Huh? Some Valley homes have 2 property tax bills

Posted at 5:51 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 23:39:20-04
Most homeowners pay a single property tax to the county every year.
But one Valley woman warns that if you live in a house like hers, you could get two separate bills.
That would be one for the land and one for the house.
For years, Janet Zupet only paid one of the bills.
Then she got a notice from the county saying she had some very old unpaid bills and that they were going to take action if she didn't pay them.
She'd always thought paying the one bill took care of everything. But Janet lives in a manufactured home.
In that case, the land and house are taxed separately.
That is unless you have something called an Affidavit of Affixture. This combined the land and the house, which would mean one property tax.
When Janet couldn't get help, she let me know.
The Assistance League of Phoenix volunteer team took her complaint.
And they made calls.
They contacted Janet's title company and found they should have taken care of this when Janet bought the house.
The title company agreed.
They gave Janet back more than $500 that she paid in overdue taxes.
And they took care of the Affidavit of Affixture as well.
So Janet shouldn't have the problem again.
If you're buying a manufactured home, click here for more on that Affidavit in Maricopa County.
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