What does the Property Appraiser do?
The Property Appraiser is responsible for identifying, locating and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal, within the county for property tax purposes.
Does the Property Appraiser levy or collect taxes?
No. Florida’s Constitution requires property appraisers to determine the just, or market value of each parcel as of January 1 each year…then apply all valid exemptions, classifications, and assessment limitations to determine each property’s taxable value. The Property Appraiser DOES NOT determine the property tax rate or the amount of taxes levied.
Who decides how much my tax rate will be?
The Calhoun County Taxing Authorities – County Commission, City of Blountstown, School Board and NWFL Water Management District. The taxing authorities determine your tax (millage) rate. Each taxing authority within the county sets their own tax (millage) rate based on the amount of tax dollars necessary to fund their annual budget. They hold public hearings every year and the date and time of the hearings is mailed to each property owner in August in your Proposed Property Tax Notice.
DEED SCAM ALERT!
IF YOU RECIEVE A LETTER ASKING YOU TO PAY FOR YOUR PROPERTY RECORDS – DON’T! IT’S A SCAM TO GET YOUR MONEY.
Recording a New Deed? PLEASE CONSULT AN ATTORNEY OR ESTATE PLANNING PROFESSIONAL
Recording a new deed for your property may result in an increased property tax bill.
Any time you add a name, take a name off or add your property into a Trust it could affect the Homestead Exemption or Non-Homestead 10% Cap on the property. Please call our office if you have any questions. 850-674-5636.
This information is provided only to help you understand Homestead Exemption and does not constitute legal advice.