The following list contains helpful numbers for getting settled into your Queen Creek home.
|Century Link||(See the Century Link website for phone numbers)|
|Salt River Project (SRP)||602-236-8888|
|SRP 69kV Line & Transmission Projects||602-236-2872|
|SRP Power Outage Line||602-236-8888|
Water and Sewer/Wastewater are provided by the Town of Queen Creek. To sign up for new service, call 480-358-3450. The Utilities Department is located on the first floor of the Municipal Services Building, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office is closed Friday through Sunday and on holidays.
The Queen Creek Town Council approved a contract with Right Away Disposal (RAD) for Town-wide trash and recycling services. The information below will assist customers with their solid waste needs. A monthly rate of $16.22 will be added as a line item to the Town of Queen Creek Utilities Bill* and includes the following list of services:
- Trash and recycling, same-day collection 1 x week, curbside
- Bulk collection, scheduled 1 x month, curbside
- Five special events per year, drop-off
- Reduced self-haul gate rate to RAD transfer station, $10 per truck/trailer load
- Neighborhood drop-off recycling located at Crewse Lane and Ellsworth Road
*Areas receiving water service from H20, Inc. will receive a separate billing from the Town for trash services
Queen Creek Library (Maricopa County Library)
The Queen Creek branch of the Maricopa County Library provides full library services, materials in all formats, adult and juvenile programming and public access Internet accessible computers. The library is located ay 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Visit their Web site to find hours of operation and what programs are currently being offered.
- Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. to noon
- Sunday - Closed
Having a "Queen Creek" postal address might not mean that you live within the Town's incorporated boundaries. The incorporated boundaries for the Town of Queen Creek are separate and distinct from the US Postal Zip Codes (85142 & 85143) that are designated as "Queen Creek."
Arizona Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Division
Customer Service Call Center: 602-255-0072
Power Tags, Titles and More - authorized third party for MVD services
3125 W. Hunt Highway
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
For vehicle emissions information or for the locations and hours of emissions test facilities, visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality website or call 602-470-4646 or 1-800-284-7748.
The easiest and most important way for citizens to participate in their community is to vote. Whether an election is held to choose local leaders, approve public debt, or allow the Town to enter agreements, the voice of each voter counts. Since Queen Creek’s population is small, a few votes can affect local decisions. By exercising your right to vote, you not only are a good citizen, but you set an example for future generations.
The Town Clerk's office conducts local elections. Effective in 2014, Queen Creek's regularly scheduled candidate elections will be held in the fall of even-numbered years (August/November):
- Primary Election is held on the tenth Tuesday before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
- General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
For more information, call the Town Clerk at 480-358-3000.
Buying a New Home
Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions you will make. Take time to thoroughly research your potential neighborhood and make sure that it is right for you. The following list contains suggestions to consider when purchasing a new home in Queen Creek:
- Read the Arizona Department of Real Estate Public Report. The report will include helpful information about the house, taxes and assessments and utility providers. To learn about 69kv line and transmission projects, call Salt River Project (SRP) at 602-236-2872.
- Contact the Town or visit QueenCreek.org to learn about what is planned for the area near your potential home, including updates to infrastructure and transportation.
- Read the purchase contract carefully! You might want to review this contract with an attorney or real estate professional.
- Before you sign the purchase agreement, explore the neighborhood. Look for things such as hazards and noises that could be of later concern to you and your family.
- Know the town, county and school district boundaries in the area near your potential home.
- Read the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) of the home owners association (HOA) for the subdivision you are considering. The CC&Rs might add restrictions on your property that you should know.
- If buying a previously occupied home, consider having the home inspected by a professional home inspector. Make sure all the fixtures and plumbing work.
- Know if your potential property is a “wildcat split”—a wildcat split is a piece of property that has been sub-divided into five or fewer parcels. While legal under state law, the initial property owner is not required to put in roads, sewer connections or utilities. Being in a wildcat split also means your property would be considered a county island, and you would not receive Town services.
- Consider hiring a real estate professional or an attorney to discuss any large property purchases.
Services for Seniors
The Maricopa Association of Governments has created a page with information about regional senior services. Please visit Connect 60 Plus for information about transportation, volunteering, legal services and other resources.