Registering Residential Rental Properties
Maricopa real estate lawyers handle all types of transactions and disputes. Although it may seem too simple to confer with an attorney regarding the registration of your rental property in Maricopa County, it is certainly worth a telephone call to our office ensure it is done correctly.
If you have a residential rental property, you can register it with the Assessor’s Office using its online registration tool. The online registration process is only available for properties with residential property use codes. The notation “Residential Parcel” also must be present on the parcel details page at the top right of the page, across from the parcel number.
Before registering your rental property online, you must search for your property online to ensure that your property has these designations. You can perform a search by entering the parcel number, address, or owner’s name on the main page of the Assessor’s Office website.
Your search results will reveal the property information for your real estate parcel. Click on the button marked “Register Rental.” Make sure that your parcel number is correct at the bottom of the page, and click the “Submit” button at the right bottom of the page.
You will then see a Rental Registration form. Fill out the form completely, including all information requested about the property, the property owner, and the person to contact about the property. If the property owner is a business organization, such as a corporation or limited liability corporation, you must provide the name and contact number of the entity’s statutory agent. Likewise, if a partnership owns the property, you must provide a general partner’s name and contact number.
The form also contains blanks for Statutory Agent Information, which is required for out-of-state property owners. Out-of-state owners must list a contact person who lives in the state of Arizona to receive service of legal process on behalf of the landlord.
Once you have filled out the form, click the “Submit” button at the right-hand bottom of the page. Next, you must pay a $10.00 registration fee by using a credit card online. This last step completes your residential rental registration process. If you run into any issues or have any questions, a Maricopa real estate lawyer can assist you.
You also can register your residential rental property by printing out and completing a Residential Real Property Registration form. Once you have completed the form, you should make a copy for your records. Then you can mail or personally deliver the form, along with a $10.00 registration fee, to the Maricopa County Assessor’s office.
Updating Your Registration
If you need to update any information in your property registration with the Assessor’s office, including address changes, you must completely reregister the property. You also will have to pay another $10.00 registration fee. You should complete a new registration for your property within ten days of any changes in the registration information.
Consequences of Failing to Register Your Property with the Assessor’s Office
You can face a fine of $1,000 if you fail to register your property within ten days of receiving notice from the county that you need to register your property. Additionally, you can accrue $100 per month in fines every month after the initial fine that your property remains unregistered.
However, if you receive the mailed notice that you need to register your property and do so within ten days, the Assessor’s office will waive the $1,000 fine.
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