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Pinal County 311 is Pinal County government’s new telephone number to find any government programs and services within the boundaries of the County.
Pinal County’s website provides access to a lot of the same information and services. It’s available 24/7.
For emergencies, always call 911.
Always call 911 for Police, Fire and Medical emergencies. 311 provides non-emergency information and services from local government.
These simple 3 digits are just an easier number to remember and dial to reach County departments and services. The 311 digits were reserved and designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1997 to be used for access to non-emergency local government.
Yes, by calling 520-509-3555 or 888-431-1311.
The County doesn’t charge anything, but wireless carrier fees might apply. Check with your carrier as fees vary.
Yes. Several Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) carriers have configured their systems to route 311 calls within Pinal County to our 311 Citizen Contact Center. If you are a VOIP customer and having difficulty calling 311, it is best to contact your VOIP provider and let them know you cannot connect. It is up to individual VOIP providers to make 311 services available to their customers. Once configured, VOIP service should work properly as long as you are registered as located within the boundaries of Pinal County. You can also dial 520-509-3555 or 888-431-1311.
The 311 Citizen Contact Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Online access is available anytime, day or night on our website.
You will hear a brief announcement welcoming you to 311. You will then be connected to a trained and knowledgeable Information Specialist ready to assist you. Outside of normal business hours, you will get a recording, with a few options for available after-hours services.
If you need information on local government services and programs within Pinal County, if you would like to make a request for services or if you have a complaint or compliment for County officials, call 311.
Your name isn’t required for most questions and many of the County’s services, but some do require your identifying information. Only the information needed to provide the services you have requested will be collected. Callers may provide comments or request some information and services anonymously.
The Information Specialist will either provide you with the information you requested, or send the service request to the appropriate department, or connect you with a departmental specialist.
You may still call a direct number, but some of their numbers are being consolidated and re-routed to the Pinal County 311 Citizen Contact Center.
You will still be able to call 311, however, you may be passed along to your local municipal government office if your request for service falls under their jurisdiction.
You will hear a recording giving you the hours of operation, with options for a few after-hours services.
The 311 Citizen Contact Center will support all County emergency response efforts including severe weather, public health and public safety events.
Yes. Information Specialists can answer your questions and give instructions on how to apply for County employment.
The purpose of this regulation is to protect public health by minimizing the release of asbestos when facilities that have asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are demolished or renovated.
“Demolition” and “renovation” are defined in the regulation. You “demolish” a facility when you remove or wreck any load-supporting structural member of that facility or perform any related operations; you also “demolish” a facility when you burn it. You “renovate” a facility when you alter any part of that facility in any other manner. Renovation includes stripping or removing asbestos from the facility.
As defined in the regulation, a “facility” is any institutional, commercial, public, industrial, or residential structure, installation, or building (including any structure, installation, or building containing condominiums, or individual dwelling units operated as a residential cooperative, but excluding residential buildings with four or fewer dwelling units); any ship; or any active or inactive waste disposal site. Any building, structure, or installation that contains a loft used as a dwelling is not considered residential. Any structure, installation, or building that was previously subject to the Asbestos NESHAP is not excluded, regardless of its current use or function.
Residential buildings that have four or fewer dwelling units are not considered “facilities” unless they are part of a larger installation (for example, an army base, company housing, apartment or housing complex, part of a group of houses subject to condemnation for a highway right-of-way, an apartment which is an integral part of a commercial facility, etc.)
Mobile homes used as single-family dwellings are not subject to Asbestos NESHAP. Mobile structures used for nonresidential purposes are subject to NESHAP. Mobile home parks where the owner of the property owns more than 4 units are subject to the NESHAP.
Asbestos NESHAP regulations must be followed for all renovations of facilities with at least 260 linear feet of regulated asbestos-containing materials (RACM) on pipes, or 160 square feet of regulated asbestos-containing materials on other facility components, or 35 cubic feet off facility components where the amount of RACM previously removed from pipes and other facility components could not be measured before stripping. These amounts are known as the “threshold” amounts.
Asbestos NESHAP regulations must be followed for demolitions of facilities with at least 260 linear feet of regulated asbestos-containing materials (RACM) on pipes, 160 square feet of regulated asbestos-containing materials on other facility components, or at least 35 cubic feet off facility components where the amount of RACM previously removed from pipes and other facility components could not be measured before stripping. However, all demolitions must notify the appropriate regulatory agency, even if no asbestos is present at the site, and all demolitions and renovations are “subject” to the Asbestos NESHAP insofar as owners and operators must determine if and how much asbestos is present at the site.
No. The regulations which do apply are specified in 40 CF61.145 Paragraphs: (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(3)(iii), (b)(4).
If, for safety reasons, the RACM in the facility is not removed prior to demolition, the RACM must be kept adequately wet during the wrecking operations. After wrecking, all the contaminated debris must be kept adequately wet until disposal. All contaminated debris that cannot be segregated and cleaned must be disposed of as asbestos waste.
Yes. Even after a renovation site is abandoned, it is still regulated by the Asbestos NESHAP.
ALL ACM, both friable and non-friable must be removed prior to a demolition by burning regardless of the amount.
You can locate consultants, contractors, and laboratories on the Asbestos Institute website.
A notification is a written notice of intent to renovate or demolish. Notifications must contain certain specified information, including but not limited to, the scheduled starting and completion date of the work, the location of the site, the names of operators or asbestos removal contractors, methods of removal and the amount of asbestos, and whether the operation is a demolition or renovation.
Asbestos Notification Form (PDF)
The NESHAP regulation states that either the owner of the building or the operator of the demolition or renovation operation can submit the notification. Usually, the two parties decide together who will notify. If neither provides adequate notice, either or both parties can be held liable.
For demolition, the start date is the date that the removal or related activity begins. The demolition start date must be reported. The waiting period should be calculated based on the start date of the removal or the demolition if no removal is required. The waiting period is necessary to give inspectors time to visit the site before activity begins
The Asbestos NESHAP regulation specifies “working days.” Holidays that fall between Monday and Friday count as “working days.”
A notification must be revised if the information contained in the original notice has changed. For example, you must revise the notification if you change the start date of an operation. If the change relates to the amount of RACM involved, you need only revise the notification if the amount changes by more than 20 percent.
The age of a building does not exclude it from the requirements. A building being demolished or renovated must be inspected regardless of age. Asbestos-containing building materials are still made and available. Furthermore, the reuse of materials also increases the possibility that asbestos-containing materials may be in a newer building.
Yes, moving a building is considered demolition and requires an asbestos survey and filing of a demolition notification with the appropriate regulatory agency. Moving a portable structure, one that was factory-built and designed to be moved, is not subject to the NESHAP. Portable structures being renovated or demolished are subject to the NESHAP.
Company Name: Apache Junction Landfill Corporation
Facility Name: Apache Junction Landfill
Permit Number: V20691.000
Facility Address: 4050 W Tomahawk Road, Apache Junction, AZ
Type of Operation: Landfill
Date Issued: October 16, 2021, midnight
Expiration Date: October 15, 2026, midnight
Company Name: Arizona Public Service
Facility Name: Saguaro Power Plant
Permit Number: V20692.000
Facility Address: 25044 E Camino Adelante (MPM226 at I-10) Red Rock, AZ 85145
Type of Operation: Power Plant
Date Issued: October 4, 2021 midnight
Expiration Date: October 3, 2026 midnight
Facility Name: Sundance Power Plant
Permit Number: V20690.000
Facility Address: 2060 W Sundance Road, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Type of Operation: Power Plant
Date Issued: July 27, 2021 midnight
Expiration Date: July 27, 2026 midnight
Company Name: Cactus Waste Systems, LLC
Facility Name: Cactus Landfill
Permit Number: V20680.R01
Facility Address: 22481 E Deep Well Ranch Road, Florence, AZ
Type of Operation: Landfill
Date Issued: December 29, 2019 midnight
Expiration Date: December 28, 2024 midnight
Company Name: City of Casa Grande
Facility Name: Casa Grande Solid Waste Municipal Landfill
Permit Number: V20686.000
Facility Address: 5200 ChuiChu Road Casa Grande AZ 85122
Date Issued: April 21, 2015 midnight
Expiration Date: October 20, 2025 midnight
Company Name: City of Coolidge
Facility Name: City of Coolidge Water Reclamation Facility
Permit Number: GV11012.000
Facility Address: 1595 West Coolidge Avenue, Coolidge AZ
Type of Operation: Air Curtain Incinerator
Date Issued: February 7, 2022 midnight
Expiration Date: July 17, 2024 midnight
Company Name: Cowley Management LLC
Facility Name: Silver Bar Mine Regional Landfill
Permit Number: V20682.000
Facility Address: Township 3 South, Range 11 East, Sections 7, 8, 17, 18
Date Issued: October 27, 2019 midnight
Expiration Date: October 26, 2024 midnight
Company Name: Durham Regional Landfill, LLC
Facility Name: Durham Regional Landfill
Permit Number: V20679.000
Facility Address: 22316 S Harmon Road Florence AZ
Date Issued: October 16, 2019 midnight
Expiration Date: October 15, 2024 midnight
Company Name: El Paso Natural Gas Company
Facility Name: Casa Grande Compressor Station
Permit Number: V20687.000
Facility Address: 4595 W Green Road, Maricopa, AZ
Type of Operation: Natural Gas Compressor Station
Date Issued: December 15, 2015 midnight
Expiration Date: December 14, 2025 midnight
Facility Name: Oracle Compressor Station
Permit Number: V20683.000
Facility Address: 2305 South Turbine Station Road Oracle, AZ
Type of Operation: Compressor Station
Date Issued: July 31, 2020 midnight
Expiration Date: July 30, 2025 midnight
Company Name: Foundation Building Materials, LLC
Facility Name: Casa Grande Plant
Permit Number: V20693.R01
Facility Address: 1092 N Jefferson Avenue, Casa Grande, AZ
Type of Operation: Foam/Reinforce Plastics
Date Issued: October 13, 2021 midnight
Revision Date: June 3, 2022 midnight
Expiration Date: October 12, 2026 midnight
Company Name: Frito-Lay, Inc.
Facility Name: Frito-Lay, Inc.
Permit Number: V20684.000
Facility Address: 1450 W Maricopa Casa Grande Highway- Casa Grande AZ 85193
Type of Operation: Snack Food Manufacturing
Date Issued: March 31, 2021 midnight
Expiration Date: July 19, 2025 midnight
Company Name: Hexcel Corporation, a Delaware Corporation
Facility Name: Hexcel Corporation
Permit Number: V20681.R02
Facility Address: 1214 West Gila Bend Highway Casa Grande, AZ
Type of Operation: Structural Honeycomb
Date Issued: January 18, 2020 midnight
Revision Date: September 28, 2021 midnight
Expiration Date: January 17, 2025 midnight
Company Name: Kohler Co.
Facility Name: Kohler
Permit Number: V20694.000
Facility Address: 1495 North Ethington Road, Casa Grande AZ
Type of Operation: Resin Storage
Date Issued: April 11, 2022 midnight
Expiration Date: April 10, 2027 midnight
Company Name: Republic Plastics, LP
Facility Name: Republic Plastics, LP
Permit Number: V20689.000
Facility Address: 1550 West Battaglia Road Eloy AZ
Type of Operation: Foam Manufacturing Plant
Date Issued: April 25, 2021 midnight
Expiration Date: April 24, 2026 midnight
Company Name: Salt River Project Agricultural
Facility Name: Desert Basin Generating Station
Permit Number: V20678.R02
Facility Address: 1872 N Burris Road, Casa Grande, AZ
Date Issued: December 27, 2021 midnight
Expiration Date: September 9, 2024 midnight
Company Name: Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP)
Facility Name: Coolidge Generating Station
Permit Number: V20676.A01
Facility Address: 859 E Randolph Road, Coolidge, AZ
Date Issued: October 1, 2019 midnight.
Expiration Date: June 28, 2024 midnight.
Company Name: Solv Energy, LLC
Facility Name: Chirreon Solar
Permit Number: GV11011.000
Facility Address: 57644 East Edwin Road, SaddleBrooke, AZ
Date Issued: December 28, 2021 midnight
Expiration Date: July 17, 2024 midnight
Company Name: Town of Superior
Facility Name: Superior Transfer Station
Permit Number: GV11010.000
Facility Address: 101 S Airport Road Superior AZ
Type of Operation: Transfer Station
Date Issued: July 18, 2019 midnight
Expiration Date: July 18, 2024 midnight
Yes, the Airpark is open to the public. There are 2 distinct sides to the airport just like most others. The Airside is the side where the planes are parked, the runway, and other areas that are dangerous or off-limits for security reasons, and the Landside is generally accessible to anyone. The former guard shack has not been manned since February 2014.
The Pinal Airpark has limited availability for tours. It may have some great characteristics of a museum, but it is an operational GA (General Aviation) airport. Please [email protected] for information/tour questions.
It depends. If you are on the public side yes. If you are on the Airside being escorted or on a tour you are asked not to, unless you are told you may. The reason is that many planes are missing engines or other recognizable parts, and some of the owners or operators of those aircraft have asked that people not take pictures because the planes are not in a good condition. We ask that people respect the wishes of those owners and operators.
The Airpark is home to a number of businesses that provide Storage, Maintenance, and End of Life services for aircraft. The climate of the region offers a great low-corrosive environment that is ideal for storing aircraft.
On the public side of the Airpark, there is a restaurant The Flightline Grill, and a bar, the Downtime Lounge. Please call 520-365-1058 for business hours and questions. There is also a picnic area with 2 gazebos.
If you search on the internet, you will undoubtedly find stories and myths associated with the CIA and Pinal Airpark. As with most mysteries and legends, they are based on at least partial truth. The CIA probably did some things at the Airpark, but nothing besides secondhand stories exists today.
As at many airports across the USA, the military uses them once in a while. We have no stationed military personnel at the Airpark. The Silverbell Army Heliport though is a neighbor to the West of the Airpark property. The helicopters regularly use the facilities at the Airpark, and to enter the heliport, you must drive through the Airpark.
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State law requires all dogs over the age of three months to be vaccinated against rabies. Even if they are indoor only. The license requirement is to allow city or county agencies to ensure that the dog has a current rabies vaccination. It also gives animal control agencies a way to identify the owner of an impounded animal so they can get the animal back home.
In accordance to Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S 11-1014), an unvaccinated dog or cat that bites any person shall be confined and quarantined in a county pound or, on request of and at the expense of the owner, at a veterinary hospital for a period of not less than ten days. The quarantine period shall start on the day of the bite incident. If the day of the bite is not known, the quarantine period shall start on the first day of impoundment. At the end of ten days, the owner can take the animal home after paying the quarantine impound fee.
Keep in mind cats are legally free roaming in the State of Arizona, however, Animal Care and Control rents out cat traps. Learn more about cat traps.
