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Bullhead City is an incorporated city located within Mohave County. The city provides a multitude of services, from: public works, building and maintaining roads, roadway medians, sidewalks and other infrastructure, to planning and zoning, building permits and inspections, municipal courts and well-staffed police department. The city relies on a two percent sales tax for the majority of its income, and there is no city property tax. The parks & recreation department handle maintenance, operations and ongoing improvements to its parks and recreation areas, which include two large riverfront parks, several ball fields, the community swimming pool and other recreation-oriented opportunities. For more information on Bullhead City services, call the city hall switchboard at (928) 763-9400 or visit www.bullheadcity.com.

Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley, to the south of Bullhead City, are unincorporated areas within the county. The majority of governmental services for these areas, including planning and zoning, building permits, police protection and court system, are provided through the county seat in Kingman or at satellite offices throughout the county. The area’s fire departments are separate governmental agencies with their own taxing authority to fund fire and medical emergency services.

On the state level, the Arizona Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement services on state and federal highways. The Department of Economic Security and Adult and Child Protective Services in Bullhead City provide postings of employment opportunities, unemployment insurance claim service and legal services for minors and adults.

Across the Colorado River from Bullhead City is Laughlin, an unincorporated township governed by the Clark County, Nevada Board of Commissioners through the locally elected Laughlin Town Advisory Board. Clark County provides police and fire emergency services, a justice court and special regional improvement districts for the construction and maintenance of water and sewer services.

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