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We are located at 725 E. Baseline Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119. (East of Idaho Road and West of Tomahawk Road on the South side of Baseline). Our office is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. The kennel is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. We are closed Sundays and Mondays.
You can call our office during business hours 9:00am to 3:00pm at (480) 983-4405. After hours you can call the Police Department at (480) 982-8260.
Animal Control does not provide rabies vaccinations at our facility. There are several options in Apache Junction for getting your dog vaccinated:
Dr. Kelly's Surgical Unit 602-909-5383 www.drkellysvet.com
Az Vet Direct 408-712-3600 www.azvet.direct
VIP PetCare (At Shoppers Supply every Saturday 4:00 - 5:30pm) 800-427-7973
Arizona Spay & Neuter Clinic 480-354-9635 CALL FOR WALK IN VACCINE HOURS
Apache Junction Animal Control provides licensing at the shelter for city residents, any time during business hours. Please bring your ID, and a current rabies vaccination certificate for your dog.
If you reside in Maricopa County, please call 602-506-7387. If you reside in Pinal County outside our city limits, please call Pinal County Animal Care and Control at 888-431-1311.
The shelter does not offer spay or neuter services for the public. However, there are many options available in Apache Junction or in the nearby east valley for low cost spay and neuter.
Here are just a few options, please contact each business directly for more information:
Dr Kelly’s Surgical Unit
AZ Vet Direct
Spay Neuter Clinic
Arizona Humane Society
P.I.N.A.L (Pets In Need Action League)
For informational purposes only. Apache Junction Animal Control does not recommend or endorse any specific veterinarian.
Animal Control does not have an on-site veterinarian and cannot give advice of any medical treatment.
If you have lost a pet, please call your microchip company and report your dog or cat as missing. Visit 24PetConnect.com and register your missing pet; you can also view found animals on this website. Be sure to visit the shelter often, to see if your animal has come in as a stray. Post your missing pet on local social media pages such as Nextdoor or Facebook.
If you have found a pet, please bring it into a shelter or veterinarian to be scanned for a microchip. Remember to check local community social media pages and post if you have found a pet.
Horses are considered livestock and are not required to have shade, however, if you feel the horse is in distress, please contact the Arizona Livestock at (602) 542-0872.
We accept animals from within the Apache Junction incorporated city limits only. AJAC is a municipal shelter, and we accept dogs and cats for surrender. However, our facility is run with a "capacity for care" protocol meaning we may have to limit the number of surrendered animals per day when the shelter is at capacity.
If an owner lives in a jurisdiction that has its own animal control agency, they must surrender the pet to that shelter. We will not accept an animal from outside our jurisdiction.
Currently we provide this service to the public by appointment only. This service is for sick or injured animals only. Please call the shelter at 480-983-4405 to schedule an appointment.
Cats are considered free roaming animals in the state of Arizona. Animal Control does not pick up cats. Please click on the Community Cat Resources tab for more information on feral and community cats.
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The Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records is the agency to contact for this. They can be reached by phone at (602) 364-1300 or their web site
888-431-1311 or 520-509-3555
Pinal County at 520-509-3555 or 1-888-431-1311 ext. 6850Maricopa County at 602-506-1511
The City of Apache Junction has recently updated our vendor bid list process by creating an online vendor registration procedure. This registration is free and is available as a link on the city website at www.apachejunctionaz.gov/purchasing.
Please refer to this map of the City Limits of Apache Junction.
It is anticipated that the landfill will reach capacity near the end of 2035.
Please refer to https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/apachejunction/latest/overview. There you will find the City Code. You can search for particular portions of the code by typing in key words in the search bar.
• The address of the property• Detailed description of the situation• The length of time you have observed the situation
You do not have to identify yourself, but having your name will assist us with follow-up and ensure we have all the information we need to resolve the situation.
City staff responds to code enforcement complaints according to the impact of the violation on the community. Situations that appear to pose a serious risk to health and safety are given priority; others are pursued in the order in which they are received. For all types of code complaints, the first step in the follow-up procedure is personal contact by a city staff member to see if a code violation exists and to request compliance. If the individual responsible for the situation is not available or appears unwilling to voluntarily correct the violation in a timely manner, a notice of violation or a citation may be issued. The city may also take court action if the situation poses a significant risk to the community or if the individual has ignored previous notices/citations.
