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Arizona State and Local Government Information

A guide to Arizona government information at the state, regional, county, and local levels.


For an excellent introduction to understanding local government in Arizona, Arizona Local Government located in Government Documents, is highly recommended. For the bigger picture of local governments in the United States, please refer to the Census of Governments

Special purpose governments make up the majority of local governments in Arizona. Special purpose local governments provide a specific service (such as fire protection, water delivery, etc.) for a specified area or population. Current laws regarding Arizona special districts are available from Title 48 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Arizona school districts (which are not currently part of our library collection) also fall into this category, with basic principles found in Article 11 of the Arizona Constitution and current laws found in Title 15 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.

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Arizona Special Purpose Governments

Arizona Fire Districts


Arizona School Districts

Special purpose governments responsible for providing elementary and secondary education to Arizona children, under the ultimate authority of the state. These publications are not collected by Government Documents Service.

Cochise County

Coconino County

Gila County

Maricopa County

    Mohave County

    Navajo County

    Pima County

    Pinal County

    Yavapai County

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