Realizing that apartments and other rental properties have a major impact on the appearance and integrity of neighborhoods, the City Council approved a Goodyear Residential Rental Property Ordinance that falls in line with the State adopted law.
The Ordinance, which establishes minimum health and safety standards for rental properties, applies to both the interior and exterior of a dwelling. This applies to any apartment, single-family home, or mobile home that is rented or leased for a fee.
Recreational Vehicles (Code Compliance):
Recreational vehicles, boats, utility trailers, unmounted campers, or work trailers must be parked in a carport, or garage, or in an adequately screened rear yard except for loading and unloading. Loading and unloading may take no more than 48 hours. Unattached trailers or recreation vehicles may not be left parked in the street for more than 48 hours.
Property Maintenance (Code Compliance):
The city cannot force any person owning, leasing or otherwise having control of property to landscape their property. However, any person owning or occupying any building or property is required to remove all trash, weeds, refuse or accumulation of filth or debris from the property.
Parking of Vehicles (Code Compliance):
It is unlawful to park a vehicle on gravel, dirt or grass on a residential property. Parking spaces must be paved with concrete, asphalt or masonry. Vehicles must be parked on an improved driveway and in no case will parking be allowed on both sides of the house.
Loose animals (County)
Loose animals within Goodyear are handled by Maricopa County Animal Control at 602-506-7387. If the animal is presenting an imminent life-threatening situation, please call 911 immediately.
Infestation of Mosquitoes or Flies (County):
The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department is responsible for responding to complaints regarding mosquitoes or flies. The department’s 24-hour hotline for complaints is 602-506-6616. Or, you may visit "Fight the Bite" website.
To report a green pool, please call the Maricopa County Vector Control Division at 602-506-0700.
Illegal Signs (Code Compliance):
Planning to have a yard sale? Selling a litter of puppies or kittens? Holding an estate sale? If you plan on using signs, please remember that signs may not be posted, staked or placed in the right-of-way. Signs may not be nailed or stapled to utility poles.
Garage Sale signs are permitted provided:
1. The sign is on a self supporting stake (wood, metal, etc.) - the sign cannot be taped, nailed, etc. to any pole, traffic device, tree, etc.
2. The sign cannot be in any city right-of-way, such as a median or the area between the curb and sidewalk.
3. The sign cannot be taped or written on the side of a box, as this is considered trash.
4. Only four (4) garage sales per year are allowed to be held at a residence.
Illegal signs not only create an eyesore in a neighborhood or on a public street but, more importantly, could also create dangerous conditions if they fall into the street or block the view or path of motorists or pedestrians.
Horses and Farm Animals (Development Services):
Horses and farm animals are allowed to be kept only in residential areas that are specifically zoned to permit such animals. If you have questions regarding the zoning on a particular piece of property, call the Development Services Department at 623-932-3005.
Grass and Weed Height (Code Compliance):
Grass or weeds may not exceed a height of six inches on residential property. To report a violation, please call 623-882-7815. If a property is vacant or in foreclosure, the situation may take months, or longer, to resolve.
Graffiti (Code Compliance)
To report graffiti, please contact Code Compliance at 623-882-7815. Various entities (county, state, private, etc.) often times are responsible for removing the graffiti located on their property. The Code Compliance Department will contact the responsible party for the clean up.
Garage Sales (Code Compliance)
You do not need a permit to have a garage sale, but there are a few items to know about having a garage sale in Goodyear.
Garage sale signs must be on a self supporting stake (wood, metal, etc.) - the sign cannot be taped, nailed, etc. to any pole or traffic device.
The garage sale sign cannot be in any city right of way, such as a median or the area between the curb and sidewalk.
The garage sale sign cannot be taped or written on a box as this is considered trash.
You may have up to four (4) garage sales per year.
Goodyear and other Valley residents are prohibited from using wood-burning fireplaces when Maricopa County environmental officials issue “no burn day” advisories. No-burn days are usually during the winter months when the particulate count in the Valley’s air is at its highest. Residents can hear a daily-recorded advisory, available after 10 a.m., by calling Maricopa County at 602-506-6400.
Excessive and Disturbing Noise (Police):
It is unlawful to play, or permit to be played, any music or musical instrument in such a loud or unusual manner as to be offensive or to disturb the peace and quiet or otherwise interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property. To report a noise disturbance, please contact the Goodyear Police Department at 623-932-1220.
Dust or Air Quality (County)
Maricopa County Air Quality Control has jurisdiction over dust and air quality control. They can be reached by phone at 602-506-6010 or visit their website.
Curfew Hours for Minors (Police):
A parent or guardian must accompany children and teens under the age of sixteen after 10 p.m. Teens 16 to 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 12 midnight.
Barking Dogs (Police):
It is unlawful to keep a dog within the city limits that habitually barks, howls or otherwise disturbs the peace and quiet of a neighborhood. If you are having a problem with such a dog in your neighborhood, it is suggested that you first try to talk peacefully with the owner of a chronic barking dog and explain your concerns. If the person is unresponsive, you can fill out an Action Request Form to report any possible code violations. To obtain a Barking Dog Complaint Packet, please call 623-882-7815.
Backwashing of Swimming Pools (Code Compliance):
It is unlawful to backwash swimming pools or allow large amounts of water to flow onto a city street or alley.
Animal Droppings (Code Compliance):
Owners are responsible for picking up after their animals immediately when on any public right-of-way. On private property, animal droppings must be picked up a minimum of twice weekly and removed from the premises. Dog and cat droppings must be bagged and tied before placing in trash containers for pick-up by the City.
Arizona Cart Retrieval (ACR) Company works with most major stores. If you find a cart in your area, please call 1-800-THE-CART (1-800-843-2278) Leave a detailed message with the exact location of the cart (including MAJOR cross streets)and the name of the store the cart belongs to. Please allow 2-4 days for retrieval.
Not all stores have chosen to have their carts obtained by ACR. If you find a cart from one of the stores below, please contact the store to have their cart retrieved.
Anna's Linens 623-536-9755
Best Buy 623-536-1183
JoAnn Fabrics 623-536-7706
Home Depot 623-925-2896
99 Cent 623-882-3399