Somerton, AZ

Reporting/Request Words

Text Message Response
ANIMAL
  Dog, Cat, Bite, Cruelty, Dead
  1. Your reporting options are: STRAY DOG, DOG BITE, ANIMAL CRUELTY, DEAD ANIMAL, BEES, SNAKE
BLUE STAKE
  1. (Step 1 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  2. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your ticket number.
  3. (Step 3 of 3) Please provide the phone number on file.
  4. Thank you for your request.
CODE VIOLATION
  Violation, Vehicle, Weeds, Trees, Car
  1. Your reporting options are: ILLEGAL DWELLING UNITS, ABANDONED VEHICLE, OVERGROWN WEEDS/TREES, OBSTRUCTION OF VISIBILITY
GRAFFITI
  1. (Step 1 of 3) To begin a graffiti report please provide the location of the graffiti.
  2. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  3. (Step 3 of 3) Please provide a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE
  4. Thank you for reporting!
MISSED PICKUP
  1. (Step 1 of 3) To report a missed Trash or Recycle bin pickup, please provide the address of the missed pickup.
  2. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  3. (Step 3 of 3) Which bin was missed? Green or Blue
  4. Thank your for reporting!
PARK
  Lights Left On
  Dirty Restroom
  Dirty Park
  Trash Bin Full
  Dirty Pathway
  Pathway Lights Out
  Doggie Bags Empty
  Sprinkler
  1. Your Parks reporting options are: LIGHTS LEFT ON, DIRTY RESTROOM, DIRTY PARK, TRASH BIN FULL, DIRTY PATHWAY, PATHWAY LIGHTS OUT, DOGGIE BAGS EMPTY, or SPRINKLER. For information on Park Rental contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-722-7384
  2. (Step 1 of 2) Please provide your first and last name.
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please provide the location of park/container.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
REPORT
  Pothole
  1. Reporting options are: POTHOLE, STREET LIGHT, or SIGN.
  2. (Step 1 of 3) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  4. (Step 3 of 3) Please text a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE.
  5. Thank you for reporting!
REQUEST
  1. (Step 1 of 4) If you wish to contact the Mayor or Council, please provide your first and last name.
  2. (Step 2 of 4) Please provide your address.
  3. (Step 3 of 4) Please provide your best contact number. If it is the same number you are texting in from text NONE
  4. (Step 4 of 4) Please provide a brief description.
  5. Thank you for your request!
SEWER
  Odor
  Plugged Line
  Missing Manhole Cover
  1. Your Sewer reporting options are: ODOR, MISSING MANHOLE COVER, or PLUGGED LINE
  2. (Step 1 of 3) Please provide the address of the issue.
  3. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  4. (Step 3 of 3) Please provide a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE.
  5. Thank you for reporting!
SIDEWALK REPAIR
  1. (Step 1 of 3) To begin a Sidewalk Repair report please provide the address or location of the issue.
  2. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  3. (Step 3 of 3) Please provide a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE
  4. Thank you for reporting!
SIGN
  Sign Down
  Missing Sign
  Damaged Sign
  1. Your reporting options are: SIGN DOWN, MISSING SIGN, or DAMAGED SIGN.
  2. (Step 1 of 3) Please provide the location of the sign issue.
  3. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  4. (Step 3 of 3) Please provide a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE
  5. Thank you for reporting!
SIGNAL LIGHT
  Light Not Working
  Button Not Working
  1. Your reporting options are: LIGHT NOT WORKING, or BUTTON NOT WORKING
  2. (Step 1 of 3) Please provide the location of the signal issue.
  3. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  4. (Step 3 of 3) Please provide a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE
  5. Thank your for reporting!
STREET LIGHT
  1. (Step 1 of 2) To report a Street Light Outage please provide the address of the outage.
  2. (Step 2 of 2) Please provide the pole number.
  3. Thank you for reporting!
Trash Cans
  Recycling Bin
  Trash Bin
  1. (Step 1 of 4) To begin a Trash/Recycle Bin replacement report provide your first and last name. If your bin was not picked up, please text MISSED PICKUP to report.
  2. (Step 2 of 4) Please provide your address
  3. (Step 3 of 4) Which bin needs to be replaced? Green or Blue
  4. (Step 4 of 4) Please provide your best contact number. If it is the number you're texting in from text DONE
  5. Thank you for reporting!
WATER LEAK
  Water Meter Leak
  Fire Hydrant
  1. Your Water Leak options are: WATER METER LEAK, or FIRE HYDRANT
  2. (Step 1 of 3) Please provide the address or location of the leak.
