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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
Parcels with prior year delinquent taxes still owing at the end of December become candidates for the Back Tax Lien Sale the following February.
Tax Deeded Property Information
For more information regarding State Tax Deeded Property please go to the Board of Supervisors website.
On or before the first Monday in November, the Board of Supervisors will prepare a list of the real property in the county that is held by the state by tax deed. This list shall include: a full description of each parcel; the name of the former owner, if known; the total amount of taxes, interest, penalties, fees and costs, including the unpaid charges of the county treasurer and recorder.
Subsequently the Board of Supervisors shall advertise the real property for sale at a public sale at the office of the board. The advertisement shall be by: 1. Publishing the list and notice of sale in Yuma Daily Sun once a week for four weeks during the month of February. 2. Posting the list and notice in two or more public places in each election precinct in which any of the real property is located or within three miles of each parcel. 3. Continuously posting a current list and notice in the offices of the board of supervisors and the county sheriff and at a designated location at the county courthouse.
For further information, please contact the Board of Supervisors' Office at (928) 373-1010.
This is not the Tax Lien Sale the Yuma County Treasurer's Office holds in February. If you are interested in the Tax Lien Sale please go to the Tax Lien Information page found on this site.