Public Notice: Tax & 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.

List of proposed adoptions of, or changes to, municipal taxes or fees.
Notice DateCouncil DateTypeDescriptionDepartmentStatutory ReferenceMore Information
12/02/201912/18/2019Fee
Notice of Intent to Standardize Fees on a Business
The City of Phoenix hereby gives notice of its intent to standardize Video Service License fees charged to providers of video service, as defined by 13 A.R.S. § 9-14011, to allow them to engage in the business of operating a video service or cable television system in the City of Phoenix.
1. Date, time, and place of meeting.
The proposed fees will be considered by the Phoenix City Council at its formal meeting on December 18, 2019 commencing at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
2. Reference to more details.
Information related to the proposed fee standardization is available on the City of Phoenix’s website here: https://www.phoenix.gov/public-notice-tax-and-fee-changes under notice date of October 18, 2019.
This notice of intent is posted effective: December 2, 2019.
Information Technology Services13 A.R.S. § 9More Information/Contact: 
602-261-8097
Juanita Carver
Information Technology Services Department
juanita.carver@phoenix.gov
11/26/201912/18/2019Fee
Notice of Intent to Establish and Increase Fees on a Business
​The City of Phoenix Aviation Department hereby gives notice of its intent to establish a new fee and to increase an existing fee on Commercial Ground Transportation Providers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 
1. Date, time, and place of meeting. The proposed fees will be considered by the Phoenix City Council at its formal meeting on December 18, 2019 commencing at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003. 
2. Reference to more details. A schedule of the proposed new and increased fees and a written report that supports the new and increased fees are available on the City of Phoenix’s website here: https://www.phoenix.gov/public-notice-tax-and-fee-changes ​under notice date of October 18, 2019. 
​This notice of intent is posted effective: November 26, 2019. 
Aviation Department​A.R.S. 9-499.15; Phoenix City Code Section, Chapter 4, Article IV, Section 4-78More Information/Contact: 
602-273-4072
Jordan Feld
Aviation Department
jordan.feld@phoenix.gov
11/22​​​/2019On or after 01/29/2020Rates/Fee
On or after January 29, 2020 the Phoenix City Council will consider increased solid waste fees. If approved, the solid waste residential fee may increase up to $6.40 per month, with a two percent inflation factor annually from 2021 through 2026. Alternately, City Council may approve a phased in approach where the solid waste residential fee may increase up to $3.75 per month in the first year and up to $3.25 per month in the second year, with a two percent inflation factor annually from 2022 through 2026. If approved the new fees would become effective 30 days after City Council approval.
The proposed increased fees also include increased tipping fees for customers at the transfer stations and implementing a new commercial hauler permit program similar to programs in most other Valley cities. Revenue from the new commercial hauler permit program is designed to cover a portion of the costs associated with providing citywide code enforcement and community clean-up events. Additional detail regarding the four-solid waste fee and service level options is outlined in the attached report. Download PDF with more information.
Public Works DepartmentA.R.S. § 9-499.15; A.R.S. § 49-742 More Information/Contact: 
602-495-5895
Joe Giudice
Public Works Department
joe.giudice@phoenix.gov
​​​11/18/201912/18/2019
Fee
​On or after December 18, 2019 the Phoenix City Council will conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to development impact fees. Between 30 and 60 days following the public hearing, Council will approve or disapprove an ordinance implementing changes to the development impact fees. If approved, the changes would take effect no sooner than 75 days after the date of Council approval. The City charges development impact fees in designated parts of the City to ensure new development helps pay a proportionate share of the capital facility costs required to provide the following necessary public services: Fire, Police, Parks, Libraries, Streets, Storm Drainage (flood control), Water, Wastewater, and Water Supply.
On July 1, 2019 the Draft Infrastructure Financing Plan: 2020 Update that included a written report of updated land use assumptions and infrastructure improvements plans was posted to the City’s website and made available to the public. On September 4, 2019 the Phoenix City Council conducted a public hearing on the Draft Infrastructure Financing Plan. On October 16, 2019 the Phoenix City Council approved the Draft Infrastructure Financing Plan.
