Property Classification Appeal

  1. Penalty Notice Letter
  2. Reclassification Notice
  3. Other Options
  4. Change of Address

Penalty Notice Letter

If you have received a Notice stating that a civil penalty has been assessed on your property and this is your primary residence, you may want to appeal the penalty (click here for a fillable form). The criteria for distinguishing primary residence is defined in A.R.S. §42-12053. You have until October 6, 2017, 30 days from the date of the Notice of Civil Penalty, to:

  1. complete the appeal form,
  2. attach the proper proof of residency showing occupant's name (either property owner or qualifying family member) and property address (see list of Supporting Documentation and Qualifying Family Member definition below), and
  3. submit (via mail, fax or email) the appeal form along with proof of residency to:

                   Maricopa County Clerk of the Board
                   301 West Jefferson Street
                   10th Floor
                   Phoenix, AZ 85003
                   Email the Clerk

For more information regarding the appeal procedures, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 602-506-8511 or the Clerk of the Board at 602-506-3766.

Supporting Documentation is satisfied with ONE of the following:


  • Copy of a portion of your last Income Tax Return showing your name and property address (please do not send entire form - only name and address section)
  • Copy of current Utility Bill showing property address and mailing address (must be the same address)
  • Copy of Driver's License - Must show occupant's name and the property address
  • Copy of Motor Vehicle Registration - Must show occupant's name and the property address
  • Copy of Voter Registration Card - Must show occupant's name and the property address

Qualifying Family Member

is defined as:
  • Child-in-law or parent-in-law or
  • Natural or adopted sibling
  • Owner's natural or adopted child or descendant of the owner's child
  • Parent or ancestor of the owner's parent
  • Stepchild or stepparent