Property taxes in Arizona on owner-occupied residences are levied on Assessed Value. In Scottsdale, which is situated in Maricopa County, Assessed Value is 10% of Full Cash Value. The Full Cash Value could be different (usually lower) than the price you paid for your home.

The amount of taxes you pay will vary based on where you live. Property taxes are the sum of state, county, municipal, school, and special district rates. There are also exemptions and rebates that may apply to your property. Questions on the tax liability for a specific property should be directed to the Office of the Maricopa County Assessor at 602-506-3406.

The Assessor’s Office will update the assessed value of the property every year. The Assessed Value is determined based on a computer analysis of information like previous sales in the neighborhood, view, lot size, and square footage, to name a few variables. If you do not agree with the Assessed Value, you may appeal to the Assessor’s Office by calling 602-506-3406.

Property taxes are billed to the homeowner (or mortgage company if your taxes are paid out of the escrow account) twice a year. You can either include property tax payments in your mortgage payments or pay property taxes separately.

Approximately 75% of your property tax goes directly to education.

The taxes are billed by and payable to the Maricopa County Treasurer. The taxes are billed in arrears, meaning that:
The second half of the previous year’s taxes is billed on March 1st, and payable before May 1st.
The first half of the current year’s taxes is billed on October 1st, payable before November

Check the status of your property tax account for more detailed information. Just enter your house number and the name of your street, or your parcel number if you know it. You will be able to check on the balance of the account as well as the specific assessments that contribute to your tax bill.

If you have any additional questions about Scottsdale property tax please contact The Matheson Team today at 480-351-5359 or by filling out the form below!

Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255