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Dog owners must complete a license application within 15 days of vaccination. Residents new to Maricopa County and new dog owners must purchase a license within 30 days. A penalty will be assessed to owners who do not apply within the required timeline. Failure to license a dog is a class 2 misdemeanor (Arizona Revised Statute § 11-1008). Return to Animal Care & Control
Due to the large volume of animals that we take in, we are unable to tell you over the phone or by email if we have your pet in our care. As we don't want to give you wrong information, please visit both our West and East Valley Animal Care Centers every two days to look for your lost pet. You can also use our Interactive Search Tool as a resource in the search for your lost pet.
Unfortunately, MCACC does not have veterinary staff available to provide medical help once a pet is adopted. If your pet is showing signs of illness, take him or her to a veterinarian for treatment. Remember, most illnesses can be easily treated if they are diagnosed early. If you wait to provide treatment for your pet, you risk your pets health and a larger vet bill. If your pet is having complications related to the spay/neuter surgery, please call us at 602-506-PETS (7387). Return to Animal Care & Control
However, please make certain you provide your current mailing address on your application for certified copies if seeking to have your order mailed to you.
Please allow time if the birthing information provided to the Office of Vital Registration was incomplete or needs to be completed and/or verified.
Our Deputy Local Registrars are also available by telephone to assist you with further questions, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 602-506-6805. Register a Home Birth
Please review the information on the Birth Certificate Corrections page for further details regarding the most commonly requested correction changes and review or print out the forms you may need to prepare before submitting your requests.
Our Deputy Local Registrars are also available by telephone to assist you with further questions, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 602-506-6805. Birth Certificate Corrections
The water is not part of the potable (drinkable) water supply.
The nearest drinking water wells are over 1 mile to the southeast and are screened at a much deeper (more than 1,000 feet below ground surface) level. These are City of Phoenix wells that are regularly tested for safe drinking water parameters.
Additional test wells downgradient of the landfill were installed on the City of Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from 2010 through 2012; these include MW-4 through MW-7. Additionally, there is one test well (MW-8) located on Bureau of Land Management property, to the north of the Dove Valley Ranch Golf Course.
Physical components of the on-site extraction remedy consist principally of a new pump and treat (P&T) system located in the southern portion of the property. This includes a groundwater extraction well, piping, groundwater treatment equipment, and an injection well (located either on-site or off-site) to recharge clean, treated water back into the aquifer. There will also be one new off-site monitoring well to test for any impacted groundwater that may not be contained by the P&T system and a soil vapor extraction system located in the northern portion of the site. The SVE system includes multiple vapor extraction wells and air treatment equipment. This cleanup operation is expected to last 30 years.
The County Board of Supervisors designates a county enforcement agent to enforce the ordinances of the county and the contracted municipalities within the county.
A.R.S. § 11-1013C (look up the Arizona Revised Statutes) establishes a minimum holding period for stray dogs and cats of seventy-two hours without any discernible identification or one hundred twenty hours with discernible identification. The quarantine holding period for a dog or cat that has bitten a person is not less than ten days in accordance with A.R.S. § 11-1014 A. Return to ACC Citizens for Pets
An identification (ID) tag is not a substitute for a dog license and may be construed as the only tag needed. MCACC depends on licensing revenue to support the shelter operations to care for the animals. License fees are the main source of revenue. Any reduction in licensing revenue also reduces the services we are able to provide.
MCACC understands that pet identification is the best means of reuniting lost pets with their owners. That is why MCACC promotes microchipping as a secondary means of identification and offers microchipping at a reduced fee at the neighborhood Uno por Uno clinics. Return to ACC Citizens for Pets
Transport carts reduce the stress on the animals as they enter a new and unknown shelter environment. They also provide a safety net for animal handlers transporting multiple dogs at one time. MCACC’s practice of using these carts has been praised by national organizations and copied by many other shelters nationwide. Return to ACC Citizens for Pets
For the other qualifying events (divorce or legal separation of the employee and spouse or a dependent child’s losing eligibility for coverage as a dependent child), generally you must notify the Plan Administrator within 60 days after the qualifying event occurs. However, your Plan may allow a longer period of time to provide notification. Please consult your Plan’s Summary Plan Description (SPD) to determine the Plan’s qualifying event notification requirements. You must send this notice to: Maricopa County Employee Benefits Division and as directed under the terms of the Plan located in the SPD.
