Meet Your Treasurer

Royce T. Flora

The Maricopa County Treasurer is responsible for collecting all real and personal property taxes for over 1700 tax districts that include state, county, incorporated cities and towns, schools, community colleges, and special districts; and then distributing those funds to those tax districts.

Treasurer Royce Flora is a Constitutional conservative and friend of the taxpayer. Royce believes when we take our Oath to support the Constitution it is with a solemn compact which confirms our God-given individual rights and assures that all Americans stand equal before God and the law. Perhaps the greatest political document ever written, it defines the purposes and limits of government and is the blueprint for ordered liberty that makes the U.S. the world’s freest, most stable, and most prosperous nation.

Royce is a 33-year resident of Arizona. Growing up in a military family, Royce traveled the world living in Japan in the late 1950’s, the Philippines during the Vietnam War and later back in Japan, where he taught martial arts at the Air Force Base.

Royce worked as a stunt man in the booming movie industry and as a professional road racer. Royce graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences. He later completed his MBA, graduating number one in his class carrying on a tradition established by his father who graduated in the top 2% of his class at the U.S. Naval Academy.

As the Treasurer of the 4th largest Treasurer’s Office in the nation, Royce is keenly aware of his duty to you the taxpayer. Treasurer Royce Flora works hard to help taxpayers and bring true transparency to the property tax system.

The County Treasurer is an elected position with a four-year term. Royce was elected in November 2016. His term expires December 31, 2020.

Royce held the position of Chief Deputy of the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office during one of the most hard hitting recessions in our history. Under Royce’s leadership, Maricopa County never lost a penny. Royce protected billions of taxpayer dollars and in fact earned millions of dollars at a time when cities and municipalities around the country were facing financial difficulties resulting from a recession and coupled with poor investments. Royce’s fierce leadership has consistently set him apart as a fiscal conservative and a warrior on behalf of the taxpayer.

Royce has been active in community issues for years and is active in Republican politics, and since 1998 he has served as a Precinct Committeeman, State Committeemen and Legislative District 8 (currently LD23) Chairman. He has participated in campaigns from City Council to Governor.

Royce stands firm with the taxpayers of Maricopa County and is committed to reducing the tax burden on homes and businesses.

Royce lives in Scottsdale with his wife, Ann, and German shepherd, Alex.

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CP Expirations Legal Changes


There has been a change in CP Liens that is applicable to lienholders. Beginning September, 2019, SB1236 will include a provision that modifies the language in §A.R.S. 42-18127 Section A.

The original certificate of purchase, in addition to all subsequent taxes (sub taxes) will expire if an action to foreclose has not commenced within ten years after the last day of the month in which the original certificate was acquired.

Pursuant to this legislation, tax liens eligible for expiration will include the original certificate and all related sub taxes in the expiration process. Those liens with deadlines that are already in effect will not be affected however it will affect all future sub taxing liens so that the deadline will expire within a ten year period after the last day of the month that it was acquired and time limits cannot be extended to the original purchase.

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Elderly Assistance Program


We have been receiving many phone calls from seniors expressing shock and dismay at the significant increase in their property tax bills. It is tragic. Treasurer Royce T. Flora has been trying for five years to get the legislature to reclassify low-income seniors’ homes in order to lower their ever-increasing property taxes. Several different players have defeated these efforts each year, which has led to a doubling of many folks’ property taxes this year. Treasurer Flora is not giving up. Please click on this LINK to read a letter to legislators explaining the Treasurer’s disappointment in their failure to help our needy seniors. With the enthusiastic help of Representatives Bob Thorpe (R-Flagstaff) and Anthony Kern (R-Phoenix), Treasurer Flora will again champion the effort to get a bill passed by legislators and signed by the governor in 2020.

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October 24, 2019
PRESS RELEASE

COUNTY TREASURER ROYCE FLORA RESPONDS TO UNWARRANTED ATTACK

BY LEACH


The political attack made by Vince Leach, from Pinal County, on the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office is neither factual nor warranted. The Maricopa County Treasurer has complied with the new law to mail out 2019 Property Tax notices to property owners with a mortgage. As required by SB1033, “ARS § 42-18054: (a) tax statement sent to the mortgagor shall be a written document and may be in any form established by the county treasurer.” This was done.

In an effort to mitigate the costs of this unfunded mandate, Treasurer Royce Flora designed a postcard-size notice like the ones discontinued four years ago because it duplicated information already provided to the taxpayer from both the Assessor and the mortgage companies. Mr. Leach’s unfunded mandate in the SB1033 law cost Maricopa County taxpayers an additional $230,000.00 for printing and mailing, alone. That is not “childish” money.

Mr. Leach’s complaints appear to be a form of retaliation against Treasurer Flora and this office. Mr. Leach did not support Treasurer Flora’s efforts to protect low-income seniors from ever increasing property taxes, and helped lead the effort to kill the bill putting seniors at risk of losing their homes. Mr. Leach was told about the cost before the bill passed and his statement to the Treasurer’s PIO was “have fun.” Maybe that is why people in his county have higher taxes than we do in Maricopa County.

The Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office is the most transparent government entity in the state of Arizona. All our statements, processes, and taxpayer information is on our website, in addition to the several mailings and email blasts throughout the year. Our website is easily accessed and user-friendly. In fact, over 300,000 property owners have accessed our website for their specific property tax information, in addition to general information that it provides.

Treasurer Flora will continue to look for ways to lower costs to taxpayers and, in particular, will work with like-minded elected officials to relieve the tax burden on low income seniors. Mr. Leach clearly is not one of them.

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Parcel number 123-45-678 9, can be entered as 123 45 678

Parcel number 123-45-678a 9, can be entered as 123 45 678 a

For Mobile Home/Business Personal Property - Use the personal property roll number with a prefix of 9 as the parcel number.
Example: Roll number 60-00-001 8 can be entered as 960 00 001.

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