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The City of Maricopa strives to maintain the character and aesthetic quality of the community by working with property owners to ensure compliance with existing City regulations. The City of Maricopa Neighborhood Services Department is dedicated to protecting public health, safety and welfare, while ensuring every citizen the right to a clean, enjoyable neighborhood.
Most Common Violations
- Unlawful to conduct any business which causes excessive traffic, noise, odor or other unsafe or undesirable conditions as a result of the business.
- Unlawful to allow or permit excessive, unnecessary or offensive noise which disturbs the peace and quiet of the adjoining property or neighborhood.
- Unlawful to allow or permit noise which causes discomfort or annoyance to any reasonable person.
- Unlawful for any person to maintain or cause a nuisance or fail to perform any act required to remove or stop a nuisance. This includes failure to comply with a court order or abatement.
- For barking dogs, please contact Animal Control at (520) 866-5111
- Unlawful to allow or fail to maintain residential pools where water becomes stagnant or is considered a health or environmental safety risk.
- Report green swimming pools to Pinal County Environmental Health at (866) 287-0209.
Signs (Illegal or Unsafe)
- Unlawful to attach any sign to a utility pole or structure, streetlight, traffic signal, tree, fence, fire hydrant, park bench or other location on public property.
- Unlawful to place signs within the right-of-way, median, or sight visibility triangle.
Any sign not specifically listed as permitted by this Article is prohibited, including but not limited to the following:
2. Signs mounted, attached, or painted on trailers, boats, or motor vehicles primarily, or left in a location for more than 24 hours, stored, or displayed in a manner intended to attract the attention of the public for advertising purposes. This does not prohibit the identification of a firm or its principal products on a vehicle operating during the normal course of business or being taken home.
3. Signs attached to any utility pole or structure, streetlight, traffic signal, tree, fence, fire hydrant, park bench or other location on public property, unless otherwise specifically addressed in this Article.
4. The use of pennants, banners, balloons, streamers, and similar displays, except as permitted in Section 409.12.
5. Off-site signs, except those listed in Section 409.12 and 409.13 of this Article.
6. Subdivision weekend directional signs (bandit signs).
7. Signs displayed in a manner or locations that prevent free ingress and egress from a door, window or other exit.
8. Signs displayed in a location in such a manner as to obstruct or interfere with an official traffic sign, signal or device, or signs that obstruct or interfere with the driver’s view of approaching, merging or intersecting traffic and signs within the road medians or signs that are otherwise prohibited by this Article.
9. The use of reader panel signs, except as permitted in Section 409.08 of this Article.
10. Signage on wireless communication facilities unless otherwise required by the City.
11. Signs placed on walls, utility poles and housings, traffic control poles, or control panels, and mailboxes.
Signs (Temporary Yard /Garage Sale)
- Unlawful to conduct more than four (4) garage sales per year.
- Signs are limited to residential districts only and cannot exceed four (4) square feet in area.
- Signs may be displayed no longer than 72 hours (3 days) and must be removed at the conclusion of the event/sale.
1. Yard, carport, or garage sale signs shall be limited to Residential Zoning Districts and shall not exceed four square feet per residence. Such signs shall not be up longer than three consecutive days.
2. Yard, carport, or garage sales shall be limited to no more than four sales events per calendar year.
3. One temporary, unlighted, two-sided sign shall be allowed to be placed at the residence of the sale.
4. Up to four directional signs may be placed for announcing the holding of a yard, carport, or garage sale and shall be allowed to be posted in a Residential District.
5. Signs cannot be placed on public sidewalks or within the sight visibility triangle. Signs may be placed a minimum of seven feet from the back of the curb, or seven feet from the edge of the pavement where no curb exists.
6. Yard, carport, or garage sale signs shall not be placed on walls, utility poles and housings, traffic control poles or control panels, and mailboxes.
7. The property owner of the yard, carport, or garage sale event shall be responsible of noting the name and address on the back of each sign.
- Unlawful to place or cause to be placed any refuse upon public or private property within the city limits except as permitted.
- Owner or person in control of any private property must maintain premises free of litter, weeds, filth or debris at all times.
- Unlawful for a person to deposit any refuse in any non-public container that he or she does not own or is not otherwise entitled to use.
- Exposed storage of any abandoned vehicle or abandoned vehicle parts on any private property within the city limits for a period of 15 days or more is considered a nuisance and dangerous to public safety and is prohibited.
- Abandoned vehicle is any vehicle:
- Without current license plates or tags
- Under repair taking 72 hours or more