Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Excellence, Teamwork

Values Statement

Although the county government employs the staff of the Yavapai County Assessor’s Office, the staff is ultimately answerable to the people of Yavapai County. In this role, the staff serves as Guardians of the Public Trust and adheres to the following values:

Teamwork The staff will seek cooperative relationships with each other and with other departments of the county government in order to provide improved and efficient services to the public.
Integrity The staff will faithfully and impartially follow the laws, regulations, and procedures of the State of Arizona in the performance of their duties.
Respect The staff will treat everyone in a respectful, dignified, courteous, ethical, and professional manner.
Excellence The staff will strive to continually improve the procedures, processes, and technology of the office.
Responsibility The staff will value and safeguard the trust bestowed upon them by the public.

Assessor Functions and Duties

  Discover, list and uniformly value all taxable and nontaxable property in Yavapai County

  Determine proper legal classification for all properties based on the current use of the property

  Comply with legal requirements for processing assessment appeals in a timely manner

  Determine the eligibility for property tax exemptions

  Provide current assessment information to the community

  Work to improve the property tax laws in the State of Arizona

In the News...

Assessor Simmons Suspending In-Person Customer Service

Out of consideration for our citizens and employees, Yavapai County Assessor Judd Simmons is suspending in-person customer service at both the Prescott and Cottonwood locations, beginning March 24th, 2020. Customer service will be conducted solely via phone, standardmail or email. Again, this is a temporary situation until further notice.

Assessor Simmons would like to remind citizens that the deadline to petition property values (appeal) is a statutory date that cannot be changed and the last day to submit the petition form is April 21st, 2020. Blank petition forms are available on our website. Please note these forms must be postmarked or emailed no later than 5 p.m. on April 21st, 2020.

If you have any questions please contact our office.

Yavapai County Assessor’s Office
1015 Fair St.
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone 928-771-3220

Yavapai County Assessor Release Tax Year 2021 Notice of Value

Yavapai County Assessor Judd W. Simmons will be mailing out nearly 163,000 Notices of Value on February 21st, 2020 for the tax year 2021. These values have an effective valuation date of 1/1/20 and will be used to calculate your 2021 tax bill.

The 2021 Notice of Value is the county’s official declaration of Full Cash Value and Limited Property Value Assessments. Please note that only the Limited Property Value will be used to calculate your 2021 property tax bill. By state statute this notice must be mailed before March 1st of the year prior to the tax year. The notice includes values for both 2020 and 2021, which allow all property owners to easily recognize any increase or decrease in assessed value from the previous year.

The median value of Single Family residences has increased from the 2020 Notice to the 2021 Notice by approximately 6%. This increase reflects the market increases in value to the existing home inventory. Please note that this increase is in the median (middle) home value and not the mean (average) home value. Median home values reflect the point at which 50 percent of the homes are below this value and 50 percent are above this value.

All property owners should review their Full Cash Value. If you believe it is at or above “Market Value” (what you could sell for in today’s market) then consider filing a Petition for Review. Information on the appeal process is contained on the notice. It should be noted that the Full Cash Value is intended to reflect a value slightly below “Market Value” and only the Full Cash Value can be appealed. | FORMS

Yavapai County Median Homes Sale Price

According to Assessor Simmons, single-family residential median homes prices in 2019 reflect a 2.3% increase in a year over year comparison with 2018. READ MORE

January SFR Median sales Press Release

According to Assessor Simmons, single-family residential median homes prices in 2018 reflect a 6% increase in a year over year comparison with 2017.  Read more

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Judd W. Simmons

County Assessor

Elected 2016


Primary Business Address:
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3220
Fax: (928) 771-3181
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Anne Spiess

Chief Deputy Assessor


Primary Business Address:
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3220
Fax: (928) 771-3181
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