UPDATE TO BILLING PROCESS:
Until now, the City of Buckeye billed homeowners directly, twice a year, in June and December, for the principal and interest payments for their home's Community Facilities District (CFD) special assessment lien.
Beginning this tax year (2020), the special assessment will now be added to your Maricopa County property taxes and will appear on the tax statement under “Special District Detail”.
The City of Buckeye will no longer be directly billing homeowners for the special assessment lien, and there will be no additional charges for this change in billing.
If the property is mortgaged, we encourage you to contact their escrow department to determine how this may impact your escrow account.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Community Facilities Districts (CFD) were formed for the purpose of acquiring and improving public infrastructure in specified land areas. As special purpose districts and separate political subdivisions under the Arizona Constitution, the Districts can levy taxes and issue bonds independently of the city. Property owners in the designated areas are assessed for district taxes and thus for the cost of operating the Districts. The City Council serves as the Board of Directors; however, the city has no liability for the Districts' debt. Although it is legally separate from the city of Buckeye, the Districts are reported as if it is part of the primary government because the District's governing body is substantively the same as the governing body of the city, and management of the city has operational responsibility for the Districts.
Use the blue icon to perform a property search and look up property information or make a payment by phone by calling the payment by phone at 623-349-6168.
To view FY2012-2013 through FY2019-2020 adopted budgets, please click here.
FY20/21 CFD Adopted Budgets
CFD Guidelines Adopted
A Community Facilities District (CFD) is a special taxing district that allows the financing of the installation, operation and maintenance of public improvements such as roads, water and wastewater facilities, flood control and drainage projects.
The Arizona Community Facilities District Act became effective in 1988 with Title 48 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Many Arizona communities such as Scottsdale, Surprise, Peoria, Buckeye, Mesa and Goodyear have utilized CFDs to finance the installation and maintenance of infrastructure for specific communities.
The bonds associated with the CFDs become the responsibility of the property owners who benefit from the infrastructure improvements. CFD property tax rates vary by year depending on the levy needed to cover debt service requirements. CFDs will appear under the Special District section of your Maricopa County property tax statement.
Determine if you're in a CFD
For questions regarding Community Facilities Districts, please contact below.
Larry Price | Special Districts Manager | 530 E Monroe Ave | Buckeye, AZ 85326
O: 623.349.6164 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Cave | Special Districts Accountant | 530 E Monroe Ave | Buckeye, AZ 85326
O: 623.349.6163 - email: email@example.com