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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out how much I owe for property taxes?

You may contact our office by calling (928) 865-3422 or via the internet at

When are property taxes due?

The taxes may be paid in full by December 31st of each year or if paid in one-half installments, the first half is due on October 1st and becomes delinquent if not paid by 5:00 p.m. November 1st. The second half is then due on March 1st and becomes delinquent if not paid by 5:00 p.m. May 1st of the following year. Taxes under $100.00 are delinquent December 31st after 5:00 p.m.

What is the interest fee for delinquent taxes?

The interest is 16% "simple" annually and is charged at .013333% at the beginning of every month.

Do you send out more than one tax bill in a year?

No. We mail out one tax bill the latter part of September. If you have not received your tax bill by October 1st, please call our office at:

(928) 865-3422

If I do not get a tax bill who is responsible?

It is the taxpayer's responsibility. If you have any questions please call our office.

Do I have to pay interest if I do not receive a tax bill?

Yes, although the Treasurer makes every effort to mail a tax bill to all property owners, failure to receive a tax statement is not a legal reason for waiving interest.

My mortgage company is supposed to pay my taxes. Does the Treasurer send a bill to the mortgage company?

The Mortgage Company may contact the Treasurer’s Office to obtain information required for processing a payment.

What happens if property taxes become delinquent?

If the taxes are not paid before January of the following year a $5.00 or 5% penalty is assessed. The delinquent taxes are advertised in the local county newspaper. In February a lien is placed on the property for the amount of the outstanding taxes, interest and penalties. This lien is called a “Certificate of Purchase”.

Does the County sell my property if my taxes are delinquent?

When taxes are delinquent, a Tax Lien Sale is held to offer a tax lien certificate at public auction. This does not give anyone the right to enter or take possession of the property. If taxes are delinquent for a period of 5 years the purchaser has a right to foreclose on the lien. Seven years from the date taxes become delinquent, Arizona Revised Statutes require that the County foreclose on the tax lien on behalf of the State of Arizona.

Why did my property taxes go up?

Your tax bill is a calculation of the assessed value multiplied by the tax rate. Increases can occur due to either or both, increase property value or higher budget demands from the jurisdictions receiving property tax dollars.

I sold this property, what should I do with the bill?

You may:

  • Forward the bill to the new owner so they know there are taxes owing; or
  • Mark the envelope “sold” and return it to the Treasurer's Office.

I am a new owner of this property; why am I being billed for the entire year?

Property taxes are assessed against the property, not the owner. The Treasurer’s Office does not pro-rate taxes between new and prior owners. However, during the closing of a typical real estate transaction, tax amounts are pro-rated between buyer and seller by the Escrow Company. You may want to confirm this by checking your closing statement or by contacting your escrow company.

May I pay my taxes with a credit or debit card?

Yes, you may pay your taxes with a credit or debit card (See Treasurer's Office - Payment Options menu item listing).

Greenlee County Government
Treasurer’s Office
Diane Berube, Treasurer
253 Fifth St
P.O. Box 1227
Clifton, AZ 85533

Normal Business Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (928) 865-3422
Fax: (928) 865-4417

Diane Berube, Treasurer
Lydia Randle, Chief Deputy

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County Seal Use

A.R.S. 11-251.17 Use of county seal restricted; cease and desist order; violation; classification

A. A person may use, display or otherwise employ any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal only after obtaining the approval of the board of supervisors of that county. The board of supervisors may grant a certificate of approval on application by any person showing good cause for the use of the county seal for a proper purpose. No person other than a county department may use the county seal for the purpose of advertising or promoting the sale of any article of merchandise within this state or for promoting any other commercial purpose. The board of supervisors may adopt rules for the use of the county seal or any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal, including rules for the use of the county seal for official county business. B. If the county maintains a website, it shall display on its website the adopted seal and the text of subsection A of this section. C. The board of supervisors shall issue a cease and desist order to any person who is in violation of this section. If the person fails to comply with the cease and desist order, the person is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.