No. The "tonal" alerts you receive on your cell phone are through a different system. This system will call your phone with a recorded message.
The message is recorded at your local 911 call center. The dispatcher will record the message in the necessary languages.
The system also has TTY capability for the hearing impaired. There is TTY detection equipment that will bypass the voice-recorded portion when a TTY or TDD is detected. If you are using a relay service. Messages will go to the relay service and sent to you via a video message.
Unlike a landline phones, cell phones and VoIP phones are not part of the 911 database. You now have the option to register your cell phone or VoIP phone with the CENS system. You will only receive CENS notifications based on the address you provide when you register your cell and or VoIP phone.
To find out if you are in a proposed district, you can contact us at (602) 506-8797 or via our contact form. We will need your Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) for the property. If you do not know the APN, visit our "Find Your Districts" page to learn how to find out the APN.
If your subdivision name or your street name is listed in the Special District portion of the bill chances are you are in a Streetlight or Maintenance Improvement District. NOTICE: Not all districts listed in this section of the bill are organized by this office; please call the number listed in the detail for further information. Return to County Improvement Districts
When requesting replacement copies, please document that a correction request has been submitted in the ‘special requests’ section of the funeral home application.
Please refer the Informant or eligible family member to our Birth and Death Certificates page for information concerning the lawful process to request changes to Arizona death certificates and the factual documents, application and fees required.
Visit our Birth and Death Certificates page.
The most common rejections may include: - The request was not signed by both the Informant and the licensed funeral director. - The worksheet did not substantiate the correction requested in the funeral home letter. - The worksheet contained erasures, strikeovers, misplaced or illegible entries that rendered it unusable for the funeral home correction request. - The submitted worksheet does not meet ADHS OVR’s policy requirements.
Please explain this to the family and/or the Informant. If the medical certifier agrees to amend the record, the medical certifier will contact Maricopa OVR to start this specific correction process.
Once completed, the eligible party may purchase the amended certified copy of the death certificate.
There is a fee for this correction and the family will need to comply with the legal requirements when submitting a correction request. If the correction request is more involved, it may necessitate an amendment to the certificate. The requirements, fees and distinction between a correction and an amendment may be found in Arizona State Statute.
For example, a funeral home error could be that the name of the Informant was misspelled, (i.e.: Ann to Anne). If the request is to replace the Informant with a different individual (John Smith, son to Joanna Smith, mother) then this becomes a correction that may only be requested and substantiated by the Informant.
Please ensure that the Informant’s information is accurate and correct prior to submitting the information to the Maricopa Office of Vital Registration.
Common examples of establishing legal or other vital interest could include the applicant being named as a beneficiary in Will or Trust or the Decedent and the applicant being named jointly on financial documents. Please read the eligibility requirements tab below for more information.
However, certain circumstances may delay this time frame. Please contact the funeral home or other agency with whom you are communicating about this death event to learn if they have completed their filing.
*Note: The Social Security Administration is notified electronically once someone has passed and typically no longer requires these specially stamped certified copies. Again, please know, these certificates will not be accepted by any other agency.
The ability to speak a language in addition to English is beneficial to working within the local community. It is not a program requirement in the selection process. Applicants claiming proficiency in a second language may be asked to participate in that language over the course of the interview.
The selection committee will rank applicants in order of preference and send the ranking to D&D Digital System for computer matching.
The ability to speak a language in addition to English is beneficial to working within the local community. It is not a program requirement in the selection process. Applicants claiming proficiency in a second language may be asked to participate in that language over the course of the interview.
