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Statutory References

for Arizona Cities and Towns

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The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to Arizona cities and towns. They are up to date through legislation adopted by the 53rd Legislature, Second Regular Session (2017).

General Provisions

Adoption of codes. A.R.S. § 9-801 et seq.

Adoption of city charter. A.R.S. § 9-281 et seq.

Penalties. A.R.S. § 9-240(B)(28)

Civil enforcement of ordinances. A.R.S., § 9-500.21

Elections. A.R.S. § 9-821 et seq.

General powers. A.R.S. §§ 9-240, 9-276, 9-499.01

Prisoners. A.R.S. § 9-499.07

Administration and Personnel

Mayor and council. A.R.S. § 9-231 et seq.

Appointive officers. A.R.S. § 9-237 et seq.

Conflict of interest. A.R.S. § 38-501 et seq.

Unlawful act of officer; liability of council. A.R.S. § 9-255

Public meetings. A.R.S. § 38-431 et seq.

Ordinances. A.R.S. §§ 9-801 et seq., 9-812 et seq.

City or town manager. A.R.S. § 9-303

Municipal courts. A.R.S. § 22-401 et seq.

Police force. A.R.S. § 9-901 et seq.

Public library. A.R.S. § 9-411 et seq.

Emergency management. A.R.S. § 26-301 et seq.

Emergency power of mayor. A.R.S. § 26-311

Change from town to city organization. A.R.S. § 9-271 et seq.

Revenue and Finance

Model city tax code. A.R.S. § 42-6051 et seq.

Administration of local excise taxes. A.R.S. § 42-6001 et seq.

Claims. A.R.S. §§ 9-247 et seq. and 12-821.01

Municipal improvement districts. A.R.S. § 48-501 et seq.

Taxing power. A.R.S. § 9-244

Special assessments. A.R.S. § 9-276(A)(23)

Purchase, sale or lease of property. A.R.S. § 9-401 et seq.

Business Licenses and Regulation

Business license tax. A.R.S. § 9-240(B)(18) and (19)

Prohibition of certain businesses. A.R.S. § 9-276(A)(18)

Alcoholic beverages. A.R.S. §§ 4-223 and 4-224

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

State criminal code. A.R.S. title 13

Police powers. A.R.S. §§ 9-240, 9-276, 9-499.01

Vehicles and Traffic

Local traffic regulations. A.R.S. §§ 28-626 and 28-627

Rules of the road. A.R.S. § 28-601 et seq.

Civil traffic violations. A.R.S. § 28-626(C)

Abandoned vehicles. A.R.S. § 28-4801 et seq.

Photo enforcement violations. A.R.S. § 28-1602

Streets and Sidewalks

General power over streets. A.R.S. § 9-240(B)(3)

Sidewalk construction. A.R.S. § 9-243

Public parks. A.R.S. § 9-494

Cemeteries. A.R.S. § 9-240(B)(9) and (11)

Buildings and Construction

Building code. A.R.S. §§ 9-240(B)(7), 9-276(A)(14)

Building permits. A.R.S. § 9-467

Solar construction permits. A.R.S. § 9-468

Gas utilities. A.R.S. § 9-276(B)

Adoption of codes. A.R.S. § 9-801 et seq.

Subdivisions

Subdivision regulations. A.R.S. § 9-463 et seq.

Zoning

Municipal zoning. A.R.S. § 9-462 et seq.

Board of adjustment. A.R.S. § 9-462.06

Private Property Rights Protection Act. A.R.S. § 12-1131 et seq.

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