For payment of Delinquent Taxes
No Personal Checks will be accepted ** Payment must be made in the form of Cashier's Checks, Money Order, Cash or you may pay online with your Debit/Credit Card a convenience fee of 2.35% will apply
AD Valorem Tax Collection
Ad Valorem taxes on real property are collected by the Tax Collector on an annual basis, beginning on November 1st for the year January through December. It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to ensure that his/her taxes are paid and that a tax bill is received.
The Property Appraiser's Office establishes the assessed value of a property and The Board of County Commissioners and other taxing authorities set the millage rates. Using these figures, the Property Appraiser prepares the tax roll. Upon completion, the tax roll is then certified to the Tax Collector who prints and mails the tax notices. Tax notices are sent to the owner's last record of address as it appears on the tax roll. In cases where the property owner pays through an escrow account, the mortgage company should request and be sent the tax bill, and the owner receives a copy of the notice.
For a list of the 2016 millage rate for Gilchrist County click here
Tax statements are normally mailed out on or before November 1st of each year. The gross amount is due by March 31st. The following discounts are applied for early payment:
4% discount if paid in November
3% discount if paid in December
2% discount if paid in January
1% discount if paid in February
Gross amount paid in March, no discount applied.
Taxes become delinquent April 1st of each year.
HOMESTEAD TAX DEFERRAL:
If your income is low enough to meet certain conditions according to F.S. Ch. 197, you may qualify for deferred tax payments on your homestead property. Application DR-570 is available HERE
For questions about your Homestead Status, contact the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser's Office.