Proposed Tax Notices Mailed Last Week – Time Sensitive Information!

If you are a St. George Island or Franklin County property owner, you should have received your “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” last week.  This is an important document and should be reviewed carefully.  You should check the Market Value of your property which is listed at the bottom of the page (Market Value, Assessed Value, Exemptions, Taxable Value).   If you believe your Market Value is incorrect, or if you have questions, you should contact the Franklin County Property Appraiser 850-653-9236 as soon as possible.  If the property appraiser’s office is unable to resolve the issue, you may file a petition for adjustment with the Value Adjustment Board.  Deadline for filing petitions is September 15.

Remember that the Market Value for 2013 is based on qualified sales that closed in 2012 only.  Foreclosures are not qualified sales under Florida law.

The proposed tax rate for 2013 is 12.18150 mills (.0121815 x taxable value = taxes due).  This is an increase from the 2012 rate of 11.39370 and is based on Franklin County’s proposed budget.   If you would like to comment on the proposed tax rate and the county budget, there are two public hearings scheduled.   September 5 at 5:15 pm in the County Courthouse Annex and September 3 at 6:00 pm in Eastpoint at the Willie Speed Board Room.

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