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We are located at 725 E. Baseline, 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. Our fax number is (480) 474-8535. If you would like to e-mail us just click on the Adopt-A-Pet button to your left and that will take you to our main page.
Animal Control no longer provides rabies vaccinations at our facility. The MASH Unit provides rabies vaccinations in the East parking lot on most Tuesdays. Please visit www.mashvet.net or call 480.646.4479 to verify their schedule and pricing. 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. Animal Control still provides licensing Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm, please call 480.983.4405 for more details.
Animal Control does not have an on-site veterinarian and cannot give advice of any medical treatment. We do have the Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital (MASH) with Dr. Julia Neufeld, a veterinarian, who spays and neuters at our facility by appointment only. She also provides vaccines and additional services for the public at a reasonable price on a walk-in basis between 9:00am and 11:00am on scheduled days. Please contact Dr. Neufeld at (480) 656-4479 to make a spay or neuter appointment or you can visit her website for further information at www.mashvet.net
Animal control keeps a list of the lost and found animals that are called in, however, we highly recommend that you physically come into our facility and look for your lost pet as your description and ours may be different. You may post a picture of your pet on our Facebook page or online at petharbor.com.
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.
Currently we provide this service to the public by appointment only. This service is for sick or injured animals only. Please call the office before bringing in your pet for euthanasia. The suggested time for this is between 10:00am and 2:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
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888-431-1311 or 520-509-3555
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.
• 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.
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
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If you need assistance, please call (480) 474-2617.
Job Description and Application
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.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position are notified by mail. Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are referred to the department(s) where the vacancy exists.
The department(s) review applications meeting the position’s minimum qualifications and notifies Human Resources of those applicants selected to advance in the recruitment process.
The applicants selected for testing and/or interview are contacted by a City representative.
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