City of Scottsdale Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Emergency Orders & Memoranda


State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - 2021 Report

The City of Scottsdale, as a recipient of $29.2 million in funding under the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, is in the process of determining and evaluating priorities and spending needs to use the awarded SLFRF funds in ways that best suit the needs of our constituents. Specific projects and outcomes have not been established as of the date of this report.
Download the current report                                                         Original Report July 30, 2021

Public Facility Information

Scottsdale’s city buildings and facilities will open to the public in phases as statewide restrictions are lifted. We have modified our spaces, offerings, and policies to comply with relevant guidelines. Guests are strongly encouraged to follow all social distancing protocols when they visit.

Visit to access city services online. The city call center is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.

City Offices and Services

Scottsdale’s One Civic Center is open for business 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesdays.

Any licensing, utility billing, tax audit and revenue recovery issues will be handled by phone or through email. Fingerprinting for license applications is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday.

Planning and Development Services

All plan review, case review, and pre-application submittals need to be done online. Please take advantage of our telephone and on-line services, including general requests for information, access to our web services, and pre-application meetings with staff.

Scottsdale City Hall is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays.

City Council, Boards and Commissions

In cases where the City Council, board or commission needs to meet, remote meeting technology may be used or the meeting may be held in the Kiva but closed to the public in accordance with county, state and national public health guidelines.

Board and commission meeting public comment can be made via the public comment form on the individual Board and Commission pages.

City Council meeting pubic comment can be made from the link at the top of the City Council agenda document for each meeting.

Search “boards and commissions” on for information and schedules specific to different city boards and commissions.

Check the City Council agenda page for City Council meeting information and agendas.

Council, board and commission meetings will still be broadcast on Scottsdale Video Network and streamed live on

Scottsdale City Court is open. Please contact the court prior coming in-person at 480-312-2442 or email

All persons entering the courthouse are required to wear a face covering and must notify the court of any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or suspected exposures.

Scottsdale City Court offers most court proceedings and services via video, over the phone and online. Learn More.

Passport services are open by appointment only. Please call 480-312-2400 to schedule.

Drive-Thru Service Only
Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 1-5 p.m.
Drive-Thru Service Only
Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 1-5 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 1-5 p.m.
*building closed Tuesdays & Thursdays
Curbside Pick Up:
Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 1-5 p.m.
Curbside Pick Up:
Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Visit for details.

Paiute Neighborhood Center and the Scottsdale Family Resource Center are open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays by appointment only.

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, both Granite Reef and Via Linda Senior Center buildings will be open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with limited programming.

Call Granite Reef Senior Center at 480-312-1700 or Via Linda Senior Center at 480-312-5810.

Scottsdale Trolley provides service from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays only on these routes:

  • 68th Street/Camelback Road(68CM)
  • Miller Road/Hayden Road (MLHD)
  • Mustang

Service on the Old Town (OLDT) route remains suspended until further notice.

Valley Metro service is still operating regularly, but they encourage riders to continue to check its website for updates.

Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays

  • Appointments are required for social services and career center services
  • Vista del Camino Food Bank is open by appointment to distribute food boxes and for emergency assistance – call 480-312-2323 to schedule.

Essential city services such as solid waste collection, water, police and fire are fully operational. Staff in these areas are taking steps recommended by public health experts to keep things clean and prevent the spread of virus.

Scottsdale’s Drinking Water

The U.S. EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. Scottsdale Water, like all municipal water suppliers, uses chlorine disinfection, which is extremely effective in removing and killing pathogens and viruses, including COVID-19.

An important "Do and Don’t" from Scottsdale Water during COVID-19 pandemic.

Scottsdale’s annual Water Quality Reports, are available on our Drinking Water web page.

Parks & Recreation

  • Adaptive Services will be closed until further notice.
  • Virtual Programming and 'Rec 2 Go Bags' will be offered weekly.
  • While closed, accommodation services will still be offered for all Scottsdale programs.

Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers are open for lap swim, lessons and fitness classes. Fitness centers are available to the public, as well. Face coverings are encouraged inside the city’s municipal buildings and facilities.

Swim lessons are available at Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch.

Club SAR is open. Various safety requirements are in place.

Monday - Thursday
6 - 8 p.m.

6 - 7 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Community Assistance Office is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays by appointment only.

Eldorado, Horizon and Mountain View Park community centers are open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. Gyms and drop-in programming are not available.

Registration is open for various programs.

Train and carousel rides are available from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

Hartley's General Store also is open every day selling food, drinks and ice-cream.

The Scottsdale Railroad Museum and the Model Railroad Building remain closed until further notice.

  • Scottsdale playgrounds, spray pads, basketball and volleyball courts at city parks are open to the public for normal operating hours.
  • Open spaces at parks, and the city’s hiking and bicycling trails and other outdoor remain open to those practicing physical distancing.
  • Outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts and skate parks are open.

Tennis centers are open for lessons, leagues, and drop-in play.

Neighborhood pickleball courts are available during regular park hours, from sunrise until 10:30 p.m.

Public restrooms in Scottsdale are open, but users should obey posted signs regarding physical distance and other practices to limit spread of COVID-19, per guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Arizona Department of Health Services.

The Governor’s Executive Order 2021-06 announced changes to COVID-19 mitigation policies, including the end of mask mandates, capacity limits in restaurants and bars, and gatherings of more than 50 people.

While this order eliminates the state's previous requirement that city governments must review and approve all events with 50 or more people.

Scottsdale's pre-COVID Special Events permitting process still applies for event organizers wanting to hold events in Scottsdale.

The city encourages face coverings inside municipal buildings and facilities.

Learn more.