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Property Appraiser Information

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Property Taxation in Florida

The ad valorem tax or "property tax" is an annual tax levied by local governments based on the value of real and tangible personal property as of January 1 of each year. The taxable value of real and tangible personal property is the fair market value of the property adjusted for any exclusions, differentials or exemptions.

Tax bills are mailed in November or each year based on the previous January 1st valuation and payment is due by the following March 31. Ad valorem tax continues to be a major source of revenue for local governments in Florida. In 2005 the Ad Valorem property tax revenues in the state were over $246 Billion dollars.

In FY 2002-03 property taxes constituted 31 percent of county governmental revenue ($6.3 billion ), and 17 percent of municipal governmental revenue ($2.5 billion), making it the largest single source of tax or general revenue for general purpose governments in Florida. In addition, the property tax is the primary local revenue source for school districts. In FY 2003-04, school districts levied $8.4 billion in property taxes for K-12 education.
 
The property tax is important not only because of the revenue it generates, but because it is the only taxing authority not preempted by the Florida Constitution to the state. However, the property tax is not an unlimited source of revenue. The Florida Constitution caps the millage rates assessed against the value of the property. In addition, the Florida Constitution grants property tax relief in the form of valuation differentials, assessment limitations, and exemptions, including homestead exemptions.

Filing for Homestead Tax and Other Exemptions

All legal Florida residents are eligible for a Homestead Tax Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots if they qualify. The Florida Constitution provides this tax-saving exemption on the first $25,000 of the assessed value by the property appraiser of an owner/occupied residence. You are entitled to a Homestead Tax Exemption if, as of January 1st, you have made the property your permanent home or the permanent home of a person who is legally or naturally dependent on you. By law, January 1st of each year is the date on which permanent residence is determined.

You can now file for Homestead ONLINE by visiting your county property appraiser's website (see the links below) or you can file by visiting any of their offices. Contact us and we can help you with the forms, information and process to file your Homestead Tax Exemption in your county. Here is the contact information for all counties in Florida:

You can apply for the Homestead Tax Exemption online or at most county property appraiser's offices for free only in the county in which you reside.

Below is the address and web site information, and other pertinent information you need to know. Let us know if you have any questions.

County property Appraisers in alphabetical order

Name/Title/Address/E-mail/Phone/Fax

 Edward A. Crapo, CFA, ASA
Alachua County Property Appraiser
P. O. Box 23817
12 SE First Street , Rm 213
Gainesville , FL 32602-3817
E-mail: acpa@acpafl.org
352-374-5230
352-374-5278 FAX

  Tim Sweat
Baker County Property Appraiser
32 N 5th St , Ste B
Macclenny, FL 32063
E-mail: bakerpa@bakercountyfl.org
904-259-3191
904-259-8221 FAX

  George "Rick" Barnett
Bay County Property Appraiser
650 Mulberry Ave
Panama City , FL 32401-2672
E-mail: rbarnett@pamail.co.bay.fl.us
850-784-4095
850-784-6128 FAX

 Jimmy Alvarez, CFA
Bradford County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 250
945 N Temple Ave
Starke , FL 32091-0250
E-mail: appraiser@bradfordappraiser.com
904-966-6216
904-966-6167 FAX

 Jim Ford, CFA
Brevard County Property Appraiser
P. O.Box 429
400 South St , 5th Fl
Titusville , FL 32781-0429
E-mail: appraiser@brevardpropertyappraiser.com
321-264-6700
321-264-6919 FAX

  Lori Parrish
Broward County Property Appraiser
115 S Andrews Ave , Rm 111-F
Ft Lauderdale , FL 33301-1899
E-mail: lori@bcpa.net
954-357-6904
954-357-8474 FAX

 Terry Stone, CFA
Calhoun County Property Appraiser
20859 E Central Ave , Rm 112
Blountstown , FL 32424-2288
E-mail: tstone@gtcom.net
850-674-5636
850-674-2419 FAX

 Frank Desguin, CFA, CAE
Charlotte County Property Appraiser
Murdock Admin Center
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte , FL 33948-1076
E-mail: rp@ccappraiser.com
941-743-1498
941-743-1499 FAX

