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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

City of Maricopa Draft Subdivision Ordinance Update

The City of Maricopa is accepting comments on the final draft of the city’s Subdivision Ordinance and applicable Zoning Code Sections.
Post Date:05/12/2020 3:34 PM

The City of Maricopa is accepting comments on the final draft of the city’s Subdivision Ordinance and applicable Zoning Code Sections. Over the past three years, the code update has been heavily vetted through several public outreach mechanisms, such as a city steering committee meetings, public forum review meetings, stakeholder outreach, and public web and newspaper notices. The city is now ready for the possible adoption of the code. 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.

The goal of the code update are the following.

• Streamlining process and ensure meet AZ state requirements for hearings
• Creating firm and directed guidelines for extensions and modifications to existing and future platted subdivisions  
• Inserting processing graphics, flowcharts and tables for better understanding of steps
• Correct Subdivision Ordinance to be inline with Zoning Ordinance and Design Manual (standards) 

A copy of P&Z Commission presentation that was presented at the May 11, 2020 meeting is also available to download for further information on the code update. 

P&Z Commission Presentation 

Copies of the updates of all chapters detailing the changes are available for public review at the Maricopa City Hall or can be downloaded below or you may request a copy by email at Rodolfo.Lopez@maricopa-az.gov, or by telephone at 520-316-6986. 

Article 14-1 Definitions 
Article 14-2 Administration 
Article 14-3 Types of Subdivisions 
Article 14-4 Platting Procedures 
Article 14-5 Maser Plan Development and Planned Area Development  
Article 14-6 Design Standards 
Article 14-7 Improvement Requirements 
Zoning Code Article 207 Planned Area Development Districts
Zoning Code Article 510 Planned Area Development Procedure 

Comments can also be submitted here.

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