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Mesa City Code

NOTE: The Mesa City Code, included here in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format, was last updated to include all Ordinances passed and adopted up to September 30, 2015. More recent Ordinances, not yet reflected in the updated Code Book below, are listed in red beneath the Title/Section they amend. The dates that these ordinances were passed and adopted by City Council, as well as their effective dates, are also indicated. Please note that, in an effort to save space, some shorter sections have been consolidated into one document (be sure to scroll down). If you have any questions, please call the Mesa City Clerk's Office at (480) 644-2099.

City Charter [PDF]

Code Book Index [PDF]

Entire Code Book [PDF]
(Does not include the Zoning Code)

Title 1 - Administrative

  1. Adoption of Official Code (Word / PDF)
  2. Saving Clause (Word / PDF)
  3. City Limits (Word / PDF)
  4. Corporate Seal (Word / PDF)
  5. The Council (Word / PDF)
  6. Council Committees (Word PDF)
  7. City Magistrates (Word PDF)
  8. Qualified Electors (Word / PDF)
  9. Records (Word / PDF)
  10. Publication of Proceedings (Word / PDF)
  11. Recall (Word / PDF)
  12. Courts and Procedures (Word / PDF) (Ord 5327 - Passed and adopted May 16, 2016. Effective date is 30 days after adoption.)
  13. Property Improvement Assessment Sales (Word / PDF)
  14. Emergency Powers of Mayor (Word / PDF)
  15. Salaries (Word / PDF)
  16. Bonds of Officers (Repealed by 1070) (Word / PDF)
  17. Clerk (Word / PDF)
  18. City Treasurer (Word / PDF)
  19. City Attorney (Word/PDF)
  20. City Manager (Word / PDF)
  21. The Procurement of Materials, Non-Professional Contract Services and Capital Improvements (Word / PDF)                      
  22. Building Inspector (Repealed by 727) (Word / PDF)
  23. Plumbing Inspector (Repealed by 727) (Word / PDF)
  24. Health Officer (Repealed by 727) (Word / PDF)
  25. Holidays (Repealed by 2610) (Word / PDF)
  26. General Penalty (Word / PDF)
  27. Civil Code Violations (Word / PDF)
  28. Claims and Demands Against the City (Repealed by 2905) (Word / PDF)
  29. Deputy City Manager (Word / PDF)
  30. Executive City Administrator (Repealed by 1611) (Word / PDF)
  31. City Auditor (Word / PDF)
  32. Collection of Delinquent Amounts Owed to the City (Word / PDF)
  33. Candidate Election Dates (Word / PDF)

Title 2 - Boards and Commissions

  1. Planning and Zoning Board (Word / PDF)
  2. Human Services Advisory Board (Repealed by 5123) (Word / PDF)              
  3. Judicial Advisory Board (Word / PDF)
  4. Library Advisory Board (Word / PDF)
  5. Merit System Board (Word / PDF)
  6. Civil Defense Disaster (Repealed by 706) (Word / PDF)
  7. Parks and Recreation Board (Word / PDF)
  8. Transportation Advisory Board (Word / PDF)
  9. Design Review Advisory Board (Word / PDF)
  10. Plumbing, Mechanical, and Solar Energy Advisory Board (Repealed by 4207)(Word / PDF)
  11. Board of Appeals (Word / PDF)
  12. Human Relations Advisory Board (Word / PDF)
  13. Electrical Advisory Board (Repealed by 4206) (Word / PDF)
  14. Solicitation and License Appeal Board (Repealed by 2383) (Word / PDF)
  15. Human Services Advisory Board (Repealed By 3220; see above) (Word / PDF)
  16. Museum and Cultural Advisory Board (Word / PDF)
  17. Self-Insurance Program Board of Trustees (Word / PDF)              
  18. Personnel Appeals Board (Word / PDF)
  19. Crime Prevention Advisory Board (Repealed by 3945) (Word / PDF)
  20. Downtown Development Committee (Repealed by 4960) (Word / PDF)
  21. Economic Development Advisory Board (Word / PDF)
  22. Historic Preservation Committee (Word / PDF)
  23. Mesa Housing Services Governing Board (Word / PDF)
  24. Housing and Community Development Advisory Board (Word / PDF)              
  25. Independent Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials (Word / PDF)              