If you have found a stray dog or cat, please contact Animal Care and Control and report it. Please make sure you call the animal control agency representing the city or area you have found the animal. If you cannot bring the animal into our facility, we ask that you hold that animal for 24 hours in hopes the owner will be found. Only then will we send an Officer to pick up the found animal. If you wish to keep the animal, you may but only if the owner can contact you to retrieve their lost pet, otherwise we prefer the animal stay with us until the 3-day mandatory waiting period is up. Then you may adopt the animal yourself. Please note Animal Care and Control does not pick up stray or roaming cats.
See our fee schedule for all costs concerning your pets or other matters with Animal Care and Control.
You must have a copy of a current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed veterinarian that is good for at least one year.
Get a License with DocuPet
Simply mail a copy of your pet's current rabies certificate and any other applicable documentation, along with your check payable to:
Pinal County Animal Care and ControlC/O DocuPet15 Technology Place, Suite 1 East Syracuse NY 13057
Visit the Licensing page for more details!
Arizona State Law requires that all shelters who do adoptions have a sterilization program in effect. The problem of stray and unwanted animals can only be reduced by eliminating unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.
Check out our volunteer page to learn more about volunteering!
Anyone 16 years and older can volunteer independently. Those 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more about fostering for Pinal County Animal Control and Care (PCACC)!
Yes. To be considered no-kill, a shelter must have a live release rate of at least 90%. Pinal County Animal Control and Care (PCACC) has had over a 90% LRR since 2018. Our most recent LRR was 97.4%. PCACC only humanely euthanizes extremely ill or extremely aggressive animals.
Adopters need to be at least 18 years of age.
Yes! PCACC does out-of-state adoptions. However, adopters are responsible for coordinated transport for their adopted pets. PCACC does not provide transportation services.
If you are dealing with loose dogs in your neighborhood, please call 520-509-3555 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm to report. If you need to report aggressive loose dogs on weekends or after hours, please call your local Police Department's non-emergency line.
Please call 520-509-3555 to report animal abuse or neglect.
Full Cash Value is a reflection of the market value of a property and consists of land and improvements. Full Cash Value is synonymous to market value.
Limited Value is the basis for computing primary taxes for the maintenance and operation of school districts cities, community college districts, counties and the state. The Limited Value is a statutory calculation, mandated by the Arizona State Legislature.
Land values are determined by collecting sales within a range of time in a certain locale. Once the sales are collected, comparisons are made between properties with like size, use and services. By making the comparisons one can form an opinion on the worth of the properties in a given area.
Considerations to be made:
Once a study has been performed and the considerations are made, an opinion of value can be determined. The values then can be applied to like properties in the market area.
Refer to Chapter 2 of the Department of Revenue Property Tax Division Agricultural Property Manuel.
Per ARS 42-11053 the Assessor/Appraiser has the right, by law, to visit property without notification. Appraiser may enter and examine any property in this state to determine its Full Cash Value.
Improvement is the actual structure(s) already in place, that are valued on a yearly basis to keep properties close to current market value, with current building costs.
Yard improvements or site additions consist of concrete, block walls, chain link fence and/or gates, detached garages, storage buildings, pools, spas and guest houses and any other improvements not associated with the main structure.
In Arizona, business personal property is generally defined as all types of property except real estate property. Taxable personal property includes property used for commercial, industrial, and agricultural purposes. Personal property is considered to be movable and not permanently attached to real estate.
Businesses in Arizona are required to file an Arizona Business Personal Property Statement or an Agricultural Personal Property Statement with the County Assessor on an annual basis (AZDOR forms 82520 and 82520A respectively). If you started a new business, please email the Pinal County Assessor's Personal Property Division or call 520-866-6361.
Please follow the instructions on the form. If you have an asset list you can attach a copy to the statement and return it to the Assessor's Office. Or, if an asset list is not available, make a list of all the business equipment including a description of the equipment, year it was purchased and the original acquisition cost (including any freight, installation, special support, special wiring, special plumbing and sales tax paid).
No, Business Personal Property Statements are used by the Assessor to prepare Notices of Value. Business Personal Property Statements are mailed by February 1st. Businesses are required to complete the form and return to the Assessor by April 1st. Notices of Value are mailed by the Assessor in July.
Pursuant to ARS§42-19051, you may file a Petition for Review (DOR form 82530) with the Assessor's Office within 30 days from the mail date of the notice of value. The Assessor's Office then has 20 days to respond to your petition. If you disagree with the Assessor’s decision, you may file an appeal with the Pinal County Board of Equalization within 20 days of the mailing date of the Assessor's Decision.
ARS§42-11127 provides for an exemption from taxation up to a maximum amount of full cash value for some classifications of personal property. The 2013 business personal property exemption is $133,868. The exemption applies only once to each legal business entity in Arizona, regardless of the number of locations they operate.
Please call the Assessor’s Office at 520-866-6361 to verify if form is on file.
Yes, you would need to file a Notification of Arizona Residential Rental Property Form (PDF). We can mail you the form or you can download it.
This office does not handle privilege tax information. Please contact the City Hall where your property is located.
The Assessor must rule on all appeals no later than August 15. If your request has been denied, you may file an appeal with the County Board of Equalization.
A parcel number, abbreviated as APN (Assessor Parcel Number), is a unique descriptor used to identify assessed property within Pinal County. Information about the ownership, characteristics, and valuation of each piece of land is reordered and tracked by parcel number. Each year, a list of parcel numbers and their corresponding values is provided to the Treasurer's Office for use in generating the appropriate tax bill for each piece of taxable land.
The Pinal County APNs usually appear as one continuous string (20049047A) but actually have 4 parts (200-49-047-A). These four sections are given the following designation:
A map of each parcel is created by our Cartography Division and saved on the Pinal County Assessor website. This map is also accessible on the county Geographic Information System (GIS) map.
Each parcel is associated with a Tax Area Code. The Tax Area Code for a parcel can be found by completing a look-up at Assessor Parcel Search or Assessor Parcel Viewer. Once a parcel has been located, the Tax Area Code is listed in the description of the property. Click the Tax Area Code value to view rates.
Tax Area Code information is also available on the Treasurer Parcel Inquiry Site and can be found by completing a Parcel Search. When a parcel has been selected, select the "Valuations" menu option to display the Assessor Valuation information to find the Tax Area Code. Select the Tax Area Code value to view rates.
Tax Levies and Rates can be found at the Budget Office.
Please contact your local development planning office prior to splitting property to comply with any local ordinances as well as State requirements. If the property is 10 acres or less and within un-incorporated Pinal County, the split needs to be approved through the Minor Land Division application process at the Community Development Planning Department. If the property is within an incorporated city or town limits, please contact the city or town for municipal requirements and approval. In either case a deeding action is still required to complete the parcel split on the Assessor records once an approval is issued.
To split property, record a deed conveying the property and describe the part of the property being conveyed in the deed's legal description. The Recorder's Office forwards all documents transferring property to the Assessor and the Assessor splits the property according to the legal description on the recorded document. The Assessor's Office suggests you seek the professional help of a title company or an attorney when transferring or splitting property. Legal descriptions must comply with the Arizona Department of Revenue's Mapping and Parceling Standards (PDF).
The survey required for the minor land division process will not split the property. A recorded deeding action is still required to complete the land division process. The surveyor may have created a legal description for each lot required for the deed recording.
A survey does not split property. A split requires a deeding action, court judgment, or an approved final subdivision plat.
Please contact the Development Services office of the city or county jurisdiction the that oversees property changes affecting your property. The county has a Lot Combination application that is required for lot combinations outside of incorporated communities. If you reside in a city or town, please download and complete the “Combination of Parcels Application” available on the Assessor’s Forms page. Applications are also available by request at the counter. Once the overseeing jurisdiction has signed-off on the application, the Assessor’s Office will review the application to see that it meets specific requirements, including: all parcels must be contiguous; all tax payments are up-to-date; each parcel must have the same ownership vesting, and tax area code. A survey is also required with a combination application (when the parcels have not been previously surveyed, are not in an existing platted subdivision, or when portions of lots are being combined.) Also a deed must be recorded that describes the parcels to be combined in one legal description. Application fees apply. All requirements are described on the application form.
The most accurate way to find property lines and corners is to have the property surveyed. This is especially critical when erecting fences and building on the property. To find a surveyor, look online or in the local phone book.
Property dimensions may be obtained through a search of the recorded subdivision plat map, any recorded surveys, and/or the recorded legal description of the property.
Although the use of maps is helpful in determining the physical location of a property, the legal description in the property's recorded deed provides a written statement, recognized by law, which describes the definite location of a tract of land conveyed from a Grantor to a Grantee. Please note: The Assessor's Office does not research property boundaries for the public.
Please refer to prior officially recorded documents for the property's complete legal description. A document search online or at the Recorder's Office may be necessary.
Due to space limitations, the county is sometimes unable to use complete legal descriptions on the website, Assessor notices, and tax bills from the Treasurer. Assessor property descriptions may be condensed and/or abbreviated. This non-legal property description should not be used for legal transference of property.
A tax area code is a four-digit code used by the Assessor to designate which tax authority districts a property is located within. A Tax Authority District is a self-governing subdivision of the state created to provide services that are not already provided by another district or jurisdiction. These districts are listed as "Tax Authority" on the property tax bill. These tax authorities include school and city districts, as well as any other taxing district.
Please contact the tax authority district directly.
Each year property valuations are assessed based on statutory formulas and mandates. Based on those valuations, the districts will calculate their levy accordingly and inform the County of their levies. As a result of determining the levy, a tax authority district tax rate may change from year to year. Also, each year the Assessor reviews properties in relation to the districts and corrects any discrepancies or boundary changes submitted by the districts. Occasionally, a tax district that had not previously assessed taxes to properties will begin to assess taxes for the current tax year.
There are two ways to observe the Board in session. The first option is to watch the Board live or view the recording on the BOS Videos page. The second option is to watch in person at the Pinal County Administrative Complex (“The Historical Courthouse”) in Florence. The address is 135 N. Pinal Street.
The best way to address your concerns to the board is by either addressing the board during the Call to Public time offered at the beginning of Supervisor meetings or contacting your district's Supervisor.
There is no statutory requirement for a "call to the public"; it is a privilege, not a right, and given at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors. A "call to the public" is the time period for members of the public to address the Board of Supervisors on any item of concern or to provide public input relating to subject matter within the Board of Supervisors authority or jurisdiction. Two things you should know:
An effective way to have your concern addressed by the Board is to get one of its members to advocate a cause on your behalf. Developing a relationship with your district's Supervisor is easy and important. Supervisors rely on public input to make informed decisions on behalf of their constituents. Use this map (PDF) to find out which Supervisor represents your district.
Each year, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors provides grants through the General Fund to eligible organizations whose projects align with the county’s strategic goals. Projects and organizations should contribute to the county’s cultural, social, and economic vitality by addressing a community need and promoting benefits to the general public as opposed to a special interest or persons.
Pinal County will accept all applications by the deadline date as indicated in the public notice issued each spring. The County Manager's Office will determine completeness of the application before forwarding the request to the Supervisor for the region in which the project will occur and/or benefit.
There is no guarantee of funding for applications submitted nor is there a guarantee funding will be provided at other times throughout the fiscal year. It is recommended requests not exceed $15,000. Applicants will be notified if their project has been recommended for funding. Recommended project proposals must be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Final grant award notification will be announced within 30 days of Board approval in the form of an agreement.
The acceptance period is usually for the month April of each year. If you have any questions, please contact 520-866-6212.
Eligible applicants must:
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
To apply for a CDBG grant, you must visit the website and create an account.
As part of the entitlement process, Pinal County communities may elect each three-year qualifying period to join the county’s program, execute an agreement, and receive funding under the county’s allocation. Four Pinal County communities have executed an agreement: Eloy, Florence, Mammoth, and Maricopa. Therefore, only unincorporated Pinal County and these four communities may have projects funded by the county’s CDBG program.
Projects under the CDBG program must address one of three national objectives established by Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These national objectives are:
Projects are identified each year and are listed in the Annual Action Plan.
The communities of Eloy, Florence, Mammoth, and Maricopa may submit a project on behalf of their local government. Pinal County non-profits may also submit a request for funding, if their project meets one of the national objectives and fits within the goals of the current Consolidated Plan.
The application process is conducted each year between October and February for funding the following August/September. This process starts with a public meeting. Any project to be considered must be discussed during a public meeting. Then an application must be submitted. Technical assistance is provided by Pinal County to assist with the process. CDBG funds are not awarded to individuals. However, and individual may recommend a project.
The ESG program addresses the needs of people experiencing homelessness in emergency or transitional shelters to assist people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.
The ESG program is to assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Therefore funds may be spent throughout the county.
Eligible projects include the rehabilitation or conversion of a building for use as an emergency shelter for the homeless, for the payment of certain expenses related to operating emergency shelters, for essential services related to emergency shelters, street outreach for the homeless, and for homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing assistance.
Pinal County non-profit organizations may apply for funding to provide the direct support and services to the public.
Pinal County will accept project proposals between October and February of each year for funding the following August/September.
The HOME Program was created to expand the supply of affordable housing. The general goals of the HOME Program are to:
Affordable housing projects may take place throughout the county.
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation projects may only take place within unincorporated Pinal County, and the communities of Eloy, Florence, and Mammoth.
Pinal County invests HOME funds in the following housing activities:
The HOME Program is the largest federal block grant program for affordable housing for low-income households. All HOME funds must be used to benefit families and individuals who qualify as low-income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.
An individual resident may apply for direct assistance for projects such as owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and down payment assistance when the county has an active program.
A developer of affordable housing or a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) may apply for funding to develop affordable housing.
An individual resident may apply for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation assistance by visiting the owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program page on the website.
A housing developer may apply for assistance, when Pinal County has issued a request for proposal.
The purpose of the Pinal County Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation (OOHR) Program is to assist low-income homeowners with the repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction of housing in which they reside. Rehabilitation includes the alteration, improvement, or modification of an existing structure. Projects such as correcting code violations and solving health and safety issues are the focus of the OOHR Program. The OOHR Program uses funds from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program, and other available grant funds.
To be eligible for the OOHR Program, the applicant and property to be rehabilitated must meet the following criteria:
To submit an application for assistance, an applicant must register on the Pinal County, AZ Participant Portal.
Services are provided in the form of a grant or a forgivable loan. The amount of work required determines the funding that will be used and whether it will be a grant or forgivable loans. Forgivable loans are not required to be paid back unless the homeowner sells the home within the recapture period. The forgivable loan will require a lien be placed on the home for a specified period of time.
You may contact the Rehabilitation Specialist at 520-866-6012
In November 2002, the voters of Arizona approved Proposition 202 which initiated new gaming compacts between the State of Arizona and the Native American communities. An important provision of Proposition 202 was the sharing of gaming revenues with the State. Henceforth, tribes would be assessed by the State a percentage of their gross gaming revenue. Tribes had the option of either paying all of this assessment into a State managed fund or to pay 88% of the assessment into the State managed fund and retain 12% of the assessment for distribution as grants.