Practice sites for the Arizona WIC Track Dietetic Internship will be determined based on the geographic location of the candidates selected and availability of rotation sites. Travel to areas around the state will be required for some rotations.
Because of the great diversity among the residents in Maricopa County, interns able to speak Spanish are highly valued by the rotation sites. However, the ability to speak Spanish is not a requirement for admission into the internship program.
Upon program completion, graduates will be competent to function as entry-level dietetic professionals and will receive a verification statement.
If they are unavailable, please leave a detailed voicemail with the your name, facility you are calling from, the Decedent’s name and their date of death, the permit number that needs to be deleted, and the reason why we are deleting it.
However, if a permit number has already been” issued” you will need to call our Disposition Transit Permit Coordinator at 602-372-0535 and request to delete the old permit.
If they are unavailable, please leave a detailed voicemail with the your name, facility you are calling from, the Decedent’s name and their date of death, the permit number that needs to be deleted, and the reason you are requesting the deletion.
However, if a permit number has already been” issued” you will need to call our Disposition Transit Permit Coordinator at 602-372-0535 and request to delete the inaccurate permit.
If the Maricopa Office of Vital Registration staff are unavailable, please leave a detailed voicemail with the your name, facility you are calling from, the child’s name and their date of delivery, the permit number that needs to be deleted, and the reason you are requesting the deletion.
If you are not located in the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County, contact the jurisdiction in which the structure is located to inquire about record of the Elevation Certificate. Return to Flood Control District
Please complete the Flood Hazard Information Request and email it to email@example.com or fax your completed form to (602) 372-6232 so that we can send you a detailed report about your property. You can also view the Current & Pending 100-year FEMA Effective Floodplain Maps to assist with determining if your property is located in a 100-year floodplain.
If your property is located in a jurisdiction that the District does not perform floodplain management duties for, you may be referred to the appropriate jurisdiction for more information.
The following Towns of: - Carefree - Cave Creek - Gila Bend - Guadalupe - Queen Creek - Wickenburg - Youngtown Return to Flood Control District
It depends on the type of permit and the complexity of the review. For Floodplain Use permits, please review the Permitting Fee Schedule for specific costs. For Right-of-Way Use Permits see the Permit Use and Fees.
Floodplain Use Permits in unincorporated Maricopa County must be paid at the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department while the Community Floodplain Use Permits for the jurisdictions that the District performs floodplain management for can be paid at the District or by phone by calling 602-506-1501.
For Right-of-Way Use Permits, fees can be paid on-line as part of the on-line permitting process. For more information visit the Right-of-Way Use Permit web page.
When development is proposed within these areas, it is the intent of the District to take reasonable action and enforce regulations on those that choose to build in Special Flood Hazard Areas in order to minimize the consequence of flooding and to prevent unwise development. Return to Flood Control District
If the development or changes are not permitted, you can report them to the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department Code Enforcement Division. If you suspect the development is within a delineated floodplain within Maricopa County you can contact the District to open an investigation, 602-506-2419. All other potential floodplain violations, not within unincorporated Maricopa County, will be directed to the applicable jurisdiction. Return to Flood Control District
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All residents are encouraged to share flooding photos on a site that was created to enable residents to view and share pictures and videos of current and past flooding incidents, visit the Report a Flood website. Return to Flood Control District
Note: The Social Security Administration is notified electronically once someone has passed and typically no longer requires these specially stamped certified copies. Again, please know, these certificates will not be accepted by any other agency.
However, there are some instances when additional time will be needed to process your request. Such instances could include but are not limited to the following examples: - Requesting corrections to the certificate. - Providing additional factual documentation to meet eligibility requirements. - Needing payment in the accepted form.
Review the “how to apply”, fees, accepted forms of ID and payment on our Birth and Death Certificates.
Next, complete the Maricopa County Out of State Disposition Transit Permit. This may be found by following the link, logging in to VSIMS, and locating the form under the ‘funeral home resources’ link. The form is titled Disposition-Transit Permit and located about half way down the page. Make sure that all of the required fields are answered.
