About Arizona

We recommend you ask TaxDetective to appeal your property valuation whether or not you think it is fair.

You probably don't know your property's market value. You probably don't understand the intricacies of the Assessor's system for fairly assessing properties. Because there is generally no up-front cost and it takes you only a few moments why wouldn't you want to do this?

The Assessor does the best job possible as prescribed by Arizona state law. Each year they need to accurately value each property in the county. The Assessor uses a Mass Appraisal System. This "macro" approach sets current valuations for all properties from a relatively small number of sales from a certain time period. This is a big job! Given their resources and the time in which they have to do it, they do it fairly well.

Why this works? TaxDetective uses a "micro" approach. It looks at your individual property with its specific characteristics. This oftentimes produces a very different valuation, thereby lowering your property tax!

Do others recommend appealing property valuations?
Yes, TaxDetective is in good company. The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Kiplingers Personal Finance, Money Magazine and other publications all recommend that you check your property valuation each year.

Appeal Calendar for Arizona

In January

TaxDetective will contact you by email inviting you to lower your property tax.

Before the end of February

New property valuations are mailed by the County Assessor to each property owner. 

60 days following the mailing date of the property valuation

This is the deadline for TaxDetective to file an Appeal with the County Assessor.

February - May

TaxDetective confirms by email that your Order has been received and processed.

March - April

TaxDetective analyzes your property, and if justified, prepares and files an Appeal before the deadline.

April - May

TaxDetective notifies you that your property(s) status report is available online.

August 15

All meetings at the County Assessor level must be completed.

October 15

All meetings at the County or State Board of Equalization must be completed.

August - November

TaxDetective contacts you by email if we've been successful in lowering your property tax.

Late September to year-end

TaxDetective sends out an invoice and supporting documents to those property owners for whom we have reduced their property tax.

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