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AD VALOREM taxes based on the assessed value of real property are collected on an annual basis beginning on November 1st for the tax year January 1st through December 31st. The office of the Property Appraiser establishes the assessed value of the property and the Board of County Commissioners, School Board, City Commissioners and other levying bodies set the millage rates. One mill equals $1.00 per $1,000.00 of property value.

Using this value and allowing for exemptions, the tax roll is completed by the Property Appraiser and must be certified by the Florida Department of Revenue. The Property Appraiser then passes the certified tax roll to the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector merges the non ad valorem assessments into the certified tax roll. The tax bill/notice is mailed to the owner’s address, as it appears on the certified tax roll.

However, it is the responsibility of each tax payer to see that the taxes are paid and that a tax bill is received. In the cases where the property owner pays through an escrow account, the mortgage company, meeting criteria established by the Florida Statutes and the Tax Collector, can request and be sent the tax bill, and the property owner will receive a copy of the bill for information purposes.

Property Tax exemptions are processed through the Property Appraiser’s Office.  More detailed information can be found on their website.

For a list of DOR use and tax codes click the following link:

DOR use codes

Payment of Real Estate Taxes

Tax statements are mailed out by November 1st of each year with the following discounts in effect for early payment:

4% if paid in November
3% if paid in December
2% if paid in January
1% if paid in February


The gross amount is due in March

Taxes become delinquent April 1st of each year, at which time a 3% penalty is added to the bill plus advertising costs.

Method of Payment for Taxes

  • Personal or Company check made payable to: Eric T. Zwayer, Tax Collector, providing payment is received on or before May 31st
  • Wire transfer (email for wiring instructions)
  • By telephone or online
    • if paying by credit card, a 2.75% convenience fee is charged by our software provider
    • if paying by e-check, no convenience fee is charged
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