The law also stipulates that local non-profits may submit applications to tribal entities if the non-profit organization’s application is "sponsored" by an appropriate local government such as a county. As stipulated by the law, sponsorship means the adoption of a board of supervisor resolution authorizing the submission of the grant application and/or pass-through resolution under the auspices of the local government. The board of supervisor resolution is a mandated part of application and/or award based on each individual tribe’s process.
It is the responsibility of the non-profit to obtain and adhere to the grant requirements outlined by each tribal community and their respective due dates. Once a resolution is approved by the Board of Supervisors, the county will email the resolution to the non-profit. It is the responsibility of the non-profit to submit their application to the tribal community for consideration.
Requests for county support should be made a minimum of 5 weeks prior to the application due date in order to get the items placed on a Board of Supervisor’s agenda for consideration and adoption of a resolution.
To request support, fill out the Tribal Grant Approval Form and email it to the Grants Division. A separate form must be submitted for each tribal community for which you are requesting funding. Please email the grants office or call the Grants Administrator at 520-866-6422 with questions.
If Pinal County agrees to act as a pass-through, the County receives the grant funds from the tribal community and in turn issues a check to the non-profit agency. The County may execute a pass-through agreement prior to the distribution of the grant funds. To be eligible, a resolution or an authorized signature must accompany your application based on the tribal entities requirements.
The tribal community is the awarding agency. It is their sole discretion on who they will fund.
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
An analysis of impediments to fair housing choice within Pinal County is an analysis that identifies appropriate actions to overcome the effects of any impediments to fair housing.
The Pinal County Citizen Participation Plan describes policies and procedures for public involvement in Pinal County’s Consolidated Plan and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFH) planning processes. The Consolidated Plan is a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive funding from HUD.
Pinal County must report on annual accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
Any member of the Pinal County community may submit a project idea for the use of CDB.
Any member of the Pinal County community may file a complaint regarding the CDBG, HOME or ESG programs by completing the citizen input form found on the website.
Any member of the Pinal County community may request an accommodation for a public meeting regarding the CDBG, HOME or ESG programs by completing the citizen input form found on the website.
For additional information about the CDBG program, please contact the CDBG Specialist at 520-866-6266 or email the Grants Office.
For additional information about the HOME or ESG programs, please contact the Grant Specialist at 520-866-6253 or email the Grants Office.
Internal Audit is an independent and objective review of County operations designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to reviews of its internal business processes, which results in independent recommendations designed to improve operational efficiencies, ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and identify instances of fraud, waste or abuse of County assets.
Internal Audit is held to the standard set forth in the Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), which was established and is maintained by the United States General Accounting Office (GAO).
Internal Audit follows the methodology outlined in the Internal Audit policies and procedures manual. Typical procedures utilized in an internal audit include:
Policies and Procedures
Upon completion of individual internal audits, the Internal Audit department will report findings to the Audit Committee and Board of Supervisors. Evidence of discussion and approval of Internal Audit findings can be viewed on the respective meeting agenda and minutes on the County website. Subsequent to obtaining Board approval, Internal Audit reports are published on the County website.
Internal Audit reports to the Audit Committee on a monthly basis and provides information related to the progress of current internal audits, planning and scoping of future internal audits and reporting of other ad-hoc items that are assigned to the Internal Audit department. Internal Audit provides quarterly reports to the Board of Supervisors including information such as the status of current year internal audits, results of the whistleblower hotline and other ad-hoc requests prescribed by the Board of Supervisors.
On a tri-annual basis, Internal Audit collaborates with the Board of Supervisors, Audit Committee, Elected Officials and key County Management personnel to perform a county-wide risk assessment. The results of the risk assessment are reviewed by Internal Audit and a proposed Internal Audit plan is developed and approved by the Board of Supervisors. On an annual basis, Internal Audit works with County Management and the Audit Committee to review the upcoming internal audits and determine if any new information is available that would result in a revision of the approved audit plan.
According to the Institute of Internal Auditors©, internal auditor independence is defined as,
"The freedom from conditions that threaten the ability of the internal audit activity to carry out internal audit responsibilities in an unbiased manner. To achieve the degree of independence necessary to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the internal audit activity."
In order for the Pinal County Internal Audit department to maintain its independence, its reporting structure has been modified to align with industry best practices. As a result, Internal Audit reports directly to the Board of Supervisors to ensure that no undue influence from County Management may result in compromising the independence of the internal audit function.
For specific information related to the Internal Audit Function, please visit the County Internal Audit website or send an email to the Internal Audit Department. Additionally, Pinal County has established a silent whistle hotline for County residents or employees to report instances of fraud, waste or abuse. Reports can be submitted via the County Website or via telephone at 888-431-1311.
A registered vendor is a vendor that has provided a W-9, contact information, and the type of goods/services that could be provided to the county but has not been awarded a contract.
A contracted vendor is a vendor that has an active contract awarded by Pinal County or other government agency that allows cooperative purchasing.
Yes, Pinal County does pay sales tax.
Invoices may be emailed to Finance Invoices or sent to:PO Box 1348Florence, AZ 85132
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See the Hearing Office Rules (PDF).
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The One Stop Shop is a department of Community Development Department. This department allows people to come to the county campus and complete several steps in the process for projects overseen by different departments in Community Development. Because of the time-consuming nature of this department, the office is open from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The doors are locked at 4:30 pm so that they can complete helping the people who have already arrived.
Copies of site plans cannot be obtained on the internet. Copies can be obtained by submitting a Public Records Request through Community Development.
Public Record Request
One Stop does accept credit cards. The preferred method of payment is by check (personal, money order, cashier's checks or online payments). The department is able to accept cash up to $100.
If a refund on the permits is in order, you must submit the original receipt for the permit to Community Development Department for review. This should accompany an explanation as to the reason for the request.
Sewer/Sanitation services are regulated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. The address is 1200 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. The phone numbers are 602-542-4251 or 800-222-7000.
The following statement shall appear on all plats for developments which uses drywells: All drywells shown on this plat shall be maintained by the owner and are to be replaced by the Homeowner's Association (HOA)/Owner when they cease to drain the stored surface water in a 36-hour period. Annual inspection and maintenance of the drywell silting chamber is required. Regular maintenance of the dry wells’ silting chamber is required to achieve the best operation of the dry wells. The owner shall be responsible for registering all drywells with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
The Aquifer Protection Division, also known as the Septic Program, performs a variety of functions delegated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The Aquifer Protection Division carries out all aspects of permitting and inspections of conventional (up to 24,000 gallons per day) and alternative (up to 3,000 gallons per day) on-site wastewater disposal systems. Among these program areas are: Issue permits to construct septic systems (Conventional and Alternative), inspect septic system construction, provide information to the public about the location of septic systems, regulate the installation of alternative on-site wastewater disposal systems, review and endorse well permit applications for referral to the Arizona Department of Water Resources on parcels 5 acres and smaller, inspect and permit waste haulers.
The Aquifer Protection Division, also known as the Septic Program, performs a variety of functions delegated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The Aquifer Protection Division carries out all aspects of permitting and inspections of conventional (up to 24,000 gallons per day) and alternative (up to 3,000 gallons per day) on-site wastewater disposal systems. Among these program areas are: Issue permits to construct septic systems (Conventional and Alternative), inspect septic system construction, provide information to the public about the location of septic systems, regulate the installation of alternative on-site wastewater disposal systems, review and endorse well permit applications for referral to the Arizona Department of Water Resources on parcels 5 acres and smaller, inspect and permit waste haulers.
Permit is not required.
Closure requirements: Remove all sewage from facility and dispose of the sewage in a lawful manner (pump the septic tank), disconnect and remove electrical and mechanical components, remove or collapse the top of any tank or containment structure, or fill it with dirt, sand, gravel or concrete. Cut and plug both ends of the abandoned sewer drain pipe between the building and septic tank. Notify the department within 30 days of closure.
For anyone who will be digging on their property, it is important that the underground utilities are marked so that lines are not cut in the process. This can be done through the Blue Stake process. You can go to the AZ Blue Stake website for more information. The phone number is 602-659-7500 and the fax number is 602-659-7520. Email AZ Blue Stake Customer Support.
The dedicated inspection line number is 520-866-6299. They must have their building permit number to schedule an inspection. Inspections can be called in until 6 am and still receive a same-day inspection. Please refer them to the Building Safety homepage/ Forms and Codes for brochures that will aid them in scheduling their inspection(s).
Pinal County regulates the age of manufactured housing that can be placed within the county. Only manufactured homes completed after June 15, 1976, to standards established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shall be allowed within the unincorporated areas of the county.
The county regulates the location of all storage sheds and, in some instances, also requires the approval of permits prior to establishment of a shed on a lot.
On corner lots, fences exceeding 24 inches in height are not permitted within the sight visibility triangle. Fences or walls being used as fences located in front yards (meaning along the front and sides of the front setback area) that are either:
If a power company such as APS or SRP need to install an electricity meter or restore power to a mobile home, a permit may be required. This permit can be obtained through the Community Development Department.
When placing a manufactured home (including mobile homes, park models and recreation vehicles [RVs]) on a property, you must obtain permits from Community Development Department. The ordinance covers many issues surrounding manufactured homes, park models, mobile home parks, and RV parks. This information includes size of installation, yard sizes, setbacks and other building requirements.
You can submit a Verification Request Form. Requests can be for zoning information, flood verification, building limitations, fence and wall regulations, child/adult care issues, sign regulations or other land use questions.
There are limitations on the number of animals that can be kept based on the size and zoning of your lot for horses and livestock. The Ordinance requires certain setbacks from lot lines, the requirements depend on the zoning of a particular lot. To verify you would need to complete a verification request at the website to determine the zoning.
If you need to know if you can have livestock or other large farm animals on your property, you would need to complete a Zoning Verification Request form online. The Community Development Department can research the zoning for the parcel and let you know what the limitations are in this regard. This includes all large, farm animals. Zoning will not generally apply to pets such as cats and dogs (see the Animal Control Ordinance for cats and dogs).
There are several activities in which noise levels are regulated. These activities are Land Use, Vehicles, Radios and Sound, and Construction and Other Projects. There are also items that are exempt from the ordinance. For complete information, refer to the attached copy of the ordinance.
(See ordinance for time and noise level restrictions.) This refers to the normal use of land. Noise limits are set by time and zoning of the land. Zoning includes residential, commercial, industrial and rural. Note: activities necessary to life in an area will result in action unless performed at unreasonable hours. This includes lawnmowers, leaf blowers and other such activities. Noise levels vary from 55 to 70 decibels A (dBA).
(See ordinance for time and noise level restrictions.) This section limits the noise of motor vehicles (including motorcycles, trucks, cars, etc) during operation or repair. Noise levels vary from 82 to 90 dBA and are based on noise levels up to 50 feet from the center of the street. Vehicle repair is restricted during the nighttime hours. Mufflers must be in good repair and not exceed noise levels.
This limits owners or managers (such as a business) from operating a radio, instrument or other means of receiving sound to noise levels that cannot be heard beyond 125 feet from the property line or vehicle where the sound is produced.
(See ordinance for time and noise level restrictions.) This regulates the times during which construction can be performed. There are two seasons during which the times are regulated. The first is from April 15 to October 15. The second is from October 15 until April 15. There are also restrictions for weekends and holidays. The restrictions, dates and times are based on the zoning of the construction performed. Permits can be obtained to allow for construction activities during restricted days and times.
Also listed in the ordinance are noises and activities that are exempt from restrictions. These include landscape equipment, crowd noises, emergency vehicles, bands at churches, aircraft and trains, and other activities. (See ordinance for a complete list of exemptions.) Penalties for violation of this ordinance are documented. See the ordinance for civil penalties listed.
Many builders of housing communities advertise using Kiosk Signs. These signs can display the builder, community and directions. There are several rules that must be followed in regards to this program. These rules include:
Pinal County reserves the right to refuse any proposed kiosk sign and location. Any violation of these guidelines or abuse could result in enforcement action, including removal of sign and denial of future authorizations.
The Code Compliance page has contact information of the offices and officers. It also allows people to book code compliance presentations. You can also submit an online complaint here.
The following statement shall appear on all plats for developments which uses drywells: All drywells shown on this plat shall be maintained by the owner and are to be replaced by the homeowner's association (HOA)/Owner when they cease to drain the stored surface water in a 36-hour period. Annual inspection and maintenance of the drywell silting chamber is required. Regular maintenance of the dry wells’ silting chamber is required to achieve the best operation of the dry wells. The owner shall be responsible for registering all drywells with AZ Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
There are no setbacks for trees and other foliage. On any corner lot, no fence, structure, sign or planting shall be erected or maintained within 20 feet of the property corner so as to interfere with traffic visibility across the corner. If you live in a subdivision with a Home Owners Association (HOA), you may need to check with the HOA board before planting the tree.
Use the following phone numbers:
A Minor Land Division is the process for dividing a parcel of land into smaller parcels. The application, informational brochure and ordinance are available on the website.
The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of ten members, two from each of the five Supervisory Districts and each are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Commission is a recommending body for land use matters to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission will recommend Approval, Denial or will continue the matter for further information. Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9 am.
If a roadway into a parcel has not been given a 'name' and has the potential to serve 3 or more parcels, the property owner may offer a name. The suggestion should be pleasant-sounding and easy to spell.
Yes, we have an Outdoor Lighting Ordinance that governs outdoor light in all of our zoning categories. If you are within a city/town, please check with them for laws. Also, you may want to check with the Homeowners Association for rules (if applicable).
The street number should be mounted on the residence so that it is visible from and oriented toward the street from which the address is taken. If distance or vegetation blocks the number, then the number must be posted on a sign at the driveway entrance. Non-compliance with the street number posting may be subject to civil penalty. The address will be assigned during the building permit phase of construction. If you have a well on your property, you can apply for an address for the well. All you have to do is submit a completed "address request" form along with the site plan and a copy of the Arizona well registration number.
The Comprehensive Plan Major Amendment Process is an opportunity for landowners to apply for changes to the Comprehensive Plan for their properties, or for Counties to update the Comprehensive Plan to have it match new County policies or ordinances. Major amendments typically involve larger pieces of land or more dramatic changes in use. The State of Arizona mandates that Major Comprehensive Plan Amendments occur once a year, and must be completed in the year they were started. If you want to attend meetings or hearings regarding the Comprehensive Plan Major Amendment Process please check the County Website for any changes that may occur: see the Comprehensive Plan page.
Zoning is a system of developing a city or county plan in which various geographic areas (zones) are restricted to certain uses and development, such as industrial, light industrial, commercial, light-commercial, agricultural, single-family residential, multi-unit residential, parks, schools and other purposes. Zoning is the chief planning tool of local government to guide the future development of a community, protect neighborhoods, concentrate retail business and industry, channel traffic and play a major role in the enhancement of urban as well as small-town life (see the Legal Dictionary). The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of ten members, two from each of the five Supervisory Districts and each are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Commission is a recommending body for land use matters to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission will recommend Approval, Denial or will continue the matter for further information.