The zoning map is available for review on the City’s website by clicking here:
Public GIS Viewer
Zoning questions may be directed to the Planning Division at (480) 474-5083 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the various public art installations in the city, please visit:
Public Art Viewer
You do not have to identify yourself, but having your name will assist us with follow-up and ensure we have all the information we need to resolve the situation. Code Compliance
For setback information for non-residential properties, please click here:
Non-residential Bulk Use Regulations
Click here to view a list of zoning district descriptions:
Zoning Districts Table
If you have any further questions on what is allowed in each district, please call Planning & Zoning at 480-474-5083 or email: email@example.com
For a list of setback requirements, click here:
Bulk Use Regulations Table
For a list of uses for your specific zoning, click here:
Residential Use Regulations Table
For a list of animal regulations, including chickens, click here:
Please click below for animal regulations:
For a list of equine activities and uses, along with allowable zoning districts, click here:
Equestrian Activities and Uses
For a list of allowable businesses in commercial zones, click here:
Non-residential Use Regulations
Visit the Pinal County Assessor's website for find the APN for your property, here:
Pinal County Assessor
No permit is required for fences and walls that are less than 6 feet in height. For setback requirements, click here:
Residential Regulations for Fences
For information regarding easements, please contact the Planning Division at 480-474-5083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning & Zoning
Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are usually held twice per month, on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the city council chambers. Please note that sometimes meetings are not held and are canceled, so please check the calendar page first to see if an agenda has been posted. Agendas are posted on the Thursday before the meeting.
Calendar of Meetings
Please visit Apache Junction, AZ Land Development Code, Chapter 1 Zoning Ordinance, by clicking here:
Chapter 1, Zoning Ordinance
The 2020 General Plan is posted on the city's website. You can also access the General Plan by clicking here:
2020 General Plan
To reach Development Services, please call 480-474-5083. To view the Development Services webpage, visit:
The City of Apache Junction does not currently have an active Housing Rehab program.
Applications can only be submitted online by applying for an open position located on the City's job opportunities page. Select "Apply" and follow the prompted instructions. If you do not have a login ID, you will be prompted to create an account. If you need assistance, please call (480) 474-2617.
You may reach Human Resources staff by telephone at (480) 474-2617, via email or through the US Postal Service. The mailing address is: City of Apache Junction, Department of Human Resources, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Bldg. F., Apache Junction, AZ 85119.
The department is located at 300 E. Superstition Blvd., Building F, in the City of Apache Junction’s City Hall Complex.
Available jobs within the City and the Water Utilities Community Facilities District are posted on the City’s job opportunities web page.
You can apply for a posted job on the City's job opportunities web page. Please review the job posting, paying special attention to the minimum qualifications. If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and are interested in the position, please apply on-line. Applications are only accepted for open jobs and must be applied for on-line by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Applications for posted positions are reviewed approximately one week after the application closing date. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position are notified by email. Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are referred to the department(s) where the vacancy exists. The department(s) review applications and notifies Human Resources of those applicants selected to advance in the recruitment process. The applicants selected for testing and/or interview will be contacted by a department representative. Those who are not selected to advance will be notified by email.
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Lawsuits are a civil matter handled by either Superior Court (888) 431-1311 or Justice Court (480) 982-2921. You can visit Pinal County Superior Court web site for specific information.
You can contact the court at 480-982-8250 to inquire about having your ceremony performed by the Municipal Court Judge. You must obtain a marriage license from Superior Court. Pinal County Superior Court Clerk's office has a satellite office in the Pinal County complex at the southeast corner of Idaho and Superstition. For more information about obtaining a marriage license you may call (888) 431-1311 or visit the Clerk of Superior Court website.
The Municipal Court is located at 300 E. Superstition Boulevard at City Hall. This Court handles misdemeanors and traffic citations that occurred within the city limits and protective orders. Their phone number is (480)982-8250.
You can find the city code online at www.ajcity.net/citycode. You can search for particular portions of the code by typing in keywords in the search bar.
The City does not provide these services.
Two water companies provide service in Apache Junction. Your address determines which water company services your area. Apache Junction Water District is (480) 982-6030, and Arizona Water is (480) 982-2201.
Sewer service is provided by the Superstition Mountains Community Facilities District and can be reached at 480-941-6754.
Trash is provided by Republic Services and can be reached at (602) 237-2078.
NO. If Proposition 423 passes, the only outcome is that it provides the city of Apache Junction the ability to budget for and spend the revenues it already collects. The Permanent Base Adjustment option does not empower the Apache Junction City Council to create new and additional taxes, nor does it enable the City to spend beyond the revenues it receives.