Title 3 - Departments

  1. Police Department (Word / PDF)
  2. Fire Department (Word / PDF)
  3. Utilities Department (Word / PDF)
  4. Development Services Department (Word / PDF)
  5. Reserve Police Officers (Word / PDF)
  6. Unarmed Police Aides and Traffic Investigators (Word / PDF)
  7. General Services Department (Word / PDF)
  8. Parks, Recreation & Commercial Facilities Department (Word / PDF)
  9. Financial Services Department (Word / PDF)
  10. Electric Department  (Repealed by 3455) (Word / PDF)
  11. Airport Department (Repealed by 3168) (Word / PDF)
  12. Neighborhood Services Department (Word / PDF

Title 4 - Building Regulations

  1. Mesa Administrative Code (Word / PDF)
  2. Mesa Building Code (Word / PDF)            
  3. Mesa Residential Code (Word / PDF)            
  4. Mesa Lighting and Electrical Code (Word / PDF)
  5. Mesa Plumbing Code (Word / PDF)            
  6. Mesa Mechanical Code (Word / PDF)            
  7. Mesa Fuel Gas Code (Word / PDF)            
  8. Mesa Existing Building Code (Word / PDF)
  9. Mesa Energy Code (Word / PDF)            

Title 5 - Business Regulations

  1. Special Event License (Word / PDF)
  2. Off Track Betting (Word / PDF)
  3. Park and Swap Operations (Word / PDF)
  4. Sale of Jewelry at Public Auction (Repealed by 4313) (Word / PDF)
  5. Going Out of Business Sales (Repealed by 4314) (Word / PDF)
  6. Handbills and Circulars (Word / PDF)
  7. Auctioneers, Pawnbrokers, Scrap Metal Dealers, and Secondhand Dealers                                                      (Word / PDF)
  8. Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants (Word / PDF)
  9. Regulating the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages (Word / PDF)
  10. Privilege and Excise Taxes:
  11. Teenage Dance Halls (Word / PDF)
  12. Massage Establishment Operations (Word / PDF)
  13. Residential Development Tax (Word / PDF)
  14. Natural Gas Regulations (Word / PDF)
  15. Charitable Solicitations (Repealed by 2383) (Word / PDF)
  16. Use Tax (Repealed by 2175) (Word / PDF)
  17. Development Impact Fees (Word / PDF)
  18. Transient Occupancy Tax (Repealed by 3175) (Word / PDF)
  19. Fortune Telling (Word / PDF)
  20. Payments in Lieu of the Residential Development Tax (Repealed by 3502) (Word/PDF)

Title 6 - Police Regulations

  1. General Offenses (Word / PDF)
  2. Graffiti (Word / PDF)
  3. Aircraft Regulations (Word / PDF)
  4. Animal Control Ordinance With Leash Law (Word / PDF)
  5. General Regulations Relating to Animals (Word / PDF)
  6. Curfew (Word / PDF)
  7. Registration of Convicted Persons (Word / PDF)
  8. Prevention and Suppression of Riots (Word / PDF)
  9. Banners and Signs on Poles (Repealed by 1654) (Word / PDF)
  10. Public Park Regulations (Word / PDF)
  11. Smoking Regulations and Healthier Smoke free Environments (Word / PDF)
  12. Offensive, Excessive, and Prohibited Noises (Word / PDF)
  13. Abandoned Motor Vehicles (Repealed by 2568) (Word / PDF)
  14. Fair Housing (Word / PDF)
  15. Alarm Systems (Word / PDF)
  16. Sexually Oriented Businesses (Word / PDF)
  17. Tattooing and Body Piercing (Word / PDF)
  18. Contested Property Disputes (Word / PDF)
  19. Recovery of Costs for Police Services (Repealed by 4942) (Word / PDF)
  20. Operating a Moving Vehicle on Unpaved Surface (Word / PDF)
  21. Fireworks (Word / PDF)       
  22. Convenience Stores (Word / PDF)
  23. Hotel Registration and Records (Word / PDF)

