Treasurer’s Office

The County Treasurer’s Office collects taxes and disburses these funds to the appropriate taxing districts and maintains and invests the county’s financial resources.

What We Do

Tax Revenue Disbursement 
The Treasurer’s Office sends out tax notices to each real and personal property owner in Apache County on an annual basis. As taxes are paid, the tax revenue is allocated to the taxing districts based on their respective mill levies. 

Investing
As the custodian of county funds, the treasurer invests with the objectives of legality, safety, liquidity, and yield in mind. The treasurer applies the “prudent investor” rule to manage the county’s portfolio. This means that we make investments with judgment and care—not speculation. We base our investment decisions after carefully considering the probable safety of the county’s financial resources as well as the potential for income earnings. The treasurer maintains a diverse portfolio consisting of certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts, government securities, and other acceptable investments defined under Arizona law. 

Public Trustee
The treasurer also serves as the public trustee. All deeds of trust given to secure indebtedness of any kind name the public trustee as trustee. In that role, the treasurer performs all functions and exercises all powers conferred upon by the deed, whenever requested by the beneficiary or the legal holder of the indebtedness secured thereby. This may include making sales and issuing certificates of purchase, certificates of redemption, or trustee’s deeds as may be required, and to release deeds of trust when requested by the beneficiary.

Annual Tax Payment Notice

All Apache County property owners are subject to property taxes. Pursuant to Arizona law, not receiving your tax statement does not excuse you from paying your taxes on time. For your convenience, you may look up your tax account online

We mail tax statements whether or not your taxes are paid through escrow. It is your responsibility to ensure your taxes are paid. 

First half payments:
Due October 1
Delinquent if not paid by November 1 at 5:00 p.m. 

Second half payments:
Due March 1
Delinquent if not paid by May 1 at 5:00 p.m. 

Delinquent accounts bear interest at 16% annually, prorated monthly. 

If the full-year amount owed is less than $100, accounts not paid in full become delinquent as of December 31 at 5:00 p.m. If full-year taxes owed exceed $100, you may pay the full amount by December 31 with no penalty.

Tax Payment Methods

Mail:
We encourage payment via mail. Please make all checks payable to “Apache County Treasurer.” 

If mailing your payment with a coupon, please remit payment to: 

Apache County Treasurer
PO Box 4262
Houston, TX 77210 

If mailing your payment without a coupon, please remit payment to: 

Apache County Treasurer
PO Box 699
St. Johns, AZ 85936 

Online:
To pay taxes online with a credit or debit card:

Property Tax Payment Portal

In Person:
To pay in person, please go to the treasurer’s office service counter during our office hours. We are located at 75 W. Cleveland, St. Johns, Arizona.

Tax Liens

In Arizona, if property taxes are not paid, the county treasurer may sell the delinquent lien at public auction. Apache County lists tax liens for sale online for an auction held each February. As an investor, you may either bid down on the interest rate on the lien or bid up a premium. People usually buy tax liens to obtain ownership of a property through foreclosing the lien or to obtain a high rate of interest on the amount invested.

What is a Certificate of Purchase?
What is the Foreclosure Process?
Tax Lien Sales
Tax Lien Redemption
Refund Requests
Tax Abatements

Contact Information

Office Hours:
6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, closed Friday 

Apache County Treasurer
75 West Cleveland
PO Box 699
St. Johns, AZ 85936 

P: (928) 337-7629
F: (928) 337-4686

Staff

  • Marleita Begay
    County Treasurer
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  • Candice Davis
    Senior Accountant
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  • Kayla Johnson
    Client Service Rep II
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  • Elexus Ollerton
    Personal Property/Back Tax Asst. III
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  • David Romero
    Chief Deputy
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  • Analese Segovia
    Accounting Specialist III
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