  Melanie J. Hensley
Citrus County Property Appraiser
210 N Apopka Ave, Ste. 200
Inverness , FL 34450-4294
E-mail: ccpaweb@mail.pa.citrus.fl.us
352-341-6600
352-341-6660 FAX

  Wayne Weeks, CFA
Clay County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 38
477 Houston St
Green Cove Springs , FL 32043-0038
E-mail: wweeks@ccpao.com
904-284-6305
904-284-2923 FAX

 Abe Skinner, CFA
Collier County Property Appraiser
3285 E Tamiami Trail
Naples , FL 34112-5758
E-mail: sgarrett@collierappraiser.com
239-774-8255
239-774-8130 FAX

 J. Doyle Crews, CFA
Columbia County Property Appraiser
135 NE Hernando Ave, Ste 238
Lake City , FL 32025
E-mail: coappr@ccpafl.com
386-758-2189
386-758-2131 FAX

  Frank Jacobs
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
111 NW 1st St, Ste 710
Miami , FL 33128-1984
E-mail: huh@miamidade.gov
305-375-4008
305-375-3024 FAX

  Newton Keen, CFA
DeSoto County Property Appraiser
P. O. Box 311
201 E Oak St, Ste 102
Arcadia , FL 34265-0311
E-mail: dcao@cyberstreet.com
863-993-4866
863-993-4869 FAX

 J. Hal Chewning, Jr.
Dixie County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 260
Courthouse, Cedar St & Barber Ave
Cross City , FL 32628-0260
E-mail: dxprop@mail.dms.state.fl.us
352-498-1212
352-498-1211 FAX

 James N. Overton
Duval County Property Appraiser
231 E Forsyth St , Rm 270
Jacksonville , FL 32202-3375
E-mail: paadmin@coj.net
904-630-2014
904-630-2922 FAX

 Chris Jones, CFA
Escambia County Property Appraiser
213 W Garden St
Pensacola , FL 32502-5799
E-mail: chris_jones@co.escambia.fl.us
850-434-2735
850-435-9526 FAX

 James E. Gardner Jr.
Flagler County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 936
200 E Moody Blvd , Rm 312
Bunnell , FL 32110-0936
E-mail: flcpa@bestnetpc.com
386-437-7450
386-437-7453 FAX

  Doris Barber Pendleton, CFA
Franklin County Property Appraiser
33 Market St, Ste 101
Apalachicola , FL 32320
E-mail: skippervoo@yahoo.com
850-653-9236
850-653-1861 FAX

  Clay Vanlandingham
Gadsden County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 585
3 South Calhoun St
Quincy , FL 32353-0585
E-mail: clayv.gadsdenpa@tds.net
850-627-7168
850-627-0396 FAX

 Damon C. Leggett, CFA
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 S Main St , Rm 138
Trenton , FL 32693-0097
E-mail: dleggett@mail.co.gilchrist.fl.us
352-463-3190
352-463-3193 FAX

 Larry R. Luckey, CFA
Glades County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1106
US 27 & 6th St , Rm 202
Moore Haven , FL 33471
E-mail: gladespa@earthlink.net
863-946-6025
863-946-3359 FAX

  Kesley Colbert
Gulf County Property Appraiser
1000 Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd , Rm 110
Port St Joe , FL 32456
850-229-6115
850-229-6661 FAX

 David H. Goolsby, Jr., CFA
Hamilton County Property Appraiser
207 NE 1st Street , Rm 108
Jasper , FL 32052-2000
E-mail: hamcopa@alltel.net
386-792-2791
386-792-0865 FAX

  Kathy L. Crawford
Hardee County Property Appraiser
P.O Box 877
315 N 6th Ave, Ste 103
Wauchula , FL 33873-0877
E-mail: hcproapp@earthlink.net
863-773-2196
863-773-0954 FAX

 Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA
Hendry County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1840
25 E Hickpochee Ave , Rm A329
Labelle , FL 33975-1840
E-mail: appraiser@hendrypa.com
863-675-5270
863-675-5254 FAX

 Alvin Mazourek, CFA
Hernando County Property Appraiser
201 Howell Ave, Ste 300
Brooksville , FL 34601-2041
E-mail: pa@co.hernando.fl.us
352-754-4190
352-754-4198 FAX

 C. Raymond McIntyre, CFA
Highlands County Property Appraiser
560 S Commerce Ave
Sebring , FL 33870-3899
E-mail: esn@appraiser.co.highlands.fl.us
863-402-6659
863-402-6765 FAX

