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See STC 3.10.180 Fee Schedule for current fees.
HSSA operates its main shelter at 635 W. Roger Road in Tucson.
HSSA will accept all animals brought into its main shelter by the Sahuarita ACO or Police Officers.
If you have captured a stray animal, please call the Sahuarita ACO.
Call HSSA. HSSA priortizes returning animals to their homes. If your pet is taken to HSSA, HSSA will do everything it can to help reunite you with your pet.
Pet owners can surrender their animal to The Animal League of Green Valley or HSSA.To schedule an appointment with HSSA, call 520-327-6088 x111. Owners are charged a one-time drop-off fee, which covers vaccinations, health check, microchip and spay/neuter if needed, boarding and adoption.
To determine your residence is in the Town of Sahuarita, please check the Pima County GIS Street Address Number Search.
No, the Town of Sahuarita only licenses dogs of owners who live within the Town boundaries. Pima County residents can license their dogs through Pima Animal Care Center (PACC). To check where to license (it can be confusing with different ZIP codes), go to the Pima County GIS site, search your street address number, and view the jurisdiction column.
The Sahuarita ACO at 520-445-7877 (PUPS).
Seek immediate medical attention and call 911.
Arizona Game and Fish, 520-628-5376, or online.
Call the Town of Sahuarita Public Works Streets Department at 520-344-7100. They will attempt to contact the local livestock owner.
Certain businesses are allowed to be home-based. A business license and home occupation permit are required. As part of the business license process, you will indicate whether your business is to be a home-based business or not. If so, you will be asked to fill out a Home Occupation application. Planning & Zoning will review the application and determine whether your business meets the criteria to be allowed as a home-based business. In general, businesses are allowed to be home-based when there is minimal neighborhood impact based on the amount of traffic to the business and the potential for noise or other elements that may have a negative impact on the neighborhood.
Criteria for home-based businesses are found in STC 18.09.030.
Unfortunately, the Town does not enforce CC&Rs. The Planning & Zoning Division enforces the zoning code.
If you'd like to place signs along Sahuarita's roadways, a Temporary Off-Site Sign Plan is required. This process requires a public hearing before the Planning & Zoning Commission. If you'd like to find out more, contact Planning & Zoning for details.
Political signs are treated differently under state law, which is why they are seen along the roadways in great numbers during election seasons.
Addresses are based on zip codes, which do not always match jurisdictional boundaries. The Sahuarita zip code extends past the Town of Sahuarita boundaries, so while you may have a Sahuarita address, your property might fall under Pima County's jurisdiction.
Likewise, portions of the Green Valley zip code fall within the Town of Sahuarita, so certain Sahuarita residents (Quail Creek in particular) have a Green Valley zip code.
If you're not sure which jurisdiction you live in, there are a few ways to find out:
Addresses are based on zip codes, which do not always match jurisdictional boundaries. Portions of the Green Valley zip code fall within the Town of Sahuarita, so certain Sahuarita residents (Quail Creek in particular) have a Green Valley zip code.
Likewise, the Sahuarita zip code extends past the Town of Sahuarita boundaries, so while you may have a Sahuarita address, your property might fall under Pima County's jurisdiction.
No, Sahuarita does not charge impact fees or property taxes. The property taxes that Sahuarita property owners pay are all designated to entities other than the Town of Sahuarita (school district, fire district, Pima County, etc.).
Some portions of Rancho Sahuarita and Quail Creek are located within a Community Facilities District (CFD) that pays for infrastructure (roads, utilities, etc.) directly benefiting the residents of those areas. Properties within CFD boundaries have an additional assessment that is designated for the CFD and is paid with property taxes.
You can view the assessments for a particular property on the Pima County Treasurer's Office website. Search for your property, click on the State Code number, and then click on the Tax Area number in the right-hand column to view the list of assessments and tax rates.
Most Accela users need to register for an account. Users who are looking to view basic permit information or submit a property complaint are not required to register. In order to submit a permit application or schedule inspections, you will need an account.
You need to have created an account with Accela Citizen Access and be logged in to schedule an inspection. If fees are due, you will not be able to schedule inspections.
For the most part, yes. You will not be able to register for an account with your mobile device -- you will need to use a desktop computer for account registration.
You may find that switching how you view Accela on your mobile device from mobile to desktop view, or vice versa, can help with some functions.
Please submit documents through your Town of Sahuarita Accela Citizen Access (ACA) portal using the permit number that you have been assigned for your project. After uploading documents into your permit, notify BuildApps@SahuaritaAz.gov. Include the permit number and a statement indicating that the documents have been uploaded to the ACA.
We are happy to help. Please contact our Senior Permit Technician at (520) 822-8866.
Contact the ACA Help Desk at ACAhelpdesk@sahuaritaaz.gov. Please provide a detailed description of what you need help with, the date and time that any error may have occurred, a screenshot of the error message, and your contact information.
Are you involved in or witnessing an emergency situation? If life or property is being immediately threatened, call 911. If the current circumstances don't require an immediate response, call our non-emergency phone number through the Pima County Sheriff's Office Dispatch at (520)351-4900. A Sahuarita Police Officer will respond to your location.
