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Economic and Community Development is a committed team that works to make Maricopa a prosperous community by actively engaging citizens to foster a thriving business- and built-environment.

You may have questions about the development process. Fortunately, you are not on your own in the City of Maricopa - each project will be assigned a personal Project Liaison to coordinate staff processes, provide assistance to entrepreneurs, and help ensure a smooth ascension of your venture. Not only is Maricopa open for business - there is no better community in Arizona for business. 

Where do I start?

Residential projects that require a permit can be found here

If you already have a site and business plan formulated for a new commercial project, start by applying for a preliminary application (pre-app) on Maricopa's VIP Portal. This is where you will receive a guide on how to proceed with the project.

Haven't picked a site yet? Check out our Development Opportunities Map or call our team at 520-316-6990 if you need precursory assistance.

Drafts for Review

The City's newly proposed Design Standard Manual will guide design and engineering practices of development and infrastructure within the City of Maricopa. The content will shape design for future projects with the target audience of engineers. Review and feedback period ends Sunday, June 7. More information can be found here.

The City of Maricopa is accepting comments on the final draft of the city’s Subdivision Ordinance and applicable Zoning Code Sections. The city will accept comments until the date of possible action for recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission to the Council on June 8, 2020, followed by possible approval and adoption by City Council on July 21, 2020. More information can be found here.

VIP Portal 

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Maricopa has gone paperless using the VIP Portal, your resource to report concerns, schedule inspections, print and apply for permits, pay fees, upload plans, and track your project. Some permits still require an application to be filled out and submitted online, for a list of current applications click here. Before you get started, be sure to check out our tutorial here.

Economic & Community Development News

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Rural General Public Transportation Program

This Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4th at 7 p.m.
Post Date:01/22/2020

The City of Maricopa is considering applying to the Arizona Department of Transportation, Multimodal Planning Division, for assistance through its Section 5311-Rural Transportation Program to provide public transportation services within the city.  This program provides funds for public transportation and intercity bus projects serving rural areas.  The purpose of the funds is to ensure the mobility needs of Arizona’s rural population can be supported and enhanced. Funding is made available to local public bodies and agencies thereof as a pass-through of the Arizona Department of Transportation from the Federal Transit Administration.


The goals of the Rural Transportation Program are: To enhance the access of people in non-urbanized areas of health care, shopping, education, employment, public services and recreation; to assist in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural and small urban areas; to encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all Federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in non-urbanized areas through the coordination of programs and services to the maximum extent feasible.


The purposes for which these funds can be used are capital purchases that include such items as support vehicles; communication equipment, wheelchair lifts, etc.; administrative costs that include such items as salaries, office supplies, insurance, etc.; and operating expenses that include such items as driver’s wages, fuel, oil, etc.  More specific details regarding eligible activities, program requirements and the program criteria will be provided at a public hearing, which will be held at the Maricopa City Hall Council Chambers (39700 W. Civic Center Plaza, Maricopa, AZ) on February 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM.


The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application.


Reach out to Judy Ramos at Judy. with any questions or concerns you may have.

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