Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 37 Public Lands - Section 37-107 Fees; accounts
37-107. Fees; accounts
A. The commissioner shall prescribe by rule application, permit, transaction, appraisal, service, filing and document fees for transactions related to the selling, leasing, annexation, conveyance, exchange, right-of-way and use of state lands or products of state lands managed by the department. Before adopting any rule setting or changing a fee under this section, the commissioner must submit the proposed fee amount to the joint legislative budget committee for review. The commissioner shall deposit the revenues derived from the fees in the trust land management fund pursuant to section 37-527.
B. The commissioner may establish selling and administrative fees, which may include:
1. Up to three per cent of the consideration paid for all lands and improvements sold or long-term leased.
2. Zoning application fees paid by the department to rezone land.
3. Legal advertising expenses required by law and paid by the department.
C. The revenues derived from the fees established pursuant to subsection B of this section shall be deposited as follows:
1. The revenues derived from the fees collected pursuant to subsection B, paragraph 1 of this section, less any amounts paid as brokerage fees pursuant to section 37-132, subsection B, paragraph 2, shall be deposited in the trust land management fund pursuant to section 37-527.
2. The monies collected pursuant to subsection B, paragraph 2 of this section as actual costs of zoning application fees paid by the department to rezone lands shall be deposited in a separate account of the state land department fund designated as the zoning application fee account. Monies in the account shall be used to pay zoning application fees if developing lands require rezoning by the jurisdiction in which the lands are located. The commissioner shall administer the account.
3. The monies collected under subsection B, paragraph 3 of this section, subsection D of this section and application evaluation and processing costs pursuant to section 37-205, subsection A shall be deposited in separate accounts of the state land department fund to be used to pay costs of legal advertising, costs of appraisals required by the enabling act, by the Constitution of Arizona or by statute and the costs of evaluating and processing applications. The commissioner shall administer the accounts. On notice from the commissioner, the state treasurer shall invest and divest monies in the state land department fund as provided by section 35-313, and monies earned from investment shall be credited to the fund.
D. The commissioner may require or allow prepayment for the estimated cost of an appraisal required pursuant to section 27-234 and this title. The commissioner shall deposit and administer prepayment monies as provided by subsection C, paragraph 3 of this section. The commissioner shall use monies accepted pursuant to this subsection to conduct contract appraisals. If an auction is held and an applicant who has prepaid the estimated cost of an appraisal or paid an appraisal fee is not the successful bidder, the successful bidder shall reimburse the applicant either for the actual cost of the appraisal or for the appraisal fee, whichever was paid. If the commissioner proceeds to auction on the commissioner's initiative, the successful bidder at auction shall reimburse the department for the actual cost of the appraisal, if there was a contract appraisal, or pay the appraisal fee if a contract appraisal was not obtained. Nothing in this subsection:
1. Requires the commissioner to offer any land at auction or for lease.
2. Requires the commissioner to reimburse an applicant if the land is not auctioned or leased.
3. Affects the status of any other application pending an appraisal.
E. Except as provided under section 37-205, fees paid under this section are not refundable to the applicant, regardless of the outcome of the application.Sections: Previous 37-101 37-102 37-103 37-104 37-105 37-106 37-106.01 37-107 37-109 37-110 37-131 37-132 37-133 Next
Last modified: February 20, 2012