  Robert Turner
Hillsborough County Property Appraiser
601 E Kennedy Blvd , 16th Fl
Tampa , FL 33602
E-mail:custserv@hcpafl.org
813-272-6100
813-272-5519 FAX

 Otis Corbin, Jr.
Holmes County Property Appraiser
226 N Waukesha St.
Bonifay , FL 32425
E-mail:holmespa@earthlink.net
850-547-1113
850-547-2445 FAX

 David Nolte, CFA
Indian River County Property Appraiser
1840 25th St, Ste 169
Vero Beach , FL 32960
E-mail: propertyappraiser@ircpa.org
772-567-8000 Ext. 469
772-770-5087 FAX

  Sharon Cox
Jackson County Property Appraiser
P.O Box 1526
4445 Lafayette St , Rm 106
Marianna , FL 32447-1526
E-mail:jcpa@wfeca.net
850-482-9646
850-482-9036 FAX

  David Ward
Jefferson County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 63
150 N Jefferson St
Monticello , FL 32345
E-mail:dwardpa@earthlink.net
850-997-3356
850-997-0988 FAX

  Tim Walker
Lafayette County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 6
120 W Main St
Mayo , FL 32066-0006
E-mail:appraiser@LafayettePA.com
386-294-1991
386-294-1106 FAX

 Ed Havill
Lake County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1027
317 W Main St, 3rd Fl
Tavares, FL 32778-1027
E-mail:ehavill@lakecopropappr.com
352-343-9748
352-343-9894 FAX

 Kenneth Wilkinson
Lee County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1546
2480 Thompson St 4th Fl
Ft. Myers, FL 33902-1546
E-mail:wilkinsonk@leepa.org
239-339-6100
239-339-6160 FAX

 Bert Hartsfield, CFA
Leon County Property Appraiser
Leon County Courthouse
301 S Monroe St, Rm 111
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1803
E-Mailaaccount01@lcpa.leon.fl.us
850-488-6102
850-922-7238 FAX

 Francis Akins, CFA
Levy County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 277
355 S Court St, Rm 118
Bronson, FL 32621-0100
E-mail: lcpa@svic.net
352-486-5222
352-486-5187 FAX

 Patricia Whitfield
Liberty County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 580
Liberty County Courthouse
Highway 20
Bristol, FL 32321-0580
E-Mail: lcpa@gtcom.net
850-643-2279
850-643-4193 FAX

 Leigh B. Barfield
Madison County Property Appraiser
112 E Pinckney Street, Rm 201
Madison, FL 32340
E-mail: info@madisonpa.com
850-973-6133
850-973-8928 FAX

 Charles E. Hackney
Manatee County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 25400
915 W 4th Ave
Bradenton, FL 34206-25400
E-mail: manateepao@co.manatee.fl.us.
941-748-8208
941-742-5664 FAX

 Villie M. Smith, CFA, ASA
Marion County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 486
501 SE 25th Ave
Ocala, FL 34478-0486
E-mail:mcpa@pa.marion.fl.us
352-368-8335
352-368-8336 FAX

 Laurel Kelly, CFA
Martin County Property Appraiser
100 E Ocean Blvd, Ste 300
Stuart, FL 34994
E-mail: info@pa.martin.fl.us
772-288-5608
772-221-1346 FAX

 Ervin A. Higgs, CFA
Monroe County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1176
500 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33041-1176
E-mail:jknowles@mcpafl.org
305-292-3404
305-292-3501 FAX

 Greg Haddock
Nassau County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 870
11 N 14th Street, Rm 6
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-0870
E-mail:ghaddock@nassauflpa.com
904-491-7300
904-491-3629 FAX (Call First)

 Timothy "Pete" Smith, CFA
Okaloosa County Property Appraiser
151-D NE Eglin Pkwy
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
E-mailsmith@okaloosapa.com
850-651-7240
850-651-7244 FAX

 W.C. Sherman
Okeechobee County Property Appraiser
307 NW 5th Ave, Ste A
Okeechobee, FL 34972
E-mail: w.taylor@okeechobeepa.com
863-763-4422
863-763-4745 FAX

