Columbia County Property Appraiser - Jeff Hampton - Lake City, Florida 32055 | 386-758-1083
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2017 MILLAGE RATES BY TAXING AUTHORITY

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT 0.4027
SCHOOL BOARD-INCLUDING LRE AND DISCRETIONARY 6.5680
LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL  0.9620

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

8.0150
CITY OF LAKE CITY 4.9000
TOTAL MILLAGE RATE FOR COUNTY 15.9477
TOTAL MILLAGE RATE FOR COUNTY AND CITY OF LAKE CITY 20.8477


MILLAGE RATE INFORMATION

Taxing authorities levy annual taxes on the taxable property in their jurisdictions. The rate at which a taxing authority levies tax is usually expressed in mils. One mil represents a rate of .001, and can be confusing if millage is confused with millage rate. The easiest way to think of millage is in "dollars per thousand"; that is, a rate of one mil is equal to one dollar of tax for each 1000 dollars of taxable value. The following example may be helpful.

If a taxing authority levies 10 mils on $1000 of taxable value... *The millage levy would be expressed as 10 mils *The millage rate would be expressed as .010 (.001 x 10) *The amount of tax would be calculated as $1000 x .010 = $10.00 *10 mils generates $10 of tax for each $1000 of taxable value.

The calculation of taxes on your home might look like this, depending on the value of your home and the taxing district you live in. This is a hypothetical example:


Assessed value $ 50,000
Homestead Exemption25,000
Taxable value 25,000
Tax Rate(20 mils) x .020
Tax amount$ 500.00


Millage rates are set each year during the budget hearings held by each of the taxing authorities. Two public hearings are held each year, usually July through September, at which time budgets and tax rates are set. The meetings are advertised and are open to the public.




 
DISCLAIMER
This information was derived from data which was compiled by the Columbia County Property Appraiser Office solely for the governmental purpose of property assessment. This information should not be relied upon by anyone as a determination of the ownership of property or market value. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the accuracy of the data herein, it's use, or it's interpretation. Although it is periodically updated, this information may not reflect the data currently on file in the Property Appraiser's office. The assessed values are NOT certified values and therefore are subject to change before being finalized for ad valorem assessment purposes.


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