Sand Bags

The city provides sandbags free of charge to Scottsdale residents in emergency situations. Usually when storms are forecast.

Citizens need to show a current utility bill to verify Scottsdale residency. There is a limit of 10 sand bags per household.


Bags are located at two locations:

  • The Guard House at the city's Corporation Yard facility at 9191 E. San Salvador.  Major cross streets are Via Linda and 91st Street. Sandbags at this site are usually pre-filled.
  • The parking lot of District 1 Police Headquarters on the southeast corner of Miller and McKellips roads. At this site, bags are not pre-filled. Residents need to fill their own bags. 


Call 480-312-5620 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. with questions.

Call the Police Department at 480-312-5000 after 4 p.m. in an emergency situation.