August 22nd is the Appeal Deadline for Tax Year 2016 Personal Property Notices
All appeals for 2016 noticed values must be in the Assessor's Office by 5:00 pm August 22, 2016 or postmarked no later than that date.
Appeal forms are available from the Assessor Forms link on this website or they can be picked up in person at the
Assessor's Office until the August 22nd deadline.
Senate Bill 1350 has modified the residential classification for taxpayers that may rent or lease a portion of their property to lodgers as a vacation rental or short-term lease. This office will mail 2017 Notices of Change to affected property owners in late September of 2016. These Notice of Change will reclassify the property from Class 1 or Class M to Class 3 or Class 4. If you have filed a Petition for Review for 2017 challenging the classification, the Petition decision will reflect the new legislation. For additional information regarding this change and how it may affect your property, please call us at 520-724-8630.
House Bill 2125 has modified the requirements for parcel consolidation to include those within different taxing jurisdictions. If your property is currently divided by a special district, you may request in writing, to combine into the special district that governs the majority of the parcel by using the Consolidation Request form, If you have questions please call us at 520-724-8630.
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.