Development and Land Use Change Process For: Zoning Changes, Planned Area Developments (PAD), PAD Amendments, Special Use Permits, Industrial Use Permits, Comprehensive Plan Amendments
The first step of the Development and Land Use Change Process is to schedule a Pre-Application Meeting. After the pre-application meeting staff will provide a variance application. When you have completed the application and returned it with all required documents, the Planning staff will review the information. If the application is complete, your request will be assigned a case number and placed on the next available agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Commission holds public meetings in which anyone from the public may attend and speak to support or oppose a request. You or your representative will make a formal presentation to the Commission and respond to any questions. The Commission can take any one of the three actions: continue the case to a future hearing, recommend approval to the Board of Supervisors or recommend denial to the Board. If the Commission makes a recommendation, your case will then be placed on the next available agenda for the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors will review your case and vote to approve or deny your request. The Board of Supervisors is the only governing body that has legal authority to approve or deny your request.
Please note that as you are considering rezoning, you should research the Zoning Ordinance to identify your current land use and the land use you are requesting; then you should research the Comprehensive Plan to be sure your land use fits within the Comprehensive Plan land use designation. If it does not, you would first need to request a Comprehensive Plan Amendment. This process also begins with a pre-application. Once this process is complete, you may then begin the rezoning process. They may run concurrently.
The average processing time for any of the above is six to eight months.
Please review the application fee amounts as well. The fees for pre-application does not apply toward the application fee amounts. For the application fee amounts, please refer to the Services Fee Schedule located on our web page.
If your project will be of a commercial nature - business, recreation vehicle (RV) Parks, 4-Plex, school or church site - contact this department to request a Site Plan Review. Once you have successfully completed your Land Use Change or Site Plan Review and you wish to obtain building permits, please contact the Building Safety Department. Attached files include information about: building permits, sign reviews, fee schedule, subdivision information, mobile home permits, amendment information, site plan information, review information and other permitting information.
The County does not take on the maintenance of any new dirt roads. However, the resident can put in a request for a “new construction” project, if it meets certain evaluation requirements to have the road chip-sealed then we would take on future maintenance. All new project requests have to be evaluated via the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) process.
See the Public Works map.
Your suggestions for future transportation projects can be submitted by completing a Transportation Project Request Form that is located on Pinal County’s website: Transportation Project Request Form.
Once submitted, your request is forwarded to a Public Works area engineer to determine eligibility for the Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program. The Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program is Pinal County’s five-year transportation plan that identifies funding and establishes a schedule for planning, construction, and major maintenance projects. To view a copy of the current transportation program, please visit: 2014 Transportation Improvement & Maintenance Program.
Public Works' main page under either “Road Closures” or “News” provides local information updated weekly (if not sooner).
Any construction to be done on Pinal County Public Roads (to include all right of way) requires a licensed contractor to have an approved right-of-way permit on the job site.
Permit process including applications located here under the “Documents” tab then “Permits to Use Right-of-Way”.
If you notice a sign down or missing or a traffic signal that is not Operating correctly please contact Public Works Maintenance and they will take the information place a work order to have it fixed. If you are calling after hours then you may contact the Sheriff’s office (non- emergency) and they will pass along the information.
If your roadway has existing county right-of-way then your phone call or an email is all that is needed to get the process started. If your roadway is a private road then certain criteria must be met and a fee must be paid to have a street name sign installed.
If you have a question about the posted speed limit on a roadway then contact Public Works and the Traffic Section will answer your questions.
If you are requesting the installation of a new Traffic Signal then please contact Public Works and the Traffic Section will review your request.
All oversized loads to include moving of a mobile home will require an oversized load permit from Public works prior to moving through Pinal County. If oversized load is coming through Pinal County but will also be using state highways, a permit will be required from the state prior to applying for Pinal County oversize load permit.
Any requests for as-builts will require a public records request to be filled out first. Pinal County does not keep as-builts for sewer and water drawings. Sewer and water are privately owned. Customer will need to contact private utility company.
An elevation certificate (FEMA Form 81-31) is an important administrative tool that is used to document elevation information necessary to ensure compliancy with community floodplain management regulations. This form was created by the NFIP to determine the proper flood insurance premium rate to be charged for buildings in the floodplain. The County does not have certificates for every home in the County, especially if the area has been newly mapped. If we do have a certificate on file for a home, we can provide a copy using a standard Public Records Request form.
With today's technology, there are many easy ways that the public can view the floodplain information for themselves. The following are four methods for viewing the floodplain maps. Alternatively, if you are having trouble locating a specific property, you can easily submit a request for flood zone information by filling out a Flood Information Request online. The Flood Control District will respond to your request for information by providing you will a flood zone determination.
Please note: The cities of Apache Junction, Casa Grande and the Town of Kearny conduct their own flood hazard determinations. If your property lies within the incorporated boundaries of one these cities, please contact their office for the most accurate information.
Permitting in a floodplain is a relatively painless experience if you are prepared with a properly filled-out building application, an accurately scaled site plan showing your building location and any washes on your property, and a grading and drainage plan if you are planning to excavate or fill any large quantities of ground around the home. A Floodplain Use Permit is also required to document building in a floodplain and contains any specific requirements for floodplain construction.
Once you have received a floodplain determination, two items must be identified at the onset of the permit submittal. First, in which floodplain is your home or structure located and secondly, are you building a conventional building or a manufactured home? The state of Arizona adds one foot to the BFE to determine an RFE (Regulatory Flood Elevation). This elevation information is written on an elevation certificate based on construction drawings. If the home is located in an AO or AE zone, the BFE is noted on the FIRM and this number may be used as the requirement for the elevation of either the lowest floor if the building is a conventional structure, or the bottom of the frame of a manufactured home. This information is stamped on the site plan, any construction plans submitted, and passed through the system just as a normal permit would be. Prior to the final inspection of the home, a "finished construction" elevation certificate will be required and completed by a registered land surveyor or engineer verifying that the home was indeed elevated in accordance with the floodplain elevation requirements.
An applicant may receive a clarification from the Pinal County Flood Control District of its interpretation or application of a statute, ordinance, regulation, executive order, delegation agreement or authorized substantive policy statement as provided in A.R.S. Section 48-3649.
To apply for a Floodplain Use Permit, please download and complete the following application:
Installing a new or replacement manufactured home within a floodplain requires many steps to complete successfully. In addition to obtaining a floodplain use permit and manufactured home permit from Pinal County, property owners must also obtain a permit from the Arizona Office of Manufactured Housing. Here are the typical steps that must be taken to properly permit and install your new home:
Pinal County does have an ordinance that regulates excessive noise. This ordinance applies only to areas within unincorporated areas of the county. If you wish to complain about noise in any incorporated city, town or Indian reservation, you must contact the Law Enforcement authorities of that location.
If you want water service (or any other necessary utility) to vacant land that has never been previously serviced you need to contact the appropriate utility provider. Media for transporting the utility (such as water pipes, phone lines, electrical lines, gas pipes, etc.) service are the responsibility of the provider (not Pinal County). Representatives of the provider can give you any expected timeframe for service in the area in question.
The zoning of your property depends on the properties location. Please feel free to use our interactive Zoning Geographic Information System (GIS) Map. Please search for your parcel either by address or parcel number (no spaces or dashes between the numbers) and activate the Zoning Layer on the drop-down menu on the left. To find the zoning of your property, the Planning and Development can assist you if you fill out the Zoning Verification Request Form: we will need an address or a parcel number.
Under the Zoning Ordinance provisions, certain types of businesses may be conducted from a residence as a Home Occupation in certain zoning districts.
There are limitations on the number of animals that can be kept based on the size and zoning of your lot for horses and livestock.
The Ordinance requires certain setbacks from lot lines, the requirements depend on the zoning of a particular lot.
Any property owner has the right to request to rezone their property. County staff cannot say whether the request will be approved. The Board of Supervisors are the only governing body that has the legal authority to either approve or deny a request. For more information, please refer to the Land Use Change page.
If you need to apply for a Special Use Permit or Industrial Use Permit, refer to the instructions on the Land Use Change page.
Temporary Use Permits, Special Events Permits and Special Density Permits do not need a Concept Review.
The “splitting” of property (Minor Land Division) is determined based on the zoning of the property, the acreage and any prior divisions of the parcel. For more detailed information and instruction, please refer to the Minor Land Division page.
A Site Plan Review is the process for reviewing plans for commercial sites to ensure proper parking, safe access, landscaping, lighting, etc. To schedule a Site Plan Review, please contact the Department or refer to our Applications page.
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Yes. All repair tasks for facilities need to be documented as a historical maintenance record for the building. Therefore, all requests for work need submitted through a work request.
Submit your work order request by email to Pima County Maintenance.
Specify the type of repair or maintenance work needed and request include the City, Building and Area/ Room, contact name and phone number.
Example: Light bulbs need to be changed in lobby, Building A, Florence Justice Complex. Contact Sandy at extension 1111.
Contact the furniture manufacturer and request key or a new lock mechanism for the furniture needed. Provide the manufacturer with the number engraved on the lock to the furniture. Manufacturer will send customer replacement key or new lock mechanism - whichever is needed. There may be a cost associated and invoice can be paid by customers purchase card. Once the lock mechanism is received, submit a work request to Facilities to install.
Facilities Management has a limited number of tables and chairs for use. There are 12 six foot folding tables and 25 folding chairs. Please keep in mind this furniture is in less than perfect condition but will serve its purpose. Request for items are on a first come, first serve basis and is at the discretion of Facilities with regards to availability, transportation and staff. Submit a work request through Maintenance Connection two weeks prior to the date when items are needed. Include pick-up date in request.
Submit your move request through Maintenance Connection at least 3 weeks in advance - longer if possible. Your request should include:
To prepare for move, please do the following:
Other items to consider:
For nearly forty years, Pinal County has had a half-cent road maintenance fund to help improve streets and roads in the County and its incorporated cities and towns. Sometimes described as “the pothole fund,” this program is also referred to as the County’s Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program (or TIMP for short). We are pleased to offer a brief history of the program and how our local leaders had a vision that has allowed our community to keep up with growth and invest in critical infrastructure and maintenance.
Today, Pinal County’s population is rapidly growing toward nearly a half million residents, but back in 1985, the population was just under 100,000, according to a Special Census. At the time, Pinal County maintained a little more than 2,000 miles of roadways, with almost 65% of roadways unpaved.
Around this time, Maricopa County began utilizing a road maintenance fund to increase funding for transportation with their passage of Proposition 300. Seeing the enactment of that program, Pinal County decision-makers felt it was time to follow suit – especially since the tax would be paid by both permanent and part-time residents. Understanding that a good roadway network could strengthen the local economy and attract business, regional leaders placed the issue on the ballot for a special election on December 10, 1985, which resulted in the proposition being narrowly defeated by 196 votes.
Fortunately, history does not end there. Recognizing that the growing needs of the community were not going away, our local leaders went back to the drawing board. They focused their efforts on roadway right-of-way acquisition, construction and reconstruction of transportation projects, roadway maintenance, bridges, and payment of principal and interest on transportation bonds.
On September 8, 1986, the Board of Supervisors resolved to hold another election on November 4, 1986, for the purpose of approving countywide transportation road maintenance fund. This proposition was known as PC400, “Pinal County Transportation Road Maintenance Fund,” with a sunrise of January 1987 and a sunset of December 2006. This time, Proposition 400 passed with 51.1% of the vote.
The funds were distributed to pay for local projects in unincorporated Pinal County as well as through a population-based formula between the eight incorporated cities and towns. In 1998, the Town of Queen Creek annexed property in Pinal County and began receiving a portion of the fund. In 2003, the City of Maricopa followed suit upon incorporation.
Due to the recession, the fund fell short of projections with an ultimate 20-year total of $115 million. However, the program was still incredibly successful, with Pinal County accomplishing just under 400 miles of roadway surfacing and increasing the number of road miles to nearly 2,100, with almost half of those miles paved. As the sunset approached, our local leaders started to look ahead to what was next.
A lot has changed since 1986, when the fund first passed. The population of Pinal County had nearly doubled from 98,044 to 192,395 in 2002 – the road maintenance fund had made a significant impact on the community and had helped with the economic and population growth of the region.
In the summer of 2003, increasing sales tax revenues started to fall in line with projections, and the population continued to grow exponentially. Facing the sunset of the road maintenance fund in less than three years, local leaders started a public conversation to consider reauthorization.
Later that fall, in September of 2003, leaders from Pinal County and all of the incorporated cities and towns came together to have their first meetings to discuss the issue. Their vision was to “Gain public support for reauthorization of the Pinal County Transportation Road Maintenance Fund to continue development of an improved, safe, and efficient regional transportation system acceptable to all countywide jurisdictions and in accordance with regional planning efforts.”
In order to achieve this vision, they established three goals: 1) Develop an integrated, efficient, safe, and balanced transportation system for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. 2) Develop a transportation system that is acceptable to all partners and in accordance with adopted regional planning concepts. 3) Attain the level of funding needed to complete the identified transportation projects to serve the region over a 20-year period.
Our local leaders recognized that they could achieve these goals with a continuation of the existing road maintenance fund, replacing the identical one that was set to expire on December 31, 2006. The issue was placed on the ballot as Proposition 400 for the November 8, 2005, election.
The proposal would continue to solely fund essential transportation projects within Pinal County with the added ability to focus on multi-modal transportation systems, including single and multi-use trails, sidewalks, curbs, and pedestrian pathways; Regional transportation studies; as well as cooperative transportation projects and studies between Federal/State governments and Pinal County/incorporated cities and towns.
Pinal County voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 400 with 73.7% of the vote. It remains in place today, with a current expiration date of December 31, 2026. Since 2005, it has been used to fund local projects to pave and fix roads, improve safety, and support economic development, as our community has nearly doubled again in the last 20 years.
Employees are eligible when they meet 12 months of continuous full-time service and meet the standards (proficient) on their most recent performance evaluation.
Previously, employees were required to spend $2,000 out-of-pocket before they were eligible for reimbursement. Now, employees qualify for reimbursement of expenses incurred upon successful completion of each approved course, submission of transcripts reflecting a passing grade, and receipts for educational expenses incurred. There is no minimum out-of-pocket required.
Reimbursement is available up to $5,250 annually (the IRS maximum), with a maximum lifetime reimbursement of $20,000. However, the actual amount available may be limited by the budget allocated to the program each fiscal year and the number of employees seeking reimbursement. Therefore, interested employees should not delay! Reimbursement amounts are based on the current in-state Arizona Resident rates.
Eligible expenses include costs associated with courses taken toward a degree or certification, such as tuition, registration, books, or other fees that may be incurred.
Reimbursement is eligible for in-state or out-of-state accredited institutions; however, as stated above, the reimbursement amount is based on the Arizona in-state tuition rate.
