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Navajo County Residents May Be Eligible for Property Tax Exemptions and Reductions

Navajo County Assessor reminds property owners to apply by February 28th

  • 31 December 2020
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NAVAJO COUNTY RESIDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS AND REDUCTIONS

 

Navajo County Assessor reminds property owners to apply by February 28th

 

HOLBROOK, AZ – (December 30, 2020) Widows, widowers, disabled individuals or senior citizens who are Navajo County property owners on fixed or limited incomes may be qualified to receive a break on their property taxes.
 
Navajo County property owners requesting property tax exemptions or reductions have between January 1, 2021, and February 28, 2021 to apply for these benefits through the Navajo County Assessor’s Office.  Individuals who may qualify include widows, widowers and disabled persons if they meet criteria that include income and property value limitations.  Non-profit organizations can also apply during this time period.
 
“We know we have neighbors in our communities for whom it’s a real struggle just to cover the necessities and this exemption was designed to provide relief from a portion of property taxes,” said Navajo County Assessor Cammy Darris.  
 
A property owner applying for the first time must appear in person to sign all the appropriate documents in front of an Assessor’s Office staff member. 
 
“We want to make this process as accessible and convenient as possible, so we will have employees at the Holbrook office Monday through Friday, Tuesdays in Show low, the 2nd Tuesday in Heber/Overgaard, and throughout the county during the enrollment period,” said Darris.
 
An applicant has several options to assure compliance with application submittal requirements:

1.    Apply at the Assessor’s Office at the Navajo County Complex in Holbrook, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
2.    Apply at the Show Low office, 600 N 9th Place in Show Low on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
3.    Apply at the Heber office the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
4.    Personnel from the Assessor’s Office will also be available at area senior centers on the following scheduled dates:
 
•    Pinetop/Lakeside Senior Center    Wednesday, February 3     11:00 am - 1:00 pm     
•    Show Low Senior Center- 301 E McNeil    Tuesday, February 9    9:30 - 12 Noon      
•    Rim Country Senior Center (Heber/Overgaard)    Community Outreach    Social Media      
•    Silver Creek Senior Center (Snowflake)     Wednesday, February 17    8:30 am – 10:00 am     
•    Winslow Senior Center    Wednesday, February 24     10:00 am - 11:30 am

Those who have been previously approved for an exemption will have the renewal document sent to their last known address. Renewing applicants must sign and return the blue form.
 
To help stop the spread of COVID19, we are asking that you please mail the exemption (blue form) to the PO Box provided on the form.
 
If an in-person visit is required, please call one of the offices below to make an appointment:

Holbrook Main Office 928-524-4086
Show Low Office 928-532-6001 
Heber / Overgaard Office 928-535-7134

Eligible property owners over the age of 65 are encouraged to apply for the Senior Property Valuation Freeze during this time as well.  There are several qualifying factors and information on this program can be mailed or emailed upon request.
 
The Assessor’s staff is available to answer questions related to these benefits or application requirements by calling (928) 524-4087 during regular business hours or emailing 
marlene.sample@navajocountyaz.gov 

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BRYAN LAYTON
Assistant County Manager
Navajo County, AZ

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