How do I learn more about working for the Avondale Police Department?
Avondale is one of the fastest growing communities in Arizona. Because of this growth, we anticipate our police department will see a growth in both sworn and professional staff. The Avondale Police department is committed to developing an agency that is as culturally diverse as the population we serve.
Does the City of Avondale have a noise ordinance involving animals?
Yes, Avondale has a noise ordinance. A full copy of the ordinance is available here.
In 2009 the ordinance was enhanced, changing the circumstances necessary to issue a citation for animal related complaints only:
Must be at least two complainants who are not related and live in separate residences willing to file a complaint.
All complainants are required to testify in court, otherwise the case is dismissed
Anonymous complaints will not be accepted
Is there a curfew in the City of Avondale?
Yes, there is a curfew for minors in Avondale. Under 16 years of age curfew is between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.; between 16-18 years of age the curfew hours are between midnight and 5 a.m. Minors found unaccompanied by an adult during the set curfew hours will be detained and the parent/guardian can be cited.
Do I have to register my alarm in the City of Avondale?
The Avondale Alarm Ordinance requires all alarms to be registered. False alarms will be tracked and the third false alarm (and any subsequent false alarm) within a year will result in a fine. Please visit the False Alarm Reduction Program page for more information. Registration and payments are NOT sent directly to the Police Department. All registrations are handled through CryWolf.
My car was towed and impounded, what do I do?
For information applying to all thirty (30) day vehicle impounds pursuant to A.R.S. 28-3511 by the Avondale Police Department please visit the Impounded Vehicles page. If your vehicle was impounded by another law enforcement agency you must contact that agency directly for assistance in obtaining the release of your vehicle. If your vehicle was impounded as evidence of a crime, you must contact the case officer or detective handling your case for more information.
How do I get my property back that was impounded?
For questions regarding impounded property, or to schedule an appointment to pick-up property please call 623-333-7004. For more information regarding the release of impounded property please visit the Property & Evidence page.
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
The Records Bureau maintains all electronic and paper records generated by the Police Department. Information regarding requests for police records can be made by calling 623-333-7002. A charge of $5.00 is assessed up to a 20 page report plus 20 cents for each subsequent page. Requests must be paid at the time of the request and can be made in person or by mail (by cash or credit/debit card). Once a request for a copy of a report is received by records personnel, a response is generally received by the applicant within ten working days; however, it may take longer depending upon the type of report and stage of investigation. To request a specific police report, provide as much information as possible on the Public Records Request Form to the Records Bureau along with payment.
How do I know if there is a sex offender living in my neighborhood?
The Avondale Police Department has partnered with Offender Watch to manage and monitor the whereabouts of sex offenders living in Avondale. Through this program, you can create an alert to notify you by e-mail whenever a sex offender moves within a mile of the address you provide. You can also visit the Department of Public Safety's Offender Info Center to view sex offenders throughout the State of Arizona. You can search by zip code and/or name.
What crimes have occurred in my neighborhood, or in a potential new neighborhood in Avondale?
The mission is to be the catalyst for improving the quality of life for family caregivers and loved ones in Arizona through collaboration, advocacy, resources, and education. They help those caring for others by offering a Respite Rebate Program, a Caregiver Resource Line, and an online resource database.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating for patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
American Legion Commander: Jim Swartz email@example.com
American Legion Riders past commander: Bob Lamb, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Clubroom (623) 932-4960
Phone: Club Manager (623) 932-6916
2ND Monday of the month @ 35 N. 8th St. Dysart Road, Avondale Arizona 85323
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a nationally-recognized public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve, and support all service members, veterans, their families and communities.
Arizona Department of Economic Security (West Valley Locations) for Disabled Veterans
The Arizona Department of Economic Security makes Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their potential through temporary assistance for those in needs, and care for the vulnerable.
