Tax Bill Information
The tax statement is comprised of a levy amount set by several taxing authorities. The Treasurer's Office does not set tax rates; however, the Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes. A sample of the tax bill may be seen by clicking here. Listed below are the taxing authorities in Gila County.
- The State Legislature, through statutes, sets the rates for School Equalization.
- The Board of Supervisors sets the tax rates for Gila County, the Gila County Library District, the Gila County Flood Control District and Fire District Assistance Tax.
- The County School Superintendent sets the rate for the Unorganized Schools' property and Reserve Fund.
- Each city or town, school district, special district, irrigation district, and drainage districts sets its own tax rates.
- JURISDICTIONS PHONE NUMBERS AND CONTACTS
- Bond amounts represent amounts previously determined and voted on by area residents.
Please refer questions regarding a tax line item to the taxing authority responsible for that portion of your tax bill or contact the Gila County Board of Supervisors at 1400 E. Ash St, Globe, AZ 85501.
The valuation of the property also plays a key role in calculating the property taxes. The Gila County Assessor mails an annual Notice of Valuation to all property owners. Values are subject to change annually. If you believe your property valuation is incorrect, a period of time is designated to file an appeal. For more information concerning the valuation, ownership, classification or a change of address, E-Mail or visit the website of the Assessor's Office or 1400 E. Ash St, Globe, AZ 85501.
The ownership records are updated each time a deed is recorded with the Gila County Recorder's Office. Since property transfers occur on a daily basis in large volumes, a minimum of ten (10) days is required to update the Assessor and Treasurer records. For more information concerning title recordings, go to Recorder's Office Website or request information at 1400 E. Ash St, Globe, AZ 85501.
Primary Taxes: The Primary taxes are based on the "limited value" and are comprised of the levy amount set by cities and towns, and county community college and schools for their maintenance and operation expenses.
Secondary Taxes: The Secondary taxes are based on the Full Cash Value and are comprised of the levy amount set by special districts, fire districts and bond issues voted in by taxpayers of these districts.
Due Dates: The first half taxes and taxes of $100 or less, are due October 1, and will become delinquent if not paid by 5:00 PM on November 1. The second half taxes are due March 1 and will become delinquent if not paid by 5:00 p.m. May 1. Penalty for late payment is 16% per year prorated monthly as of the 1st day of the month.
Method of Payment: Tax payments will be accepted in the form of cash, check, money order, cashier's check. A fee of $25 will be charged for reversal of any payment. Post dated checks will not be accepted and may be subject to a return fee. You may pay by debit card in our Globe office, or by credit card by phone, in person, or online. There is a fee for this service. All merchant and service organizations must pay a fee to the credit card companies whenever the card holder uses their card. The same is true for a government transaction. The difference is that the merchant and service organizations pay the fee out of their profits, but a government entity would pay the fee using taxpayer money. This means that taxpayers that do not pay taxes with a credit card would be subsidizing those who do pay with a credit card. This would result in government taking money from one taxpayer and giving it to another taxpayer.