Proposed Fee Changes

Notice of Intent to Establish New Fees

Notice Date October 31, 2019: Proposed Fee for Tobacco Retail License

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, notice of a new or increased fee is hereby given. The City of Tucson Mayor and Council have authorized the City Manager to establish an annual license fee of $300 for a Tobacco Retail License. The fee will be required for any Tobacco Retail Establishment, meaning any place of business where tobacco products are available for sale directly to customers.

More information is available in the following document.

Proposed Fee for Tobacco Retail License (pdf)


Notice Date October 1, 2019: Proposed Green Stormwater Infrastructure Fee to establish a dedicated Green Stormwater Infrastructure Fund.

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, notice of intent to establish new fees is hereby given. The City of Tucson Mayor and Council have authorized the City Manager to establish a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Fee and Fund, to be based on water consumption at the rate of $0.13 per CCF of water usage, and assessed on City residents only, to begin January 2020 and sunset after 3 years unless extended by a vote of Mayor and Council.

Those customers who qualify for Tucson Water’s low-income assistance program will be exempt from the proposed fee. Mayor and Council consideration of the proposed fee is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Fund Proposal (pdf)
Mayor & Council Memorandum: Establishment of a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Fund, Program and Fee (pdf)


Notice of Public Hearing

IN ACCORDANCE WITH A.R.S. §9-499.15 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at or after 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor and Council Chambers of City Hall, 255 West Alameda, Tucson, Arizona, at which time and place all interested persons will have an opportunity to appear and be heard, subject to time limitations, in relation to the following:

Proposed fees for applications to rezone to the Planned Community Development (PCD) Zone, and for processing amendments to an approved PCD, or to Development Area Implementation Plans within the PCD Zone.

Proposed amendments are to: Administrative Manual Table 4-01.7.1, Amend Administrative Manual Section 4-01.7.3 and creation of new Administrative Manual Section 4-01.7.3.E.

The public hearing will not exceed 1 hour in length unless extended at the meeting. Speakers will be limited to 5 minutes. The Council Chambers is wheelchair accessible and closed captioning is available on cable television. A request for reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities must be made to the City Clerk’s Office by parties at least five working days in advance of the scheduled meeting and can be made by calling 791-4213 or 791-2639 (TDD).

If you have any questions concerning the rezoning request, please contact John Beall (837-6966) at the Department of Planning & Development Services, 201 North Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ.

Si usted tiener algunas preguntas respecto a esta petición de rezonificación, favor de llamar al Departamento de Desarrollo, número de teléfono 837-6966.


Notice of Intent to Establish New Fees

Notice Date July 3, 2019: Proposed application fees to rezone to the Planned Community Development zone and to process administrative, minor and major amendments to the Planned Community Zone document and Development Area Implementation Plans within the zone.

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, notice of intent to establish new fees is hereby given. The City of Tucson City Manager’s Office authorized the Director of Planning & Development Services to establish rezoning application fees and amendment procedure fees for the Planned Community Development Zone (Unified Development Code §3.5.6) per the Administrative Manual §4-01.2. Mayor and Council consideration of the proposed fees is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019, after a public hearing.


Notice Date 3/14/2019: Proposed Fees for Shared Mobility Pilot Program - Department of Transportation

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, notice of intent to establish new fees is hereby given. The Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson authorized the Director of the Department of Transportation to establish a Shared Mobility Pilot Program, including the development of application, permit and use fees for Shared Mobility Devices in the Right of Way at a meeting on July 12, 2018. The Director may approve by concurrence the following Shared Mobility Proposed Fee Schedule on March 19, 2019:

Proposed 2019 Rate and Fee Schedule for Shared Mobility Pilot Program (pdf)

These fees are established in compliance with Tucson Code 5-15 et seq., adopted on September 5, 2018. For additional information regarding these fees (schedule of the proposed new fees, and/or justification of new fees), please see the Shared Mobility Pilot Program Proposed Fee Schedule Justification here:

City of Tucson Shared Mobility Pilot Program Proposed Fee Schedule Justification (pdf)


Notice Date 3/12/2018: Proposed Water Rate Changes 

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is given that the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson will hold a public hearing to consider proposed changes to monthly water service rates and charges.

A public hearing on the proposed increases will be held on May 22, 2018, at or after 5:30 p.m. at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Council at the Mayor and Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 W. Alameda, Tucson, Arizona.

A copy of the report supporting the proposed action is available at the office of the City Clerk, 9th Floor, City Hall, 255 West Alameda Street, Tucson, Arizona. The report can also be viewed electronically.

Key dates for proposed adjustments to water service rates and charges:

  • February 7, 2018: The Citizens’ Water Advisory Committee (CWAC) discussed proposed changes to the water rates
  • March 6, 2018: The Mayor and Council considered adoption of the Notice of Intention to Increase Water Rates
  • May 22, 2018: Public hearing and Mayor & Council action on water rates
  • July 2, 2018: Revised rates take effect, if approved at May 22 public hearing

Notice of Intent to Establish New Fees

Notice Date 2/26/2018: Proposed Fee Changes for Wireless Facilities - Department of Transportation

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, notice of intent to establish new fees is hereby given. The Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson authorized the Director of the Department of Transportation to establish application and use fees for Wireless Facilities in the Right of Way at a meeting on February 6, 2017. The Director established by concurrence the following Rate and Fee Schedule on February 13, 2018.

These fees are established in compliance with ARS Sections 9-591 et seq., recently adopted by the State of Arizona. For additional information regarding these fees (schedule of the proposed new fees, and/or justification of new fees), please see the Director's Memorandum here:
Rate and Fee Schedule for Wireless Facilities in the ROW Memorandum


Notice Date 12/8/2017: Proposed Fee Changes for Sign Standards - Planning and Development Services

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, notice of intent to establish new fees is hereby given. The Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson will hold a meeting on February 6, 2017, to consider a proposed Ordinance to modify the Unified Development Code’s Development Review Fee Schedule in the Administrative Manual (Section 4-01.16). This includes the establishment of (1) a fee for permanent sign permits and the establishment of (2) a blanket fee for the use of portable signs approved via the portable master sign program.

This fee is being added as a result of the Sign Code Revision Project, recently adopted by the Mayor and Council. For additional information regarding this project (schedule of the proposed new fees, and/or data supporting the new fees), please visit the following pages:


Notice Date 12/05/2017: Notice of Tax Rate Change
Please Note Effective 2/1/2018 the Business Privilege Tax Rate will increase one tenth of a percent to 2.6 percent. This rate change is the result of the November 7, 2017 Election where voters approved a tax increase for the City Zoo.

Notice Date 7/01/2017: Voter-Approved Transaction Privilege and Use Taxes for Street Improvements and Public Safety Improvements

As approved by the City's voters on May 16, 2017 under Proposition 101, the City intends to impose a transaction privilege tax and use tax of 0.5% for the purpose of funding street improvements and for the acquisition and upgrading of public safety vehicles and equipment, and for capital improvements of public safety facilities.
 

Notice Date 5/25/2016: Proposed Fee Changes for FY 2017 – Tucson Fire

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is given that the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed Ordinance to modify the City Fire Code and includes changes to fees for Operational and Construction permits issued through the adopted City Fire Code.

A public hearing on the proposed changes will be held on August 9, 2016, at or after 5:30 p.m. at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Council at the Mayor and Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 W. Alameda, Tucson, Arizona.

A copy of the proposed changes is available at the office of the City Clerk, 9th Floor, City Hall, 255 West Alameda Street, Tucson, Arizona.

Key dates for the proposed Fee Changes:

  • May 11, 2016: The Fire Code Review Committee (FCRC) held a public meeting that included the proposed modifications to the City Fire Code and Fees. Click link to view Legal Action Report Proposed Modifications to the City Fire Code and Fee Changes
  • August 9, 2016: Public hearing and Mayor & Council action on proposed Ordinance to modify City Fire Code and fees associated with enforcement.
  • September 1, 2016: Ordinance and revised fees take effect, if approved at August 9, 2016 public hearing.

Proposed Fee Increases for FY 2017 - Environmental Services Department

Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Services Department may be recommending establishment or increases to current fees to the department's fee structure to support the following services:

  • Community Services (Code Enforcement and Graffiti Abatement)
  • Stormwater Management
  • Residential Collection
  • Commercial Collection

Notice Date 4/6/2016 Proposed Tax Increases for FY 2017 - General Government

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Tucson City Council may consider approving the following new taxes and/or tax increases on June 7, 2016, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice

  • Public Utility Tax increase from 4% to 5%
  • Room Surcharge increase from $2/day to $4/day

Notice of Property Tax Levy and/or Property Tax Rate

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the City Council may consider approving a change to the City property tax levies and/or tax rates for fiscal year 2016/17 at a mayor & Council meeting in the City Hall 255 W Alameda, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The levy amount and/or tax rate may be increased over the approved levy and/or tax rate for fiscal year 2015/16.