Responsibilities of the Property Appraiser To locate, identify, and accurately appraise all properties subject to ad valorem taxes. To maintain property value roll equity and fairness. To process allowable exemptions.
WE MEET OUR RESPONSIBILITIES BY: Conducting Frequent Reappraisals. Hiring and Retaining a Professional Staff. Making Market Data Available. Keeping Property Owners Informed.
The Property Appraiser has NO jurisdiction or responsibility for district budgets, tax rates, special assessments, or determining the amount of taxes you pay. These matters are handled by the various taxing authorities; i.e. the county government, city government, school board and other taxing districts.
NON MUNICIPAL TAXING AUTHORITIES TAXING AUTHORITY 2011 MILLAGE RATE Bay County Commission3.6500 School Board7.1180 Fire Districts1.0000 Water Management District.0400 Mosquito Control.1525 Basic County Rate11.9605
CITY LIVING CITYBASIC COUNTY RATE ADD CITY MILLAGE ADD BEACH MOSQUITO CONTROL TOTAL 2011 MILLAGE RATE Parker10.9605-- Springfield10.9605 Panama City Beach 10.9605.143810.9518 Callaway10.96052.732413.6929 Lynn Haven 10.96053.088714.0492 Panama City 10.96053.909514.8700 Mexico Beach 10.96054.730015.6905 PC DIB10.96056.753317.7138
ESTIMATING PROPERTY TAXES Basic Formula Taxable value/1000*millage rate=taxes Example of house located in Lynn Haven with taxable value of $100,000 $100,000/1000=100 X 14.0492(Lynn Haven 2011 millage rate)= $1404.92
ESTIMATED 2011 PROPERTY TAX REVENUE BY TAXING AUTHORITY Taxing Authority2011 Millage RateTaxable Property Value Estimated 2011 Revenue County Commission3.65 14,325,374,403 $ 52,287,617 Callaway2.7324 504,285,994 $ 1,377,911 Lynn Haven3.0887 1,016,225,637 $ 3,138,816 Mexico Beach4.73 362,789,309 $ 1,715,993 Parker0 199,863,220 $ - Panama City Beach0 3,633,988,101 $ - Panama City3.9095 2,175,158,484 $ 8,503,782 City of Springfield0 196,260,147 $ - PC DIB6.75 60,563,508 $ 408,804 County Mosquito0.1525 6,068,463,791 $ 925,441 PCB Mosquito Control.1438 7,318,263,357 $ 1,052,366 School Discretionary 7.118 15,482,775,446 $ 110,206,396 Fire Districts1.000 5,766,987,829 $ 5,766,988 NFWWMD.0400 14,662,850,736 $ 586,514
PROPERTY DEMOGRAPHICS TYPE OF PROPERTYNUMBER OF PARCELS TOTAL NUMBER OF PARCELS 113,231 SINGLE FAMILY PARCELS 53,933 HOMESTEADED PARCELS 39,751 VACANT RESIDENTIAL 19,268 MOBILE HOMES 8,992 COMMERICAL 6,041 AGRICULTURAL 1,144 GOVERNMENTAL/INSTITUTIONAL 1,692 MISC 2022
BAY COUNTY LAND USE --INCLUDING WATER SURFACE BAY COUNTY CONSISTS OF 1033 SQ MILES. LAND AREA ALONE IS 764 SQ MILES OR 488,960 ACRES. --THERE ARE 113,231 TOTAL PARCELS OF LAND IN BAY COUNTY --THERE ARE 1144 PARCELS DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE IN BAY COUNTY ---70 OF THE 1144 PARCELS ARE DESIGNATED AS IMPROVED AG, HAVE SMALL ACREAGE AND HAVE BEEN HOMESTEADED --CURRENTLY THERE ARE 290,000> or < ACRES WITH AN AGRICULTURE EXEMPTION --TIMBER DONIMATES AGRICULTURE IN BAY COUNTY WITH 991 PARCELS OF VARING TYPES and SIZES
BAY COUNTY LAND USE ST JOE PAPER COMPANY 156, 029 ACRES BEAR CREEK TIMBER, LLC 38,844 ACRES PROFUNDUS HOLDING 27,526 ACRES PLUMB CREEK TIMBER 5,947 ACRES CEDAR CREEK RANCH 3,012 ACRES ACCL/BAY PROPERTIES 2,320 ACRES
EXEMPTED VALUES $ IN BILLIONS CATEGORYVALUENUMBER OF PARCELS HOMESTEAD1.843 39,758 DISABILITY.130 4,552 GOVERNMENT2.00 1,114 REGILIOUS/NON- PROFIT.378 729
EXEMPTIONS AND AMOUNT Homestead$50,000 Seniors$50,000 Disabled$500 Widowed$500 Deployed Military% of total tax for time spent in combat zone Veterans Veterans % Disability T&P (sc/nsc) $5,000 % of Combat Disability 100% of Tax. Value
Home Sales and Homestead E xemption When a homesteaded property sells, the exemption (any exemption) stays with the property for the year in which the sale took place. The new owner must file for the homestead in their name by March 1 st of the year following the sale. The value goes to market value for the new buyer as the previous owner’s cap no longer applies. This increase can be lessened if the buyer is able to port their cap from a previously homesteaded property.
Deployed Military Property Tax Exemption – New Constitutional Amendment CS/HJR 833 (Adopted). The legislature passed a resolution providing that deployed military personnel receiving homestead exemption will receive an additional percentage exemption equal to the number of days that they are deployed during a calendar year divided by 365. The measure appeared on the ballot in 2010 and passed. The exemption was effective for the 2011 tax year. Must be in support of the following operations: --Iraqi Freedom --Enduring Freedom --New Dawn --Noble Eagle (2012)
BP OIL SPILL (DEEP HORIZONS) NO DISCERNABLE IMPACT ON PROPERTY VALUES
Bay County Property Appraiser’s Achievements Sponsored Roundtables With Area Business, Governmental and Educational Leaders Sponsored Roundtables With Area Business, Governmental and Educational Leaders Increased Community Awareness of Available Exemptions and made Exemption Filing Even Easier Increased Community Awareness of Available Exemptions and made Exemption Filing Even Easier A concerted effort to reduce petitions filed with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) resulted in a significant savings to the county. A concerted effort to reduce petitions filed with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) resulted in a significant savings to the county. Consolidated the Lynn Haven and Beach Branches with the main office Consolidated the Lynn Haven and Beach Branches with the main office Continued to Assess Property at the lowest value possible Continued to Assess Property at the lowest value possible Continued Aggressive Homestead Exemption Fraud Program, which and added $10.9 million of taxable value to tax roll Continued Aggressive Homestead Exemption Fraud Program, which and added $10.9 million of taxable value to tax roll
2012 Objectives 2012 Objectives Seek Additional Property Tax Relief for the Widowed and Disabled Seek Additional Property Tax Relief for the Widowed and Disabled Enhance Our Website with More Features and Information Enhance Our Website with More Features and Information Seek approval to e-mail TRIM notices beginning in 2012 Seek approval to e-mail TRIM notices beginning in 2012
2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION Bills of Interest Related to Property Taxes --Recapture Rule (Value down and Assessment Up) --Non homesteaded (Assessment limited to 5% versus 10%) --Increases Tangible Personal Property Exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 --Taxing authorities could totally exempt property taxes for low income individuals who are at least 65 years old and have permanently resided on the property for at least 25 years
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