Vocational Rehabilitation Center Phone: 1-602-771-9523
Aging and Adult Services Center Phone: 1-602-264-2255
515 N 51st Ave., Suite 250, Phoenix AZ 85034
Aging and Adult Services
Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc. 1366 E. Thomas Road, Suite 108, Phoenix Arizona 85014
Their goal is to empower transformation from HOPE to HEALTH. Everyone faces crises, but no one needs to go through it alone. Their experienced, professionally trained Crisis Specialists are ready to respond 24/7/365 to whatever crisis an individual is having.
Defense Centers of Excellence: For Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
The Defense Centers of Excellence and Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) provides the Military Health System with current and emerging psychological health and traumatic brain injury clinical and educational information. We identify gaps and prioritize needs in psychological health and TBI research, and then translate that research into clinical practice to improve patient outcones
DCoE Outreach Center Phone: 866-966-1020
DCoE Outreach Center Email: email@example.com
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Arizona: Chapter 20 Glendale
Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high quality lived with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
E-Benefits: Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense
In March 2007, the President’s Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors was established by Executive Order 13426. The Commission recommended the creation of a Web portal that would provide Service Members, Veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers with a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information. EBenefits is the result of the Commission’s recommendation.
eBenefits Questions and Technical Issues: 1-800-983-0937
Veterans Affairs Benefits and Services: 1-800-827-1000
Military One Source Employee Assistance Program
The purpose of the Veteran’s Club is to stimulate strong interest in Veteran’s Affairs, to provide fellowship among Veterans and those interested in Veterans Affairs and to provide social networking as well as support for local Veterans and their families. (Official student chapter of Student Veterans of America [SVA])
Robert Dorsett: Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryhelen Rosales: Maryhelen.email@example.com
Club Phone: 623-935-8937
Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3000 North Dysart Road, Komatke Hall C (South End), Avondale AZ 85392
Our goals: Raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day and inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their communities
DOLE CAREGIVER FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION:
The program provides military and veteran caregivers with the opportunity to advise national leader through the Foundation’s network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
Hiring our Heroes: Resume Engine
Hiring our heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Hiring our Heroes offers Vet Roadmap, Fast Track, Virtual Job Scout, and All Vet States.
Community Information and Referral Services transforms lives by linking individuals and families to vital community services throughout Arizona. All Arizonans are easily connected to available health and human services in their communities
Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military. Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the US Government
Our mission is to assist service members and disabled veterans and their dependents, particularly severely wounded warriors and single parent service members and veterans, by helping access their benefits, improving communications and coordination with VA and collaborating with the VA and other Veterans groups, health agencies, medical professional organizations, educational organizations, and the public in support of veterans, their families, and military caregivers
DAV is a leading nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. The organization helps more than a million veterans each year in positive, life changing ways
NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 48 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses, and their children. Our Association is the “go to” source for Administration Officials, Members of Congress, and key decision makers when they want to understand the issues facing our families. They know we have “boots on the ground” with military families and understand better than anyone that “military families serve, too.” Through the support and programs we provide, and our respected voice on Capitol Hill, at the Pentagon and Veterans Administration, our Association always looks out for the families who stand behind the uniform and for those who serve
The National Women Veterans United’s (NWVU) mission is to advocate, educate and bond with all women veterans with special emphasis on women returning from deployment to ensure they are connected to appropriate direct services and resources for readjustment and coping skills as they return to employment, school and family.
Our mission is twofold. First, we are dedicated to helping elderly seniors who serves their country receive cash support or other services available from VA. Second, we provide a national website listing of dedicated professionals to help senior veterans better prepare for their final years of life. This national network of providers and advisers include financial advice, legal help, preparation for eldercare, education or government support programs, care provider services and much more. Although we concentrate on helping senior veterans, we will not turn away any veteran who comes to us for help.
The Women Veteran Program monitors the employment situation of women veterans to ensure DOL VETS programs service women veterans and male veterans equitably. When new or updated information about women veterans in the workforce becomes available, it is made public on the webpage.
