Arts, Culture & Library Department
The Arts, Library & Culture Department is focused on enriching the community through programs, services, experiences and events within these important areas.
The Civil Division of the City Attorney’s Office is responsible for providing advisory and transactional legal support, which includes preparing opinions, contracts, deeds, ordinances, and resolutions. The Division also defends and prosecutes civil actions on behalf of the City.
The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the council-created policies, and directing the day-to-day operations of city government. The manager reports directly to the city council, and is subject to council performance reviews. The City Manager is responsible for drafting a balanced budget for council review and approval each year.
The Internal Auditor's mission is to provide independent, objective, accurate, and timely auditing services that are designed to improve operations, cultivate transparency, and accountability.
The City Clerk, appointed by the City Council, serves as the city’s official records custodian.
The Surprise City Court handles cases ranging from minor traffic violations to Class 1 misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine, plus surcharges. The Court is a separate branch of city government and a part of the statewide court system, subject to the authority of the Arizona Supreme Court.
The Surprise Community Development Department strives to provide the very best level of service related to planning, permitting, and building safety elements within the City of Surprise.
The Surprise Economic Development team is committed to the constant pursuit of attracting quality jobs and business to Surprise and the Greater Phoenix Area.
The Emergency Management Department exists to strengthen and protect the community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve our capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, human caused incidents, and major event.
The City of Surprise Finance Department strives to be a professional, proactive leader, identifying issues and offering innovative solutions while providing high-quality customer service.
The Fire Department works to save lives and protect property through prevention, preparedness, education and response.
The Human Resources Department is committed to working strategically with the diverse city in identifying and responding to its changing needs.
Human Service & Community Vitality
Visit the home of the Human Service and Community Vitality Department.
Information Technology Services is the City’s centralized department responsible for providing strategic technology direction.
Marketing & Communications
Find marketing and communications information.
View the home page of the Surprise Police Department.
Parks & Recreation
The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for recreational and special event programming, facility operations and ground maintenance of existing facilities and city parks.
Surprise Public Works provides efficient, economical sanitation, engineering development and street maintenance services. The Transportation Division focuses on growing and maintaining transportation infrastructure built for today and the future.
Sports & Tourism
If you're a fan of Spring Training, major tennis and other sporting events; or like to have fun at cool regional festivals and events, look no further than the City of Surprise Sports and Tourism Department!
The Transportation and Traffic webpage is a resource for information on the City's Park and Ride, road closures and restrictions, improvement projects and more!
Water Resource Management
The Water Resource Management Department includes management of water and wastewater utilities, water-related capital improvement projects, as well as oversight of the Environmental Division focused on regulatory compliance and planning for our water future.