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2019 PRELIMINARY TAX RATES



TOTAL MILLAGE RATES BY TAXING DISTRICT
COUNTY 18.7862
LABELLE 22.3908
CLEWISTON 25.3176
PLCDD 24.5801


TAXING DISTRICTS

Taxing districts are geographic areas of the county in which property taxes are levied at the same rate. Each of the incorporated cities and the Port LaBelle Community Development District, are taxing districts. The unincorporated areas are in the county taxing district.

In the unincorporated area of the county, the millage levy includes the rates levied by the Hendry County Commission, the Hendry County School Board, the Hendry County Hospital Authority and the South Florida Water Management District.

Inside each city, the millage levy includes these same rates, plus the millage rate levied by that respective City Commission. For example, a property in the City of LaBelle would pay taxes based on the millages levied by the following taxing authorities.

Tax District Rate
Hendry County 8.2107
Public Schools - State Law 3.7980
Public Schools - Capital Outlay 1.5000
Public Schools - Discretionary 0.7480
SFWM - District 0.1152
SFWM - OK Basin 0.1246
SFWM - Everglades Construction Project 0.0397
Hospitals 3.6900
Hospitals Debt Service 0.5600
City of Clewiston 6.5314
City of LaBelle 3.6046
Port LaBelle CDD 5.7939


MILLAGE RATES

Taxing authorities levy annual taxes on the taxable property in their jurisdictions. The rate at which a taxing authority levies tax is usually expressed in mils. One mil represents a rate of .001, and can be confusing if millage is confused with millage rate. The easiest way to think of millage is in "dollars per thousand"; that is, a rate of one mil is equal to one dollar of tax for each 1000 dollars of taxable value. The following example may be helpful.

If a taxing authority levies 10 mils on $1000 of taxable value... *The millage levy would be expressed as 10 mils *The millage rate would be expressed as .010 (.001 x 10) *The amount of tax would be calculated as $1000 x .010 = $10.00 *10 mils generates $10 of tax for each $1000 of taxable value.

Assessed value$50,000
Homestead Exemption- $25,000
Taxable Value$25,000
Tax rate (20 mils)x 0.020
Tax amount$500.00

The calculation of taxes on your home might look like this, depending on the value of your home and the taxing district you live in. This is a hypothetical example.

Millage rates are set each year during the budget hearings held by each of the taxing authorities. Two public hearings are held each year, usually July through September, at which time budgets and tax rates are set. The meetings are advertised and are open to the public.


2019 PRELIMINARY MILLAGE BY TAXING AUTHORITY
Hendry County 8.2107
Public Schools - State Law 3.7980
Public Schools - Capital Outlay 1.5000
Public Schools - Discretionary 0.7480
SFWM - District 0.1152
SFWM - OK Basin 0.1246
SFWM - Everglades Construction Project 0.0397
Hospital 3.6900
Hospitals Debt Service 0.5600
TOTAL for County 18.7862
If your parcel is located within one of the following Municipalities, you must add the Millage Rate as provided below to the County Millage prior to calculating your taxes
City of Clewiston 6.5314
City of LaBelle 3.6046
Port LaBelle CDD 5.7939


 
DISCLAIMER
This information was derived from data which was compiled by the Hendry County Property Appraiser Office solely for the governmental purpose of property assessment. This information should not be relied upon by anyone as a determination of the ownership of property or market value. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the accuracy of the data herein, it's use, or it's interpretation. Although it is periodically updated, this information may not reflect the data currently on file in the Property Appraiser's office. The assessed values are NOT certified values and therefore are subject to change before being finalized for ad valorem assessment purposes.


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