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Tax Statements for the current year are mailed in mid-September and include coupons for the 1st and 2nd installments. This is the only statement you will receive unless your taxes are delinquent. Delinquent tax statements are mailed in August and January for Real Property Taxes.
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The sale is usually held in February each year. The 2024 tax lien sale will take place on February 23.
The tax lien sale will be held at 2150 N Congress Dr., Nogales, AZ, in Room 120.
Registration will be from 8:00am-9:00am. The sale will begin at 9:00am and continue until all parcels are offered.
By state statutes, a formal list of all delinquent parcels is advertised in the issue(s) of a paper of general circulation at least two weeks prior to the sale. The properties subject to the 2024 tax lien sale of delinquent 2022 and prior years will be published in the Nogales International. Some items listed in the newspaper will not be auctioned due to payments being received after the list was prepared for publication.
You may obtain a copy of the published list in our main lobby, at the Treasurer's Office or request a hard copy for a fee of $50.00.
You must be registered to bid.
An investor information form and an IRS W-9 form must be filled out prior to the sale. These forms can be filled out ahead of time or on the day of the sale. (Registration is from 8:00am-9:00am)
You can register in person prior to the date of the sale, or you can request the forms by email.
The forms will also be available on the date of the sale, registration will be from 8:00am-9:00am
First time bidders must pay via certified funds (cash, money order or cashier's check). Once payment is received and processed you will be provided with the certificate(s) of purchase.
Returning bidders have the option to pay via debit/credit cards (processing fees apply). The certificate(s) of purchase can be sent to the bidder, or the bidder can pick them up at our office 4 days after the payment date.
No. Bidders MUST do their own research or hire a qualified professional advisor, to learn and understand what you are purchasing and what your rights and liabilities may be with regard to your purchases.
After the sale, successful bidders are given until the end of the day to complete payment in full at the Treasurer's office window. A bidder failing to make payment in the specified time will forfeit the bid, and the certificates will be sold. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Once payment is received and processed you will be provided with the certificate(s) of purchase. If payment is made via debit/ credit card the certificate(s) of purchase can be sent to the bidder, or the bidder can pick them up at our office 4 days after the payment date.
Registered CP (Certificate of Purchase) Buyers may purchase over the counter delinquent taxes from April 1-December 31.
Tax lien investors can initiate foreclosure proceedings three years from the date of the tax lien sale. The Treasurer's Office cannot provide legal advice. We recommend that tax lien investors hire an attorney to facilitate and guide them through the foreclosure process. The attorney you hire will give you the cost and time involved.
Subsequent taxes, or sub-taxes, may be purchased by the current investor starting June 1of the year the taxes go delinquent through December 31st of that year. The Treasurer's Office does not send a bill or reminder, sub-taxing is the responsibility of the investor.
No. We cannot accept partial payments for the redemption of tax liens. If a tax lien had been sold on your property, all delinquent taxes, interest, penalties, and fees must be paid in full according to state law.
Certified funds are monies that are guaranteed by the bank. This includes cash, cashier's checks, and money orders. Certified funds are required and necessary for first time tax lien buyers as well as for the redemption of a tax lien.
To change your mailing address, click here. This will lead you to the Santa Cruz County Assessor's Address Change form, the Santa Cruz County Assessor manages property owner mailing addresses.
1150 N. Congress Dr. Room #104, Nogales, AZ. off of Mariposa Rd., Behind McDonalds. Map
Our office hours are Monday- Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm
We accept ACH payments or electronic check payments through our online payment options. Our debit/credit card vendor, Point&Pay charges a processing fee of $3.95 for debit card payments & 2.5% fee for credit card payments over $100.00. Credit Card payments less than $100.00 will be charged a processing fee of $2.00. Electronic check processing fee will be $2.50. Same fees apply when paying by phone or in person.
Payments may also be mailed using a personal check, cashier's check or money order. Please do not mail in cash. Please mail payments to PO BOX 1150, Nogales, AZ 85628 or 2150 N. Congress Dr. Room #104, Nogales, AZ 85621.
