San Tan Valley Incorporation Timeline


Phase 1

Committee Formation (April)

• Formed Committee

• Notified the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) of intent to incorporate.

• Published copy of BOS notice to the public

• Created proposed boundary map.

Phase 2

Community Outreach (May – September)

• Recruited volunteers and formed committees.

• STV Inc. met with neighboring community mayors and staff from all of the following:

o Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Florence, and Coolidge

• Obtained feedback from community through 6 community town hall events.

Phase 3

State Lands, Map Updates, and Early Municipal Support (October – December)

• Successfully negotiated with the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) over key pieces of state lands within proposed map boundaries

• Updated map boundaries to maintain two key pieces of state land for future commercial development.

• Began the process of surveying map boundaries to get metes and bounds.

• Queen Creek passed a resolution in support of incorporation unanimously (7-0).

• Chandler provided a letter in support of incorporation.


Phase 4

Finalized Map Boundaries and Municipal Approvals (January – August 2024)

• Finalized map boundaries with metes and bounds.

• Gilbert and Mesa will vote on resolutions on incorporation.

• Pinal County and ASLD finalize entitlement process of key state land pieces.

Phase 5

Create Petition and Obtain Pinal County BOS Circulation Approval (August – October 2024)

• File petition and copy of public notice with Pinal County Recorder and/or the County elections department.

• Pinal County Board of Supervisors authorization of circulation of incorporation petition.

Phase 6

Petition Drive (October 2024 – April 2025)

• Seek to obtain signatures of 10% of qualified electors.


Phase 7

Approvals / Vote (April – August 2025)

• Submit signed petitions to County BOS and Recorder for verification.

• Pinal County Board of Supervisors Approval of petition and calls for election.

August 5, 2025:

Public Vote – if majority of qualified electors votes in favor of incorporation, then the BOS will enter an order declaring the community incorporated.

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