As your Property Appraiser, I am charged by the
Florida Constitution with placing fair, equitable and just value on all
property in Columbia County. The
Property Appraiser’s Office does not determine your taxes.
To maintain an acceptable quality of life in Columbia
County, local governments need revenue. Your property taxes partially support public education, law
enforcement, fire safety, street maintenance, park and recreation areas
and other services.
The various taxing authorities set the yearly tax, or
millage rate. Columbia
County taxing authorities include the city and county commissions, the
school board, water management districts, the industrial development
authority and the hospital authority. Once the tax rate is set, it is applied to your property value.
Then, your property tax is computed.
The Property Appraiser’s office keeps all
appraisals up-to-date and on permanent file. You have a right under Florida’s Public Records Law to inspect