Frequently Asked Questions

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The Assessor’s Office does not conduct surveys nor recommend surveyors. You may wish to contact a local surveying firm.

The Assessor's Office does not require or maintain blueprints for single-family residences. Our sketches define the sizes and shapes of areas of separate appraisal interest such as livable and non-livable areas, additions, outbuildings, carports, garages, hangars, pole barns, stables, sports courts, and other unique features that affect a parcel's value.

No, the sale price is public record from the affidavit of sale recorded with the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. It is our legal responsibility to value all properties in Maricopa County, and the sale price is vital part of that. It is also the legal right of a property owner to appeal their assessed valuation, and the sale price is a valuable resource for the appeal.
The property address, or the situs address, is not typically assigned to vacant land. If this is the case, you will want to contact the municipality in which the property is located and request a situs address. The municipality will contact the Assessor's Office with the new situs address, and we will update our records accordingly.
The State of Arizona has exemptions for widows, widowers, and disabled persons. Visit the Property Exemptions FAQ page for more information, or call us at 602-506-3406 to speak to someone who can assist you.
If the property is held in joint tenancy with right of survivorship or as community property with right of survivorship, you can record a copy of the death certificate or a notice of death at the Recorder's Office along with the legal description. The name will be removed once the recorded document is forwarded to our office from the Recorder's Office. Recording the death certificate will not remove the decedent's name from a trust.