In person payments can be made in our office located at 2150 N. Congress Dr. Room #104, Nogales, AZ 85621. Any payment method mentioned above may be accepted.
Our debit/credit card vendor, Point&Pay charges a fee to process payments. The Santa Cruz County Treasurer's Office does not receive any portion of this processing fee. By law, the Santa Cruz County Treasurer is not permitted to charge any fee for processing tax payments.
Elizabeth Gutfahr, Santa Cruz County Treasurer
Payments should be mailed to PO BOX 1150, Nogales, AZ 85628 or 2150 N. Congress Dr. Room #104, Nogales, AZ 85621. Personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders. Please do not mail in cash.
For the current year, you can check the balance owed via the Assessor's Parcel search here. Enter your parcel number, search by name or site address. Boxes below will auto fill with information pertaining to the parcel. Above the boxes you will find the "taxes" tab where you can find current year taxes owed. If you need information on prior years, please contact our office at (520)375-7580. There may be additional charges that are not reflected on the Assessor's taxes tab.
We provide the mortgage and tax service companies tax statement information upon request, so your mortgage company should receive your tax information. As a courtesy, we will also send you an information statement about your taxes. If you find you are now responsible for paying your property taxes, you may use that statement to make payments.
According to state law, once the delinquency date has passed, interest starts to accrue at 16% per year, prorated monthly. That means you will pay 1.333% on the amount of tax due whether you pay on the last day of the month or the first day of the month.
For taxes that are not paid before January of the following year, and additional $5.00 penalty is assessed. In February, your delinquent tax lien will be offered for sale at our Delinquent Tax Lien Sale. This is a sale of the lien for delinquent taxes not the sale of your property. After 3 years from the date of the sale, the purchaser of your taxes can foreclose on the lien and acquire your property.
Our Delinquent Tax Lien Sale will be the last week in February.
By Law, partial payment of delinquent tax liens is not allowed. The minimum payment we can accept is the amount of taxes, interest and fees due for a delinquent installment. If a tax lien had been sold on your property, all delinquent taxes, interest, penalties and fees must be paid in full according to state law.
Taxes are calculated based on a rate applied to the value of your property. The tax rate is a combination of the rates of all the jurisdictions that have a property tax where you live, such as the Santa Cruz County, your school district and your fire district. There is a Primary Tax Rate and a Secondary Tax Rate. Primary taxes are used to pay the operating expenses of a jurisdiction and the rate is applied to the Limited Cash Value of your property. The secondary taxes are used to pay for special districts, such as fire districts, and other voter approved items, for example, bonds and budget overrides.The calculation is as follows:Primary Tax = Limited Value times Assessment Ratio times Primary Tax Rate divided by $100Secondary Tax = Limited Value times Assessment Ratio times Secondary Tax Rate divided by $100TOTAL TAX = Primary Tax + Secondary Tax
State Aid to Education is a reduction for homeowners (owner-occupied) in the primary property tax levied by school districts in your area. This amount will be reimbursed to the school districts from the State through the County Treasurer.
Per ARS 48-807, Fire District Assistance is a countywide tax used to supplement fire districts. It is levied against every taxable property in the county.
Your annual taxes covers the calendar year from January to December. The first installment is due before November 1 and the second installment is due before May 1 (even though this date is in the next tax year)
Exemptions are available for qualifying widows, widowers, and disabled persons. The applicant must apply each year between January 1 and the last working day in February. First-time applicants must apply in person. Each type of exemption has different qualification requirements.
There are no exemptions for veterans, these were removed from Arizona State Statues in 1990.
A person who has a Power of Attorney for another individual can file an exemption. A copy of the Power of Attorney and photo ID of the applicant must be provided when filing the application.
The Santa Cruz County Assessor manages the exemption application. Please contact the Assessor's Office at (520)375-8030.