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Public Notice - Tax and Fee Changes

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Sec. 9-499.15, the City of Phoenix is hereby giving notice of proposed adoptions of, or changes to, municipal taxes or fees.

Notice DateCouncil DateTypeDescriptionDepartmentStatutory ReferenceMore Information
​4/28/2015​7/1/2015​Citywide Recovery of Collections Fees​On or after July 1, 2015, the City of Phoenix will bring forward a proposed ordinance for consideration by the City Council making certain changes to Chapter 2, Article 1, Sections 2-25 and 2-26 of the Phoenix City Code related to the recovery of collection and lien claim processing fees and hold the debtor liable for the business expenses incurred by the City to collect the delinquent debt, fees, penalties and interest owed.  This ordinance will enhance the Citywide Collections initiative to recover revenues and minimize business costs, which may result in an increase in fees for certain debtors.  The Finance, Efficiency, Economy and Sustainability Committee unanimously approved staff recommendation on April 15, 2015 to present this item for City Council approval. ​Finance​N/A​Contact:

3/16/20157/1/2015TaxThe following is a revision to the previous notice posted on March 16, 2015. Under Arizona law, City of Phoenix property owners pay a primary property tax and a secondary property tax. City staff intends to recommend decreasing the primary property tax rate by 1.27 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for fiscal year 2015-16 and increasing the secondary property tax rate by 1.27 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2015-16. If approved, the combined property tax rate will remain $1.82 per $100 dollars of assessed valuation, the same combined rate in place for 20 years. Based on increases to assessed property values, the City's total annual property tax levy will increase by about $2.7 million; however, since 2009-10, Phoenix property taxes have decreased by a cumulative total of $664 million.  Budget & ResearchPhoenix Municipal Charter Chapter XVIII, Phoenix  Municipal Code Chapter/Section  2-19,          Arizona Revised Statutes 42-17151

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