|Taxing Authority||Telephone Number|
|Board of County Commissioners (Fire District, Fire Rescue EMS)||(352) 527-5207|
|Citrus County Land Section (Fire Services, Property Abatement Assessment, All Lighting Districts, MSBU, etc)||(352) 527-5458|
|Citrus County School Board||(352) 726-1931|
|Southwest Florida Water Management District||(352) 796-7211|
|Homosassa Special Water District||(352) 628-3740|
|Mosquito Control District||(352) 527-7478|
|City of Crystal River||(352) 795-6994|
|City of Inverness||(352) 726-5016|
|Limerock Paving||(352) 527-5273|
|Solid Waste||(352) 527-7670|
Using the values as set and allowing for exemptions, the tax roll is completed by the Property Appraiser and approved by the Department of Revenue. The tax roll is then certified by the Property Appraiser to the Tax Collector, who in turn mails the tax notice/receipt to the owner’s last address of record as it appears on the tax roll.
In cases where the property owner pays their real estate taxes into an escrow account, their mortgage company should request the tax bill. In such cases, the property owner would then receive an informational notice stating that the original copy of their tax notice was sent to their escrow agent.
Section 197.122 Florida Statutes charges all property owners with the following three responsibilities: (1) the knowledge that taxes are due and payable annually; (2) the duty of ascertaining the amount of current or delinquent taxes, and (3) the payment of such taxes before the date of delinquency. Therefore, if for whatever reason, the property owner fails to receive a tax bill, it is the property owner’s responsibility to inquire as to the amount as well as pay the tax before the date of delinquency.
Taxes are levied in Citrus County by the taxing authorities empowered to do so by the State Legislature. The value of each real estate and tangible personal property is established by the County Property Appraiser. The Board of County Commissioners set the millage or rate of taxation for the county; the School Board for the schools; the city council for each municipality. The governing bodies of other independent special taxing districts and authorities set the millage rates for those areas.
Listed below are the 2019 Millage Rates
|County||Fire Rescue EMS||0.5881|
|Total General County||7.8887|
|School Board||Local Required||3.8770|
|School Board||Capital Outlay||1.5000|
|Southwest Florida Water Management||General||0.2801|
|Homosassa Special Water District||1.3307|
|City of Crystal River||4.8000|
|City of Inverness||8.2729|
Listed below are the 2019 Millage Codes
|OOWD||Homosassa Water District||16.0723|
|OOOT||City of Inverness||22.329|
|OOOR||City of Crystal River||18.8561|