Navajo County Assessor's office
HOLBROOK, AZ—2014 Notices of Valuation will be mailed February 22, 2013 to all property owners, according to Navajo County Assessor Cammy Darris. The notices reflect the full cash value the assessor’s office has placed on the parcel for the September 2014 Tax Bill. Rental Property Owners should read the notices carefully to ensure the property is properly classified as a rental.
The valuations on the 2014 Notices of Valuation are based on market and sales information prior to January 1, 2013.
By State statute, the assessor mails the notices to the last known address. The property owners are responsible to notify the assessor’s office of any changes in their mailing address. Darris advises anyone who has not received his or her notice by the middle of March to contact the assessor’s office.
Assessor Darris encourages property owners to assist in keeping their property accurately described on the assessor’s roll. When property owners have a valuation concern they are invited to contact the assessor’s office. She states “The department’s Strategic Plan emphasizes the importance of analyzing data to ensure accurate and equitable values as well as maintaining excellent communication with the public. The staff'ss commitment to each of these goals and to the public is addressed through this annual valuation process.”After reviewing the notice, the property owner may appeal the full cash value or the classification of their property. Filing a Petition for Review of Valuation with the assessor is the administrative appeal process or an owner can file directly with the Tax Court. The Petitions for Review of Valuation (appeal forms) are available at the Navajo County Assessor’s office in Holbrook; at the Navajo County offices located at 550 N. 9th Place in Show Low on Tuesdays (8:00a.m. to Noon and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.); the assessor’s web page or the owner can contact the assessor’s office (928-524-4086) to have one mailed. Statutes require the property owner to include substantial evidence justifying the appeal of the valuation at the time of filing the Petition for Review. (Property owners are not allowed to appeal taxes.) Should the property owner file a Petition for Review, they must do so no later than sixty (60) days after the postmark on their Notice of Valuation Card; the actual appeal deadline is shown on the Notice.
A meeting with the assessor’s staff may be requested on the appeal form by the property owner to discuss the valuation or classification issues. If the assessor grants the request of the owner, no further appeal is allowed.
When the property owner and assessor do not agree, the owner may appeal to the County Board of Equalization or file in Tax Court.
Darris reminds property owners that the assessor’s office has a public workstation available during office hours for their convenience to assist in their research. She also welcomes the public to call the office at (928) 524-4086, or come to the office for further information or to have a discussion regarding their property.
Darris is available to meet with any group to give an overview of the valuation process. She may be reached at (928) 524-4095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessor Darris encourages property owners to review the parcel information available on the Navajo County Assessor’s Web Page. The web site contains information regarding property characteristics. There is no fee other than your internet charges. The site address is www.navajocountyaz.gov/Assessor.
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