Some of the most forgotten fields are the licensed funeral director’s signature and the date of disposition and a reliable return fax and phone number to reach your office if the Maricopa Office of Vital Records needs to review information.
Once the Maricopa County Out of State Disposition Transit Permit request is completed and you have obtained the supporting documentation from the out of state funeral home as described above, please fax these documents to 602-506-6878. Our office will then review and process the permit request if all information has been provided.
Note: Cremation disposition requests must be authorized by the Office of the Medical Examiner and this may take some extra time. Once the permit number has been issued, we will fax the permit back to you.
One reason a cause of death may not be entered into VSIMS within this time is if the RA was found into be incomplete and/or needing additional cause of death information. Our office will contact your funeral home and notify you of this situation and update you as to what information is missing. If we are unable to reach you, please also review the comments section of the Decedent’s VSIMS record.
Another common reason the cause of death may not yet be recorded in VSIMS is if Maricopa Office of Vital Records is still awaiting the complete Human Remains Release Form (HRRF) from your facility.
Please fax the HRRF to our office within 24 hours of removing the Decedent from the place of death. Remember, to ensure that the form is complete and accurate so our office may complete our part of the death registration process.
We have found that this advance notice may assist the certifier with completing the RA quickly and efficiently and most physicians will accommodate the needs of the family and expedite the certification of cause of death, as best possible.
Please call the Maricopa County Office of Vital Records Disposition Transit Permit Coordinator at 602-372-0535, ext. 2 so we may be ready to accommodate a potential emergency permit request or advise as suitable. Although we will do our best to accommodate the family’s needs, we cannot guarantee that the cause of death will be sufficient and a disposition transit permit will be issued by the planned date of disposition.
Maricopa Office of Vital Records is required by the Arizona Department of Health Services to receive a sufficient cause of death in accordance with national standards and in some cases certified causes of death are required to be reviewed further by the Medical Examiner of the relevant jurisdiction.
Any water or sewer line project valued at more than $12,500 requires written approval from MCESD prior to review by MCDOT.
Water or sewer line projects on the city of Phoenix’s (COP) facilities require written approval from the COP prior to review by MCDOT.
Recorded Information: The Plat Index contains all of the surveys, barring any oversights or indexing errors, that were recorded at the Maricopa County Recorder’s office as indexed under the MAP TYPE "Plat" and "Survey" (Book of Plats and Book of Surveys) starting at Book 1 Page 1 for both.
In addition, it contains some surveys that were completed on 8½ x 11 that are recorded under the Maricopa Recorders Office document code for corner recorded survey.
Unrecorded Information:As of February of 2001, MCDOT has made a concerted effort to index unrecorded surveys donated from private firms or public agencies. The collection is NOT comprehensive, the appropriate firm or agency should always be contacted for additional information.
Moreover, the Plat Index may contain some MCDOT, ADOT, SRP, APS or various other agency plans/surveys (i.e. Right of Way, As Builts, etc) but it is NOT a substitute for contacting that agency for information.
Information Not in the Plat Index:
The action to take depends on the MCR Book and Page.
Book of Plats 1 through 95; (except 023-18 which appears to be missing)These plats are at the State of Arizona Department of Library, Archives & Public Records.
Contact information: Julie Hoff (602) 926-3878 1700 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful hint: You will probably have to physically go there to retrieve a copy. They do NOT have a full size copier, be prepared to make many 8½ x 11 or legal size prints if you need the whole plat.
Book of Plats 75 through current, Book of Surveys and Book of Roads are managed by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.Email the Recorders office at email@example.com and include the following;
You will be sent acknowledgment of your request. The original plat will be obtained, re-scanned and a new digital image will be emailed to you. Depending on the time of day, requests are usually fulfilled in one day if not the same day. Thanks for your patience ahead of time.
Check the report for a column called "Records #". Is there a number in the field? (ex 020048224 which means 02-0048224)
If Yes 1) It is a survey that was recorded under a different document code at the recorders office. In other words, it is not in the "Book of Plats or Surveys". Write down the number and go to the recorders site and type it in.