 Bill Donegan, CFA
Orange County Property Appraiser
200 S Orange Ave, Ste 1700
Orlando, FL 32801-3438
Email: bdonegan@ocpafl.org
407-836-5055
407-836-5029 FAX

 Robert M. Day
Osceola County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 2366
350 N Beaumont Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34742-2366
E-mailafb@property-appraiser.org
407-343-3700
407-343-3708 FAX

 Gary Nikolits, CFA
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser
301 N Olive Ave, 1st Fl
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
E-Mail:http://www.pbcgov.com/papa
561-355-2866
561-355-3963 FAX

 Mike Wells
Pasco County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 401
14236 6th St, Ste 101
Dade City, FL 33526-0401
E-Mailamikewells@pascogov.com
352-521-4433
352-521-4411 FAX

 Jim Smith, CFA
Pinellas County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1957
315 Court Street, 2nd Fl
Clearwater, FL 33757-1957
E-mail: jsmith@pcpao.org
727-464-3207
727-464-3448 FAX

 Marsha Faux, CFA, ASA
Polk County Property Appraiser
255 N Wilson Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
E-mail: paoffice@polk-county.net
863-534-4777
863-534-4753 FAX

 Larry Pritchett, CFA
Putnam County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1920
312 Oak St
Palatka, FL 32178-1920
E-mail:appraiser@putnam-fl.com
386-329-0286
386-329-0447 FAX

 Sharon Outland, CFA
St. Johns County Property Appraiser
4030 Lewis Speedway, Ste 203
St. Augustine, FL 32084
E-mail: sjcpa@sjcpa.us
904-827-5500
904-827-5580 FAX

 Jeff Furst
St. Lucie County Property Appraiser
2300 Virginia Ave,Rm 107
Ft. Pierce, FL 34983
E-mail: furstj@co.st-lucie.fl.us
772-462-1000
772-462-1055 FAX

 Greg Brown, CFA
Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser
P.O Box 606
6495 Caroline St, Ste K
Milton, FL 32572-0606
E-mail:info@srcpa.org
850-983-1880
850-983-1929 FAX

 Jim Todora, CFA
Sarasota County Property Appraiser
2001 Adams Ln
Sarasota , FL 34237
E-mail:appraiser@sarasotaproperty.org
941-861-8200
941-861-8260 FAX

  David Johnson
Seminole County Property Appraiser
1101 E 1st St , Rm 1201
Sanford , FL 32771-1468
E-mail: alice@scpafl.org
407-665-7506
407-665-7924 FAX

 Ronnie Hawkins, CFA
Sumter County Property Appraiser
209 N Florida Street
Bushnell , FL 33513
E-mail: rhawkins@sumterpa.com
352-793-0210
352-793-0248 FAX

 Lamar Jenkins, CFA
Suwannee County Property Appraiser
215 SW Pine Ave , Ste B
Live Oak , FL 32064
E-mail:info@suwaneepa.com
386-362-1385
386-364-3531 FAX

  Eldon Sadler
Taylor County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 936
108 N Jefferson St, Ste 201
Perry , FL 32348-0936
E-mail:victoria@perry.gulfnet.com
850-838-3511
850-838-3545 FAX

 Steven A. Saunders, CFA
Union County Property Appraiser
55 W Main St
Courthouse,Rm 109
Lake Butler , FL 32054
E-mail:appraiser@unionpa.com
386-496-3431
386-496-2925 FAX

 Morgan B. Gilreath, Jr., CFA
Volusia County Property Appraiser
123 W Indiana Ave , Rm 102
Deland , FL 32720
Email:morgang@co.volusia.fl.us
386-736-5901
386-822-5063 FAX

  Ann Woodward Ahrendt
Wakulla County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 26
3056 Crawfordville Hwy , Rm 136
Crawfordville , FL 32326
850-926-3271
850-926-6367 FAX (Call first)

 Patrick P. Pilcher, CFA
Walton County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 691
650 E Nelson Ave
DeFuniak Springs , FL 32435-0691
E-maililpatrick@co.walton.fl.us
850-892-8123
850-892-8374 FAX

  Gil Carter
Washington County Property Appraiser
P. O. Box 695
1331 S Blvd, Ste 300
Chipley , FL 32428-0695
E-mail:gil.carter@washcofl.com
850-638-6205
850-638-6027 FAX

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