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Taxing Authorities

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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.

Millage Rates

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

Taxing Authority Description Rate
County General Fund 6.2142
County Transportation Fund 0.6019
County Health Department 0.0654
County Library 0.3217
County Fire District 0.0000
County Stormwater 0.0974
County Fire Rescue EMS 0.5881
Total General County 7.8887
School Board Local Required 3.8770
School Board Discretionary 0.7480
School Board Capital Outlay 1.5000
Mosquito Control 0.4478
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

Millage Code Description Rate
OOCS Citrus Springs 14.7416
OOSW Sugarmill Woods 14.7416
OOWD Homosassa Water District 16.0723
OOOB Beverly Hills 14.7416
OOOO Coastal Rivers 14.7416
OOOX Withlacoochee Basin 14.7416
OOOT City of Inverness 22.329
OOOR City of Crystal River 18.8561