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480-312-5000 for vehicles found on city streets

480-312-2546 or online for vehicles found on private property

Report abandoned or inoperable vehicles to Police (on streets) or to Code Enforcement (on private property)

Online Information

480-312-2500 Building Resources - One Stop Shop

Helping residents, business owners and developers to better understand their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Adopt-A-Road Page


A roadside litter pickup program where participating volunteers agree to collect trash on an adopted roadway.

ADOT Websitelinks to external site


ADOT builds and maintains the state's highway system which includes AZ Loop 101 through Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Airport Page

15000 N. Airport Drive, 2nd Floor             
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
480-312-3597 - Noise Complaints
480-312-2321 - Administration
480-312-8480 - Fax

Scottsdale Airport is a general aviation reliever facility and is home to many of the Valley's corporate aircraft; no commercial commuter or airline service.

480-312-3111 - Report Online

602-506-3011 - Maricopa County

602-771-2300 - State (ADEQ)

Scottsdale can help with general inquiries or refer callers to the correct agency for regulatory actions.

Alarm Permits Page


Scottsdale Revised Code requires homes and businesses with alarms to obtain an annual permit.

Maricopa County Animal Control

480-312-7387 - Maricopa County Animal Control

480-312-5000 - Report Barking Dogs

Animal licenseses and stray animals in Scottsdale are handled by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

Arizona Blue Stake (811) Website


It's the Law: Before you dig, call Arizona Blue Stake! At least two working days prior to beginning your project, call the Center.

Arizona State Government Website


Discover the many services of the State of Arizona.


SkySong is a 1.2 million square foot mixed-use project featuring Class A commercial office space and Arizona State University’s SkySong incubator. It is home to both startups and Fortune 500 companies, and just about everything in between.


Provided by the Maricopa County Bar Association


Maricopa County Environmental Services

602-506-6616 Maricopa County

Maricopa County Environmental Services Department responds to citizens of Maricopa County who reside in rental properties or apartments that file complaints regarding bedbug problems

480-312-2722 - On city propery (parks, streets, etc.) Search - For Private Property

The city removes bees on public property and in meter boxes, on private property please see the Yellow Pages or the Internet. In a stinging emergency dial 9-1-1.


To obtain a beer permit for city parks, please call the facility booking office.

Better Business Bureau Website


BBB helps consumers identify trustworthy businesses, and those that aren’t.

Bicycle Path Information


Scottsdale is home to a nationally-recognized bicycle transportation network.

Bicycle Registration Application


This program was designed to aid in the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles.

Maricopa County Office of Vital Registration


Copies of birth certificates are avalible through the Maricopa County Office of Vital Registration.

Block Party Information


Basic block party equipment loans and party ideas

Neighborhood Watch Information


This is now referred to as Neighborhood Watch.

Find a Board or Commission


Contact the City Clerk's Office or visit the page above for information about the city's citizen boards, commissions, committees and task forces.


Boating in Scottsdale is permitted at Vista Lake and Chaparral Lake. Boating refers to canoes, row boats (including kayaks), boats with electric motors and sailboats; no inflatable rafts or gas-powered boats.


To obtain a permit to use inflatable 'bouncers' at city parks, please call the facility booking office.

Brush Removal

480-312-5680 - Recorded Information

480-312-5600 - General Information

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection to residents who pay for residential collection services.

Budget Information


Scottsdale's budget is published annually and provided online by the Finance Dept.


Valleywide - Valley Metro

Regional transit services are provided in partnership with Valley Metro.


Cab Connection Information


Cab Connection is a taxi voucher program for Scottsdale residents who are age 65 or older or have a certified disability. The program provides a transportation alternative that is within the control of the participant, is flexible and is relatively affordable.

Scottsdale Video Network (City Cable 11)


In addition to broadcasting City Council meetings and other city meetings, Scottsdale Video Network creates and distributes informative video programs about city government, programs, projects, and services and community amenities, attractions, businesses and quality of life. The channel is available to Cox Cable customers, Centurylink customers and also streams live and on-demand. Some Scottsdale Video Network programming is also available on YouTube.

Capital Project Information


Learn more about city construction projects at the link above.

Center for the Performing Arts Website

7380 E. Second Street.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is one of Arizona’s premiere theater experiences.

Scottsdale Area Chamber Website


The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Scottsdale providing advocacy, education, networking, leadership and exposure opportunities to our member businesses.

Character Area Information


Scottsdale's Character Area Plans help define, maintain or enhance a desired "character" for designated areas.

