Notice of Proposed Taxes & Fees

Notice of Proposed Changes

Arizona law (Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Section 9-499.15) requires that government entities provide written notice on their website home page of the proposed new or increased taxes or fees. When the City of Flagstaff has such a change to report, it will be posted to this page 60 days prior to Council voting on such changes.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE
(PRIMARY PROPERTY TAXES)

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15, the City of Flagstaff hereby gives notice it may raise its primary property tax levy from $6,952,496 with a tax rate of 0.7510 in the current fiscal year, to $7,322,717 with a tax rate of 0.7476 in fiscal year 2021-2022.  

A schedule of the proposed primary property tax levy (the revenue to be raised) and the written report or data that supports the levy are attached (scroll down). The tax rate is a function of the levy amount and property values as reflected on the County Assessor tax roll. 

This notice does not mean that the City is increasing primary property taxes to the rate of 0.7476 but that the City Council may discuss a proposed primary property tax levy increase during Council Budget Meetings on the following dates:   Thursday and Friday, April 22-23, 2021.   These are public meetings. Please refer to the posted Council Budget Retreat Meeting Agendas for further information.

Should the City Council believe it is appropriate to increase the primary property tax levy, the City will post a notice and hold a public hearing pursuant to the “Truth in Taxation” procedures set forth in A.R.S. § 42-17107.  The public hearing will be held at the following date and time:  

                        Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, COUNCIL MEETINGS MAY BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA THE INTERNET, PLEASE REFER TO THE POSTED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA FOR HOW TO ATTEND THE MEETING AND SUBMIT COMMENTS.

 

Property taxes must be approved by ordinance on an annual basis. A first reading of an ordinance to approve the primary property tax rate set by Council may occur at a public meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.   A final reading of the ordinance may occur on Wednesday, July 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. 

 

This notice is being posted so that the City Council has flexibility in deciding the City’s primary property tax levy (revenue to be raised) for the fiscal year (FY) 2021-2022 Budget. 

 

Please contact Brandi Suda, Finance Director (928) 213-2217 if you have any questions. 

Submitted by:  Brandi Suda

This notice is posted on the homepage of the City Website and distributed through social media this 16th day of April, 2021.

Posted by:  Jessica Drum

Link:  Schedule of proposed increase primary property taxes and written report 

Notice of Intent To Impose Only, Impose & Use, and/or Use a Passenger Facility Charge For the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (Multiple Projects)

Notice Is Hereby Given that the City of Flagstaff will be applying for Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) to fund the following projects at the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport as follows below. The completion of the projects is noted within each description. The following information is presented as required by the Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 158 Subsection 158.23.

Full details here.

Contact Info for public comments (DUE DEC 11, 2020):
Daniel Hellman, Assistant Finance Manager, City of Flagstaff
211 West Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Daniel.Hellman@flagstaffaz.gov

Proposal

Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 9-499.15 of a proposed increase in the use tax rate from 1% to 2.281%, for the purpose of raising revenue to help pay for expenses of the City, including its unfunded liability for police and firefighter pensions. The Flagstaff voters have already approved a base local transaction privilege tax rate of 2.281% effective July 1, 2019. The majority of the revenues generated by this tax are dedicated for public transportation, roads, and trails related activities. The City proposes to amend the City Tax Code to impose a tax rate of 2.281% on storage or use in the City of tangible personal property for which an equivalent tax has not been paid ("use tax").

Related Documents

  1. Notice of a Public Hearing on Proposed City of Flagstaff Tax Code Changes and Written Report for the change (PDF)
    Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 9-499.15, the City of Flagstaff hereby gives notice it may raise its primary property taxes over last year's levy of $6,707,510 at a rate of 0.8334 to $6,892,243 with a rate of 0.7933.
  2. Notice of Proposed Tax Increase (Primary Property Taxes (PPT)) (PDF)
  3. Written Report for Notice of a PPT increase (PDF)