The Lee County Property Appraiser has released Notice of Proposed Property Taxes also known as the "TRIM" Notice on Friday August 22nd, 2008.
TRIM is an acronym that stands for "Truth In Millage." The TRIM notice contains specific information designed to inform you of your property tax obligations as required by the Truth In Millage Law that was established in the 1980's by the Florida Legislature.
With the decrease in values and the increased Homestead Exemption I have seen my own property taxes decrease 29%. I also researched some of the properties that I sold to customers this past year. One of my customers from British Columbia Canada is seeing a 37% decrease in their property taxes on a Gulf Access Residence they purchased this year. Calculate the percentage change in your property taxes.
The TRIM notice provides the property owner with the following value information:
- Market Value
- Assessed Value
- Exemptions in Value
- School Taxable Value
- Taxable Value
The TRIM notice also provides the property owner with the Name, Address, Telephone Number, and Public Hearing dates for the various Taxing Authorities if you wish to attend and voice your opinion on the proposed tax.
The TRIM notice also displays your previous year values for you to compare increases or decreases in value and how it relates to your property taxes.
Follow this link to the Lee County Property Appraisers Office to View your TRIM Notice Online. Simply fill in your name or your property address, click on your specific property and then scroll to the bottom of the page to view your 2008 TRIM Notice.
Most Lee County Taxing authorities are either holding or decreasing their millage rates and passing on the savings to the public.
Read more about Lee County Property Taxes:
Cape Coral FL Taxable Property Values Decrease - estimated taxable value information was released 06/02/2008 by Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson.
Canadian, Foreign National, Non-Florida Resident Property Tax Information - how residents of the United States and Foreign Countries who own property in the State of Florida are taxed.
Lee County Property Taxes - An analysis Florida Constitutional & Legislative changes to property taxation.
Florida Real Estate Property Tax Exemptions - Florida nears the median for property taxes in the USA.
Cape Coral Taxes Decrease - A look into millage rate changes in Cape Coral over the past ten years.
Thinking about Buying or Selling a home in Lee County Florida? Contact me for more information about direct at 239-340-1384 or email at ScottSlocum@FloridaFutureAgents.com.
Scott Slocum, REALTOR®
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Florida Future Realty Inc.
2816 Del Prado Blvd South, Unit 2
Cape Coral FL, 33904
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