  3. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  4. (Step 3 of 3) Please text a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE.
  5. Thank you for reporting!
WATER METER
  1. (Step 1 of 3) To begin a Water Meter damage report please provide the address of the issue.
  2. (Step 2 of 3) Please provide your first and last name.
  3. (Step 3 of 3) Please provide a brief description, upload an image, or text NONE
  4. Thank you for reporting!

Informational Words

Text Message Response
Agenda For City Council Agenda and Minutes information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/government/mayor_and_council_council/city_agendas_and_minutes.php
Animal Control Animal Control Office 143 N. State Ave. (2nd Floor) Somerton, AZ 85350 Office: (928) 722-7399 Fax: (928) 627-2707 8am-5pm, Monday through Saturday Weekends or after-hours, call (928) 722-7300 For emergencies, call 911
Annual Clean up For Annual Clean up information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/public_work_departments/2019_annual_clean_up_limpieza_anual.php
Auction For Auction information please contact the Purchasing Agent at 928-722-7344.
Bill Pay To pay Your Water Bill visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/i_want_to/pay_for/my_utility_bill.php. For Parks and Recs Classes visit: https://somertonaz.recdesk.com/Community/Home
Boards For Boards and Commissions information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/government/boards_and_commissions/index.php
BP Application To access the Building Permit Application visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/community_development_services/building_safety_and_code_enforcement.php
Building Permit For information on when a Building permit is required, text REQUIRED. For information on the cost of a Building Permit, text COST. For information on why you must obtain a Building Permit for construction on your property, text PROPERTY. To schedule an inspection for your work, text INSPECTION. To access the Building Permit Application, text BP APPLICATION.
Burn Trash
Burn Clippings
You will need to contact the Fire Department at 928-722-7326 to obtain a burn permit.
Business License
Daycare License
For City of Somerton Business License Information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/clerk/business_license.php
Claim Forms To file a claim against the city complete the City of Somerton Claim form in the link below https://www.somertonaz.gov/CITY%20OF%20SOMERTON%20CLAIM%20FORM.pdf
Clerk (928)722-7330 clerk@somertonaz.gov PO BOX 638 Somerton, AZ 85350 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. For more information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/clerk/index.php
Contact
City Hall
Mayor
City of Somerton, AZ | Main Line: 928-722-7400 City Hall Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM | 143 N State Ave. P.O. Box 638, Somerton Az 85350, If you wish to contact the Mayor or Council Members, text REQUEST.
Container Rental
Bin Rental
To access the 6 Yard Bin/Container Rental form visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/6%20YD%20Rental%20Notice%20(E)%20(1).pdf
Cost Some permits are a flat fee, usually to cover the cost for the inspection. More complex projects are based on the valuation of the work being done. Staff can provide you with an estimated permit fee upon request at (928) 722-7399. Permit Fees - https://www.somertonaz.gov/Permit%20Fees.pdf Valuation Table - https://www.somertonaz.gov/Building%20Permit%20Fee%20Valuation%20Data.pdf
Court Somerton Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court and currently handles civil traffic citations, petty offenses, city code violations and misdemeanors. Our Business Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. For more Somerton Municipal Court information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/municipal_court/index.php
Court House 350 W. Main Street and their number is (928) 627-2722
Covid For Covid 19 Utility Bill Payment Plan information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/news_detail_T8_R77.php
Dog Registration
Dog, License, Renewal, Fee
As of July 1, 2012, all dogs must be registered with the City of Somerton when the dog becomes 3 months of age. Dog registrations are open year-round at the Community Development Department from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fee: $10.00 altered dogs and $25.00 unaltered dogs. https://www.somertonaz.gov/New_Dog_License_Registeration%20(1).pdf
Driving School Register by phone at 1-888-334-5565 or online at azdrive.com
Election For Elections information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/clerk/Election.php
Encroachment Permit To access the Encroachment Permit visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/public_work_departments/encroachment_permit.php
Events For Somerton Special Events visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/community/special_events/index.php
Fingerprint Services
Fingerprints
Fingerprint Services are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Closed for City Observed Holidays Service fees: $8.50 for 1 card / $12 for 2 cards Must bring a valid government issued ID Debit or Credit payments accepted at station only Cash/Check/Money Order payments need to be made at City Hall
Fire If an emergency please dial 9-1-1. Contact Information PO BOX 638. 445 E. Main St Somerton, AZ 85350 928-722-7326 Public Safety Facility. For more information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/fire/index.php
Forms
Documents
For Forms and Documents visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/community/forms_and_documents/index.php
Garage Sale
Yard Sale
Yard/Garage sales at any residential property are limited to 4 sales within a 12 month period. Each yard/garage sale may not exceed 3 consecutive days. There is no cost to obtain a Yard/Garage sale permit. https://www.somertonaz.gov/YardGarage%20Sale%20Permit%20Application.pdf
Graffiti Abatement Program For information regarding the Graffiti Abatement Program visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/public_work_departments/streets.php To report Graffiti text GRAFFITI
Hours Your Business Hours options are: CITY HALL, or COURT
Human Resources For Human resources information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/human_resources.php
Inspection Access the form online at: https://www.somertonaz.gov/Inspection%20Form.pdf
Jobs For Employment Opportunities visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/community/job_postings/index.php
Notary Service Notary Services are available in the City Hall office Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Service Fee of $10 per signature.
