What does the Assessor do?
Our primary mission is to locate, identify and appraise at current market value, locally assessed property in Pinal County for ad valorem tax purposes (taxation based on the value of property). Vacant and improved land, including the attached residential and commercial structures, comprises the bulk of locally assessed property. Our valuations are used by the Treasurer's Office to calculate the taxes due for over 140 local taxing authorities in the county.
We follow state statutes, Arizona Department of Revenue regulations, and standard appraisal methods in the valuation process. We also process petitions (appeals) from taxpayers and provide supporting documentation for our valuations when there is a dispute over the value of a property.
The Assessor's Office is also responsible for the valuation of manufactured housing and business personal property.
The Assessor's Office maintains the ownership information for each parcel and updates the records when property is sold, transferred, combined or split. The office also administers the widows, widower and disability exemptions and the Senior Valuation Freeze.
The Motor Vehicle Division no longer notifies the assessor of title transfers (ownership changes) on manufactured homes. It is the responsibility of the new owner and prior owner to notify the assessor of the change in ownership once the title has been transferred.
The Assessor's staff is not legally trained to give ownership change advice. A deed or other conveying document is a legal document, and we cannot advise anyone on which type of document to use or how to word it. The Assessor's Office suggests that you seek the professional help of a title company or an attorney when transferring property. If we come across a document that we would use to update our records and find what we believe to be an error, we will notify the party involved as a courtesy.
Notice of Valuation/Appeal process
Information necessary to complete this petition is contained on the Notice of Valuation
Use the Petition for Review to appeal the full cash (market) value shown on the Notice of Valuation.
Learn about the appeal process with the Assessor's Office.