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The second step is the plan review process. Your project will be reviewed to make sure it is in compliance with the adopted building codes. If your plans meet those requirements, a permit is issued. If not, the code official will make suggestions to help meet the requirements of the code.
The inspector will visit your site the next business day if the request is received 4 pm the previous business day. The inspector will provide documentation when the job is complete. A Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion will be issued upon request by homeowners and as a routine for all commercial projects
A Business License Renewal Notice will be sent to all continuing business license holders at the end of each calendar year. If a continuing business does not receive a Business License Renewal Notice by January 20th of the new year, the business owner or primary contact should contact the city to inquire about renewing their business license for the current calendar year. Any corrections or additions to the information on the renewal notice must be made on the form and returned to the city with the license renewal fee payment and any other documentation required.
Businesses that fail to respond to a renewal notice by January 31st shall be deemed to be operating without a license and subject to a penalty of 10 percent of the annual license fee. Failure to respond to a second notice, the Delinquent Business License Renewal Notice, by February 28th will result in an additional penalty of 10 percent of the balance owed and revocation of the license effective March 1st. If the business continues to do business within the city without a current year business license, they will be in violation of the City Code and subject to a fine, jail, or both. Each day a violation continues shall be a separate offense punishable as herein described. The business is liable for payment of all delinquent business license fees and related sales tax for all periods the business has operated within the city. Should the business pay the renewal fees after February 28th, the city will determine on a case-by-case basis whether to reinstate the business license or notify the business that they can not do business within the City of El Mirage.
Code violations can be reported one of three ways:
Phone: Call Code Enforcement at 623-500-3020
E-mail: Send the violation information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; include the address and the nature of the violation (high weeds, inoperable vehicle, etc.).
In-Person: Stop by El Mirage City Hall at 10000 N. El Mirage Road during business hours.
Call Maricopa County Vector Control at 602-506-0700 or file an online report at Maricopa County Vector Control Environmental Complaint.
Call El Mirage Police Department at 623-933-1341. However, if you feel that there is a threat to public safety call 911.
Call El Mirage Public Works at 623-876-4250.
Please report an abandoned shopping cart by calling 1-800-THE CART (1-800-843-2278) and leave a message including
1) the exact location of the cart (including major cross streets)
2) the name of the store the cart belongs to
3) a contact phone number
Beginning September 9, 2019 City Hall will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. City Hall will be closed on Fridays.
The City Council agreed to this pilot program as a means to attract and retain employees, increase employee morale, and offer work/life balance, as well as provide extended hours for residents Monday through Thursday.
Many El Mirage residents have to take time out of their work day to access City services such as paying a water bill or getting a building permit. Extended City hours will allow residents to access City services before or after their work day.
City staff will report back to the City Council in October 2020 with feedback related to having City Hall closed on Friday.
Many City services will be offered on Fridays, including the El Mirage senior center, code enforcement, and victim assistance. Essential police and fire services will continue seven days a week, as will calls for emergency services such as water line breaks.
City employees will continue to work 40 hours a week, many of whom will work four 10-hour days to provide extended service Monday through Thursday.
Yes, multiple options are available for making payment during, or outside of, business hours:
Yes, the City will work with new customers on an individual, as-needed, basis to ensure they have access to new utility services on Fridays. The City will continue the current practice of avoiding scheduled turn offs on Fridays.
No, utility bill due dates will not be affected by City Hall being closed on Fridays.
Building Safety and Engineering inspections will be offered Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (summer months) and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (non-summer months). For inspection requests you can access our automated system by calling 623-876-2979 (Building Safety) or 623-876-2939 (Engineering).
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The fire department is the primary first responder and treatment provider for all medical emergencies in the City of EL Mirage and assists the greater Phoenix Metro area via Automatic Aid agreements. Most fire engines across the valley are staffed with two paramedics and two emergency medical technicians (EMTs).
When you call 911, based upon the information that you provide the closest appropriate unit to your emergency is sent regardless of City boundaries. Fire Stations are strategically positioned across the Valley to provide a response time of 4 minutes or less. The 4 minute response time is based upon data from the American Heart Association that irreparable heart and brain tissue is lost if without oxygen in as little as 4-6 minutes. From a fire standpoint, a fire will double in size every minute so the faster the response time the less fire damage..
In most cases four to six people are needed to adequately manage a call where a patient’s heart has stopped. There are many different tasks that must be performed simultaneously. If you think about it, we are bringing an entire hospital emergency department and equipment to your door.
In many cases by the time the ambulance company arrives, the fire department has performed most if not all of the critical treatment issues and is ready for the patient to be transported to the nearest hospital. This reduces any on scene delay to a minimum.
