Public Notices

  1. Notice of Amendments to Surprise General Plan 2035: 2019 Annual Amendment Cycle

    posted (08/08/2019)

    Please be advised that the annual Surprise General Plan 2035 Major Amendment 60-day review period is now underway. Please provide all comments to the designated staff contact below no later than October 7, 2019.

    The City of Surprise is working on a Major General Plan Amendment to update three elements of the General Plan 2035. The proposed updates include:
    • Roadway Systems Element and Transit Element within “Chapter 3: Transportation” to reflect updated roadway maps and policy changes associated with the recent Transit Feasibility Study and Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan.
    • Growth Element to reflect changes in the housing market.
    • Extending Surprise Municipal Planning Area as shown in the Land Use Map.
    This Major Amendment includes expanding the Surprise Planning Area Boundary near the White Tank Mountains. If the proposed boundary is approved, all other maps that do not have substantive changes within the General Plan 2035 will also be updated.

    In an effort to conserve resources, the Community Development Department has elected to post the proposed amendments and maps illustrating the proposed boundary changes to the city’s website. The public can review the proposed amendments and comment online at Comments may also be mailed to City of Surprise Community Development, c/o Joshua Mike, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.

    Hard copies are available for viewing at the Development Services Counter at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. To request a printed copy for personal use, please contact Joshua Mike at or 623.222.3134.

    Public hearings will be held before the Planning & Zoning Commission on November 7, 2019 and November 21, 2019 and before the City Council on December 3, 2019. Exact dates, times, and locations will be published according to public notice requirements. Meeting agendas will be posted at least 24 hours in advance at

    Amendment Documents:

    FS19-296 GPA Growth Element - Formatted Draft (60-Day Review)
    FS19-296 GPA Land Use Map (60-Day Review)
    FS19-296 GPA Roadway Systems Element - Formatted Draft (60-Day Review)
    FS19-296 GPA Transit Element - Formatted Draft (60-Day Review)

  2. Notice of Surplus Property Auction 

    posted (08/16/2019)

    Pursuant to Surprise City Code §2-361, notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise intends to sell surplus equipment owned by the City through, starting August 15 and ending August 29, 2019.

    For more information, please visit the
    Surplus Property/Online Auctions page.