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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pima County Property Tax Notices Mailed. Can You Appeal?

By now we should have all received our valuation notices for our Tucson homes from the Pima County Assessor.  If you are like me and most other Tucson homeowners, your valuation was pretty much the same as last year.  There were a few areas of Pima County starting to show increases in valuation (downtown, the Catalina Foothills, Oro Valley and a few others) due to increases in sale prices, but most other areas held steady.

You should take a look at the full-cash value listed on your notification and also make note of  the property characteristics and classification.  If you note anything that may be incorrect, or if you believe the value given your home does not accurately reflect recent sale values of similar homes in your neighborhood, you may want to talk with the Assessor's office about an appeal.

But first, take a look at the following link to see more information on how the valuation of your Tucson property is set by the Pima County Assessor:  Pima County Property Assessment Process

If you think you have grounds for an appeal, here is the link which will give you more information on that process:  How to Appeal Your Pima County Property Assessment   Keep in mind that an appeal petition filed with the County Assessor's Office must be filed no later than 60 days after the mail date on your "Notice of Valuation" or the deadline date indicated on the notice.

And keep in mind that the County Assessor does not set the tax rates on our Tucson homes, only the valuation on which the individual taxes are calculated. 

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