City Attorney Page


The City Attorney is the chief legal advisor of all offices, departments and agencies and of all officers and employees in matters relating to their official powers and duties.

City Clerk Page


The Scottsdale City Clerk's Office supports the Council goal of accessible and responsive government by preparing and keeping the minutes of City Council meetings; overseeing the timely and accurate accumulation, preservation, and accessibility of public records; conducting fair and open municipal elections; and ensuring legal compliance of all official postings, public notices, and related advertising.

City Council Page


Scottsdale's Mayor and six City Council members each are elected at-large to represent the citizens of Scottsdale.

City Court Page


The Scottsdale City Court serves the community by providing a dignified and professional forum for the efficient resolution of cases within the city jurisdiction.

City Hall
3939 N Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale City Hall houses the Mayor and City Council offices as well as the City Manager, City Clerk's Office, City Attorney's Office, Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Communication.

City Manager's Page


The City Manager's Office is responsible for executive leadership of the city staff and for implementing City Council policies, developing programs and budgets to respond to City Council goals and ensuring that citizens receive effective and efficient city services.

General Information


General information about the City of Scottsdale available by phone, 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri or see the city's website at


Risk Management coordinates the City's safety and risk management functions.

Information Page

8055 E. Camelback Road 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Club SAR Fitness Center is a multi-sports instructional program offering a private site for the fitness enthusiast to accomplish his or her physical conditioning goals.

Code Enforcement Page


Code Enforcement enforces zoning, property maintenance, housing, signage, graffiti and construction activity regulations.

Refuse and Recycling Information


Roll-off box service is available for businesses, construction, industrial or large residential clean up projects.


CERT Training Information

CERT provides citizens with an opportunity to learn basic emergency response skills to assist themselves, their friends and family, and/or their neighborhoods in case of an emergency.

Arizona Attorney General Website


Consumer complaints are handled by the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

County Assessor Webpage


The Maricopa County Assessor handles property tax assessment in Maricopa County.

County Attorney


The Maricopa County Attorney prosecutes felony criminal cases in Maricopa County.

Arizona Game & Fish Website


Report problems with coyotes or other urban wildlife, and learn techniques to mitigate them.

CPR Class Information


The Scottsdale Fire Department offers CPR and First Aid certification classes for the community.

Police Department Locations and Contact Information


Each of Scottsdale's police stations has dedicated crime prevention staff to help you avoid becoming a victim of crime. Visit the link above to find the locaction nearest you or call the number above.

Submit an Online Crime Report

9-1-1 - Emergencies

480-312-5000 - Non-Emergency Number

Submit non-emergency crime reports for things like minor thefts, lost or damaged property.

Crisis Intervention Information

9-1-1 - Emergencies

480-312-5055 - Crisis Intervention

The Police Crisis Intervention Services Unit provides critical support, guidance and advocacy to the victims of violent crime.

Curb Painting Information


A free kit, which includes stencil numbers, masking tape, brushes and instructions, is easy to use. Paint is provided by the user.


480-312-5600 - Only on City Streets.

Solid Waste responds only to animals on city streets

Dial-a-Ride Web Page


Provides door-to-door, shared ride service, specifically designed for passengers who are unable to access local bus service.

Diversity Information


The Diversity and Dialogue Office develops and sponsors trainings, services, programs and events aimed at addressing diversity needs and fostering understanding within our community.

Report Barking Dogs - 480-312-5000

Report off leash - 480-312-5000

Dog Park Information - 480-312-7275

Dog Licenses - 602-506-7387


Scottsdale Shares Information


Giving is always in season … and needs never take a holiday.


Drainage and flooding questions and concerns can be directed to Scottsdale and are managed by Scottsdale, Maricopa County, the state and the federal government.

Arizona Motor Vehicle Information

602-255-0072 - All Locations

Nearest MVD office locations:

  • South - 1703 E. Larkspur
  • North - 7339 E. Paradise Lane



Business retention and development through outreach and relationship building as well as strategically providing both the tools and the climate which support local business.

Election Information


The link above provides latest information on Scottsdale elections.

Arizona Public Service Website or 602-371-7171

Salt River Project Website or 602-236-8888

These are the two public electric utilities regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission that provide electric service in Scottsdale depending on the area you are in. Electrical service enhancements, such as solar, are available from private companies.

Electronics Recycling Information


The city periodically holds a special Electronics Recycling Day for the disposal of household electronics items.