To keep pace with the speed of online learning, the county has shortened the application for reimbursement from 60 days to 30 days before the start of classes!
The Library District is supported by a secondary property tax rate of $0.097 per $100 assessed valuation. Each year, the Library District receives State Grants-in-Aid funds for $23,000. This amount is distributed equally among the member libraries and used for library-related expenses and projects. The Pinal County Library District administers support services to eleven affiliate libraries and operates two facilities (San Tan Valley and Arizona City). Two libraries are located in unincorporated communities (Oracle and San Manuel) and are staffed by volunteers. The remaining nine (excluding San Tan Valley and Arizona City) are municipal libraries with paid staff (Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence Viney Jones, Kearny, Mammoth, Maricopa, and Superior). These eleven libraries are affiliates, not branches. The relationship is established through Intergovernmental Agreements with the county library district, which sets out the terms of cooperation.
Navigate the search results list to the title you want.
If you'd like a visual, view the Place Holds (PDF) to see how it looks when you place a hold in our catalog.
Please be aware that policies and procedures are set by individual libraries and may vary from location to location. In order to determine which items can be renewed, how long they can be renewed, and how many renewals you are eligible for, please contact your local library.
In order to renew items online:
You may also renew items through our automated phone line at 520-866-6032 or toll-free at 888-502-4744.
There are several reasons why our online catalog will not accept your hold request. There may be a problem with your account, such as an overdue item or other fines on your account. In addition, libraries typically retain a new item for their patrons' use for six months and some libraries may not lend that particular material type (e.g. DVDs or video games). Each library has its own policy covering which items they will lend to another library and how they deal with fines. This policy may differ from the one at your local public library.
While each library has its own policies, in most cases, please have a valid photo ID and a document with your current mailing address. If, for any reason, you cannot make it to your local library, we do offer a card that grants access exclusively to digital content and online resources, called the Virtual Library Card. To learn more and apply online, view the Library Card page.
To reset your PIN / Password:
Please visit your local public library to pay any fines and fees.
To access some of our databases, you will need to enter your library card number (without spaces) and your password. If you are having problems logging in, please contact your local public library.
If the library does not own the item you want, you can visit your local public library to place an InterLibrary Loan request or you can recommend a purchase by filling out the Suggest a Purchase Form.
Yes. Each of the thirteen affiliate locations has Wi-Fi access.
Your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop will detect the wireless signal when you power it on. Simply open a new Internet browser window to enjoy this service. Note: To access free wireless access at Apache Junction or Casa Grande library locations, you will need to have your library card number.
It is a free service.
We have several digital book services available. While each service is slightly different, most require you to set up an account. In most cases, digital books require an app to work on your computer or device. Apps for each service can be downloaded from the sites, or you can find them in the App Store or Google Play. For more information about using each of our services, check our Digital Resources page.
These notices are sent to you from our automated system. If you are receiving a call or mail in error, please contact your local library. Be sure to have the phone number or address readily available so they can make any necessary corrections.
Medical Examiner reports should be requested via our online submission form. The Medical Examiner report will include toxicology findings when applicable. The report fee is $10.
While the final decision whether or not to perform an autopsy is determined by the County Medical Examiner, family wishes are taken into consideration whenever possible. Please make your wishes known, but understand that the Medical Examiner must determine what to do using their experience and following legal requirements of the State and Federal government. Not everyone who is examined is autopsied.
A Medical Examiner report is typically available 8-12 weeks after an investigation takes place. If you are requesting a report for a death that occurred more than 3 months prior to your request, the report is typically provided within 1-2 weeks of your report request submission.
The Medical Examiner documents the articles of clothing, jewelry, and items that were contained in the pockets of the clothing (money, credit cards, etc.) and releases these items to the funeral home at the time your loved one’s care is transferred. In some cases, the belongings are released to law enforcement as evidence.
There is a 24/7 phone number for law enforcement agencies only to report deaths to the Medical Examiner’s Office. If anyone other than a law enforcement agency calls to report a death, they must report it to their local law enforcement agency.
Choose a mortuary and let them know that your loved one is at our facility. The mortuary will contact our office and arrangements will be made to transfer your loved one’s care to them after our examination is complete. They will make you aware of the timeframe, as arrangements for each case are unique.
List of Mortuaries in Pinal County (PDF)
The Pinal County Public Fiduciary's Office manages an Indigent Burial Program. For further information and qualification requirements, please telephone 520-866-7252 and ask to speak to someone about the Indigent Burial Program.
No. In the vast majority of cases, identification is confirmed prior to the arrival of the deceased at MEO. An immediate family member may make a written or electronic request for an identification meeting, at which will be conducted the viewing of photographs of the decedent or any distinguishing marks of the decedent or any information that may assist the immediate family in establishing or confirming identity. Identification meetings will occur within 48 hours, excluding weekends and legal holidays. (ARS 11-597.01)
The Adopt-A-Park program is a cooperative effort between Pinal County Open Space and Trails Department and residents, business owners or groups wishing to contribute to the appearance of their community. The program is designed to promote civic responsibility as well as be fun and educational.
Any County managed park, trail segment or trailhead.
Participants care for their adopted area in the following ways:
The park will be +/- 498 acres located Northwest of Florence Junction on the east side of Peralta Road.
All Pinal County parks are open from dawn to 10:00 pm for our day-use guests. Check local sunrise times when planning your visit.
The fee is $7 per vehicle for day-use visitors. You’ll be able to scan a QR code at the park to purchase a day pass online. If you prefer to pay with cash, Iron Rangers are available at the park as well. Please remember that change will not be provided, so exact change is appreciated. Soon a link on the Open Space & Trails Department website will give access to pay online in advance.
Overnight camping costs $10 per night for all individual sites, and group sites are $35 per night.
The park is designed for a backcountry primitive camping experience. Our campsites are set up for tent and car camping only. Parking spaces are 10x20 ft; no vehicles longer than 20 ft are permitted in the camping areas.
Road maintenance and repair in Pinal County is primarily funded through three revenue sources: the half-cent transportation fund, vehicle license fund, “use fees” generated from gasoline purchases, and other items collected by the State of Arizona and placed in the Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF).
No, property taxes pay for things like school districts and general government operations but not roads. In Pinal County, roads are only funded through Federal and state grants, state-shared revenues of the Highway-Use Revenue Fund (also known as HURF), vehicle license taxes, and half-cent transportation road maintenance fund (pothole ).
In the last five years, the half-cent transportation road maintenance fund has generated between $10 to $15 million annually for road repairs, mitigation for air quality, small projects, and pavement preservation. It is used to fund local projects in unincorporated Pinal County as well as through a population-based formula between the ten incorporated cities and towns. If the fund were to expire, this would lead to transportation cuts for Pinal County and all cities and towns, which would impact transportation investments – especially pavement preservation.
Pavement preservation is a cost-effective way to maintain our roads. The process includes various types of treatments such as crack sealing, fog sealing, chip sealing, slurry sealing, and microsurfacing to prolong the condition of roads. The overall goal is to have a long-term strategy that enhances pavement performance by having cost-effective practices and treatments to extend pavement life, improve safety and satisfy the need of our motorists.
Federal Highway Administration guidance describes preservation as work that is planned and performed to improve or sustain the condition of the transportation facility in a state of good repair. Preservation efforts extend the life of pavement, keep road conditions safe, and are significantly less costly than rehabilitation or reconstruction. Preservation ensures that roads last longer with preventative maintenance and can help to avoid more expensive rebuilds.
No. The road maintenance fund is not a tax increase. It is the local funding that has been in place since 1986 and renewed in 2005. It has helped Pinal County keep up with growth and offer well-maintained roads as the population has grown from under 100,000 in 1985 to nearly half a million residents today.
No. The half-cent road maintenance fund is the existing fund that has been in place since 1986. It was most recently passed as Proposition 400 in 2005. The “pothole” fund, as it is sometimes called, is used mostly for maintenance and preservation. Proposition 469, which was on the ballot in November of 2022, was an additional fund that was dedicated to new construction under the direction of the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority.
A public defender is an attorney appointed by the Court to represent a person who cannot afford to hire a private attorney. In Pinal County, public defenders represent adults and juveniles in misdemeanor criminal cases, felony criminal cases, and mental health civil commitment cases. A public defender is just like any other attorney. He or she graduated from an ABA-accredited law school, passed the Arizona bar exam, and is licensed to practice law in Arizona.
A public defender can represent you only if the Pinal County Superior Court or a Justice Court within Pinal County determines that you cannot afford to hire a private attorney and appoints the Public Defender’s Office.
There are several things you can do to help your attorney while your case is pending:
As the client, you always get to decide:
You should make these decisions after talking to your attorney about them.
Your attorney is responsible for making strategic decisions, such as:
Contact your attorney immediately. If the judge issued a warrant for your arrest, your attorney can arrange a self-surrender. If you turn yourself in voluntarily, there is a possibility that the judge will quash the warrant and allow you to remain out of custody while your case is pending. If the police arrest you on the warrant before you turn yourself in, it is highly unlikely that the judge will grant a request to allow you to remain out of custody until your case is resolved.
The Pinal County Public Defender's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except on holidays.
Anything the defendant tells you can be used against him or her. You can be called as a witness even if you don’t want to testify. Telephone calls from and visits at the jail are recorded and can be used against the defendant.
Defendants are often ordered not to have contact with a victim, witness, or co-defendant in the case. That includes third-party contact, meaning it is a violation of his or her release conditions for the defendant to pass messages to those people through you or someone else. If you contact those people, it may look like the defendant asked you to even if he or she did not.
In addition, it is illegal to tamper with witnesses. If you speak to a victim, witness, or co-defendant it may appear that you are trying to influence them and you may get into trouble yourself.
Please, do not send letters directly to the judge, prosecutor, or anyone else in the court system. Do not call or email those people. What you say to them may hurt the defendant, even if you think it will help. If you want to send a letter to the judge, address it "Dear Judge (judge's last name)," but send it to the defendant's attorney. The attorney will review it and forward it to the judge if and when it is helpful.
Please understand that an attorney's obligation is to his or her client. An attorney is not required to talk to a client's friends or family. This is true even if the client is a juvenile or an adult with a guardian. Also, an attorney cannot discuss a client's case with anyone unless the client gives the attorney permission to talk to that person.
That being said, attorneys are often willing to talk to friends and family members to get information about their clients and about the alleged crime(s). If you have information or questions for an attorney, please call the Public Defender's Office at 520-866-7199. If the attorney is not available to talk to you when you call, be sure to leave a detailed message. Include your name, the name of the client you are calling about, a brief description of the information or question you want to discuss with the attorney, and a telephone number where you can be reached.
If you are the named victim in a criminal case, you have certain rights under Arizona law and the Arizona Constitution. One of those is the right not to speak to the defense attorney. A public defender cannot contact you if you are listed as a victim. If you want to speak to a public defender, you can call the Public Defender's Office at 520-866-7199.
If you are the parent of a juvenile client and you are also the named victim in your child's case, these rights apply to you. Your child's attorney cannot contact you. If you would like to talk to your child's attorney, you may initiate contact by calling the Public Defender's Office at 520-866-7199.
The Court can release a defendant to the third-party custody of another person. If you are a third-party signer, your job is to be a tattle tale. You must inform the Court if the defendant violates any of the conditions of release. This includes leaving the state, missing court, using drugs, contacting someone he or she has been ordered not to contact, committing a new crime, etc. If you know that the defendant is violating his release conditions and you do not report it to the Court, you can be fined or even put in jail. As long as you report the violation immediately, you will not be fined or jailed.
If your friend or family member is in the Pinal County Jail and you have questions about visitation, please call the jail at 520-866-5021.
The sections of this webpage designed for clients contain basic information about the criminal court system, including a description of the standard hearings in adult and juvenile cases. Please refer to those pages, but remember, they are written for clients.
WNV affects the central nervous system. Symptoms vary.
Approximately 80% of people who are infected with WNV will not show any symptoms at all.
Up to 20% of the people who become infected will display mild symptoms, including fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back. Symptoms typically last a few days.
About one in 150 people infected with WNV will develop severe illness. The severe symptoms can include:
These symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects may be permanent.
Generally, WNV is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes are WNV carriers that become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite.
In a very small number of cases, WNV also has spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, breastfeeding, and even during pregnancy from mother to baby.
WNV is not spread through casual contact such as touching or kissing a person with the virus.
People typically develop symptoms between 3 and 14 days after they are bitten by the infected mosquito.
There is no specific treatment for WNV infection. In cases with mild symptoms, people experience symptoms such as fever and aches that pass on their own. In more severe cases, people usually need to go to the hospital where they can receive supportive treatment including intravenous fluids, help with breathing and nursing care.
Mild WNV illness often improves on its own, and people do not necessarily need to seek medical attention for this infection, however, it is always best to check with your physician, if uncertain. If you develop symptoms of severe WNV illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, seek medical attention immediately. Severe WNV illness usually requires hospitalization. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are encouraged to talk to their doctor if they develop symptoms that could be WNV.
For most, the risk is low. Less than 1% of people who are bitten by mosquitoes develop any symptoms of the disease and relatively few mosquitoes actually carry WNV. People over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of WNV if they do get sick and should take special care to avoid mosquito bites.
Since it is very difficult to know when and where a bioterrorism event will occur, it is best to prepare quick and effective responses to potential events. Preparedness planning for any emergency event will also better prepare you for a bioterrorism event. The following information and links provide useful information in helping the public prepare.
CDC, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and other officials are working together to ensure that all state health departments are capable of obtaining results of tests on suspected infectious agents. The nation's laboratories are generally classified as Level A, B, C, or D. Level A laboratories are those typically found in community hospitals and are designated to perform initial testing on all clinical specimens. Public health laboratories are usually Level B; these laboratories can confirm or refute preliminary test results and can usually perform antimicrobial susceptibility tests. Level C laboratories, which are reference facilities and can be public health laboratories, perform more rapid identification tests. Level D laboratories are designed to perform the most sophisticated tests and are located in federal facilities such as CDC. CDC is currently working with public and private laboratory partners to develop a formal National Laboratory System linking all four Levels.
Every state has a Laboratory Response Network (LRN) contact. The LRN links to state and local public health laboratories with advanced-capacity laboratories, including clinical, military, veterinary, agricultural, water, and food-testing laboratories.
The emergency response system varies from community to community on the basis of each community's investment in its public health infrastructure. Some components of these emergency systems can be implemented very quickly, while others may take longer.
The preparedness level in hospitals depends on the biological agent used in an attack. Because a sudden surge in demand could overwhelm an individual hospital's resources, hospitals collaborate with other hospitals in their area in order to respond to a bioterrorist attack on a citywide or regional basis. Hospitals are required to maintain disaster response plans and to practice applying them as part of their accreditation process. Many components of such plans are useful in responding to bioterrorism. Specific plans for bioterrorism have been added to the latest accreditation requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In an emergency, local medical care capacity will be supplemented with federal resources.
