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Exemptions

The upcoming Exemption application filing period is Tuesday January 3rd through Wednesday March 1st 2017 before 5:00pm. Taxpayers who may qualify for exemption under Article IX, Section 2, 2.1 or 2.2, Constitution of Arizona need to appear before the county assessor to make an affidavit as to the person’s eligibility. For additional information regarding qualifications or the application process, please see the Exemption section page or call (520) 724-7500 for more details.



Business Personal Property

The annual Personal Property statements (DOR form 82520) will mail on January 6th 2017. The forms are due back in the office by April 1st. Since April 1st falls on a Saturday in 2017, forms will be accepted and considered timely filed until 5pm on Monday April 3rd. A.R.S. § 42-15052 through A.R.S. § 42-15053 requires that persons, firms, corporations or associations owning, controlling or having possession of taxable personal property file a correct list of all such personal property in the county. If your business/organization is not currently filing with the assessor and needs to do so, a form can be mailed to you up until February 1st. For additional information regarding personal property, please see the Business Personal Property page under the Divisions/Personal Property link or call (520) 724-8700.



It is the County Assessor's job to identify all property subject to taxation, determine who owns the property, determine the property's value, maintain the assessment roll, and to process appeals and exemptions as specified by law.

The goal of our Web site is to provide the public with a resource that is easy to use in obtaining information about property values, the assessment process, the appeals process, and how to apply for an exemption or the senior freeze. We hope you find this site a useful tool in obtaining the answers to your questions. If you have any suggestions, please let us know by visiting our Web Site Suggestions page and leaving a comment. Our staff is always available and ready to assist you.

Our most frequently asked question is why do my taxes go up every year? The simple answer to this question is that tax increases are a combination of increased property worth and higher budget demands by taxing jurisdictions. The Assessor has no jurisdiction or responsibility for the taxing jurisdiction's budgets, the tax rates that they set, or the amount of taxes paid. These matters are handled by the various agencies performing the services that are supported by the taxes paid. These agencies, such as the county government, city governments, school districts, and other taxing districts, determine the taxes levied by the budgets that they set.

You may ascertain which specific jurisdictions affect your taxes by reviewing the comparative taxes shown on the front of your property tax statement. If you have questions about a particular increase, call the respective phone number on the back of your tax statement.

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