An abandonment is a method whereby the city may dispose of a public street, highway, alley, lane, sidewalk, utility easement or other public way that is not longer necessary for public use. Abandonments are detailed in the Phoenix City Code, Chapter 31, Article V.

For a step-by-step overview of the abandonment process, click on abandonment process (PDF) or select from the following topics.

Abandonment Packet (Complete)

Abandonment Decision Appeal

Downtown Alley Abandonment Affidavit of Notification

Downtown Alley Abandonment Evaluation Criteria

Downtown Alley Abandonment Notification Requirements

For more information, contact your project team leader or Planning & Development at 602-256-3487.