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 CFD

What are Community Facilities Districts (CFDs)?

CFDs are special purpose, tax levying public improvement districts that are separate and apart from a municipality. A debt of a CFD is not a debt or obligation of the City. CFDs are typically formed at the request of developers to provide and finance public infrastructure and improvements for benefited landowners. These projects may include: water and wastewater facilities, flood control and drainage improvements, design and construction of roads, traffic signals, emergency facilities, parks and park improvements, school sites and facilities, and landscaping improvements.

 

Is my property within a CFD in Goodyear?

You can find out if a property is located within a CFD by viewing the Special Districts section of the Maricopa County property tax information.  You will need the APN (parcel number) for the property you want to search.  The search will show the general obligation property tax assigned to the property.

Go to the Maricopa County treasurer's website at www.treasurer.maricopa.gov

Find the Parcel Inquiry tool on the top left of the treasurer's page.  Type in your parcel number and click the Go to my Parcel button.

You will be taken to the Tax Summary page for the property.  Click the View Your Tax Bill button on the top left of the page.

You will be viewing the Property Tax Statement for the parcel you searched.  Scroll down to the bottom of the summary and find the Special Districts section.  Any special taxing districts, including CFDs, will be listed.

You will be looking for the names of our 10 CFDs: Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD, CF Utilities 1/89-359, Goodyear General No. 1, Palm Valley CFD #3, Wildflower Ranch CFD, Wildflower Ranch CFD #2, Cottonflower CFD, Centerra CFD, Cortina CFD, King Ranch CFD. 

There are 5 Special Assessment Lien areas in the Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD.  You will also find them listed in the Special Districts section of your property tax statement.  The 5 names of the special assessments are: EMRCFD - Golf Village, EMRCFD - Desert Village, EMRCFD - Montecito Series 2007, EMRCFD - Golf Village #2, and EMRCFD - Montecito #2.

 

What are the names of the CFDs in Goodyear?

There are currently 10 CFDs located throughout the city.  Please see the list below.  You can click on the district name for more information.

Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD  CF Utilities 1/89-359 
 Goodyear General No. 1 Palm Valley CFD #3 
Wildflower Ranch CFD   Wildflower Ranch CFD #2
Cottonflower CFD  Centerra CFD 
 Cortina CFD  King Ranch CFD

 

What are the names of the Special Assessment Liens in the Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD?

There are currently 5 special assessment areas in the Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD.  Please see the list below.  You can click on the district name for more information.

EMRCFD - Golf Village EMRCFD - Desert Village 
EMRCFD - Montecito Series 2007 EMRCFD Golf Village #2
EMRCFD - Montecito #2  

 

How do I pay my CFD?

The fees for the general obligation bonds of all 10 CFDs are billed and paid through the normal Maricopa County property tax process.  Payment of the debt service is through collections of an ad valorem property tax levy on properties within the district based upon the assessed valuation.  The Maricopa County Assessor determines the assessed value of the property and the Maricopa County Treasurer collects the property tax.

 

How do I pay my Special Assessment Lien?

The fees for the special assessment lien bonds of all 5 Special Assessments are billed and paid through the normal Maricopa County property tax process.  Payment of the debt service is based on a 25 year payment amortization schedule for the special assessment lien bonds.

 

How do I payoff my Special Assessment Lien?

You will need to obtain a payoff quote for your special assessment.  Please submit your request using our online form.

 

Where do I mail my payment for my Special Assessment payoff?

Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD

Attention: Special Districts and Taxation Division

C/O City of Goodyear

190 N Litchfield Road

PO Box 5100

Goodyear, AZ 85338

 

Who do I make the check payable to for my Special Assessment payoff?

Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD

 

Are there maps of the CFDs and Special Assessment Areas in Goodyear?

We offer maps showing the boundaries of all 10 CFDs and Special Assessment Areas in the city and individual maps of the specific CFDs.  Click here to view our maps.