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...

National Assessor's Day

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 is National Assessor’s Day! Your Yavapai County Assessor, Judd W. Simmons, performs meaningful work in the county by ensuring all properties are accounted for and valued fairly and equitably.

Assessor Simmons strives to better the assessment process both in his office, as well as statewide. Judd has worked with his staff to complete a commercial canvass project, modeling of market areas (creating a consistent and equitable process for land valuation), and has revamped the production reports within the office, which allows for an efficient and up-to-date representation of the hard work Yavapai County appraisers are performing monthly. Judd serves currently as the Treasurer and Secretary of the Arizona Association of Assessing Officers (A.A.A.O.). He also participates in Citizen’s Academy, an opportunity to educate the public about what the Assessors duties entail.

Assessor Simmons is also passionate about our county, he serves on the board and is a member of 100 Men Who Care, an organization of local gentlemen who donate to area charities. He also participated in Dancing for the Stars, raising $62,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona. Assessor Simmons is proud to serve Yavapai County as it continues to grow and thrive!

2021 Notice of Change

The Assessor’s Office mailed the 2021 Notice of Change Assessment Statements on September 18, 2020. This statement is to advise property owners of any changes made to their property values or legal classification for the 2021 valuation year. If you disagree with the changes that were made to your property, you may file a Petition for Review with the Yavapai County Board of Equalization within 25 days after the date of mailing. Only properties receiving a Notice of Change statement are eligible to file a Petition for Review. Petition for Review appeal forms for the Yavapai County Board of Equalization must be signed and either hand delivered or mailed to the Yavapai County Clerk of the Board by October 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM. A US postal service post mark is accepted as a filing date. Please keep a copy of all the forms submitted for your records.

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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