Our mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. Our Vision is to ensure that veterans are respected for their service., always receive their earned entitlements and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
National Headquarters Phone: (816) 756-3390
Washington Office Phone: (202) 543-2239
Arizona Department Service Officer: James Katzenberger
Veterans of Foreign Wars: Post 40 Pat Tillman Memorial Post
The VFW was established to assist veterans. Our mission is to foster camaraderie among United States Veterans of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military, and our communities and advocate on behalf of all veterans.
WHAM is a non-profit art organization in the West Valley-Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. They are offering a free one-year art program for veterans of all ages where they will learn from professional artists. The goal of the program is to assist veterans of all ages to cope, through art and collaboration, with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other relevant issues.
Studio: 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise AZ
How do I request fire department records for a particular incident?
All records requests are handled through the Avondale City Clerk’s office. Click here to contact them for a records request. Even though you live in the city of Avondale, it is possible that another fire department responded due to our Automatic Aid system. In such cases, you may have to contact that City for any records.
Can I burn trash within City limits?
Burning vegetation and/or trash is not permitted within Avondale city limits. Wood burning for fire places and outdoor fire pits may also be restricted on certain days. Click here to go to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s webpage to see the current burn status.
What can I do with my used sharps and needles?
Used medical waste such as needles are considered bio-hazardous waste. Avondale Fire & Medical does not accept bio-hazardous waste for disposal. However, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has information available on how and where you can properly dispose of your used medical sharps and needles. Click here for more information.
How do I schedule a fire apparatus display?
Avondale Fire & Medical is happy to schedule fire apparatus displays. Apparatus displays are an excellent way to meet our firefighters and see the tools, equipment, and training they use in their day to day service delivery. Apparatus displays must have a safety and health focus and can be scheduled for schools or community based organizations. In order to provide the best emergency services possible, the apparatus will remain “in service” and available to respond to emergency calls. Click here to schedule an apparatus display.
How can I schedule a station tour?
Avondale Fire & Medical is happy to schedule station tours. Station tours are available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and must be scheduled in advance.
Does Avondale Fire & Medical replace smoke alarm batteries?
Avondale Fire & Medical will change smoke alarm batteries for elderly, disabled or chronically ill citizens. We also will offer one free, battery powered smoke alarm per household, when available. If your smoke alarm is hardwired and needs replacement, the home owner must consult with an electrician since Avondale Fire & Medical cannot service or change out a hardwired smoke alarm.
What do I do if I locate a active bee hive on my property?
Bees are sadly becoming an endangered species. They play an essential role in our food supply by pollinating more than 90 commercial crops. When bees are migrating and looking for a place to build a hive, they will travel in a swarm and pick a place to congregate into a cluster, also called a “bee ball”. These clusters are usually in trees and may be intimidating to people. The bees cluster with the queen and wait for scout bees to find an adequate place to build a hive. Since the bees are in-transit, they usually leave within 24 to 48 hours and are typically non-aggressive if they are left alone. Avondale Fire & Medical recommends leaving these bee balls alone since they will soon pass. If we were to spray them with foam, not only are we killing an insect that is vital for our own survival, we may just be agitating them and making them more aggressive.
Sometimes bees may be very aggressive and sting people and pets. In those cases, call (911) and the fire department will come out to investigate. For cases where there is a bee hive in a structure or tree, it is best to leave it alone and hire a professional bee keeper .
Why do I see fire trucks from other Municipalities responding in the City of Avondale?
Avondale Fire & Medical participates in an Automatic Aide agreement with 26 other fire departments and districts through the Phoenix Fire Department Regional Dispatch Center. Through this agreement, fire, medical, and rescue resources are shared as if it was one giant fire department without city borders. This ensures that the closest fire unit to an emergency responds, regardless of what it says on the side of the truck.
How far is my house from the nearest fire station?