Title 7 - Fire Regulations

  1. Fire Prevention Standards (Word / PDF)
  2. Fire Code (Word / PDF)
  3. Fire Calls Outside City Limits (Word / PDF)
  4. Fire Investigators (Word / PDF)
  5. Community Care Response Unit Cost Recovery (Word / PDF)
        

Title 8 - Health, Sanitation, and Environment

  1. Back Flow Protection (Word / PDF) (Ord 5336 – Passed and adopted June 6, 2016. Effective date is 30 days after adoption.)     
  2. Environmental Protection (Word / PDF)
  3. Solid Waste (Word / PDF) (Ord 5305 – Passed and adopted December 8, 2015. Effective date is July 1, 2016.)
  4. Sanitary Sewer Regulations (Word / PDF)
  5. Storm Water Pollution Control (Word / PDF)
  6. Public Nuisances, Property Maintenance, Neighborhood Preservation, and Animal Regulations (Word / PDF)
  7. Health Officer (Repealed by 1628) (Word / PDF)
  8. Sweeping of Refuse on Sidewalks Or Streets (Repealed by 2568) (Word / PDF)
  9. Accumulations of Litter Prohibited (Repealed by 2568) (Word / PDF)

Title 9 - Public Ways and Property

  1. Right-of-Way Permits (Word / PDF)
  2. Obstruction of Street (Word / PDF)
  3. (Repealed by Memo, 6 -11-86) (Word / PDF)
  4. Parade Regulations (Word / PDF)
  5. Primary Vehicular Access Alley Regulation (Word / PDF)
  6. Subdivision Regulations (Word / PDF)  -  Subdivision Regs-Images in PDF (Ord 5326 - Passed and adopted May 16, 2016. Effective date is 30 days after adoption.)
  7. Community Antenna Television Systems (Word / PDF)
  8. Off-Site Improvement Regulations (Word / PDF)
  9. Falcon Field Airport (Word / PDF)
  10. Disposition of Unnecessary Roadway and Easements (Word / PDF)
  11. Floodplain Regulations (Word / PDF
  12. Customer Responsibilities in the Mesa Public Library (Repealed by 3803) (Word / PDF)
  13. Foreign Trade Zone (Word / PDF)
  14. Telecommunications Service (Word / PDF

Title 10 - Traffic

  1. Bicycles and Skateboards (Word / PDF)           
  2. Parking Meters (Repealed by 5024) (Word / PDF)           
  3. Traffic (Word / PDF)  
  4. Speed Limits (Word / PDF
  5. Parking Lots and Garages (Word / PDF)
  6. Off-Street Parking Areas (Repealed by 2189) (Word / PDF)
  7. Civil Traffic Violations (Word / PDF)
  8. Penalty for Refusal to Furnish Information or Sign Civil Traffic Citation (Word / PDF)
  9. Private Parking Areas (Word / PDF)
  10. Temporary Traffic Control (Word / PDF)             

Title 11 - Zoning 
 
Title 12 - Transit

1.    General Regulations Relating to Public Transit Vehicles (Word / PDF)

 

 

 

 

 *Licensing & Permitting Directory of Documents

The City of Mesa provides Substantive Policy Statements in compliance with A.R.S. § 9-837 and SB 1598 passed by the Arizona State Legislature in 2011, which sets forth municipal requirements related to information provided to the general public and the ability of persons to obtain information about municipal policy/procedure. 
 
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Request for clarification of the City’s interpretation of a statute, ordinance, or Substantive Policy Statement [A.R.S. § 9-839] please use the following Clarification of Interpretation Form and complete the required fields.

 

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