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Real Estate Taxes

Ad valorem taxes on real property are assessed each year. They cover the period of January through December and are collected beginning November 1st of that year. It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to ensure that a tax bill is received by the responsible party and the taxes are paid.

Each year the City County of Jacksonville and other levying authorities set the millage rates (tax rates). The Property Appraiser’s Office establishes the assessed value of each property. The tax amount due is determined by multiplying the millage rate by the taxable value, for each taxing authority. The total tax amount due for each parcel is the sum of the tax due for each taxing authority plus any non-ad valorem assessments (Solid Waste/Storm Water). Once the Property Appraiser and taxing authorities certify the values and millage rates for the tax year, the roll is certified to the Tax Collector for collection. Tax notices are mailed to the owner’s last record of address. In cases where the property owner’s tax payments are held in escrow by their mortgage company, the mortgage company will request the tax bill for the property and remit payment. When a property has a mortgage company listed, the owner of the property will be sent an “Informational” notice. This notice is for reference only. The notice reflects who the mortgage company of record is and the amount being billed to the mortgage company.

Real Estate tax notices are mailed out on or before November 1st of each year. The gross amount is due by March 31st. The following discounts are applied for early payment:

4 percent discount if paid in November
3 percent discount if paid in December
2 percent discount if paid in January
1 percent discount if paid in February

Taxes become delinquent April 1st of each year.

Taxes that remain unpaid on April 1st will be charged a 3% minimum mandatory fee, along with an advertising fee. Per state law, delinquent taxes must be advertised before the issuance of a tax lien certificate. Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 197, if taxes remain unpaid, a tax certificate may be sold on the property and possibly be auctioned at a future date.

Property owners who are responsible for paying their taxes (not a mortgage company) may pay their property tax bill via automated pay by phone at 1-800-211-7203, online, in person at any Duval County Tax Collector's Office, or by mail from November 1st to mid-May. 

To remit payment to us via mail please use the envelope included with your tax bill or mail to:

Jim Overton, Duval County Tax Collector
Attn: Tax Department
231 E. Forsyth Street, Suite 130
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3370

Receipts for payments received by mail will not be returned unless a self- addressed stamped envelope is included with your payment. 
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