Online Payments
Water Bill
Water Service
To make a Utility Payment Online visit: https://www.xpressbillpay.com/#/ or download the Xpress Bill Pay app to your smartphone
Ordinance To view City Ordinances and Codes visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/government/city_ordinances_and_codes.php
Park Rental
Gym Rental
Swimming Pool Rental
Rent Gym
Rent Park
Rent Pool
Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-722-7384
Pay Fine You may pay at the Court front counter during regular business hours with cash or money orders. To pay with credit/debit card by phone call 1-800-272-9829 or pay online at officialpayments.com You may pay by mail with a cashiers check or money order made out to the Somerton Municipal Court Mail payments to: PO Box 458, Somerton, AZ 85350.
Permit Cost Some permits are a flat fee, usually to cover the cost for the inspection. More complex projects are based on the valuation of the work being done. Staff can provide you with an estimated permit fee upon request at (928) 722-7399. Visit our website at https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/community_development_services/building_safety_and_code_enforcement.php
Permit Required Most new construction, remodeling, & repair work that affect a building will require a permit. https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/community_development_services/building_safety_and_code_enforcement.php
Planning For Planning and Zoning information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/community_development_services/planning_and_zoning_.php
Police We need a minimum of 10 days for reports to be processed, reports that are being investigated are not released until the investigation is over. For more Somerton Police Department information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/police/index.php
Police Reports For information regarding reports occurring outside of our jurisdiction, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427. For information regarding reports occurring on the surrounding highways, contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety at (928) 782-1679.
Pool For Water Feature information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/parks___recreation/heritage_pool_programs.php. For swimming pool rental information please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-722-7384.
Property Arizona law requires you to obtain permits – even on your own property. This is to ensure that you meet minimum building standards for your own safety and for the safety of future property owners and occupants.
Public Records For information in Requests for Public Records visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/clerk/public_records_request.php
Recreation Programs For Recreational Programs information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/parks___recreation/recreational_programs.php
Recycling For recycling information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/document_center/Community/Recycle_Brochure_-_English.pdf
Request Hearing For information on requesting a hearing visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/municipal_court/traffic_tickets.php
Senior Center
Nutrition Program
For Somerton Senior Center information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/parks___recreation/senior_program.php. For information on the Senior Center Nutrition Program please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-722-7384
Sirens
Lights
It is Fire Department Procedure to respond with lights and sirens on.
Tickets
Citation
Traffic Tickets cannot be paid at the Police Department., The Court House where payments can be made will be marked on your ticket. If you live out of state, traffic tickets can be made online or via phone with officialpayments.com or azcourtpay.com. For Traffic Ticket information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/municipal_court/traffic_tickets.php
Traffic School Traffic School can be an option for most moving violations. Please contact the court listed on your citation to verify you qualify to attend Traffic School & to request an extension. Approved schools & additional information can be found at azdrive.com.
Utility Services For Utility Services information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/finance/utility_services.php
Vehicle Release
Impounded Vehicle
Impounded vehicles are released Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, by appointment only. Charges for vehicles with a 30- day mandatory hold are as follows : $150 for administrative fees, $125 for towing fees, and $15 a day for storage fees. For more information visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/departments/police/3511_hearings_and_releases.php
Welfare Check If EMS responds to a Welfare Check you will only be charged if you are transported.
Zoning Ordinance To view the Zoning Ordinance visit: https://www.somertonaz.gov/document_center/Community%20Development/City_of_Somerton_Zoning_Ordinance_2-2-15.pdf