If you have a chronic traffic problem in your neighborhood (speeding, racing, dangerous vehicle operation), please call 520-344-7000.
ARS 13-3107 makes it a class six felony to discharge a firearm within or into the limits of any municipality (generally). So shooting inside the Town limits is probably prohibited. however there are several places that you can shoot and if you follow the link below to the Arizona Game and Fish website they have a map and list of all of the public shooting ranges in Arizona. Also Game and Fish has a host of resources to let you know what the rules are concerning discharging firearms at some place other then a range.
If you are looking for a lost or stolen bicycle, a member of the Property and Evidence Section can assist you in determining if it was recovered. Please call, 520-344-7000, dial option 6 then follow the prompt to speak with a member.
Safekeeping property is an item(s) that is being stored for someone who may have been arrested, involved in an accident or was involved in a situation where the property was left behind at a scene. The owner of property being held in safekeeping may contact our Property and Evidence section to schedule an appointment to pick up their property by calling 520-344-7000, option 6. The Property and Evidence Section may dispose of this property if unclaimed after 90 days.
Individuals seeking the return of a firearm(s) that is in the custody or control of the Sahuarita Police Department, must call 344-7000, dial option 6, to speak with a member of the Property and Evidence section to begin the process of releasing a firearm(s). A firearms eligibility check will be conducted to determine if the applicant is lawfully eligible to possess firearms and the firearm itself will be run through an ATF check. This process can be lengthy, so appointments will not be set until all checks have been conducted and approved.
All evidence is stored in a safe place until it is no longer needed for a case. Before evidence is released, approval is required by an officer, detective or detective sergeant, prosecutor and/or judge before it can be returned to the owner(s). If you have questions about your property being held as evidence, call 520-344-7000 to speak to the detective or officer assigned to your case.
If you would like someone else pick up your property, your designee must have a legal notarized statement from you authorizing him/her to pick up your items. You must notify a member of the Property and Evidence section in advance that someone else will be picking up your property for you. On the day of the appointment, your designee must present a valid, personal, government issued photo identification.
The Sahuarita Police Department disposes of unclaimed property through auction, conversion to department or town use, or destruction following all state guidelines.
You may call our Sahuarita Municipal Court at 344-7150 and ask whether a warrant is active under your name. If you want to know whether you have an active warrant issued by another court, such as a county area justice court or Tucson, Marana, or Oro Valley court, you will have to contact those courts respectively. You may also go to https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/caselookup.aspx which is a public access site for the AZ Supreme Court. This site may also have warrant information on individuals. Our Sahuarita Municipal Court reports our warrants to this site regularly, however, it is possible there could be a delay for a warrant to appear on the public site. There are times that warrants may not be public (sealed) and will not be listed on the website.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in cooperation with Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) and others, are responsible for the development and implementation of safety regulations in regard to train horns.
Most of the railroad crossings in Sahuarita are “at-grade crossings,” also known as "road-level crossings." This is where railroads cross roadways at the same level as roadway traffic. At these crossings, traffic must be stopped while a train moves through. To assure safety, federal regulations require that train horns be sounded for 15-20 seconds before reaching all road-level crossings, but not more than one-quarter mile in advance.The FRA has defined a required pattern for blowing the horns: two long, one short, and one long-sounding horn. These are repeated as necessary until a train clears a crossing. Locomotive engineers are allowed to vary this pattern at crossings in close proximity to each other, and are also allowed to sound the horn in emergency situations.
In October 1996, federal regulations established an option for “quiet zones” at road-level crossings provided that safety measures are in place. Such "quiet zones" must also have an accident rate that meets federally acceptable standards.
UPR believes quiet zones compromise safety, and while they don’t endorse them, they do comply with these provisions of federal law. There are several types of “quiet zones” that a town could conceivably implement, but they all require meeting qualifying conditions, and include the installation of expensive gates, medians, fencing and warning equipment.Estimated costs can be as high as $500,000 per crossing, with a connection fee of $5,000 to $15,000, and annual maintenance costs of $4,000 to $10,000. In order to silence the train horns in the Sahuarita area, these would have to be installed at every crossing, because horns can be heard from such great distance.
All property retained as evidence must be approved for release by an officer, detective or detective sergeant, prosecutor and/or judge before it can be returned to the owner(s). All evidence is stored in a secure section of the Police Department until it is no longer required.
If you have questions about the retention of your property, contact the detective or officer assigned to your case at (520)344-7000.
If you are unable to pick up your property, you may ask someone to pick it up on your behalf. Your designee must have a legal notarized statement from you authorizing him/her to pick up your items. A member of the Property & Evidence Bureau must be notified in advance that someone else will be picking up your property. Your designee must present his/her valid, government-issued photo identification.
You may call the Property & Evidence Bureau at (520)344-7000, option 6 from the phone menu.
Additional meetings such as study sessions and special meetings may be called at the direction of the Mayor and Council. These meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis for the purpose of information and discussion and possible action. Public input is not usually taken at a study session as the meeting is for informational purposes only.
Any person may speak on matters on the agenda or any other appropriate subjects. A speaker must fill out a speaker card and give it to the Town Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Speaker cards are available at the meeting and online.
