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As a property owner in Yuma County, you need to know what is expected in reference to the payment of your property taxes. The following guide will assist you in understanding the system.

Value Notification
The Yuma County Assessor determines property values and provides notification of valuation. Please contact the Assessor's Office (373-6040) for the latest valuation information on your property.

New Ownership

The new owner of property should contact the Assessor's Office and verify that they have the correct name and address prior to August when the tax bills are mailed out.

Mortgages

If a mortgage company is responsible for payment of your taxes, you should contact them to confirm their receipt of tax information from the County Treasurer.

Interest

Failure to receive a tax statement is not a legal reason for waiving interest. The Treasurer must assess interest on all delinquent payments at the rate of 16% per year (simple), prorated monthly on the first day of each month.

Annual Tax Statements
Annual property tax statements are issued on a calendar year basis, and are mailed in October of that year. The October statement has two payment stubs thereby avoiding the waste of taxpayers' money on a second billing.

Your property tax may be paid in full or in two installments:

  1. The due date for the first half tax is October 1. The first half installment becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on November 1. However, if you pay both installments by December 31 interest will not be assessed on the first half.
     
  2. The second half tax is due March 1 of the following year, and becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on May 1.

If November 1 or May 1 is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the time of delinquency is 5:00 p.m. on the next business day.

To avoid paying on the wrong property, always check the property description and parcel number on the tax statement with your records.

If you are responsible for paying taxes i.e. not mortgage, and have not received a tax statement by October 15, please contact the Treasurer's Office or visit http://treasurer.yumacountyaz.gov/treasurer/treasurerweb for the tax information so that payment can be made before the first half becomes delinquent.

Delinquent Taxes
Parcels with prior year delinquent taxes still owing at the end of December become candidates for the Back Tax Lien Sale the following February.

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