Real Estate Tax Services


Assessment & Millage Rates

Taxes are levied in Hillsborough County by the taxing authorities empowered to do so by the State Legislature. The taxable valuation of each real estate property or tangible personal property is established by the County Property Appraiser. The Board of County Commissioners sets the millage, or rate of taxation, for the county; the School Board for the schools; the City Council for each municipality; and by the governing bodies of other independent special taxing districts and authorities.

Millage Rate - The rate of taxes levied based on a mill (1/10 of a cent), or one dollar per one thousand dollars of taxable value. A 30-mill tax rate levied against a taxable value of $100,000 would generate a $3,000 tax liability.

The Tax Collector consolidates the rolls and mails the tax notices to the property owners.

The Property Appraiser does not establish the non-ad valorem assessments. The County Commissioners assess County Street Lighting assessments, Solid Waste Disposal and Collection, Reclaimed Water, Stormwater Management and Capacity Assessment Units. Downtown Improvement assessments are assessed by the City of Tampa. Tampa Palms has a special assessment and all other non-ad valorem assessments are imposed on neighborhoods by the residents for specific benefits received, such as recreation and general maintenance of the areas.