Sometimes citizens contact us seeking for information on the closest fire station to their residence for insurance purposes. The answer to this question may be more complicated than one might imagine given County islands and the Automatic Aid system Avondale Fire & Medical participates in to provide its services. Please contact the Avondale Fire & Medical Administrative office at 623-333-6000 for more information. You can also visit the My Avondale Services page for more information on City services close to you.
How do I schedule a Ride Along with Avondale Fire & Medical Department?
Avondale Fire & Medical is happy to host citizens who are interested in experiencing what it is like to be an Avondale Firefighter. Per department policy, interested citizens are limited to two (2) four-hour Ride Along per calendar year. Participants must be older than 18 years of age and have no physical limitations of a nature that would jeopardize the safety of the individual or others. Individuals under the age of 18 years will be required to have waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Nobody under the age of 16 years are allowed to ride in fire apparatus under emergency response conditions. All Civilian Ride Along will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability and an Acknowledgement of HIPPA Obligation prior to participation. Please contact the Avondale Fire & Medical Administrative office at 623-333-6000 for more information.
Does Avondale Fire & Medical offer CPR classes?
Avondale Fire & Medical has trained CPR instructors and holds regular classes. Please view the class calendar by clicking here.
How do I get a child car seat installed or checked to see if mine is installed properly?
You can schedule an appointment with Avondale Fire & Medical’s Community Outreach Coordinator who can assist with child car seat installations. Click here to schedule an appointment. Free car seats may also be available depending on supply and grant availability.
How do I become a exhibitor or vendor at an event?
Please contact our event coordinators Goosebump Marketing & Events for further information about exhibits, vending & sponsorship opportunities to our local events.
How do I get updates about events?
You can subscribe our email lists below, join us on Facebook & Twitter & view the latest updates on our news website!
How do I get updates about events?
You can subscribe our email lists below, join us on Facebook & Twitter & view the latest updates on our news website!
What types of materials can I request through Interlibrary Loan?
Books, audiobooks and magazine/newspaper articles can be requested through this service.
**New Books (published within the last year), DVDs, and music CDs cannot be requested.
What is an Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to Avondale Public Library members in order to allow them to borrow material from other library systems when it is not available through the Avondale Library.
What is required to place a request?
You must have an up-to-date Avondale Public Library card with no overdue books or fees over $10.00, and be at least 16 years old to place a request.
How much does Interlibrary Loan cost?
Avondale Public Library does not charge for this service and is usually able to fill most requests at no charge to the borrower. However, some lending libraries may impose a fee for loaning out their materials which would then be paid by the borrower should they decide to go ahead and place the request.
**There is a $5.00 fee for any Interlibrary Loan requests placed and not picked up.
How many items may I request?
You may have 5 active Interlibrary Loan requests at one time. Active means from the time of placing the request until the item is returned to the library. Patrons owing $10.00 in fees and/or having any overdue books will not be allowed to check out their Interlibrary Loan materials until fees are paid to under $10.00 and/or books are returned.
How long will it take?
On average, requests arrive in about 10-14 days. However, the fulfillment time may vary depending on availability.
How long may I keep the item(s)?
Most items are checked out for 14 days, unless the lending library has specifically set a shorter or longer time period.
May I renew the item(s)?
Many items are renewable; however, this is at the discretion of the lending library. Please call the Avondale Public Library at 623-333-2665 to request a renewal.
What about overdue fines or damaged/lost items?
You will be charged $2.00 per day for each overdue item. A lending library will charge the cost of the item plus any processing fees for a lost or damaged item.
How can I get a library card?
A free library card is available to all Maricopa County residents with photo ID and separate proof of address (utility bill, post-marked mail, car registration, etc.). Non-Maricopa County residents may also obtain a card for $40 a year with ID and proof of address. Learn more about getting a library card.
How do I renew my library card?
Every year your library card expires. We need to verify your address and other contact information is still correct. To renew your library card, you have a few options:
You may come in to an Avondale Public Library location with your library card, a government issued ID, and proof of address (if different than listed on your ID).