Emergency Preparedness Page


Scottsdale’s Emergency Manager oversees the city’s preparation for disasters and emergencies and coordinates large-scale emergency responses.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Website.


Vehicle emissions testing and administration is provided by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Employment Opportunities Listing


Interested in working for the City of Scottsdale? Begin your search here, you can find out about current job opportunities, submit a job interest card or learn more about positions. There's also a Job Information Line at 480-312-2395.


Permits citizens to borrow a free engraver to mark property as a deterrent to crime. Contact Crime Prevention for your area.

Green Building Program Information


Environmental Planning and Design, also known as the Green Building Program, encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants.

ESL Overlay Maps


The Environmentally Sensitive Lands Ordinance (ESLO) is a set of zoning regulations adopted by the City Council to guide development throughout the 134 square miles of desert and mountain areas of Scottsdale.


Maricopa County Animal Care & Control


Stray animals in Scottsdale are handled by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

Film Permit Information


Apply for a permit for photo shoots, commercials, television, feature films or any other film production that utilize City property or right-of-way. It is recommended that applicant's apply at least one week in advance of the shoot to avoid unwanted delays.

No longer available, see below.

The City of Scottsdale no longer provides fingerprint services to the public. There are several businesses in or near Scottsdale that provide this service that can be found by using your browser and preferred internet search service or here

Fire Department Page

911 - Emergency

480-312-8000 - General Information


Fire Prevention and Inspection Information


Inspections, fire permits, fire code information, evacuation drills, fire extinguishers

CPR Class Information


The Scottsdale Fire Department offers CPR and First Aid certification classes for the community.

Fishing Information


Fishing is offered only at Chaparral Park,  Eldorado Park and Vista del Camino Park.

Flood Zone Information


Find flood zone and flood insurance rate designations for Scottsdale properties.

Drainage Problems - Stormwater Runoff

480-312-4317 - Drainage problems/ stormwater runoff

480-312-5650 - Report broken pipes

Stormwater drainage or flooding issues are reported to the city's Stormwater Dept, flooding from broken pipes are reported to Water Operations.

Vista Del Camino Page


Vista del Camino Food Bank accepts donations of canned foods and non-perishable items.

Vista Del Camino Page


The city provides resources to assist with emergency food needs.



G.A.I.N. or Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods is an annual event designed to unite neighbors and communities to help create safer neighborhoods.

Solid Waste Page


Solid Waste Management provides schedules and tips for refuse and recycling collection, brush, bulk waste, appliance pick-up, household hazardous waste and commercial collection.

General City Information


Citizen Service Assistants are available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm to answer questions or direct your call to the department

Digital Map Center


The Digital Map Center provides on-line access to Scottsdale Geographic Information System maps and databases, such as: land use, zoning, sewer and utility easments, flood zones and aerial photos.

Graffiti Removal


The Code Enforcement unit removes graffiti on public property and works with private organizations to keep Scottsdale beautiful. Report graffiti anonymously using online form or calling hotline number.

Green Building Program Information


The Green Building Program encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants.


Handbill Ordinace Information


Easy steps a resident can take to legally notify a handbill distributor that no printed material is to be placed on the resident's premises.

Arizona Motor Vehicle Division


602-712-3222 - TDD

All plates and placards are issued by the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles

Handlebar Helpers Program Information

Handlebar Helpers is a community "earn-a-bike program" affiliated with the non-profit organization Concerned Citizens for Community Health.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Information

480-312-5602 - Recorded Information

480-312-5600 - Solid Waste Division Main Line

Learn how you can properly dispose of hazardous waste.

Maricopa County Health Department Website


Maricopa County Public Health protects and promotes the health and well-being of residents and visitors.

Historic Preservation


Learn more about Scottsdale's environmental, land and historic preservation efforts.

Trail Information


Equestrain trails are available throughout the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Trailer parking available at some trailheads.

Housing Information


The Community Assistance Office provides rental assistance in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the private rental community.

Employment Opportunities


ind out about current job opportunities, submit a job interest card or learn more about various positions. You can also try the Job Information Line at 480-312-2395.

Social Services Information


Human Services provides an integrated system of services, resources, and opportunities to help people improve their lives, the lives of others, neighborhoods, and the total community.


Inspection Services Information


All construction or work for which a permit is required is subject to city inspections and must remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved.

