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 **COVID-19 Response**   The following official announcements have been made by the city in regards to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)   In an effort to minimize the visits to City Hall, please use our online services for paying your water bill

Avondale is following guidance provided by the state Governor’s Executive Orders: Effective Sunday, June 21, 2020 the wearing of face coverings by employees and customers will be required in all city facilities,  retail establishments, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms, indoor sports or activity facilities, and medical offices. Additionally, these businesses will be required to post notice of these requirements at their entrances. (see more: COVID-19 Response)


Development & Engineering Services

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Implementing the Community Vision through Development Activities

Kevin Murphy DES Avondale
Kevin Murphy

Jodie Novak
Assistant Director


The Development & Engineering Services Department helps define the City's future by providing high-quality, effective and professional development services. Our team promotes a pro-business environment, by providing flexible procedures that attract developers and residents to work, play, and invest in Avondale. 



Only online submittals are being accepted at this time. As of Monday, June 29th, the Development and Engineering Services customer service counter  has temporarily closed to the public.  Instructions for submitting electronically are provided through the link below. For assistance with online submissions, please call 623-333-4000 or email

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Additional modifications to the Development and Engineering Services operations are described below.

  • All meetings between customers and city staff will be conducted via telephone, Zoom, or other teleconferencing technology in lieu of in-person meetings.
  • Inspections will continue with the inspectors following social distancing guidelines. To request a building inspection please call 623-333-4005.



  • Pre-application and other development meetings will be conducted via Zoom or other teleconferencing technology.
  • Neighborhood meetings required with planning and zoning applications will be held via Zoom or other teleconferencing technology. The date, time, web address and phone number will be provided with the meeting notice in the direct mailings, newspaper advertisement, and site sign postings. Comments and questions will be taken during the neighborhood teleconference meeting but are also encouraged in advance; comments and questions can be emailed or called into the project planner at any time.
  • Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings will be held via Zoom or other teleconferencing technology. The date, time, web address and phone number will be provided with the meeting agenda.
  • Site Inspections for projects can be scheduled directly by contacting your assigned planning project manager by telephone or email.

City Staff remains available during our regular business hours Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (City Hall is not open on Fridays) via telephone or email only.

Please continue to visit the City website for updates on our business operations.

Contact staff with any questions at 623-333-4000.

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A pedestrian-oriented district with generous landscaping, shops on the ground floor, small plazas and parks that will be the West Valley’s newest exciting mixed-use destination.



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