We continue to hear stories of the public buying gas masks and hoarding medicine in anticipation of a possible bioterrorist or chemical attack. We do not recommend it either. As Secretary Thompson said recently, people should not be scared into thinking they need a gas mask. In the event of a public health emergency, local and state health departments will inform the public about the actions individuals need to take.
The United States public water supply system is one of the safest in the world. The general public should continue to drink and use water just as they would under normal conditions. Your local water treatment supplier and local governments are on the alert for any unusual activity and will notify you immediately in the event of any public health threat. At this point, we have no reason to believe that additional measures need to be taken.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the lead federal agency that makes recommendations about water utility issues. The EPA is working closely with the CDC and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy to help water agencies assess their systems, determine actions that need to be taken to guard against possible attack and develop emergency response plans. For more information, visit the EPA Safe Water website.
Pinal County sponsors several community cleanup events throughout the county over the course of the year. These are regularly posted on social media and you can check the cleanup calendar.
Pinal County does not provide disposal services but there are several locations throughout the county to assist you with disposal service. Please be aware these locations do not accept any hazardous materials. Find Locations.
The District is a political subdivision of the state of Arizona. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors serves as the District's Board of Directors. Our Mission is to reduce the risk of flooding to life and property by managing our floodplains, regulating development, identifying flood hazards, and by providing public outreach and response.
Adapted from ARS48-3603: Powers, duties and immunities of district and board: The purpose of the Pinal County Flood Control District is:
A secondary property tax paid by Pinal County property owners provides the District's primary funding. The District seeks financial project partnerships from Federal, state and local agencies to supplement tax revenue. Other revenue sources include sales of excess land and other assets, permitting fees, and fund balance interest.
The Pinal County Flood Control District regulates all development within Special Flood Hazard Areas (areas mapped as a 100-year floodplain by the Federal Emergency Management Agency), floodplains associated with watercourses that have a 100-year discharge of 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) or greater, erosion hazard zones associated with washes/watercourses, and locally mapped floodplains. The Pinal County Flood Control District does not regulate runoff coming off of rooftops, parking lots, or from areas with a contributing watershed that results in a 100-Year discharge of less than 200 cfs.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplains are mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. However, there are many flood-prone areas in Pinal County that are not mapped by FEMA. Local floodplains are mapped by or for the Pinal County Flood Control District to assess flood hazards affecting citizens and property. Development in locally mapped floodplains must meet the same standards as if it were built in a FEMA floodplain.
Erosion, lateral migration, and sedimentation within washes is considered a natural process and is expected to occur. This is why Pinal County requires structures to be set back from the banks of a wash. It is recommended that the wash be left alone in its natural state because altering it can have unintended consequence. If existing structures are being threatened by the erosion or lateral migration of a wash, it is recommended that you consult with a registered professional engineer. An engineer can evaluate the situation and make a recommendation to protect the structure. Note that a floodplain use permit may be required before making any improvements to the site or changes to the wash.
If your house or property was flooded during a storm event you should contact the Pinal County Flood Control District. A representative will contact you and/or visit the site to review the cause of the flooding and can provide information on how to remediate the damage to the structure or property. District staff can also provide maps and additional resources that may help protect the property and structures from future flood events. In addition, repairs to the structure or alterations to the property may require a floodplain use permit.
Other than providing advice and information, the District is limited in the type of assistance that can be provided to residents. The Pinal County Flood Control District is prohibited from spending public money on private property. Pinal County can only expend resources on public infrastructure or on projects that result in benefits to the public. It is the responsibility of property owners to perform any necessary work on their own private properties. This may include non-county maintained roadways as well as private easements. However, assistance for storm or flood damage recovery may be available from various charitable or volunteer organizations. Please contact Pinal County Emergency Management at 520-866-6684 for more information on this.
Information regarding flood events is used to determine where funds should allocated for future improvements projects and where the floodplain maps may need to be updated.
If you live in a subdivision, it is typically, the Homeowners Association's responsibility to maintain drainage facilities, however, sometimes the individual property owners have responsibility as well. Consult the subdivision’s plat, the grading and drainage plan, and/or the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) for more information. These documents should outline who is responsible for maintenance. On larger washes or regional drainage facilities, a local Flood Protection District or Pinal County may be responsible for maintenance.
Most retention basins in Pinal County are privately owned; Pinal County does not provide assistance with basin maintenance nor can we pump out retention basins. If you have a retention basin on your property then it is likely your responsibility to provide maintenance.
Block walls and fences can create some of the most serious flooding problems. Avoid constructing walls across any channel or wash. If you need to cross a wash or channel, you may need to obtain a floodplain use permit and the crossing may need to be designed by a professional engineer. Walls or fences should not encroach into any drainage easement.
Offsite storm water drainage that is collected and concentrated in a channel or low point on the ground that carries water from an upstream area through a property and continues downstream of the property. Other names for washes include watercourse, arroyo, and channel.
Although generally not feasible in most situations, you can reroute a wash within your property provided that historic drainage patterns are maintained and the plan is engineered. That is to say that the wash must enter and exit the property in the same location and in the same manner such that there would be no negative effects to drainage on adjacent properties.
Rerouting a wash properly is a difficult endeavor that requires the services of a Registered Professional Engineer and permitting through the Pinal County Flood Control District. If not done properly, a rerouted wash could create a hazard and liability for you and your neighbors. In addition to this, you could be found in violation of several local, state, and federal laws and potentially face significant fines. Having an engineer analyze the wash protects you from liability and ensures that the proposed re-route will have no adverse impacts to adjacent property owners.
A floodplain use permit is required for any development that is proposed to occur in the floodplain. Supplemental documentation may also be required such as an elevation certificate prepared by a civil engineer or registered land surveyor, a grading and drainage plan designed by a civil engineer, a drainage report or floodplain analysis, an engineered foundation plan (in some mobile home permitting situations), and various other documents may be required. Contact Pinal County Flood Control District at 520-866-6441 to find out what the specific permitting requirements will be for a particular property.
All buildings must be set back from washes so that they will be protected from erosion and lateral migration of the channel. Pinal County requires a minimum setback of 50ft from a wash. In some cases, very large washes will require a 300ft setback. The setback is measured from the bank of the wash. Setbacks can be reduced if a Registered Professional Engineer determines that a lesser setback will be safe or provides a design for bank protection for the wash.
This is a difficult question that cannot be easily answered by Pinal County. A Registered Professional Engineer can determine the feasibility of placing a structure on a property given the characteristics of the site and the applicable regulations. Pinal County can only determine if a proposed structure will meet minimum standards or not and cannot comment on feasibility or build-ability.
This is a difficult question that cannot be answered by Pinal County. Pinal County cannot give real estate advice to the public. We can however provide you with information that can assist you in making a decision. Any records pertaining to a particular property can be obtained by submitting a public records request.
All culverts crossing regulated washes/watercourse need to be designed by a Registered Professional Engineer. The required size of the culvert will depend on several factors including the characteristics of the wash and the location of the proposed crossing. Improperly designed or constructed culverts could create a flood hazard and liability for the owner and neighboring properties.
By Arizona Revised State Statute 48-3613 it is illegal for a person to divert, retard or obstruct the flow of waters in any watercourse without securing written authorization from the board of the district in which the watercourse is located. Altering a wash may also be a violation of Pinal County’s Floodplain Ordinance. Please contact Pinal County Flood Control at 520-866-6411 to have the issue investigated. However, it is sometimes the case that Pinal County Flood Control doesn’t have the authority to proceed with enforcement. In this case, the issue will be a civil matter between the person who filled in the wash and all damaged property owners. If you believe that your neighbor has impacted you, we recommend approaching your neighbor and calmly explaining the problem to them. If this effort to resolve the problem is unsuccessful, you may need to consider private litigation.
The cost of flood insurance depends on different factors. If the structure is located in a special flood hazard area (SFHA) then cost will partially depend on elevation of the structure. If the structure is outside a SFHA then it may be possible to get a Preferred Risk Policy at a greatly reduced rate. For a discount when purchasing flood insurance, be sure to tell your insurance agent that Pinal County has earned a level 7 in the Community Rating System.
If Pinal County has an existing elevation certificate for your property, we can provide you a copy at no cost. However, if we do not have an elevation certificate then you will need to hire a surveyor to complete one for you. The cost can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors however it will typically cost between $500 and $1,500. We recommend getting quotes from several surveyors before hiring one to complete your elevation certificate.
Please contact the Environmental Health Department at 520-866-6864 or by visiting their webpage.
Flood Zone information is available from a number of sources. You can view the maps on the Flood Control Map Viewer.
View the flood insurance rate maps and flood zone information on FEMA's website.
You can also submit a formal request to receive property-specific information regarding flood zones and flood hazards by completing a form.
If the shade structure is within a floodplain then a floodplain use permit is required. A shade structure will need to be constructed out of flood resistant materials (for the areas located below the flood elevation. In addition, the property owner may need to sign and submit a non-conversion agreement which is a document that ensures that the property owner will not convert the shade structure into an enclosed, habitable structure in the future.
This depends on the complexity and type of floodplain use permit that is being applied for as well as the quality of the documents that are being submitted with the permit application. For single-family homes and most residential development, a floodplain use permit can often be issued within 2-5 weeks of submittal. This is to allow time for District staff to complete a compliance review and for the applicant to address any comments or problems with their permit. In many cases, a floodplain use permit can be issued before the building permit is approved. More complicated permit applications can take several months to be approved. See a chart showing the Pinal County Flood Control District’s official review time frames (PDF).
Please email the Public Works, Road Maintenance Branch or call 520-866-6419.
The Pinal County Flood Control District does not clean or maintain washes. The Pinal County Flood Control District prohibited from doing any work on private property and on land that has not been established as a flood control facility. In addition, vegetation growth in and near a wash is considered a natural process and typically does not require maintenance. If you believe that natural vegetation is causing a problem on your property, it is recommended that you consult with a registered professional engineer for advice.
The length of time that one has lived in a specific location is not an indicator or predictor of flood risk. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) floodplain maps depict floodplains that have a 1% annual chance of occurring in any given year. Another way of stating this is that there is a 99% chance that a 100-year flood would not occur in any given year. Because the floodplain maps are based on the probability of a flood event occurring, a property located in the 100-year floodplain has only a 26% chance of experiencing a flood during a 30-year period. Furthermore, many of the record floods that have occurred in Pinal County, happened long ago. For instance, the most widely studied historic flood in Pinal County occurred in 1983. Other major floods have occurred in 1915 and 1993 as well.
The term “right of way” means the area designated for use as a street, including the travel portion of the street, the shoulders, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, utilities, drainage facilities, traffic signs, and any other improvements required by the project. It’s the entire corridor, from edge to edge.
Contact a title company for legal access to your property. A title company is licensed and bonded to ensure that the information provided on the title commitment (or title report) is correct. For further information, contact the Citizen Contact Center at 520-509-3555.
An easement is a right of use granted over the property of another. The best examples are electrical utilities, water lines, and ingress/egress. The existence of an easement on your property does not impact your ownership, but rather provides for the use of a portion of your property for a specific purpose by another.
There could be several reasons why the county isn’t maintaining a road. It could be private property or part of an incorporated municipality. You can find contact information on our Road Maintenance page or by calling 520-866-6419 for information on the county maintenance system.
If we do not maintain the road, then the road would need to meet county standards (engineered, right of way, drainage addressed, etc., and paved) before the county would consider adding the road to our road maintenance system. You can apply through the TIMP process to achieve this or be denied if a standard cannot be met.
You can email [email protected] or call 520-866-6419 to ask if your road is under the jurisdiction of the county, a municipality, or private property.
We make an effort to grade dirt roads regularly, however we take into consideration weather conditions as well as any safety concerns.
Call 520-866-6419 and ask for the Public Works Road Maintenance Section.
Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of alleyways and making sure they follow code compliance.
You can, however, this requires a consensus of the residents of the neighborhood and must meet very specific requirements. Please refer to our flyer, which explains the process we require to build a speed hump.
You can fill out a Traffic Engineering Issue Form to request traffic control devices, traffic signs, or traffic signals. Pinal County staff will investigate the issue using Federal, State, and County criteria to determine if it is appropriate to install traffic control signals at the requested location. Factors considered when investigating the location for potential traffic control signals include traffic volumes, pedestrian volumes, school crossings, coordinated traffic signal systems, crash experience, road network, and at-grade railroad crossings.
We build roads using our Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program (TIMP.) The Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program (TIMP) is Pinal County's five-year transportation plan that identifies potential funding and establishes a tentative schedule for planning, construction, and major maintenance projects. You can fill out the project request form to let us know what road project you’d like to see.
This is the primary source of funding for Pinal County Public Works. HURF is made up of a variety of taxes and fees that are used to fund the state’s highway system. They include gas taxes, use fuel taxes, motor carrier taxes, vehicle license taxes, and vehicle registration fees. The state keeps a percentage of the fund for the construction and maintenance of the state highway system and distributes the balance to municipalities and counties. The funds are restricted and can only be used for transportation purposes.
Work performed by Pinal County Public Works is not funded by the county’s general fund. Road construction and maintenance is funded through a variety of mechanisms, including the Highway User Maintenance Fund (HURF) and the Transportation Excise Tax, the half-cent tax on gas purchased in unincorporated areas of the County, approved by voters in 2005, as well as Federal Grants and other funding sources.
At most office supply stores, paralegal offices, and the internet.
Once an instrument of transfer has been placed of public record by recording, the only way to change public record is by a subsequent recording. There are many different ways to hold title to property. This decision may require the guidance of an attorney or title company. The recorder’s office is not authorized to help in preparing documents or to give legal advice.
A.R.S. §§ 11-1133 and 11-1137(B) requires all buyers and sellers of real property or their agents to complete and attest to this Affidavit. Failure to do so constitutes a class 2 misdemeanor and is punishable by law.
The County Assessors and the Department of Revenue use data obtained from the affidavits to develop tables and schedules for the uniform valuation of properties based on fair market value. Data supplied for an individual property will not directly affect the assessment or taxes of that property.
A.R.S. § 11-1134 exempts certain transfers from completion of the Affidavit of Property Value. See the list of exemption codes listed on the Affidavit of Property Value. If the transfer meets the criteria for an exemption, do not complete the Affidavit. Instead, you would post the Statute Number and Exemption Code on the face of the Deed in the area beneath the Legal Description. For example, if Exemption Code B3 is applicable, the proper exemption notation would be A.R.S. 11-1134 B3.
Unless exempt, carefully complete the Affidavit, sign, notarize, and submit it to the County Recorder.
This form can be obtained online (PDF) or from our office.
Documents may be recorded in person at one of the Pinal County Recorder's Offices, by mail or electronically recorded through one of the Pinal County trusted E-Recording partners. If recording by mail, please include the original document and a check or money order for the correct amount, according to the recording fee schedule on the recorder's website. To record your document electronically, contact one of our offices for a list of trusted E-Recording partners.