If your address hasn't changed, you may call the library to renew your library card at: 623-333-2655. Please have your library card number and your account information ready.
Please be aware that if your account owes more than $10.00 we will be unable to renew it until the balance is paid off. If your account owes $.01 - $9.99 we will renew your account for one month as a courtesy until the balance can be paid off.
*Please allow up to 2 business days to process your online renewal request.
How does a minor get a library card?
There is no age limit to receiving a library card. A parent or legal guardian must present a photo ID with proof of current address for a minor (children under 18) to get a card. Both parent and child must be present in order to register for a library card.
Students in grades K through 8th, who are county residents, may be issued an Avondale Public Library Student card if they have a current student ID issued by a Maricopa County school recognized and accredited by the state of Arizona and an acknowledgement form filled out by their parent or guardian. The student ID serves as proof of address. The card must be renewed annually. All other required information is the same. The card allows unlimited computer access but limits materials borrowing to five items at a time. No DVDs or items in our Beyond Books collection may be checked out on this card. Students do not accrue overdue fines on this account, but will be held responsible for lost or damaged items.
Students in grades 9th through 12th who are county residents may be issued an Avondale Public Library card if they have a current student ID issued by a Maricopa County school recognized and accredited by the state of Arizona or can provide documentation of registration in a recognized and accredited school in located in Maricopa County. The student ID serves as proof of address. The card must be renewed annually. All other required information is the same. The card allows unlimited computer access but limits materials borrowing to five items at a time. No DVDs or items in our Beyond Books collection may be checked out on this card. Students do not accrue overdue fines on this account, but will be held responsible for lost or damaged items.
Where can I use my library card?
Your card is valid at the Avondale Civic Center and Sam Garcia Western Avenue Libraries. Your library card allows home access to the Avondale Public Library catalog and research databases.
Can anyone in my family use my card?
Anyone can use your card with your permission. We do encourage all family members to obtain their own card. Be sure to let us know right away if the card is lost or stolen.
Do I need a library card to use the internet?
Your library card is your access to the Internet at the library! Non Maricopa County residents may obtain a monthly computer-use-only card for $5.00 or a visitors one-day pass for $1.00.
What should I do if my card is lost or stolen?
Report the loss immediately by calling us at 623-333-2665 to prevent unwanted charges to your account. You can replace your library card by showing photo ID and paying a $2.00 replacement card fee.
How do I replace a library card?
You can replace a library card by showing photo ID and paying a $2.00 replacement card fee. Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present with photo ID to replace a card.
What if my address/telephone number has changed?
Please notify the library as soon as possible if your address, telephone number or email has changed. All library card accounts are updated every year, at which time we ask that proof of address is provided and your information verified.
How do I access my account online?
To access your account online, you can click on the My Account link. You will then need to enter your library card number and PIN(the last four numbers of your phone number) to log in.
What is my PIN/password?
Your PIN/password is the last 4 digits of the telephone number we have on record for you. If you have a student account, your PIN is your four digit birth year. It is used to log in to your library account online and when accessing the library's public computers.
How many items can I check out?
You can have up to 50 items checked out on your card at any one time, including a maximum of 10 DVDs.
How long can I keep checked out items?
Regular books, audiobooks, and music CDs are loaned out for a 3 week period. New Books and Interlibrary Loans, for 2 weeks. DVDs check out for one week. Renew your items online by using your library card number and your PIN. You can also call us at 623-333-2665.
Will you let me know if my items are late?
When you check out your materials, you will get a receipt with the items and their due dates listed. If you have an e-mail address on file with us, you will receive a 3-day courtesy advance notice letting you know your items are coming due. Keep your contact information current, as the library is not responsible for late or non-delivery of notices.
How do I put items on hold?
You can reserve a title on our website through our online catalog. You can also call us at 623-333-2665 and we will put the item on hold for you. You will need to have your library card number and PIN available to place a hold. You will be notified via email when your item becomes available. The item will be held for pickup for 7 days.
