing

Regulatory Requirements 

Before the doors open on a business operating within Peoria city limits, there are important local regulatory requirements that must be met.  Contact information is found below: (Link to the Forms & Processes prior to contacting) 

►Planning & Zoning – (623) 773-7200
•Verify that the zoning of your proposed location allows for your type of business.
•Apply for permit(s) that are required, including signage.
•Verify your parking requirements.

►Code Enforcement – (623) 773-7162
All home based businesses located within city limits should contact the department regarding the following matters:
•Storage of vehicles and/or materials used for business.
•Signage at business and/or on vehicles
•Customer contact and/or deliveries
•Allowance of employees at site
•Hours of operation – limitations

►Fire Department – (623) 773-7279
The department has specific regulations and restrictions concerning:
•Hazardous materials
•Spray finishing operations
•Woodworking operations
•Adult/Child care facilities

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If any local regulatory requirements need to be brought into compliance, it will result in a delay in opening your business. When your application is accepted and then submitted, it will be routed to the approving departments for review prior to the issuance of the license.

►Each separate business location requires a separate license (residential rentals may file consolidated under one license where there is a single ownership for all the properties).   A new license is required for a change of business address within Peoria City limits or a change of ownership.  Management company: Must obtain an Occupational License; however, each residential property must be licensed separately.

Special Events
Businesses engaging in the taxable sale of goods or services for a period of not more than seven consecutive days at any one time during a calendar year may qualify for a Special Event Business.

Application Fees & License Fees:
Application and license fees are nonrefundable. Application fee(s), license fee(s) and back taxes (if any) must accompany the license application packet before the application packet can be accepted.  Prior year license fees will be assessed for each year of operation without a license.


License Type Initial Fees Annual Renewal Fee

Privilege (Sales) Tax









Second Hand Dealer



►Renewal fees for existing licenses are due by December 31st for the upcoming year.

State Transaction Privilege (Sales) – Contact the Arizona Department of Revenue for information regarding state licensing requirements at (602) 255-2060 or at  www.azdor.gov.  Their main office is located at 1600 W. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Privilege (Sales) Tax / Use Tax

Link to Description of Taxable Business Activities

Liquor Licenses
Any person intending to sell liquor in Arizona must first apply at the  Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for a state liquor license, including new establi and those with an existing license making a change in ownership or location. After making such an application with the State, such persons wishing to conduct business within the City shall also make application to the Tax and License Section for a City of Peoria Liquor License and a Privilege (Sales) Tax License. Contact Customer Service at (623) 773-7160 for additional information regarding liquor licenses.

Contact Information:

City of Peoria
Finance Dept. – Tax & License Section
8401 W. Monroe Street
Peoria, AZ 85345-6560
Phone: (623) 773-7160
FAX:  (623) 773-7383

E-mail:  salestax@peoriaaz.gov

Office Hours are Monday through Thursday – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. excluding holidays.

NOTE: This brochure is meant to provide general information only. For complete details, refer to the Peoria City Code:  Chapter 11 – Licenses, Taxation and Misc. Business Regulations and Chapter 12 –  Sales Tax Code.  In all cases, the language of the tax code will prevail.

Updated December 2012