If you currently own this property and the sale was processed through a title company, look in your title policy for Schedule "B". This should list all easements of record that affect your property. If Schedule "B" is not available, you will need one party's name and approximate date of recording to preform a document search on the Recorder's website.
Although registration for business or trademarks is not legally required in the State of Arizona, you may record your Fictitious Name Statement or Trade Name in the office of the Recorder. Recording your name will only give constructive notice to the public that you are doing business under that name. It will not register your business or guarantee that someone else will not use that name or does not already do business under that name. For more information on registering your business name, you may contact the Arizona Secretary of State Office or the Arizona Department of Commerce. If you have additional questions on corporations, partnerships, or LLCs, please contact the appropriate agencies that handle those entities or an attorney.
To remove your personal information from public record, please see the Arizona State Statutes, which provide specific details on who is eligible and what requirements have to be met. There are separate statutes for different public records: Recorder (ARS 11-483), the Assessor and Treasurer (ARS 11-484), and Voter Registration (16-153). Please review each statute for details. Here is a link to the home page of the Arizona State Statutes.
Your question may be answered by contacting a title company or by consulting an attorney.
Yes, you can search for recorded documents via the Recorder Document Search
Copies of recorded documents can be requested:
Requested document copies are $1 per page. For mail requests, this includes the return postage. Certification of documents is an additional $3 per document.
$150 per month
$25 per month
$500 complete set
$0.25 per page
$0.50 per page
$1 per page
$3 per document
Notice: Each recording fee includes a $1 postage fee for the return of documents by mail. (A.R.S. 11-475 G)
Recorded at the request of a Government Agency
$15 per map
$25 per map
$10 per map
Police Incident Reports are available by reporting in person at any of the following Substations and also at the Florence Administration Office (Records Unit).
Hours of operation for both the Region Office and Records Unit hours are from Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (except holidays). To expedite your request, please have your incident case number ready when contacting either office.
Written requests are required to be completed. View the Records Request Form (PDF) - they are also available at each Region Office.
Victims of violent criminal offenses (Part I-Homicides, Rape, Robbery, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Larceny-Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, Arson) may receive one free copy of a report in which they are listed as the victim but must also complete a request form.
For others, the copy fee for police reports is $5 for Traffic Accidents and $7.50 for others. 25 pages or more will be an additional fee of $0.50 a page. Monies must be received prior to dissemination in form of a money order or business check only - no cash is accepted.
Registration is done Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. only at the Sheriff's Administration Building located at:971 N Jason Lopez CircleBuilding CFlorence, AZ 85132
Please be advised that there is a dress code due to persons required to report to the Sheriff's Administration Building for prints/photos, no shorts, no tank tops, flip flops.
See the Alarm Permit Application (PDF) forms on the Forms page to apply for a permit.
No. All fees associated with permit fees and alarm fees are set by the ordinance and cannot be waived.
If you have a complaint against an officer or employee of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, you can download the Personnel Complaint Form (PDF). Enter your information, names of witnesses, and the PCSO employee information about whom you are concerned. Submit it through the following methods:
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2907.01, it is unlawful for a person to knowingly make to a law enforcement agency of this State or a political subdivision of this state a false, fraudulent, or unfounded report or statement or to knowingly misrepresent a fact for the purpose of interfering with the orderly operation of a law enforcement agency or misleading a peace officer.
See the How to Retrieve My Vehicle page for the answer to this question.
Once the case involving the narcotics has been settled in court, the drugs are destroyed.
Call the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Jail in Florence at 520-866-5038.
There is a $5 fee - all requests must be in writing and monies must be received prior to the dissemination of sending out the crime statistics.
You will need:
Call the Pinal County Sheriff's Office's Civil Division at 520-866-5137.
Yes, there is a $5 fee, and fingerprints are done Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
There is a dress code due for persons reporting to the Detention Center for prints - no shorts, no tank tops, or flip flops.
No children are permitted in the Detention Center.
A Written Request is required along with a notarized photo waiver, by mail/person, and is available on CDs.
Visit the Arizona Department of Public Safety website for information on searching for sex offenders.
Please contact the Jail at 855-355-0358 for information.
Contact the specific court online or directly.
Visit the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and follow the prompts found there.
Visit the Pinal Jobs website.
Contact your local justice of the peace court, file, and speak with the court. View the list of Justice Courts in Pinal County.
Visit our Volunteer with PCSO page for more details.
Log onto Casa Grande Alliance; they have many links available.
Call United States Border Patrol at 520-836-7813. However, if life-threatening, call 911.
For more information visit Pinal County's Burn Permits page.
Contact the Regional Office that covers the area you live in. Please have your case number ready and be prepared to answer a few questions relevant to your case or situation. The case numbers are broken down into a specific format. For example, if the case number for an incident that happened on February 24, 2008, it would read as "080224123" where "08" is the year, "02" is the month, "24" is the day, followed by "123" - a sequential number (Starts at 1 each day).
You can download and complete the Professional Standards Complaint Form (PDF).
Apply for the Reserve Deputy Sheriff position online via Pinal County's Government Jobs website.
Property seized as evidence in an open investigation is only released at the discretion of the case officer, and normally only after the case is adjudicated. Have your Pinal County Sheriff’s Office case number ready and contact your case officer to inquire about the return of your property.
The case officer has to submit a completed Request for Release Form to the Evidence Unit prior to the release of any property.
As soon as you have obtained a court order, contact your case officer and get them a copy of it. The case officer has to submit a completed Request for Release Form to the Evidence Unit prior to the release of any property, even if there is a court order.
At times, property seized as evidence may be involved in multiple cases or need further information cleared prior to the release.
If you are requesting a weapon to be released to you, the Sheriff’s Office will look at your criminal history and run a warrants check on you to ensure you are not a prohibited possessor prior to the release.
The Sheriff’s Office will tow and store only vehicles seized as evidence, forfeiture, and/or do not meet state semi-laws. If your vehicle was towed because you were in violation of Arizona Revised Statutes 28-3511 (30-day hold), your vehicle is located at a local tow company. You need to contact the officer who impounded your vehicle and request a hearing within 10 days of the impound date, and the deputy should be able to advise you of where your vehicle is located.
Arizona Revised Statute 28-3511 is as follows:
Removal and immobilization or impoundment of vehicles due to suspended or revoked driving privileges, no valid driver’s license, no functioning certified ignition interlock device, or no insurance.
You can look up all traffic laws by visiting the Arizona State Legislature website.
The Sheriff's Office's Evidence Unit will contact the registered owner of the vehicle by mail or by phone if we have a current phone number on file. When you receive the notification you will need to contact the Evidence Unit at 520-866-5181 to schedule an appointment, verify the amount you will need to pay for the tow charges, and ensure an evidence technician is available to release your vehicle to you. Tow charges do apply and can be paid only in the form of an official check or money order made out to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
When your insurance company pays you for a claim you made on your property, the property then belongs to your insurance company. If you would like to purchase your property back from your insurance company you will need to contact your insurance company. Purchasing your property from your insurance company is between you and your insurance company.
Any type of criminal or suspicious activity should be reported. You can contact the Sheriff's Office's Non-Emergency Dispatch line at 520-866-5111. For emergencies, call 911.
When calling, please be specific. We need to know what activity you have observed and what causes you to believe the situation is criminal or suspicious. Please try to provide as much information as possible, such as vehicle descriptions, clothing and physical descriptions of suspicious persons, and good location information where the activity is occurring.
Examples of suspicious activity can include, but are not limited to:
If you are in doubt, call.
As the reporting party, you are the first and only source of information until a police officer arrives on the scene. Dispatchers are trained to ask specific questions relevant to the deputies’ responses. In the few minutes that it takes for the officer to drive to a location, particularly one that is volatile, many things can change. A suspect may leave, a shot can be fired, a burglar can gain entry, or more people can arrive at a fight with weapons. The more information you can provide, the better chance deputies have of apprehending a suspect, bringing a fight under control, or preventing injuries.
There are several types of reports that the police respond to that will not be canceled by telephone:
These calls are rarely canceled even if you call back to tell us everything is fine. The reason is a victim can be easily coerced into sounding convincing while telling the dispatcher that everything is okay. Some situations require the physical presence of the police to verify that everyone is safe and that peace has been restored.
The Communications Department is staffed with anywhere from 3 to 6 dispatchers at a time. The phone system is designed so that each call is answered by the available dispatcher. Therefore, when you call several times in a day, it is possible you will get a different dispatcher each time you call because the original dispatcher may be busy with other calls.
The Communications Division is staffed with highly-trained professionals whose responsibility is to provide community service, interview callers, and relay information to deputies. All positions are staffed by non-sworn employees. Deputies do not staff any positions in the Division.
Simply, deputies are not in the same room with the dispatchers, and are out in the field and not near a phone.
Check the Public Access website to see if you have a warrant out of any court.
Contact the court that ordered the fine to make arrangements to appear before the judge.
If the agency provided you with the warrant number and you are presently in Arizona you can appear at the Pinal County Superior Court for arraignments on Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Provide your name and case (warrant) number to the Clerk's Office and you will be advised in which courtroom to appear.
If you are presently out of state and the warrant is extraditable, you may turn yourself into the local law enforcement agency in whatever state you reside and go through the extradition process to be returned to Pinal County.
If the warrant is not extraditable you will have to return to Pinal County on your own and follow the process for Arraignments on Friday mornings.
Contact the nearest law enforcement agency for the area where the wanted person can be found and provide them with the information of where the wanted person can be found.
For security reasons, that information is not provided to the general public. You may access this website and perform an inmate search to see when an individual has been turned over to another agency.
All internal and external candidates must apply online at Pinal Jobs.
Please note, many of our positions require pre-testing exams. It is recommended that once you apply, you contact PCSO - Human Resources at 520-866-5121 to schedule your exam. As a rule, testing in conducted only on specific days of the week, for specific positions. Some clerical positions will not allow applicants to test for a specific position after ten days.
The testing process consists of the Written Test and Physical Agility Testing which consists of:
If selected, you will meet with a background investigator who will conduct a full background investigation. Once you pass the background investigation, fingerprints, psychological exam, medical exam, and urine analysis checks will be conducted.
The testing process includes a written exam, oral board interview, background investigations, fingerprints, psychological exam, and a medical exam which includes urine analysis testing.
All applicants must complete a Post History (PH) Form (PDF) which can be found on the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board website.
You will be required to provide the Background Investigator with your:
Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays.
You can either email the Human Resources Department or call 520-866-5121.
Visit the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System website.
Visit the Arizona State Retirement Systems website.
Detention Officer’s Deputy Sheriff and Dispatchers' probationary period is one year. All other Pinal County new hires are six months.
Please visit the Human Resources Department page or you may call Elizabeth Knobloch, Compensation/Benefits Analyst, at 520-866-6594.
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for qualified employees who have serious health problems or who need to care for a child or other family member. The FMLA also requires that group health benefits be maintained during the leave.
Please visit the Benefits page for Pinal County’s insurance carrier information.
Please visit the Benefits page on the Human Resources Department section of our website.
Emails can be sent directly to the Narcotics Task Force. Your name and e-mail address can be included, but are not required.
View the Pinal County Noise Ordinance (PDF).
Provided below is a list of Detention Center phone numbers:
Slow down and pull to the right side of the roadway letting the emergency vehicle pass. Do not pull to the left or stop in the roadway. Emergency personnel is trained to pass on the left and never on the right to avoid collisions and make it through traffic safely.
If you would like to retrieve an Accident Report online, you may go to LexisNexis BuyCrash, which is the third party the Pinal County Sheriff's Office contracts with to provide the copies online.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office and its staff are committed to treating all our residents with kindness, dignity, and respect.
While our Deputies do not expect to be thanked for the jobs they do every day, there is no greater compliment than a kind word from those they have assisted.
If you have had a positive experience with a deputy or employee of the Pinal County Sheriff's office, please fill out this commendation form (PDF) and email it to our office, or print and mail it to:Attn: Professional Standards Division978 N Jason Lopez CircleBuilding CP.O. Box 867Florence, AZ 85312
Much like complaints filed against law enforcement, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office also tracks good deeds done by our Deputies. A copy of the commendation letter is then placed in the employee's permanent personnel file.
Effective July 28, 2019, the Pinal County Sheriff’s office will no longer accept personal mail. All personal mail should be mailed to:Inmate Full Name - Inmate IDC/O Securus Digital Mail Center - Pinal CountyP.O. Box 949Lebanon, MO 65536
A return name and address must appear on the envelope. Failure to follow proper procedure will result in the mail being returned to the sender. The facility is not responsible for money orders sent to the wrong address but will make every attempt to obtain sent money order from the vendor facility.
All mail will be scanned into the system for incarcerated individuals to view on various kiosks and tablets. If you are sending pictures and would like them returned you must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Legal mail, money orders, and publications directly from a publisher, distributor, or authorized retailer should still be addressed to:Inmate Full Name - Inmate IDC/O Pinal County Sheriff’s OfficeP.O. Box 2610Florence, AZ 85132
All Legal Mail is required to have a legible return address on the exterior of the mailed envelope in order to confirm the validity of the mail. If Legal Mail does not have a legible return address, it shall be subject to a necessary and appropriate search.
All incoming items will be screened and may be permitted for inmate mail including:
Mail in a money order or cashier's check made payable to the inmate with the inmate’s number. Address mail to:Pinal County JailInmate Name and NumberP.O. Box 2610Florence, AZ 85132
Commissary, Telephone, and Self-Bail - Funds are available within 24 hours.
A charge will appear on your credit card/checking statement as "Inmate Payment." The Inmate ID Number is required.
Pinal County Adult Detention Center - Facility Locator Number 285132
After paying your deposit, please go to the admission window and confirm that the bail was paid.
Immigration Bonds are not accepted at this facility. You must pay them at the Immigration Facility.
We need this to verify coverage. Some insurance companies may cover needed outside medical care such as hospitalization and/or specialty clinics.
No. The Sheriff's Office has a physician.
The records from the private physician can be obtained following the guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to establish Continuity of Care.
The Sheriff's Office's Correctional Health Service is responsible for providing medical attention to the Pinal County Inmates. Pinal County has a moral and legal obligation to provide health care for those people whom it incarcerates.
The cost of medical care is an increasingly heavy burden on the financial resources of the county, and its taxpayers.
Sick calls can be and are abused by some inmates. It will do away with frivolous requests for medical attention per National Commission on Correctional Health Care in 2003.
Yes, we have a contract through Good News Jail and Ministries, which covers most religions. The inmates' religious leaders are also welcome to make use of the normal visitation hours if needed. Their visit will count as a regular visit.
Three meals are fed each day in the facility, with a calorie count of approximately 2,800 calories per day. Medical staff sees to any special needs of inmates including diabetes, allergies, low carb issues, low salt issues, and pregnancy needs.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has launched a state-of-the-art web video visitation system known as Securus Technologies, Incorporated. Visitors are now able to conduct remote video visitation from; home, office, or remote location over the Internet. See the Visitation page for more information.