Government Relations Page


Government Relations works as an advocate of the City's positions on issues before the U.S. Congress, State Legislature and regional governing boards, as well as to develop Scottsdale’s relationship with other municipal organizations and special interest groups throughout Arizona.


Maricopa County Courts


Maricopa County Justice Courts handle civil and contract disputes, small claims, marriage licenses, landlord/tenant matters, Orders of Protection and Injunctions Prohibiting Harassment, both felony and misdemeanor criminal charges as well as civil traffic charges.


Resident Landfill Program Information


The Salt River Landfill is the city's contrated provider for landfill services.

Housing Resources


As a landlord or tenant in Scottsdale, you have rights and obligations you need to follow under the Arizona Residential Landlord/Tenant Act and the Fair Housing Act. The above link goes to "A Guide to the Arizona Residential Landlord/Tenant Act and Fair Housing." It is designed to assist individuals understand their rights and obligations under state law.



Information on Business Tax, Liquor & Special Events licenses.

Liquor License Public Hearing Process Information


This page outlines a three-step process to ensure you are fully informed/aware of the specific regulations that relate to bars/nightclubs and restaurants in Scottsdale.


City Map Center


Visit the link above for maps pertaining to land use, zoning, sewer and utility easments, flood zones, aerial photos, etc.

Maricopa County Website


Maricopa County provides a wide range of services for county residents.

Maricopa County


Marriage licenses in Maricopa County are handled by the Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court

Preserve Information Page


Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve is like no other place in the Valley. It is unique geologically. It is home to stunning geography, lush cacti forests and diverse wildlife. It features award-winning trails and facilities.


Native Plant Information


As part of our continuing efforts toward protecting large cacti and trees indigenous to the area, the city has adopted the Native Plant Ordinance.

Program Information


Two FREE services to residents / volunteers who organize neighborhood clean up efforts. A 30-yard roll-off (refuse bin) and a trailer loaded with landscape tools are available for loan.

Neighborhood College Information


City of Scottsdale developed the Neighborhood College to provide residents, neighborhood groups and homeowners associations with the information, resources and tools needed to become effective neighborhood leaders.

Program Information


The Neighborhood Notification Program is a resource for homeowner organizations, block watches and neighborhoods to receive information directly from the city regarding programs, events or issues occurring in their area.

Neighborhood Watch Information


Designed to unite neighbors, this program helps create safer neighborhoods through the promotion of safety habits and encouraging communication amongst residents.


Program Information


This program provides assistance to qualifying homeowners or tenants who are physically or financially unable to maintain their properties. Operation Fix It teams volunteers and local businesses to provide labor and materials.


Information Page

3210 N. 66th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Paiute Neighborhood Center provides a safe and diverse environment where neighbors can come together to create a spirit of community by providing social, recreational, cultural and educational programs and services.

Parada del Sol Website


Parada del Sol is a non profit corporation that provides financial and volunteer support to charities that provide heath care, resources, and community programs that benefit the underserved. The Parada del Sol is able to provide these resources through the production and promotion of Parada del Sol Rodeo, Parada del Sol Parade and various charitable events.

Parks, Pools and Community Center Information


Scottsdale's Parks and Recreation Department Manages parks and recreation facilities; provides positive leisure activities for youth, teens and adults; and produces community special events and programs.

480-312-7080 - Main Number

Character Area Plans Long-range visions created for areas through the planning process. 480-312-7800
Design Standards and Policies Manual (DSandPM) For design professionals for development of public and private projects 480-312-2500
Development Fees Application, plan review, permit, and water and sewer fee sheets; fee reduction programs. 480-312-2500
Home Improvement Center   480-312-7800
One Stop Shop Offers residents assistance, information and resources on building, plan review and permits. 480-312-2500
Character Area Plans Long-range visions created for areas through the planning process. 480-312-7800
Plan Review The city provides resources to assist in each phase of the plan review process. 480-312-7080
Records, Research and Reporting Development records, case files, maps, reporting and research tools, publications, request forms for setbacks, addressing, and public records requests. 480-312-2356
Sensitive Design Program Comprehensive compilation of policies and guidelines related to the City's built environment. 480-312-7000

Police Page

In case of emergencies call 9-1-1

480-312-5000 - Non Emergency Number


Purchasing Page


Procures all goods and services for the City of Scottsdale; surplus material sold by on-line auction services


Rebate Information


Hot Water Recirculation, Landscape Irrigation Controller,Toilet and Shower Heads, Turf Removal, Water Softeners

Records Requests Directory

Search online records or find information on general government, court, planning, police and fire public records.