If the patient needs advanced life support, then the fire department paramedic that began the treatment accompanies the patient to the hospital where patient care is transferred to the emergency department. Once the fire crew has completed their work at an EMS call, they are immediately available for any other emergency call that would come in, be it a fire or another EMS call.
This system that the entire Phoenix metropolitan area works under is extremely efficient and provides a substantial savings to taxpayers by eliminating redundant equipment and utilizing the existing equipment and personnel to their maximum potential.
Even though our system has proven to be efficient and economical we are constantly seeking and evaluating other service delivery models to make certain that provide the highest level of service to meet our customer’s needs balanced with safety and financial responsibility.
Classes are held quarterly at the El Mirage Fire Station located at 13601 N. El Mirage Rd. The class is $10 for El Mirage residents and $45 for non-residents. To sign up and for more information please call 623.583.7968.
We do have several certified car seat safety technicians on our team. To schedule an appointment or for more information please contact the Fire administrative office at 623.583.7968 .
Street lights in El Mirage are serviced by APS. When reporting, you will need the pole number located about 7 feet off the ground on the pole, facing the street.
Contact the Public Works Department at 623-935-6405 to report a pothole. You will need a location such as an address or intersection when reporting.
The seven-member State Liquor Board is appointed by the governor. The liquor board usually does not get involved in the issuance of “uncontested” liquor licenses. However, the State Liquor Board will conduct a hearing on a license application if the El Mirage City Council objects to approval of the license.
Location: The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that if a transferable liquor license has already been issued for a business in which a person-to-person transfer is being sought (e.g., a new owner of an existing bar or liquor store), location issues are not grounds for denying the transfer. In other cases except for private club licenses), an applicant must show that the “public convenience requires and that the best interest of the community will be substantially served by the issuance of the license.” Particular location restrictions include the following: With certain exceptions, no retailer’s license can be issued for any premises that are, at the time of application, within 300 feet of a church or of a public or private school building (grades K-12), or within 300 feet of a fenced recreational area adjacent to such school. The 300-foot restriction does not apply to temporary licenses, restaurant licenses, hotel/motel licenses, government licenses, fenced golf course areas, and grandfathered licenses.
If an application for a new location has been previously rejected by the Dept. of Liquor, no new application for the same location can be filed for at least one year after such rejection. This rule applies only if the State Liquor Board denies a license, not if an application is withdrawn by the applicant before a formal denial.
Type of Business: A liquor license cannot be issued if it would be “inappropriate” for the type of business. An inappropriate business is one that cannot clearly demonstrate that the sale of liquor is “directly connected to its primary purpose” and that such sale is not “merely incidental to its primary purpose.”
The El Mirage Police Department employs 51 sworn officers and 24 civilians.
If you are involved with an immediate life-threatening situation or there is a crime in progress, call 9-1-1. If you want to report suspicious activity, have a non-emergency or have a question, call (623) 933-1341.
Please call the Police Department at (623) 933-1341 or (623) 500-3000 to report any suspicious or drug activity. Also, please ensure that you do not put yourself at risk by confronting any suspected criminal suspects. Document any vehicle and pedestrian traffic to and from the house. Get descriptions of vehicles and persons and record license plate numbers. Record times of day when vehicles come, go , and how long they stay. This information is very useful to detectives during their investigations.
First, set the example by being aware of the speed you drive. Second, call the police at (623) 933-1341 and make a traffic enforcement request. The request will be assigned to an officer from the Traffic Enforcement Division.
The most common way burglars enter homes in El Mirage is through open garage doors. Also, another common way is through unsecured or open doors and windows.
As soon as you see graffiti anywhere in the City of El Mirage, call 9-1-1 or the Police Department at (623) 933-1341. Don’t allow the graffiti to take over your neighborhood!
You can contact the Administration offices at (623) 500-3000 during regular business hours. You can also e-mail email@example.com .
Create a free account by entering your valid e-mail address and creating a password. (If you’ve already signed up with Xpress Bill Pay, you can log in with your e-mail address and password.)You will automatically be logged in for the first time. You will need to "Add a New eBill". Type in "City of El Mirage" and click on "Search". Click "SELECT" next to the "City of El Mirage". s Follow the instructions on the screen. You will need a valid e-mail address and will have to Next you will need to enter your account number as it appears on your billEnter your last name or business name as it appears on your bill.Click on Locate Account. You are now ready to view and pay your City of El Mirage water bill online. Once you’ve created an account, you’ll be able to go online to www.xpressbillpay.com at any time to view, manage and pay your bills.