How do I return checked out items?
You can return your items inside the libraries using our self-check-in kiosks. Outside book drops are also available 24 hours a day for your convenience.
What if you don't have the book I want?
Items not available through the Avondale Public Library can be requested through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service. There is no fee for requesting items through Interlibrary Loan unless required by the loaning library. CD's and DVD's are not available through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
How much are your fines?
The fine for books, audiobooks, music CDs, and magazines is $.20 per day. The fine for DVDs is $1.00 per day and the fine for Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) is $2.00 per day.
How can I prevent fines?
Use the outside book drop or use the self-check-in to return your items on time. You may also renew most items. Items that are eligible for renewal will automatically renew 2 days before they're due. You can also renew your items manually 3 ways: online, by phone (623-333-2665), or in person.
How does automatic renewal work?
Items that are eligible to renew will automatically renew 2 days before they're due up to 5 times. Stopping conditions that will block a renewal include:
Item has been renewed 5 times already
Another patron has requested your item
Item is an interlibrary loan (ILL)
Your account has expired
Your account has fees of $10.00 or more assessed
If you have an email address on file with the library, you will receive a reminder notice of checkouts that will let you know the due dates and whether or not items have renewed. While automatic renewal is a convenient feature, it is still the patron's responsibility to keep track of their item due dates as renewals may not process due to the stopping conditions mentioned above. To check the status of your account and items checked out, please login to your library account or call the library at 623-333-2665.
I owe fines. Do I have to pay them today?
As long as your fines are under $10.00 you may check out items and have library computer usage privileges. Once your fines go over the $10.00 limit, you must pay them down below that limit in order to check out items or use library computers.
How do I pay my bill?
Payments can be made by the following methods:
Online via https://ubill.avondale.org/
Surepay Automatic payments- See back of bill for more details or print here.
Dropbox- Located in City Hall circular driveway. No starter checks or cash.
Mail- Make check payable to City of Avondale. No starter checks or cash
Phone- Via automated system, Visa & Mastercard only (1.50 fee)
In person at City Hall- Cash, Check (No starter checks), Money Order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted
Abandoned or Inoperable Vehicle (*Private Property)
Please complete the form below to submit an online complaint to the Code Enforcement Division.
**Same day reservations will not be taken after 12:00 pm (noon). All
reservation requests for Friday - Sunday must be made no later than 4:00
pm on Thursdays.
Civic Center Library - 11350 W. Civic Center Dr.
Sam Garcia Western Ave. Library - 495 E. Western Ave
Avondale Community Center - 1007 S 3rd Street
Avondale Civic Center - 11465 W Civic Center Drive
Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetary- 12701 W Indian School Road
Randall McDaniel Sports Complex- 755 N 114th Ave Website
Avondale Community Center
Located at 1007 S. 3rd Street, the Avondale Community Center (ACC)
has one community room available for room reservations. The ACC is
available for rentals on Friday evenings from 5 - 10 PM, Saturday &
Sunday from 8 AM - 10 PM. For availability call 623-333-2400
100 people maximum
Must be booked 2 weeks in advance
Inclusive of 20 6 foot tables, and approximately 100 chairs. No kitchen. Hand washing sink only.
Cost: $25.00 per hour (Resident); $30 per hour (Non-Resident)
$100 non-refundable deposit
No smoking and/or alcohol allowed
Renter is responsible for setup & breakdown
Reservations for parks and facilities must be made in person at Avondale City Hall - 11465 W Civic Center Dr.,
Suite 100, Avondale, AZ 85323. The City of Avondale allows residents (18+) to reserve fields 30 days in advance.
Non-residents (18+) are allowed to reserve fields 14 days in advance. Same day reservations must be made by 12:00 p.m. (noon). Weekend reservations must be made by Thursday no later than 4:00 p.m.