Recreation Class Listing


Contact number to register for any recreation activities offered through the City.

Solid Waste Education and Outreach


Presentations are available to schools, individual classrooms, homeowners association groups, neighborhood groups, youth organizations, etc.

Solid Waste Page


Solid Waste Management provides schedules and tips for refuse and recycling collection, brush, bulk waste, appliance pick-up, household hazardous waste and commercial collection.

Reservation Information

Reservations of indoor facilities at parks, libraries, senior centers, Stadium, and Westworld.


Tips for treating and dealing with roaches (automated message)

Maricopa County Vector Control

Arcadia Neighbor2Neighbor Program

Information and resources for battling and preventing roof rats.


Emergency Preparedness


The City provides sandbags free of charge to citizens in emergency situations at the City's Corporation Yard near 91st Street and Via Linda.

Scottsdale Unified School District

Cave Creek School District

Paradise Valley School District

Public school districts and charter schools in Arizona are state-funded public schools.

Experience Scottsdale


The Scottsdale CVB is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, private company that has contracts with the City of Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley to conduct destination marketing efforts.

Senior Services


Scottsdale Senior Services provides an integrated system of services, resources and opportunities to help people improve their lives, neighborhoods and community through recreation, social services and health and wellness services.

Snakes & Bees

Scottsdale Fire
480-312-8911 - If inside home and/or posing immediate threat

AZ Herpetological Assoc.:
480-894-1625 - Non-emergency

Phoenix Herpetological Assoc.:
602-550-1090 - Non-emergency

If inside home and/or posing immediate threat call Scottsdale Fire Dept. For non-emergency encounters contact the local Herpetological Associations.

Street Maintenance Page


Service work for asphalt, sidewalk, street sweeping, shoulders and drainage, signs and markings.

Swimming Pools


Learn more about the city's requirements related to swimming pools, hot tubs and spas


Federal income



State income

A variety of city, county, state and federal agencies collect and serve taxpayers in Scottsdale.

Parks and Rec

Vista Del Camino

Youth and Family Services

Assists Scottsdale teens with job readiness training, resume assistance, mock interviews and job referrals. When available, job referrals could include opportunities with local businesses.

Neighborhood Clean Up Program


A trailer full of landscape tools for loan to neighborhoods and volunteers

Towing Information

Information about how to recover a vehicle that was towed in Scottsdale

Transportation Division


Traffic Engineering & Intelligent Transportation Systems - Transit - Transportation Master Planning

Transportation Division


Speed limit and traffic signal determination, bicycle and pedestrian planning, transit planning and operation.

Trash/Recycling Containers, additional


You may request to have your trash and/or recycling containers repaired. Or if you prefer new containers may be ordered for a fee. Service fee will be added to your monthly bill.

Trolley Information


The Trolley now provides year-round service. The Trolley is Free to Ride, and visits: Scottsdale Fashion Square, Fifth Avenue Shops, Marshall Way Arts District, Main Street Arts District, Old Town, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors' Bureau.


Water Service Information


Establish or stop your City of Scottsdale water services. Make changes to your account information.

Arizona Public Service Website or 602-371-7171

Salt River Project Website or 602-236-8888

Southwest Gas or 877-860-6020

Depending on where you live, residential electric service is provided by either Arizona Public Service or Salt River Project. Natural gas service is provided by Southwest Gas.


Vista del Camino Page

7700 E. Roosevelt St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Vista del Camino provides a variety of social services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, relieve economic hardship and provide basic needs in times of crisis.

Volunteer Opportunities


Interested in giving back to your community? There are several volunteer opportunites available at the city.


Code Enforcement


Code Enforcement enforces property maintenance issues, including weeds, overgrown vegetation, dry or dead plants and tall grass. Report unsightly properties or get more information.

WestWorld Website


WestWorld is a premier, nationally recognized, user-friendly equestrian center and special events facility serving our community and visitors.

Arizona Game and Fish


480-981-9400 - Local Number

Arizona Game and Fish administers fishing and hunting licenses and can assist with coyotes and other urban wildlife.


Sports and Recreation Information


Includes Summer and After School Programs for youth.

Youth and Family Services


City offers resources and programs for teens including: Juvenile Diversion Program (court ordered youth), Teen Employment Services, educational workshops and assessment and referral for various family issues.





Zoning violations can be reported to Code Enforcement. The zoning ordinance and related maps are managed by Scottsdale's Planning and Development Services Dept.