Property Tax Agents
Property Tax Agents

"Property tax agent" means an individual who is designated by a person or is an employee of an entity designated as an agent pursuant to section 42-16001, who acts on behalf of a person who owns, controls or possesses property valued by a county assessor or the department of revenue and who receives a fee for the analysis of any matter relating to the review of the valuation or legal classification of the person's property before the assessor, the county or state board of equalization or the department of revenue. Property tax agent does not include a person who is admitted to practice law in this state, an employee of the person owning, controlling or possessing the property or an employee of an entity designated pursuant to section 42-16001, if such employee is performing a secretarial, clerical or administrative support function.

Inquiries concerning the preparation and filing of License and renewal applications with the Department should be directed to the Licensing Division at 602-771-2800 Option #2 or e-mail at [email protected] .  For more detailed contact information, see the “Contact Us” tab.

Forms and Fees
DESCRIPTION FEES               FORMS
New Application                                                           

$200.00 Fee waived for Active Arizona Appraiser

License Renewal $100.00 Fee waived for Active Arizona Appraiser
Address Change $0.00
Name Change $0.00
Duplicate License $0.00
Laws, Rules & Substantive Policy Statements & Regulatory Alerts

CURRENT STATUTES FOR DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 9, 2017

Statutory changes went into effect on August 9, 2017, aligning statutes for Appraisal, Appraisal Management Companies and Property Tax Agents with the Department of Financial Institutions.  An attachment with a list of statutory changes  for 2017 is provided below.

Three Sections of the Arizona State Revised Statutes provide the basis for regulation of various Financial Institutions and Enterprises. The following links take you directly to the Arizona State Legislative Website (www.azleg.gov) and the referenced ARS section.

ARS - Title 6 – Banks and Financial Institutions

ARS - Title 32 - Professions and Occupations

ARS - Title 44 – Trade and Commerce

2017 Statute Changes

Current Rules

ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications.  The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):

B. An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.

D. This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.  The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.

E. A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section.  A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.

F. This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.

Property Tax Agents