Cancelation of reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Weekend reservations must be canceled no
later Thursday by 4pm. Notify the Recreation office at 623-333-2400. No refund will be given if cancelation is
less than 48 hours from reservation start time.
Athletic Field Reservations
Friendship Park, Donnie Hale Park, Festival Fields
Fields usage- 4-hour maximum per week, 1 field per night per household
Day time use: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residents: $10 per hour Non Residents: $20 per hour
Prime time use: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Residents: $15 per hour Non Residents: $25 per hour
Field preparation for soccer, softball and baseball per field requested: $25.00* *Soccer fields are lined once per week as a courtesy. Additional requests will be charged field preparation fee.
How to Check for A Leak If you suspect you may have a leak, here's how to confirm your suspicion. Turn off all the water consuming appliances inside and outside of your home. Read your meter. If the numbers are turning, water is flowing through the meter. Locate the turn-on valve to your house. It is usually attached to the spigot in the front yard. Turn the valve counter clockwise. Read the meter again. If the numbers are still turning, there is probably a leak in the yard, between the house and the meter.
How are my property taxes calculated?
Your taxes are based on the assessed value of your property. Residential properties are assessed at 10% of full cash value for secondary property taxes and 10% of limited property values for primary property taxes. Commercial properties are assessed at 18% of property values. Each taxing jurisdiction (city, school district, county library, flood control district, etc.) sets a rate to raise the revenue they need within limits established by state law, and your property tax bill is the total of each of those jurisdictions’ rates applied to your assessed value. These rates and amounts can be found on your tax bill.
How do I pay for my sign-up fees/deposit?
Payments for sign-up fees/deposit can be made by the following methods:
Phone- Via automated system, Visa & Mastercard only (1.50 fee)
Mail- Make check payable to City of Avondale. No starter checks or cash
In person at City Hall- Cash, Check (No starter checks), Money Order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted
How do I update my information? (current account holder only)
The current account holder(s) can update the following information via the update form:
Due to deceased primary and surviving current owner, death certificate must be submitted
Last name change due to marriage/divorce (please fax/email legal documents to support change)
How do I update my vendor remittance address for the City of Avondale to send payments?
Please complete and send a new IRS Form W-9 to Allison Sears in the Finance and Budget Department at email@example.com. We recommend that you update your IRS Form W-9 annually.
How to Read Your Water Meter
Water meters are usually located in the front yard. Remove the meter box lid with a screwdriver. Lift the meter face cover. You should see a dial similar to an automobile odometer. The numbers on that dial represent the read. Consumption is read by 1,000's of gallons.
What Does Your Water Meter Look Like?
Various types of meters with the dial lid CLOSED:
Various types of meters with the dial lid OPEN:
The image on the right shows the most common type of meters:
Missed Trash/Recycle Service
Please fill out the Public Works Service Request Form :
**Your request will be completed by the next scheduled service day**
Softball Leagues (Adults)
FALL ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES
BEST OF THE WEST MEN'S TOURNAMENT
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Speed issues in neighborhood
Neighborhoods often have concerns about traffic. It's not only a safety issue, but a quality of life issue too.
The City of Avondale’s Development & Engineering Department works with residents and neighborhoods throughout the city to address traffic concerns through its Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP).
Use this fun page to determine the amount of water lost by even small water leaks. This Waterwiser Drip Calculator is presented by the American Water Works Association. Even a small leak can lose many gallons of water and cost you money!
Areas to check:
Landscaping 70% of water use is outdoors
Water consumption may increase in the summer months because of the hotter, drier weather. Check your irrigation timer. Make sure the timers on your automatic sprinklers are not set for too long or too often. After power outage, recheck the settings on your timers.
Minimize pruning for optimum plant health
Watering your lawn during the coolest and calmest part of the day minimizes water loss due to evaporation and wind.Early morning or after sunset are the best times to water. The Weather page of your local newspaper lists the amount of water needed weekly to maintain your lawn.