The recommended impact fee changes are summarized in the Impact Fee Report. The Impact Fee Report has been appended to the Infrastructure Financing Plan: 2020 Update and can be accessed from the City’s website at the following location: https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/devfees/impactfees.
Planning & Development DepartmentA.R.S. § 9-463.05
P.C.C. Chapter 29
More Information/Contact: 
602-495-7026
Adam Miller
Planning & Development Department
adam.miller@phoenix.gov
10/18/2019​​12/18/2019​Fee
On or after December 18, 2019 the Phoenix City Council will consider increased trip fees charged to ground transportation providers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. If approved, the increased trip fees will be charged when authorized ground transportation providers pick up and drop off passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. These fees will be charged to recover the costs for ground transportation infrastructure, improvements and maintenance including Sky Train. A schedule of the proposed fees is detailed in the attached report. Download PDF with more information.
The proposed increased fees will be heard at the Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting on December 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Information related to the proposed fees can be found at the link provided above.
Aviation Department​A.R.S. 9-499.15; Phoenix City Code Section, Chapter 4, Article IV, Section 4-78More Information/Contact: 
602-273-4072
Jordan Feld
Aviation Department
jordan.feld@phoenix.gov
10/18/2019​​12/18/2019​Fee
On or after December 18, 2019 the Phoenix City Council will consider standardization of Video Service License fees charged to providers of video service, as defined by 13 A.R.S. § 9-14011, to allow them to engage in the business of operating a video service or cable television system in the City of Phoenix. The City of Phoenix currently has Cable Franchise License agreements with cable television providers, allowing them access to the City’s rights-of-way. This action would apply the same fee to any new video service providers. Download PDF with more information.
The proposed standardization of fees will be heard at the Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting on December 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Information related to the proposed fees can be found at the link provided above.
Information Technology Services​13 A.R.S. § 9More Information/Contact: 
602-261-8097
Juanita Carver
Information Technology Services Department
juanita.carver@phoenix.gov
04/26/2019​​06/26/2019​Fee
On or after June 26, 2019 the Phoenix City Council will consider new fees associated with administration of a Non-standard Crosswalk Policy. If approved, a fee will be charged to recover the costs of administering and reviewing an application for a request for a non-standard crosswalk treatment. Download PDF with more information.
The policy and proposed new fee will be heard at the Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting on June 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Information related to the proposed fee can be found at the link provided above.
Street Transportation Department​9-499.15More Information/Contact: 
602-262-6781
Briiana Velez
Street Transportation Department
briiana.velez@phoenix.gov
02/01/2019​​After 03/31/2019​Fee
After March 31, 2019 the Phoenix City Council may consider an amendment to the Phoenix City Code related to scrap metal dealers. The potential change would remove the existing licensing exemption for businesses that deal exclusively in used beverage containers, such as aluminum cans. The result of this change would be that current licensing fees related to scrap metal dealers would apply to some businesses that were not previously required to pay them. Download PDF with more information.City Clerk Department​9-499.15 and 44-1648More Information/Contact: 
602-261-8749
Elizabeth Martin Parker
City Clerk Department
elizabeth.martin.parker@phoenix.gov
01/11/2019​​03/11/2019​Fee
On or after March 20, 2019 the Phoenix City Council will consider implementation of new fees in regards to a downtown shared electric scooter pilot program within the city of Phoenix. If approved, fees will be charged to recover the costs of implementing, administering and measuring the performance of the shared electric scooter pilot program. A schedule of proposed fees is detailed in the attached report. Download PDF with more information.
The proposed new fees will be heard at the Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting on March 20, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Information related to the proposed fees can be found at the link provided above.
Street Transportation Department​A.R.S. 9-499.15; Phoenix City Code Sections 31-80, 31-85, and 31-86, and creating new Sections 36-300 through 36-307
More Information/Contact: 
602-262-6781
Briiana Velez
Street Transportation Department
briiana.velez@phoenix.gov
11/20/2018​​01/22/2019​Fee
On or after January 22, 2019, the Phoenix City Council will consider new fees associated with administration of inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements of the Phoenix Fire Code. If approved, the fees will be charged to recover the costs associated with administration of records, community education, and investigation of non-compliance. Download PDF with more information.
