The Cochise County Assessor's Office has the responsibility to locate, identify and value all locally assessable property within Cochise County at fair market value as defined by Arizona State Constitution and Title 42 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. This office maintains current property ownership records and property assessment maps. Exemptions for qualifying organizations and individuals are processed annually as are Senior Property Valuation Protection Option applications.
2012 Data System Conversion
The Arizona Department of Revenue property tax administration computer program previously used by the Assessor’s Office was discontinued in September 2010. Cochise County, along with the majority of counties in Arizona, had contracted with the state since 1975. The Department of Revenue discontinued this service. This event resulted in the need for the Assessor’s Office to purchase a property tax administration software program from a private vendor, resulting in a significant conversion of data to a new format. As with all conversions, this action has not been without difficulties.