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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

Design Standards Manual – Draft Ready for Review and Feedback

The City's newly proposed manual to guide design and engineering practices of development and infrastructure within the City of Maricopa.
Post Date:05/11/2020 4:57 PM

DSMThe City's newly proposed manual to guide design and engineering practices of development and infrastructure within the City of Maricopa.

Staff cordially invites your review of the Design Standards Manual. It has 10 parts within the explanatory and prescriptive text and it has a compendium of appendices. There are noteworthy changes in a few design practices meant to advance the concepts illustrated or emerged within previously adopted plans.

As questions or topics arise for consideration, please use the feedback form. This form will ask reviewers names, contact info, and to offer the subject topic(s) / question(s) from your review. The form also accepts mark-up files (or redlines). To save on file storage, staff asks that you limit file uploads to the pages with markups, and each file has a 100 MB limit.
The creation of the City's Design Standards Manual has the following project timeline:


 Zoom Meeting: Design Standards Manual - Presented Overview

This meeting is schedule for City Staff to present the content of the Design Standards Manual (Draft Version) to stakeholders proficient with the subject matter. The presentation will briefly cover all topics, however, the majority of the presentation will highlight notable changes to the standards or typical designs of the City's previous engineering and design practices. If you would like an invite to the Zoom Meeting, send a request to Ryan Wozniak at stating your name, title, and company so to update staff’s stakeholder review list.

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