Fire Department​ARS 9-499.15
More Information/Contact: 
602-262-6771
Deputy Chief Tim Kreis
Fire Department
fireprevention.pfd@phoenix.gov
04/27/2018​​06/27/2018​Fee
On or after June 27, 2018 the Phoenix City Council will consider implementation of new fees in regards to dockless bikesharing services within the city of Phoenix. If approved, fees will be charged to recover the costs of implementing and measuring the performance of the bikeshare program. A schedule of proposed fees is detailed in the attached report.
Download PDF with more information.
The proposed new fees will be heard at the Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting on June 27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Information related to the proposed fees can be found at the link provided above.
Street Transportation Department​ARS 9-499.15; Phoenix Municipal Charter Chapter 36, Article IX, Sections 36-111 and 36-114 and creating new sections 36-111.1, 36-111.2, and 36-111.3
More Information/Contact: 
602-262-4970
Briiana Velez,
Street Transportation Department
briiana.velez@phoenix.gov
01/19/2018​​03/21/2018​Fee
On or after March 21, 2018 the Phoenix City Council will consider implementation of a new licensing program for structured sober living homes. If approved, fees will be charged to recover the costs of Structured Sober Living Home and Structured Sober Living Home Manager license application processing and inspections. A schedule of proposed fees is detailed in the attached report.
Download PDF with more information.
City Clerk​ARS 9-499.15 and 9-500.40More Information/Contact: 
602-261-8749
Elizabeth Martin Parker,
City Clerk Department
elizabeth.martin.parker@phoenix.gov
​11/22​/2017​​02/22/2018
(Parks Board
Meeting Date)
​FeeEffective on or after Feb. 22, 2018, and pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Section 9-499.15, the City of Phoenix gives notice of a proposed increase in the Pueblo Grande Museum repository fee.
Download PDF with more information.
Parks and Recreation​A.R.S. 9-499.15
More Information/Contact: 
602-534-1571
Nicole Armstrong-Best,
Parks and Recreation Department
nicole.armstrong-best@phoenix.gov
​10/13​/2017 (Revised November 20, 2017)​​01/10/2018 (Revised November 20, 2017)​FeeOn or after February 9, 2018 and pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Sections 9-591 through 9-599, the City of Phoenix gives notice of its proposed fees and rates for the installation of small wireless facilities (SWF) and monopoles in the right-of-way.
Download Information PDF
​Street Transportation ​A.R.S. 9-591 through 9-599More Information/Contact: 
602-262-6284
Kini Knudson, Street Transportation Department
Kini.Knudson@phoenix.gov
​09/29​/2017​​11/29/2017​FeeOn or after November 29, 2017, the City of Phoenix will bring forward for consideration by the City Council a proposed increase in the franchise license fee to five percent for Cox Communications Arizona, LLC, allowing them to engage in the business of operating a Cable System in the City of Phoenix. Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Section 9-506, the maximum cable license fee is five percent of gross revenues for cable television. The current fee is 4.7 percent, plus additional, variable contractual payments.
Download Information PDF
​Citywide​A.R.S. 9-506More Information/Contact: 
602-261-8097
Juanita Carver, Information Technology Services Department
Juanita.carver@phoenix.gov
​02/09​/2017​​04/19/2017​FeePursuant to Arizona Revised Statues Section 9-499.15, Phoenix gives notice of proposed changes that may increase existing surcharge fees and costs to cut pavement within city of Phoenix right-of-way. Pursuant to Phoenix City Charter, Chapter IV, Section 2(45) and Phoenix City Code Section 31-7, on or after April 19, 2017, the city of Phoenix will bring forward a proposed ordinance for consideration by the Phoenix City Council to make certain changes to Phoenix City Code Section 31-38 related to the cutting of new street pavement or newly overlaid pavement. A schedule of existing surcharge fees may be found at the following http://www.codepublishing.com/AZ/Phoenix/ and accessing Section 31-38. The proposed changes to the ordinance may include any or all of the following: (a) require an asphalt pavement mill and overlay treatment for all pavement cuts performed in new street pavement or newly overlaid pavement less than 36 months in age; (b) establish a new pavement cut surcharge fee structure for pavement cuts performed outside the timeframe established for any asphalt pavement mill and overlay treatment requirement set forth in (a) above; (c) set restorative pavement treatment limits at 25' on either side of all pavement cuts; and (d) require a micro-surfacing / slurry seal pavement treatment for all pavement cuts performed outside the timeframe established for any asphalt pavement mill and overlay treatment requirement set forth in (a) above. If adopted, the ordinance changes will become effective no earlier than July 1, 2017. The proposed changes are supported by a written report that can be found at the following: STREET PAVEMENT CUTS – POTENTIAL CITY ORDINANCE CHANGES (PDF) This report also includes a schedule of the proposed changes that may increase existing surcharge fees. Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Section 9-499.15, Phoenix provides a Notice of Intent related to proposed changes that may increase existing surcharge fees and costs to cut pavement within city of Phoenix right-of-way.  Approval of the changes will be heard at the Phoenix City Formal Council Meeting on April 19, 2017 at 2:30pm at the City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003.  Information related to the proposed changes supported by a written report can be found at the link provided above.