If No 2) It is a unrecorded plat or document. At this time, we (MCDOT) are still working out the legal issues on releasing unrecorded third party information. Please contact the Firm/Agency to request a copy of the item. If contact is impossible please contact Brian Dalager for further instructions.
The only requirement that we request is very basic knowledge of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). In other words, the ability to look at a plat and determine which township, range and section(s) it covers.
Besides that, you can volunteer for as little or as much time as you would like. The MCDOT's survey section work hours vary during the year however are generally from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Please call one of us (in the following order) to make an appointment:
Unfortunately a good portion of the recorders are missing the following fields.
There are several reasons for this.
We simply have not taken the time as of yet to go back and do the research required to fill in all the blank fields. FYI Roughly 58% of all the recorders indexed as of 09-25-2003 do NOT have the above fields populated. It is unforseen at this time when it will be accomplished.
Some recorded plats are not in the database because they simply have little to not land survey value. We have excluded them from the database and they are either in the list below or on the area of the web site "Survey Related Items" then "Maps":
• Death resulting from violence.
• Unexpected or unexplained death.
• Death of a person in a custodial agency as defined in section 13-4401.
• Unexpected or unexplained death of an infant or child.
• Death occurring in a suspicious, unusual or nonnatural manner, including death from an accident believed to be related to the deceased person's occupation or employment.
• Death occurring as a result of anesthetic or surgical procedures.
• Death suspected to be caused by a previously unreported or undiagnosed disease that constitutes a threat to public safety.
• Death involving unidentifiable bodies.It is up to the medical examiner to determine if a case meets jurisdictional requirements to further investigate and certify the cause and manner of death on the Death Certificate.
In the event of an emergency at Palo Verde, plant operators would immediately notify State and Maricopa County emergency officials. These organizations are prepared to respond in accordance with the Palo Verde Offsite Response Plan. If it is necessary to alert the public, the sirens will be sounded.
If an incident occurs at Palo Verde involving the actual or potential release of radiation into the atmosphere, the Outdoor Warning Siren System within the 10-mile area around the plant will sound for approximately three minutes with a steady, high pitched sound. If you hear the sirens, go indoors immediately and turn on your radio to KTAR (620 AM or 92.3 FM), KMVP (98.7 FM), or other local radio or television stations to hear instructions from government officials. If you hear a siren and do not hear an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message within 10 minutes, call 602-371-7171. A crew will be sent to repair the siren. From time to time you may hear a siren for 5 to 15 seconds. These are called "chirp" and "growl" tests respectively and are part of the siren maintenance program. These tests are performed only during the day and have a low-pitched sound. If you hear one of these tests, there is no need to call the plant. The Federal government requires a full activation of the system annually for testing. Residents within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone are notified in advance of this test date. They are also notified of any other maintenance when sirens may be sounded for extended periods of time.
If you need assistance during an evacuation, please fill out the Assistance Survey (Solicitude de Asistencia) provided by PVGS and return it so we can make arrangements to help before an evacuation is necessary. To download the forms, see the
Bring your pets with you when you leave the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Humane Society will have temporary shelter available for your use while you are making alternate arrangements. They will be co-located with the Reception and Care Center. For information on livestock, see Radiological Emergency Information for Farmers, Dairy Farmers, Ranchers, Food Processors, and Distributors
When school is in session all the children attending schools within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone will be transported to the designated Reunification Center or Reception and Care Center and can be picked up there. Each school has sufficient buses available to evacuate all the children. It is important that you listen to the school telephone messaging and EAS message to see which location has been opened.
For information on how Palo Verde works, see
No. The fuel used in a nuclear plant has very low levels of the type of material that could cause a nuclear explosion. Even so, precautions need to be taken to ensure that radioactive materials do not reach the environment.