Home rule—Arizona Constitution, Article IX, §20(9), allows a city or town to adopt an alternative expenditure limitation (home rule) with voter approval at a regularly scheduled election for the nomination or election of its governing board members. Home rule prescribes the method the city or town will use to calculate its expenditure limitation each year. Voters must approve home rule before the first fiscal year to which it applies. Home rules apply for four succeeding fiscal years, after which the constitutional expenditure limitation becomes effective unless voters adopt a new home rule.Permanent base adjustment—Arizona Constitution, Article IX, §20(6), allows a city or town to permanently adjust its base limit with voter approval at a regularly scheduled general election or a nonpartisan election held for the nomination or election of its governing board members. The Economic Estimates Commission will use the adjustment to calculate the constitutional expenditure limitation beginning with the fiscal year immediately following the fiscal year that voters approve the permanent base adjustment. Permanent base adjustments apply to all future years; however, voters may adopt additional adjustments.
Yes. A city or town under home rule may adopt a permanent base adjustment. The Economic Estimates Commission will use the adjusted base limit to calculate the city’s or town’s constitutional expenditure limitation for the year following a permanent base adjustment’s voter approval. However, the city or town is still subject to its home rule if the home rule has not expired.
Apache Junction voters are being asked to consider a Permanent Base Adjustment option on the August 28, 2018 ballot. This option would adjust the base dollar amount used under the state formula to calculate the City’s expenditure limitation.In 1979/80, the Arizona State Constitution imposed expenditure limitations on all cities and towns in Arizona based on their 1978 actual expenditures and population (with an allowance for inflation). This action by the State took effect the first fiscal year after Apache Junction incorporated establishing itself as a city. At that time, the expenditure limitation provided Apache Junction with the financial means to adequately serve the community’s needs during the city’s infancy stage.Like most cities and towns in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Apache Junction has seen significant growth since 1978. When the state-imposed formula was originally developed, Apache Junction had a population of less than 10,000. Today, Apache Junction more than 39,000 residents and is poised for more growth. The City now provides many services it did not provide in 1979, such as its many parks and recreation facilities and programs, library services and programs, a full-time police department, water treatment and distribution, municipal court system, new streets, sidewalks, and trails, as well as additional parks. As Apache Junction has grown, so too have revenues and operating costs. The City’s budget needs to grow in step with the community in order to maintain service levels and to plan for growth and improvements where
Approximately 87% of all Arizona cities and towns, including Apache Junction, operate under either a temporary or permanent alternative expenditure limitation. Every four years since 1983, Apache Junction voters have approved the temporary “Home Rule” Alternative Expenditure Limitation option. When compared to the “Home Rule” Alternative Expenditure Limitation, the Permanent Base Adjustment would save on administration and election costs every four years along with allowing the City Council to address future budget needs with an expenditure base that is in line with current revenue, population and inflation trends. It allows the City to spend the revenue it collects for programs it operates in a manner that adequately serves the needs of the community based on current financial conditions.
A “No” vote will set the City’s expenditure base at the 1979/80 level. The City currently budgets under the “Home Rule” option, as last approved by Apache Junction’s voters in 2016. If Proposition 423 is rejected, Home Rule would remain in effect until 2020, when another expenditure alternative would have to be taken to the voters or Apache Junction’s expenditure limitations would need to fall under 1979/1980 base expenditure limitation. This would represent a reduction of approximately 92% of the City’s total budget capacity and would result in significant cutbacks in city services such as public safety and public works operations, library and parks and recreation programs.
A “Yes” vote Proposition 423 will permanently adjust the City’s base expenditure amount (under the 1979/80 state formula) and allow the Apache Junction City Council to set City budgets based upon current financial conditions and service needs without having to ask voters to approve an alternative expenditure limitation every four years. It will not raise taxes. It simply allows the City to spend the revenue it collects on needed services and infrastructure projects such as General Government Services, Library, Community Development, Municipal Court, Public Safety, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Capital Projects, Street Maintenance, and Water treatment and distribution.
SALES TAX RATE =9.1%State of Arizona = 5.6%Pinal County = 1.1%City of Apache Junction = 2.4%
If renting, you will need the same basic information, plus a copy of your lease, and property owner’s name, address and phone number.
An account activation fee of $25.00 plus tax will be charged for the set up of all accounts plus a deposit will be charged based on meter size.
Please arrange to have at least one working day before you want the service activated. Apache Junction Water District
We recommend that you report all concerns about our water to AJWD. Although the water may be discolored it is safe, and meets drinking water standards. You may run your outside faucet until the discoloration clears up. If the problem persists, or you prefer, please call AJWD for assistance.
The sewer district is located at 879 N Plaza Dr, Suite C101 open Monday through Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. The phone number is 480-941-6754