On this page, we will address rumors you may hear around town. If you hear something that isn't on this page, feel free to call and ask us.
Rumor: Kingman charges a food tax.
Fact: Kingman does not charge a food for home consumption tax, commonly referred to as food tax. Food that has to be prepared in order to be consumed falls under this category. There may be confusion regarding a food tax because a restaurant and bar tax is charged on certain food items sold at grocery stores and convenience stores. Deli items, for instance, are taxed using the restaurant and bar tax rate. Food that does not have to be prepared in order to be consumed on or off premise falls under the restaurant and bar tax rate category.
Rumor: The Kingman City assesses a city property tax.
Fact: The City of Kingman does not assess a city property tax. Citizens of Kingman do pay property tax to other taxing authorities (Mohave County, School District, etc.), but not to the City.
Rumor: What is the purpose of these signs?
Fact: This sign is placed along the newly-completed Stockton Hill Rd. project to show residents and the traveling public where some of their tax dollars are spent. A portion of the TPT is strictly used for pavement preservation. The city will place more signs as future projects are completed.