Events & Zoning

Event definition


An event is an activity or gathering which meets any of the following criteria:

1. Use of or impact/encroachment on any city street, sidewalk, alley or other
right-of-way area (which includes any indirect impact that will affect the flow
of typical vehicular or pedestrian traffic).

2. Is likely to draw a crowd to a venue not properly suited and has the potential
to require special accommodations, regulations, traffic control devices or
public service personnel.

3. Presence or participation of any for-profit or non-profit vendor that intends to
make a sale, advertise for sale, solicit sales, offer for sale, distribute
business/organizational information, or provides a service or offer/advertise
to provide a service and is not already properly licensed to do so by the City
of Apache Junction.

4. Will require the approval of 2 or more city departments for inspections,
assistance or permits.

Types of Events


  • “Community Event” means an event not exceeding 4 consecutive days in any calendar year which is conducted, organized and sponsored solely by non-profit organizations and is open to all participants on an equal basis. Such community event shall have the purpose of promoting or benefiting the city and its residents and/or the sponsoring non-profit organizations.
  • “Private Event” means an event not exceeding 4 consecutive days in any calendar year which is conducted, organized and sponsored solely by for-profit organizations, agencies or businesses.
  • “Special Event” means an event not exceeding 4 consecutive days in any calendar year which is conducted, organized and sponsored solely by non-profit organizations, has been approved as such by the City Council during the annual budget process and which is open to all participants on an equal basis. Such special event shall have the purpose of promoting or benefiting the city and its residents and/or the sponsoring non-profit organizations.

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Zoning


Businesses located within the city limits are required to obtain zoning clearance. A Zoning Compliance Certificate is required to ensure that the business is being conducted in a properly zoned area. At the time of application the license staff will route the zoning information to the Planning Division. The planning staff will then notify the License Division of the approval or denial within 5 business days.

No license may be issued until the Zoning Administrator has provided verification that the business is in an approved zone.

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