​Street Transportation​Phoenix City Code (PCC), Article III, Chapter 31, Section 38 - Permit fee and plan review fees.More Information/Contact: 
602-262-4970
briiana.velez@phoenix.gov
​11/04​/2016​​01/11/2017​FeeOn or after January 11, 2017, the City of Phoenix will bring forward a proposed ordinance for consideration by the Phoenix City Council making certain changes to Chapter 9, Appendix A.2 of the Phoenix City Code related to the fees charged for demolition permit applications. This ordinance will require a $300 application fee for exterior demolition of commercial buildings that are 50 years or older and for all buildings that have been identified as individually eligible for historic designation. The fee will cover administrative costs related to research and public notification required for these projects by the recently adopted amendment to Section 105.3.1 of the Phoenix Building Construction Code.​Planning & Development​A.R.S. Sec. 9-802; City of Phoenix Code Sec. 9-1; Sec. 109 of 2012 International Building Code as adopted and amended by G-5809.More Information/Contact: 
 602-495-0232                leah.swanton@phoenix.gov
​​05/24​/2016​​07/01/2016​Tax​This update provides additional information related to the notice posted on 04/19/2016 regarding the proposed tax increases needed to address a $37 million shortfall in resources needed to satisfy debt service obligations. The City's Trial Budget identified options for City Council consideration to address that shortfall, including tax revenue increases, and the City sought input on these options from City residents through public budget hearings during the months of March and April. The options presented included increasing the property tax rate by up to $0.35 per $100 of assessed valuation (including changes to both the primary and secondary property tax rates), increasing the sales tax rate by up to 0.125%, implementing a food tax of up to 1.25%, or increasing water bill assessments by up to $5.25 per month per single family residential account and up to $33.50 for all other accounts based on water meter size. Following community input, the City Manager's proposed budget (which included a proposed property tax increase) was presented on May 3, 2017. On May 17, 2016 City Council approved the City Manager's proposed budget. Tentative budget adoption will occur on June 1, 2016. Final budget adoption will occur on June 15, 2016. Property tax rates and levies will be adopted by the City Council on July 1, 2016. ​Budget and Research​Phoenix Municipal Charter Chapter XVIII, Phoenix Municipal Code Chapter/Section 2-19, Arizona Revised Statutes 42-17151, Arizona Revised Statutes 9-499.15More Information/Contact: 
 602-262-4800                budget.research@phoenix.gov
​04/19​/2016​​07/01/2016​TaxThe City of Phoenix has identified a need to address an approximately $37 million shortfall in resources used to satisfy debt service obligations. The City's Trial Budget identifies options for City Council consideration to address that shortfall, including tax revenue increases, and the City is seeking input on these options from City residents through public budget hearings during the months of March and April. City staff may recommend any one of the following options to the City Council during the budget development and adoption process: increasing the City's combined property tax rate by up to $0.35 per $100 of net assessed valuation (including changes to both the primary and secondary property tax rates), increasing the sales tax rate by up to 0.125%, implementing a food tax of up to 1.25%, or increasing water bill assessments by up to $5.25 per month. Staff may also recommend maintenance of existing tax rates.

- May 3, 2016: The City Manager's Budget will present staff recommendations to the City Council.