Faucets Make sure all your faucets turn off completely. Even a slow drip can use as much as 5,000 gallons a month. A steady stream can mean an increase of up to 21,000 gallons a month on your billing statement.
Evaporative Cooler An evaporative cooler can use as much as 500 gallons of water per day if it doesn't have a recirculation pump. Even if there is a recirculation pump, the water level float can stick, causing water to run out the overflow.
Water softeners, water filters, water heaters, and automatic pool fillers also have water level floats that can stick open. (This may not be apparent if the overflow is piped into the drains.) If you suspect one of these appliances is the problem, turn it off and redo the meter test. If the usage stops, you have identified the source.
An automatic pool filler can disguise any problems you might have with the pool. Occasionally, shut the filler off and see if the pool level drops more than it would with normal evaporation. For example, a pool 20' wide and 40' long will lose an average of 3500 gallons of water per month to evaporation. (This is a yearly average and will be higher in the summer and lower in the winter.) That would result in a seven inch drop in pool level in a month or about 1/4" per day.
A toilet running continuously can use as much as 4,000 gallons of water per day! Even a slow, silent leak can add gallons to your bill. Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and see if it seeps through to the bowl. If it does, replace the flapper valve and/or the rubber gasket at the bottom of the tank.
Use your meter to help you manage your water. Read your meter before and after different water activities such as irrigating your lawn, filling your pool, washing your car, or doing a load of laundry or dishes. For instance, determine the water consumption used when you water your yard. Multiply that by the number of times you water per month. This shows you what portion of your monthly water bill is used on your lawn.
Meter Field Test
If you have done the leak check and feel the problem is with the meter, call us. We can have your meter field tested for accuracy. However, once a meter begins to fail, it usually reads less water, not more. Please note that there is a $30.00 US charge for the test if the meter is accurate. Please check all your other options before asking for the field test. If you have a leak at your water meter or wish to report a leak on City property, please call Water Resources at 623-333-4400. To report leaks on private property or abuses of water use, please call Water Resources at 623-333-4400 or the Police Department at 623-333-7000. Your sewer rate is based on your water consumption in the prior December, January, and February. If you have a leak or refill your pool during those months, you need to fill out a sewer adjustment form. If you disagree with your sewer amount or would like to request a sewer adjustment form, please call our Water Billing Department at 623-333-2005.For questions about your bill, please call Water Billing at 623-333-2005.
Your Water Meter Your water meter is an instrument that is designed to provide many years of reliable service. Most meter problems are the result of vandalism or tampering. If you find that your meter is damaged, call us and we'll replace it.
A Shut off valve, also known as a Gate/Ball valve, is the valve used to shut off water flowing into a home. The shut off valve may be located next to the water hose spigot.
When will my closing bill arrive?
The closing bill will generate once the FINAL billing cycle for the address is complete.
When will my deposit be refunded?
Once the FINAL billing cycle (closing bill) generates, the deposit is applied to the closing bill. Then any remaining deposit is refunded and mailed to the forwarding address provided or credited to the closing account holder’s new Avondale account.
Where can I apply for a job?
All employment applications are processed electronically here: Job Openings
Here are a few things to know about our application process:
Applications are only accepted for current openings.
Upon submitting an application, you will receive email verification that the application has been received.
Applicants must provide a valid email address on the application and select the 'Notify via email' box as applicants will be notified electronically of their status as they move through the process.
Do not state "See Resume" as your qualifications will be evaluated largely on the information that you submit on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
Please read the job posting carefully as some positions require additional steps outside of the employment application.
It is important that your application shows your relevant education, training and experience.
The most qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process.
You are able to check the status of your application by logging into your governmentjobs.com account online.
Thank you for considering a career with the City of Avondale!
Whom may I contact regarding invoices that are due to my company?
You or your company received payment from the City of Avondale for services rendered or other qualifying items during the preceding calendar year. For questions please contact Stephanie George at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gregory Luethje at email@example.com.
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