Public Notices

  1. Notice of Intent for Proposed Primary Property Tax Rate Increase
    posted (4/21/2017)

    Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) § 9-499.15 notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise intends to discuss and take action on adopting a primary property tax levy at the Regular City Council Meeting on June 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374. A schedule of the maximum allowable rate and a written report or data that supports the rate is available on the City’s website located at and at the City Clerk’s Office, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374.

    Description FY2017 Adopted FY2018 Maximum Allowable Rate
    Primary Property Tax
    Property Valuation $928,896,805 $978,981,384
    Primary Levy $7,051,300 $9,547,026
    Rate 0.7591 0.9752

    Financial Justification

    The City of Surprise assesses a primary property tax annually to support General Fund activities and expenditures of the City and helps to ensure a balanced City budget. Primary property tax levy/revenue is deposited to the City General Fund and represents approximately 7% of total General Fund revenues. These levies/revenues will provide funding for several General Fund services. The General Fund services include the City administration, police department, fire department, community development, recreation and parks, community investment, and management services. Further information on the City’s FY2018 recommended budget is available on the City’s website located at

    Additional information may be obtained by contacting Lindsey Duncan, Finance Director at 623.222.1820.