- May 17, 2016: City Council budget decisions are anticipated.
- June 1, 2016: Tentative budget adoption.
- June 15, 2016: Final budget adoption.
- July 1, 2016: Adoption of property tax rates and levies.

​Budget and Research​Phoenix Municipal Charter Chapter XVIII, Phoenix Municipal Code Chapter/Section 2-19, Arizona Revised Statutes 42-17151More Information/Contact: 
 602-262-4800                budget.research@phoenix.gov
​​03/02/2016​​​05/04/2016​Ground Transportation Trip Fe​eOn or after May 4, 2016, the City of Phoenix will bring forward a proposed ordinance for consideration by the Phoenix City Council making certain changes to Chapter 4, Article IV, Section 4-78 of the Phoenix City Code related to the fees charged for ground transportation motor vehicles at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The City is recommending a trip fee based upon the number of vehicle seats for all ground transportation vehicles picking up customers at the airport. For current, permitted ground transportation providers, the fees will be phased in over a three-year period as follows:

2017:
1-8 seats:     $2.75 per trip
9-23 seats:  $3.50 per trip
24+ seats:    $7.50 per trip

2018:
1-8 seats:     $3.25 per trip
9-23 seats:  $4.25 per trip
24+ seats:    $9.00 per trip

2019:
1-8 seats:     $4.00 per trip
9-23 seats:  $6.00 per trip
24+ seats:    $11.00 per trip

For new ground transportation providers, trip fees will be immediately implemented at the 2019 rates. Beginning in 2020, fees will be adjusted annually based upon the lesser of the consumer price index (Bureau of Labor Statistics - All Urban Areas: Los Angeles – Riverside – Orange County) or three (3)%. If approved, the fees will provide funding for operation of the ground transportation program at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, including maintenance of roadways and ground transportation waiting areas, capital costs, and personal services.
​Aviation​A.R.S. Section 28-8419; Phoenix City Code, Chapter 4, Article IV, Section 4-78More Information/Contact: 
 602-273-3321                gtpolicy@phoenix.gov
​11/02/2015​12/2/2015​Water and Sewer RatesOn December 2, 2015, the City of Phoenix will bring forward a recommendation for a notice of intent and to set a date for public hearing for consideration by the City Council making certain changes to Chapter 28, Article 5, Section 39 and Article 11, section 92 and Chapter 37, Article 5, section 63 and Article 11, section 133 of the Phoenix City Code related to water and sewer service rates.  The City is recommending a three percent increase for water rates and a two percent increase for sewer rates, which equals a combined 2.6 percent increase effective March 1, 2016. The proposed plans also include a recommended two percent rate increase for water and sewer effective March 1, 2017. If approved, the rate increase will provide funding for resources needed to invest in rehabilitation and replacement of the pipes, treatment plants, pumps, reservoirs, and wells that ensure reliable delivery of the city's drinking wate​r.​Water Services and Finance Departments​Phoenix City Code Chapter 28, Article 5, Section 39 and Article 11, section 92 and Chapter 37, Article 5, section 63 and Article 11, section 133.More Information/Contact:  Water Services Department
 602.534.1209               watersmart@phoenix.gov
​6/10/2015​4/22/2015​Tax​On August 25, 2015, the City of Phoenix will present to its electors an ordinance for their consideration, that if approved would amend Chapter 14 of the Phoenix City Code to set the portion of the transaction privilege and use tax rate for transportation to 7/10ths of one penny per dollar, an increase from 4/10ths of one penny per dollar.  This ordinance, if approved by voters, would provide funds to expand the city's light rail and bus transit system, and provide funds to make improvements to city streets including paving of roads, construction of bicycle infrastructure and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. If adopted by voters, the tax shall be effective for 35 years and begin on Jan. 1, 2016. The Phoenix City Council approved referral of this item to the ballot at its April 22 Formal Meeting.​Public Transit and Street Transportation Departments​Contact:  
Phoenix Public Transit Department - 602-262-7242; pubtrans@phoenix.gov
or 
Phoenix Street Transportation Department - 602-262-6284​
​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:
602-256-3108
tax@phoenix.gov
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 s