All visitors and vehicles are subject to search by Sheriff's Office personnel.
On-site visitation hours effective January 3rd, 2022 are Saturday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm, and should be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
For individuals to visit, a valid State issued photo ID is needed.
Yes, children may visit with their parent or legal guardian. Proof of guardianship is required.
Visitors must be of the legal age of 18 years old unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, proof of guardianship is required. A legally married spouse under the age of 18 may visit with proof of marriage.
Only verifiable emergency messages will be passed to your family members. Contact should be made with the on-duty supervisor. Please provide the following information:
We do not permit items to be brought in while visiting; we ask that you limit your personal items to car keys and a valid state-issued identification card. Those visitors with infant children will be permitted, one bottle, one blanket, and one diaper. Other food and drink items are prohibited in the facility.
While it is impossible to cover all approved or unapproved clothing, common sense and good judgment should always be used.
Clothing that is revealing (i.e. low cut front, tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, short shorts, see-through tops, and mini skirts) is not permitted.
We also restrict hats, sunglasses, purses, cell phones, along with all other electronic equipment.
No, the facility will not accept food at any time. Clothing items may only be brought in for an Inmate that is to appear for a Jury Trial. These should be arranged through the inmate's Attorney of Record. All items used for the trial must be picked up within 5 business days of the close of the trial.
A family member in custody may submit a form releasing property to a specific person. Property will be released once and only once. All items held with the exception of clothing and shoes must be released at this time. Once the form is received by the Property Room, the person specified is able to pick up the property 7 days a week (except holidays) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The person picking up the property must be the person listed and provide a valid state-issued, picture ID to pick up the property. Persons should call the day before property pick up to ensure that all necessary paperwork has been completed.
During restrictions imposed by to COVID-19, it is highly recommended that you call ahead to Property staff to schedule your pick-up time. This will ensure that you are granted access to the lobby, and allow us to better serve you. Additionally, we do require all who enter the lobby to wear a face mask and follow CDC guidelines associated with COVID-19.
Complaints are first taken to the officer assigned for each shift. If the officer cannot satisfactorily solve the complaint, the Inmate will need to request to see a Supervisor. When a Supervisor cannot resolve the issue, the next step is to file a Grievance through the Grievance Procedure. Instructions on how to do this properly are placed on the bulletin boards in each Housing Unit. Complaints of a frivolous nature will not be accepted.
Disciplinary does not add more time unless they are charged criminally. If they do not follow rules within the facility they will lose privileges such as visitation, commissary, and possible segregation from other Inmates.
Due to security reasons, outside appointments are canceled and the jail medical provider reviews medical issues.
No inmate is denied medical care because of a record of non-payment or current inability to pay.
Releases can take up to 4 hours from the time the release paperwork is received from the court and/or the bond is posted.
Inmates are allowed to use the phones in their housing areas from 7 until 9:30 pm unless restrictions are put in place due to security reasons. All phone calls are through Securus Technologies Service. To contact Securus with questions, call 800-844-6591. They provide a fast, secure, and convenient way to fund inmate accounts for commissary, telephone, and self-bail. They can also contact you through the U.S. Postal Service.
A charge will appear on your credit card/checking statement as "Inmate Payment."
An Inmate ID Number is required.
The Adult Detention Center will require the following information and or documentation from the sentenced party at least five days in advance of the commitment period before a Work Release agreement will be granted or have on their person on the date of remand by a Judge before a Work Release agreement will be granted (you must already be sentenced prior to meeting):
Note: All Work or School releases are reviewed and approved or denied by the Pinal County Adult Detention Center Administration on a case-by-case basis.
Upon securing the required documentation, please call PCSO-ADC Support Services Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3 pm at 520-866-5001 and ask for the Work Release Coordinator, or email Support Services. We will schedule a meeting to review and verify your documentation. Please don’t email your documents; they must be originals only, brought with you to the required meeting at least 5 business days prior to your incarceration.
A prisoner is not eligible for prisoner work, community restitution work, and home detention program, or a continuous alcohol monitoring program if any of the following applies:
Persons directed by the presiding court are to appear at the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on the date and prescribed time as set forth by the court order. Persons must have a valid form of identification and may not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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If your vehicle was towed for 28-872:
The registered owner or lien holder is eligible to have a hearing, but you must request a hearing within 10 days from the date of the tow by calling 520-866-5277 or visiting the Post Storage Hearing page on the website. It is not necessary to have a hearing to retrieve your vehicle, but you may request a hearing to dispute the reason your vehicle was towed. You may get your vehicle out of the tow lot at any time without a hearing. If your vehicle was towed for 28-3511.
Visit the Impounded Vehicle Information page for information on who is eligible for a hearing.
Under the law, the owner, the owner's spouse, their agent (such as an attorney) or a lien holder are the only persons who can have the vehicle released. If you are the vehicle's owner and your license is still not valid at the end of the 30-day period, you can bring someone with you who has a valid license in order to get your vehicle back.
A Vehicle Release Form can be obtained at any Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Substation.
Yes. Current vehicle registration or a valid salvage or dismantle certificate of title is required by law. Contact the Motor Vehicle Division for more information.
The owner of the vehicle is responsible for paying all fees and charges in order to have the vehicle released. If someone else was driving, you may have to seek civil action against the driver for any expenses you incur as a result of the impound.
No, you must first completely meet all legal title and registration requirements before the vehicle can be returned to you. This can be done through the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department. If the vehicle is registered out of state you must either register the vehicle in Arizona or deal with the state in which it is currently registered. If you sell, transfer the title, or add a new person on the registration after your vehicle is impounded or towed, they are not authorized to have a hearing.
Under Arizona law, the towing company may file for an abandoned title and seek ownership of the vehicle if it is left at the tow yard unclaimed for more than 10 days. If you have difficulty paying for the towing and storage, you should at least contact the towing company if you wish to retain ownership of your vehicle.
Yes. The owner would have to prove that this had been corrected and their driving privileges re-instated, at which time we will release the vehicle upon payment of Administrative Towing Fees and towing and storage charges. You must bring:
Yes, provided you meet the below requirements and use an agent.
Your license will be accepted provided it is valid in your country of domicile and your privilege to drive in Arizona has not been suspended. Presentation of a fraudulent license is a crime.
Yes, the owner is still liable for the Administrative Towing Fees and all towing and storage fees up to the actual date of release.
No, the towing company is not allowed to release an impounded vehicle without the Vehicle Release Form from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. You must follow the claim process outlined on the How To Retrieve My Vehicle page of this website.
No. As long as the officer impounded your vehicle according to the law and our procedures, the outcome of the trial does not matter.
Hearings are not needed unless you believe your vehicle was unjustly towed. You may Request A Hearing in this case. There is no reason to contact the Sheriff’s Office if your vehicle was towed for this reason. You may pick your vehicle up immediately by paying the tow and impound fees at the tow yard.
No, you do not. Most people who do not meet one of the exemptions will not request or need a hearing. In many cases, you must simply wait until after the 30th day of the tow or impound. But, in all cases, your vehicle registration must be valid in all aspects or you must present a salvage or dismantle certificate of title. To find out if you qualify to have a Post Storage Hearing, you can visit the Impounded Vehicle Information page of this website.
We must receive your request for a hearing not later than 10 days from the date of the vehicle impoundment. If your request is received after the 10-day time period, we will not grant you a hearing on this matter.
The hearings for impounds are conducted at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Substations. If you were stopped and your vehicle impounded in or near the following cities, Superior, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, Florence, and San Tan Valley, your impound hearing will be held at:40815 N Ironwood DriveNumber 101San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
If you were stopped and your vehicle impounded in or near the cities of San Manuel, Oracle, Arizona City, Coolidge, Casa Grande or Maricopa, your impound hearing will be held at:820 E Cottonwood LaneBuilding CCasa Grande, AZ 85122
Impound hearings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Post Storage Hearings can be requested by calling 520-866-5277 or visiting the Post Storage Hearing page of this website.
In order to have your vehicle released prior to the 30 days required by law, you must be able to prove that certain special circumstances exist. See the question regarding how a vehicle may be released early.
There is an Administrative Towing Fee of $150 that shall be paid at the time of the hearing. The fee may be paid with a cashier's check, money order, or a major credit card. There is a $5 processing fee for credit card transactions. Cash will not be accepted. Towing and storage fees are paid to the towing company storing the vehicle.
No, an attorney is not needed. The hearing process is informal and very brief.
You may be eligible for a Post Storage Hearing. Visit the Impounded Vehicle Information page.
No. Only the person/s or lien holders on the registration at the time the vehicle was towed/impounded are eligible for a hearing for an early release.
No. Only the person/persons or lien holders on the registration at the time the vehicle was towed/impounded are eligible for a hearing for an early release.
Impound Yard hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 8 am to noon. The after-hours gate fees apply on Saturdays.
On some holidays they are not open and it would be considered "after hours" and additional fees would apply - call the tow company to confirm.
Yes. If you come "after hours" you may have to wait a considerable time for a tow truck driver to be dispatched to the impound yard to open it for you. It could be an hour or more.
Please call the "After Hours" telephone number posted on the sign at the storage facility. An additional "after-hours" fee will apply.
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No, postage is pre-paid.
Visit the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Portal of the Arizona Voter Information Portal.
You will need to complete a voter registration form, which can be obtained from most libraries, city, county, and state offices, or register online. You may also call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to have a voter registration form mailed to you.
You must be:
In order to vote a ballot at the polling place, your name must be listed on the poll roster and you must provide one of the types of identification listed below:
Type One - Photographic identification.
This type of identification must be unexpired and valid. It must contain your photograph, your name and your current address. Your name and address must reasonably match the information on the poll roster.
Acceptable forms of identification include the following:
Type Two - Non-photographic identification.
You must present two different forms of identification from the list below. Each piece of identification must contain your name and your address and this information must reasonably match the information in the poll roster.
Acceptable forms of identification include two of the following documents:
Type Three - A combination of photo identification and other identification.
If you have a form of photographic identification that is listed under Type One above, but the address does not match the poll roster, you may combine that information with one of the valid forms of identification listed under Type Two. Valid military identification or a United States passport may also be combined with one of the forms of identification listed under Type Two.
Please note that the identification must be valid for all three types of identification. If the identification shows on its face that it has expired, then it is not a valid form of identification.
Full Ballot: A voter registrant who provides documentary proof of citizenship with their voter registration application will receive a Full Ballot. A Full Ballot is a ballot that lists all candidates and ballot measures for local, county, state and federal elections.
Acceptable Documentary Proof of Citizenship pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-166(F)
Federal Ballot: A voter registrant who has not provided documentary proof of citizenship will receive a Federal Ballot which consists of federal candidates and measures only.
Note: A voter registrant may provide acceptable documentary proof of citizenship by 5 pm on the Thursday before any election to be eligible to receive a Full Ballot and vote in all elections.
You may call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to confirm if you are registered to vote. You will be asked questions to verify your personal information. This ensures that your confidential information will not be shared with someone other than yourself. You may also verify your registration online.
You do not need to declare a Party Preference. By not indicating a party preference, your voter registration record and voter identification card will indicate “Party Not Designated” (PND) or Other (OTH).
Arizona recognizes the following political parties for representation on ballots:
The Independent (IND) political party is not a recognized political party in Arizona. It has the same party status as Party Not Designated (PND).
Yes, Arizona is an "Open Primary" state. Independents and those voters registered with no party preference may vote for candidates of recognized parties in a Primary Election. Libertarians have their separate ballot and can only vote a Libertarian Ballot.
If you are on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) and not a member of a recognized party, you will receive a notice from the Pinal County Recorder. 90 days prior to a Primary Election, asking which recognized party ballot you want to be mailed to you. You must respond to the notice, or you will not receive a ballot.
If you are not on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL), you will be asked which recognized party ballot you would like to receive when you vote at the poll.
You must choose a party ballot in a Primary Election.
Exception: The Presidential Preference Election (PPE) is held in either February or March in the year that the President of the United States is elected. The PPE is solely for voters registered within a specific political party to specify their preference for a candidate of their political party for the Office of President.
• Only voters registered with the participating parties can vote in the PPE.
• Participating parties will be determined closer to the election.
Your precinct is listed on your voter identification card. Polling place locations can be found online on the Pinal County Elections Department website or call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 for the location of your polling place.
You will need to complete a new voter registration form, which can be obtained from most libraries, city, county, and state offices, or register online. You may also call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to have a voter registration application sent to you.
You should receive your voter identification card within 2 to 3 weeks after the Voter Registration Office receives your voter registration form. You may call Pinal County at 520-509-3555, if you have not received a voter identification card within that time frame, or would like to request a new card.
A Provisional Ballot is completed by a voter when any one of the following issues apply:
If the Provisional Ballot was issued due to insufficient identification, the voter has 3 days to present valid identification to any one of our Recorder's Offices after the election. Our Recorder's Offices are located in Florence, Casa Grande, Apache Junction, Maricopa, and San Tan Valley.
Based on the information provided, the Recorder's Office determines if a Provisional Ballot can be counted.
Anyone who is registered to vote in Pinal County 29 days before the election is eligible to request an early ballot. The early ballot must be received in the Recorder's office prior to 7 pm on Election Day to be counted. You may also drop off your early ballot at any polling place in Pinal County on Election Day.
Please see more Early Voting Information options.
Yes, if you are registered to vote in Pinal County within 29 days prior to an election, you can request an early ballot to be mailed to you. The early ballot must be received in the Recorder's Office prior to 7 pm on Election Day for it to be counted. You may drop off your early ballot at any one of the Pinal County Recorder's Offices located in Florence, Casa Grande, Apache Junction, Maricopa, and San Tan Valley. You may also drop off your early ballot at any polling place on Election Day.
Early ballots can be requested by:
A voter may complete a request to be placed on the Active Early Voting List which allows a voter to automatically receive an early ballot in the mail for any election in which they are eligible to vote. There is no need to contact the Recorder's Office to request an early ballot. The mailing address must be within the state of Arizona.
Early Ballots are mailed 27 days before the election to those voters on the Active Early Ballot List (AEVL) and to those that requested an Early Ballot by mail, phone, website, or in person prior to the 27 days. Early ballots requested after the 27 days prior to election are mailed to the voter within 48 hours after receipt of the request.
Yes, call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 as soon as possible to notify the Voter Registration Office that you need your early ballot mailed to your temporary address. Note: Early Ballots mailed are not forwarded to temporary or new addresses.
29 Days before Election Day, unless that day falls on a federal holiday, then it is the day after.
No. Postage is pre-paid.
Contact our office at 520-866-7550 to schedule a time the special board can help you vote your ballot.
These requests are intended for voters who are ill, disabled, or confined and, as a result, cannot go to the polls on Election Day. Requests must be made by 5 pm on the second Friday before the election (A.R.S 16-549C). The voter has the following options: