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Frequently asked questions from City of Tempe

How can I pay a parking ticket issued in Tempe, Arizona?

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You can pay for your parking ticket issued in the City of Tempe using one of the following methods: 

  • Pay by Phone: You can make a payment for your parking ticket using a credit/debit card by calling (480) 350-8800 or 1-877-729-2687.
  • Pay Fine By Mail: You can pay your fine by mailing your payment to the following address: 

      Tempe Municipal Court
     ATTN: Financial Services
     140 East 5th Street, Suite 150
     Tempe, AZ 85281

    Please make sure to enclose a copy of the citation and write the case number or complaint number on your check. 

  • Payment Drop Box: You can also drop your payments in the dropbox located on the north side of 5th Street directly in front of the Tempe Municipal Court.

How long are dog licenses valid in Maricopa County?

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The term of license in Maricopa County is based on the month and day of the most current rabies vaccination on record and is valid for no more than one calendar year.

Which pets need a license in Maricopa County?

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In Maricopa County, all dogs over the age of three months are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Application for license must be made within 15 days of vaccination.

When are Property taxes due?

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Annual property tax statements for Maricopa County, Arizona are issued on a calendar year basis and are printed and mailed in September of that year. The September statement has two payment stubs thereby avoiding the waste of taxpayers money on a second billing.

Your property tax may be paid in full or in two installments:

  • The due date for the first half tax is October 1. The first half installment becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on November 1 for Tax Bills over $100.
  • After 5:00 p.m. on December 31, full year tax bills become delinquent. All tax bills under $100 must be paid prior to that time.
  • The second half tax is due March 1 of the following year and becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on May 1. 
  • You may pay both halves together until December 31.   If you miss a deadline you may owe fees plus interest charges of 16% per year prorated monthly.

Please not that if any of the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the time of the delinquency is 5:00 pm on the next business day after that date.

What are Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims?

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The weekly claim filing process (also referred to as weekly certification) is used to verify that you were unemployed during the week and are eligible to receive benefit payments (provided that you qualify monetarily and are determined eligible to receive benefits).

Weekly claims are filed by individuals who have applied for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits and/or have an existing Arizona Unemployment Insurance Claim with a monetary balance (meaning, you still have money remaining in your total benefit entitlement).

What information or documents do I need to apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in the State of Arizona?

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The following information is needed to file an application (initial claim) for benefits in Arizona:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Arizona Driver's License or Arizona State Issued ID (Note: you may still complete your application without these two items)
  • Your mailing address, city, state and ZIP code
  • If you live in Arizona, know the county where you reside
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of all your employers for the last 18 months
  • The last day you worked immediately prior to filing your UI claim
  • If you received severance, vacation, holiday or payment for unused sick pay: give the amount (before deductions) and the date it was paid to you
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if applicable
  • Alien Registration Number, if applicable
  • Copy # 4 of your DD Form 214 if released from the military in the last 18 months
  • SF 8 or SF 50 if employed in Federal Civilian service in the last 18 months
  • If you are collecting a pension (other than Social Security), you will need the start date of the pension and the monthly benefit amount

When you apply for UI benefits, you must provide the correct mailing address and telephone number for your most recent employer (the individual or company you worked for immediately prior to filing your application for benefits).

When can I apply for Unemployment Insurance in Arizona?

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Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits are not retroactive: therefore, you should apply for UI Benefits as soon as possible after the last day of work. If you are still currently working, you will need to wait until after your last day of work to complete your application for UI benefits.

What happens if I forget to file my weekly claims?

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All weeks must be filed (certified) in order, without a break. If you miss a week, you will be able to file for the current week and the prior week (the one you missed filing for) only. If you miss filing your weekly claims for more than two weeks, the weekly claim filing system will no longer recognize you. 

Failing to file a weekly claim can result in a delay in having your benefits approved and/or in receiving your weekly benefit payments. If you receive a message indicating that there is no record of your Social Security Number, the system is missing two or more of your most recent weekly claims (meaning that the two previous consecutive benefit weeks were not submitted for processing/payment in a timely manner).

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here:

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here:

Where can I find the information on the local health authorities in Arizona?

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The following are the contact numbers for the local county health authorities:

Has anyone in Arizona been diagnosed with COVID-19?

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Yes. The first case was diagnosed on January 26, 2020. As the situation is rapidly evolving, you can the latest case numbers here.