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After everything has been completed, all the concrete has been poured, all trenches have been filled, stockpiles/berms removed and the site has been rough graded. Call our inspection line at 602-506-3629. Inspections for the next day need to be called in prior to 2:30 p.m. (This is an automated system). You can also
Prior to pouring the stem walls, you must call for a stem inspection. Have the contractor set up the height of the stem walls for our inspector’s site visit. This should happen after the initial site plan has been approved. Call our inspection line at 602-506-3629. Inspections for the next day need to be called in prior to 2:30 p.m. (This is an automated system). You can also
Notices are published on the Office of Procurement Services' website when the County issues formal competitive solicitations (RFPs, IFBs and RFQs) for those procurements expected to exceed $50,000. The notices are accompanied by the entire solicitation document, when practical, in a downloadable format. Notices are also posted in the Office of Procurement Services offices and published in county’s newspaper or record which is currently the Arizona Business Gazette. When a wider distribution is deemed necessary for any type of solicitation, regional and national publications may be used to circulate the required information.
Vendors that have registered on the County’s web-based E-purchasing system with a current email address should receive automatic notification of solicitations for quotes (for procurements valued $50,000 or less) in the commodity or service areas in which they have registered. Any vendor that has not registered on the County's web-based bidders' list may still obtain a copy of the quote requests by visiting the Office of Procurement Services' website.
The Maricopa County Procurement Code exempts small purchases of $5,000 or less from the competitive solicitation process. Procurement requirements shall not be artificially divided so as to constitute a small purchase.
For requests for proposal (RFPs), the award is made to the proposer whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to the County based upon the evaluation criteria as published in the RFP document. The Chief Procurement Officer's recommendation for award notice is issued to all RFP respondents after the evaluation process is finished. Proposals are available for public inspection under the Freedom of Information Act.
In the case of any partial delivery, the shipping ticket and invoices must indicate the quantity being delivered and not the quantity ordered by the County.
In addition, the invoice should include the vendor's invoice number and date. Before issuing the invoice, be sure to verify that it complies with the pricing agreed to in the contract or there may be a delay in payment while the discrepancy is resolved.
Maricopa County Vendor Self-Service Portal (VSS)
A generic Power of Attorney form is available at this link General Durable Power of Attorney. This form was prepared by Community Legal Services and we have been given permission to share it with clients who have expressed a need for such a form. Some clients may want to use this form to work with others to handle non-criminal matters impacting their lives. Please note that the MCPD does not take any responsibility for its contents or for any consequences that may result from a client or a client's family member(s) using this form. It is merely provided as a convenience for individuals seeking a power of attorney form.
Worldwide, there are estimated to be 10 million cases and 197,000 deaths each year. More than half of the deaths occur in India. For more information on measles in the United States and worldwide, visit the Global Elimination page.
For more information on avoiding contact with wild animals, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Living With Wildlife page.
If you are an unsuccessful bidder, and you were not the initiating party, all of your deposits will be returned to you.
If you are an unsuccessful bidder and you were the initiating party and did not bid, you will forfeit the bid deposit. The Appraised Value Deposit, which is required on the day of the auction, will be returned to you the day of auction.
If you are an unsuccessful bidder and were the initiating party and were outbid, all of your deposits will be returned to you. The Appraised Value Deposit, which is required on the day of the auction, will be returned to you the day of auction. The appraisal and title report deposits will be returned to you after the close of escrow. Return to Real Estate Services
The worksheet may be acquired by contacting our office or on the Arizona State Office of Vital Records website on the ‘funeral home resources’ link
Visit the Arizona State Office of Vital Records website.
The worksheet may be acquired by contacting our office or on the Arizona State of Office of Vital Records website on the ‘funeral home resources’ link.
Also, any worksheet that is not authorized by the State Office will be rejected.
A brief geographical description of the area may be provided (i.e.: 10 miles north of Red Rock, three (3) houses down). A P.O. Box may be used for the Informant’s address, but not for the decedent’s residential address.
We do not, however, there are other resources available for those in search of low-cost spay/neuter services.
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services:www.alteredtails.orgwww.azhumane.org
Outdoor/Feral Cat Resources:www.somanycats.org