As you may know, Florida is a popular destination for retirement because it has no state income tax, but unless you plan on renting all throughout your retirement, you won’t be able to escape paying property taxes.
Today let’s take a look at the Florida Counties with the highest and lowest median property taxes.
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Now keep in mind, a county’s median property taxes doesn’t mean that’s what your property taxes will be, and they don’t tell the whole story about how expensive or inexpensive an area will be to live in.
The exact location and price (value) of the home you choose will play a big role, and depending on which community you purchase a home in, you might be subject to other fees (such as CDD’s).
So, its wise to take all factors into account when making your final purchase decision.
Onward to the data.
Florida Counties With the LOWEST Median Property Taxes
Dixie – $503
Holmes – $555
Jackson – $630
Hamilton – $668
Washington – $687
Liberty – $695
Calhoun – $725
Franklin – $726
Levy – $735
Madison – $736
Florida Counties With the HIGHEST Median Property Taxes
Hillsborough – $2,168
Lee – $2,197
St. Lucie – $2,198
Martin – $2,315
Collier – $2,399
Broward – $2,664
Monroe – $2,673
Palm Beach – $2,679
St. Johns – $2,702
Miami-Dade – $2,756
For visual reference here’s a map of where each Florida County is located:
You can learn more about how to figure out your taxes in my Guide to Florida Real Estate Taxes.)
If you’re worried about the cost of your property taxes, keep in mind that Florida does offer some property tax relief in the form of Homestead Exemptions which can help quite a bit if you qualify for them.