At each point in the meeting when it is appropriate for citizens to speak the Mayor will so indicate. Each citizen wishing to speak should approach the microphone and state their name for the record. All comments must be addressed to the Town Council as a whole and not to an individual Council Member and must be limited to three minutes or less. No person, other than the individual speaking, shall enter into the discussion without the Mayor’s permission.
Comments on issues not on the Council agenda may be made under “Call to the Public ”, which occurs at the beginning of the meeting.
State Law requires that Call to the Public be limited to discussions on Town issues which are on the Consent Agenda and/or issues which the Town can lawfully act upon at a future meeting. No discussion is permitted on issues over which the Town Council does not have the power to act in the future.
Remarks must be limited to three minutes or less and should only consist of general statements about the Town or the Town Council as a whole, and not personal attacks or direct arguments. If the issue you are raising is not listed on the agenda, State Law prohibits the Town council from discussing your issue, or even responding to your concern at this meeting.
At the conclusion of Call to the Public, individual members of the Town Council may respond to criticism made by those who have addressed the Council; ask staff to review the matter, or request that the matter be placed on a future agenda.
Council and Board and Commission meeting notices, agendas and minutes are available on the Town’s website as a public service. The town’s official bulletin board for posting public notices of the meetings of the town is located outside the Sahuarita Town Hall Building at 375 West Sahuarita Center Way, Sahuarita, Arizona. The posting board is located on the exterior of the facility and notices are available for the public to view 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please be advised that only the town’s official bulletin board may be relied on for official posting under the Arizona Open Meeting Law.
Yes. The Sahuarita Water Company is a private water utility regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The Sahuarita Wastewater Utility is governed by the Sahuarita Town Council and manages the collection and treatment of wastewater (sewage) for our residents. That’s why you receive separate bills for water and sewer service. Since 2014, the Town of Sahuarita has been responsible for wastewater billing.
Yes. You can save $1 per month if you opt for paperless billing, which saves money on printing, processing and postage. You can sign up for paperless billing at the Sahuarita Wastewater Customer Portal or by calling 520.344.7101.
There are several options for paying your wastewater billing:
The Wastewater Utility charges a base service fee of $18.97 each month to all customers connected to the Wastewater Sewer System and $8.39 per thousand gallons of water used each month. Consumption is measured and reported by the Sahuarita Water Company.
A 20 percent irrigation credit is used to adjust for water not discharged into the sewer system. These numbers may be different for businesses. If you’re interested in an alternative irrigation credit, see the Standalone Irrigation Meter Program brochure below and the program enrollment form.
Bills sent in September will reflect water and sewer charges for August. Payment is due by the end of the month.
A $10 late fee is added each month for delinquent accounts. Interest will accrue on delinquent accounts until the balance is paid.
Wastewater fees pay for sewage service to your home including the following:
Operations/Systems - pipline protection, plant equipment, system maintenance and odor control
Customer Support - customer service, online services, system efficiency review, irrigation credits, billings and collections
Sustainability - increased recharge capacity, energy efficiency, new technologies
Strategic Planning - plant expansion, capacity analysis, regional collaboration, sewer network modeling
Quality/Regulatory Compliance - daily testing, on-site lab, quality monitoring, regulatory reporting, annual financial audit
Yes. Customers have 90 days after the billing date to ask for a review of a bill. To make an appeal, complete this form or contact us.
Yes. "Budget billing" is available to those who have been customers for at least one year. With "budget billing," customers make fixed payments throughout the year to offset water-use fluctuations.
If you would like to set up a payment plan for a past-due amount, please call the Town of Sahuarita Wastewater Utility at 520-344-7101 or email the wastewater department.
To apply for the Wastewater Assistance Program fill out and submit the application form.
Drinking water requires treatment before it is delivered to customers. After the water is used, the resulting "wastewater" requires an even higher level of treatment, so that when it is returned, it doesn’t harm plants, animals or people.
DO NOT use public manholes or cleanouts in the public street. This can disrupt traffic and create safety hazards for pedestrians, children, neighbors, etc.
Use the access “cap” of the private property sewer cleanout for the point of discharge.
Control the rate of flow so that the private lateral does not overflow, causing pool water discharge to impact your property or neighboring properties.
Please see our Guidelines for Emptying a Pool for more information and information for business and commercial pools.
Even though some products are advertised as flushable on the label, they do cause problems for our wastewater infrastructure. Unfortunately, these wipes rarely, if ever, biodegrade in our sewer system.
Even though some products are advertised as flushable on the label, they do cause problems for our wastewater infrastructure. Unfortunately, these wipes rarely, if ever, biodegrade in our sewer system. These wipes collect and inevitably cause clogs and equipment failures. When these wipes enter our facility, they are removed and sent to the landfill. During this time, when many folks are home, and some are having trouble finding toilet paper, some are turning to these wipes.
PLEASE: Flush only natural waste and toilet paper. All other trash, should be disposed of in your trash can.
Sahuarita Water Reclamation Facility asks for your help. PLEASE discard ALL wipes in the trash! Doing your part will help keep our system flowing properly.