On February 28, 2013, the Santa Cruz County Assessor’s office will mail the 2014 tax year valuation notices to all real property owners In Santa Cruz County. Assessor Felipe A. Fuentes Jr. reminds all property owners to closely review all the information on their valuation notice. If they disagree with any of the information contained on the notice, they should consider appealing the notice. This year, the administrative appeal deadline is April 29, 2013 (by statute this is sixty (60) days from the mail date A.R.S. §§ 42-15104 and 42-16051(D). Form 82130
Form Available for download by following this link at State Of Arizona Department Of Revenue Forms.
Commercial and Vacant:
The Assessor is responsible for locating, identifying and appraising all property subject to ad valorem taxes. The full cash value, set by the Assessor, must reflect current market values of the property. The Assessor's Office notifies property owners of values and processes petitions for review of property valuations.
A complete and certified assessment roll is prepared by the Assessor and is provided annually to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. The Assessor also prepares a final valuation report so that taxing jurisdictions can establish budgets and set tax rates.
The Assessor's Office is responsible for setting up the new tax area codes and taxing authorities based on annexations, electorate-approved.
The Assessor's Office is headed by officials elected by the popular
vote of the registered voters in Santa Cruz County for a term of four
years. As per the Arizona Revised Statutes, the office operates independently
of the Board of Supervisors, although the Board does retain authority
over fiscal matters of the office and must approve the yearly budget