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As Buckeye continues to respond to the developing COVID-19 situation, Buckeye is taking further action for the health and safety of residents and employees.

Mayor Meck declares local emergency in response to COVID-19.

Watch Mayor Meck's latest video message and view a list of Frequently Asked Questions for helpful information and ways to get involved as our community pulls together to get through this tough time.  

 


Based on the Center for Disease Control’s latest guidance, the following measures and cancellations will go into effect immediately:

Buckeye Area Schools

-Statewide closure of all Arizona schools through Friday, April 10, 2020
-Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) canceled to follow school closure schedule

School Meal Services

-Visit Buckeye Elementary School District, Buckeye Union High School District and other area schools' websites and social media pages for the latest information. 


Buckeye City Hall

-To perform business at City Hall, please schedule an appointment
-To make an appointment call: 623-349-6200  or email:
-Planning & Zoning – planningandzoning@buckeyeaz.gov
-Building Permits – permitcenter@buckeyeaz.gov
-Engineering– engineering@buckeyeaz.gov
-Utility Billing customer service counters at City Hall and 21749 W. Yuma Road will be closed until further notice
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Passport Office will be closed until further notice
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Residents are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling ill and to use online services when possible
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Online Bill Pay
-Apply for a Business License
-Community Facilities District (CFD) Payment

 

View updated (March 19, 2020) restrictions to city facilities.


 

Buckeye Municipal Court

-Civil traffic cases have NOT been rescheduled
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Phone in options available as an alternative to appearing in court as scheduled
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Court appearances are scheduled as follows:
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March 24 – rescheduled to April 14
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March 25 – rescheduled to April 20
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March 31 – rescheduled to April 21
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Marriage licenses and wedding ceremonies suspended
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No changes to outstanding warrants, Orders of Protection or Injection Against Harassment cases
-If you are sick, please call (623) 349-6517 immediately and you will be given a new court date
-FAILURE TO OBTAIN A NEW COURT DATE MAY RESULT IN A WARRANT BEING ISSUED.


Buckeye Library System

-Coyote Branch and Downtown Libraries closed until further notice
-Access to digital materials such as eBooks and eAudio materials are available with your library card 
-Book drops temporarily closed - Late fees and auto renewals will be waived
-Museum closed until further notice
-Bookmobile closed until further notice


Buckeye Police Department

-Lobby remains open
-Fingerprinting program and ride-alongs have been suspended
-The Explorer and Volunteer programs put on hold 
-Minor calls for service may be handled by phone
-As a precaution, you may see officers wearing protective gloves or face masks


Buckeye Area Parks

-Playgrounds remain open
-Park bathrooms will be closed until further notice
-Water fountains will be turned off
-Dog Park at Sundance Park will remain open (dog water fountain not operational)
-The following areas will be disinfected daily: playground equipment, tables, benches, gate handles
-Ramadas are first come first serve only (not currently taking reservations)
-Camp sites are first come first serve only (not currently taking reservations)
-Skate park remains open

For more information on closures, potential refunds and more, view the Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions


Buckeye Senior Center

-Meal delivery and medical transportation will continue as scheduled
-Residents who enjoy their meals at the Senior Center can now pick them up at the center, or have them delivered to their home
-All other programs and events at this location are cancelled till further notice

Dr. Saide Recreation Center

-Closed at this time; all programs at the Recreation Center have been postponed or cancelled until further notice


Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

-Postponed until further notice
-Residents with a solid waste account can request a landfill certificate for storm debris by emailing trashadmin@buckeyeaz.gov


Events cancelled or postponed

Cancelled Events:
-Sundance Concert in the Park (March 27)
-Spring Celebration (April 4)
-Move in the Park (April 10 & 17)

Postponed Programs and Events:
-Ultra Man (March 27)
-Melodrama (March 27 & 28)
-Buckeye Melodrama (March 27 & 28)
-Verrado’s Founders Day (March 28 & 29)
-Mayor Meck’s State of the City Address (April 16)
-All Buckeye Youth Sports Leagues (postponed until further notices)

Refund Process

Parks and Recreation programs, park rentals and services interrupted by this situation will receive a communication from the city discussing options for credit or refunds.  Please allow our staff to contact you and be patient, as this process will take some time to fully complete. 
-All classes will receive a prorated refund if the class has already started
-All classes that have not started will receive a full refund
-Youth sports participants will receive a full refund


2020 Election Information

Residents interested in becoming a candidate for the upcoming 2020 election can make an appointment with the City Clerk to file a Statement of Interest and receive an official candidate serial number. To make an appointment please call the City Clerk’s office at 623-349-6911 or email to laja@buckeyeaz.gov.

 


 

Information Resources

For more information, please visit the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Arizona Department of Health Services, or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 

  • Arizona Department of Health Services phone line: 602-542-1025
  • CDC information line:1-800-232-4636
  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health phone line: 602-506-6900