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Real Estate Tax

Hillsborough County Taxing Authorities

Taxing Authorities are responsible for setting ad valorem millage rates.

County Operating

This is the Board of County Commissioners' General Revenue fund. The County Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) and the County Library are supported by this fund. Some of the services that this levy provides are mosquito spraying, public assistance, medical examiner services, Head Start program, animal shelter, Museum of Science and Industry and the Cooperative Extension Service.

813-272-5890

School - Local & School - State

The school board is divided into two millages: (1) By state Law and (2) By Local Board. Some services provided are early childhood education, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary schools, adult education in academic, vocational and technical areas, community schools and expanding magnet school program.

813-272-4064

School I-SF

Bond debt used for construction and renovation of school property.

813-272-4064

Municipals

Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City - Some services provided are police, fire, sewer, garbage collection complexes, parks and wastewater treatment plants.

 

County Municipal Service Taxing Unit(MSTU)

Service provided for unincorporated Hillsborough County: road maintenance, emergency medical services, construction regulation, fire protection and law enforcement.

813-272-5890

Library Service

Allows residents to check out books and materials. The library provides reference services, audio-visual materials, youth services and educational programs. It also offers special services for the visual and hearing impaired, physically handicapped and senior citizens.

813-273-3660

Water Management District

Southwest Florida Water Management District sometimes referred to as SWFMD - is an independent special district. It represents the levy of the countywide district and the one watershed basin: Alafia River Basin (A), Hillsborough River Basin (H), or the Northwest Hillsborough Basin (N), depending on the location of property.

800-423-1476, ext. 1726

Independent Special Districts

Includes the other four millage levying districts - Tampa Port Authority, Children’s Board, Transit Authority and Tampa Palms.

Tampa Port Authority

Administration and operation of the Port of Tampa. Provides for construction and maintenance of public-owned port facilities and for leasing of waterfront property for port and industrial development.

813-905-5132

Children's Board

The Board is an independent government agency. Approved by voters in October 1988 to coordinate, evaluate and finance existing agencies that deal with child abuse, drug abuse, teen-age suicide and other youth problems.

813-229-2884

Tampa Palms

Maintenance of open space and recreational facilities within Tampa Palms. There are also two Non-Ad Valorem assessments for Tampa Palms.

813-977-3933

Hillsborough County Transit Authority

Levy is on all property excluding the city of Plant City and goes toward operating expenses such as salaries for bus drivers & road supervisors and fuel for buses.

813-623-5835, ext.1726

 

 

Taxing Authority - Municipalities Telephone Numbers

Tampa

Some services provided are police, fire, sewer, garbage collection complexes, parks and wastewater treatment plants.

813-274-8552

Temple Terrace

Some services provided are police, fire, sewer, garbage collection complexes, parks and wastewater treatment plants.

813-506-6410

Plant City

Some services provided are police, fire, sewer, garbage collection complexes, parks and wastewater treatment plants.

813-659-4200, ext. 4215

Environmentally Sensitive Lands

Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) Parks, Recreation and Conservation manages more than 61,000 acres of environmentally sensitive wildlife habitat and corridors acquired through the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP). Management responsibilities include prescribed burning, invasive species control, wildlife inventory, trail maintenance, feral animal control, and habitat improvements for endangered and threatened species of plants and animals. In January 1987, the Board of County Commissioners approved an Environmentally-Sensitive Lands Ordinance which provided $21 million over a four-year period to acquire environmentally-sensitive lands. In 1990, County voters approved the issuance of up to $100 million in bonds over a 20-year period to acquire additional lands. Finally, in November 2008, voters approved the issuance of up to $200 million in bonds.

813-272-5890

Parks and Recreation

The Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department provides programs, events and activities to Hillsborough County residents on a year-round basis. The department operates more than 176 neighborhood parks and playgrounds countywide, 265 athletic fields, 40 recreation centers, 10 regional parks, more than 727 miles of trail, as well as 61,000 acres of preserved lands acquired through the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).

813-272-5890