County Millage Rate Information
The most important source of funding for local governments in the State of Florida is the ad valorem revenue (property tax). In Sumter County, property taxes are assessed by several government entities each year to finance basic government reoccurring operations. If you live in a municipality, you must add the applicable local millage rate to the total millage rate for the County.
Ad valorem property taxes are calculated by multiplying the taxable value of the property by the millage rate.
The millage rate is the amount of property tax charged per $1,000 of taxable property value.
In an unincorporated area of the county, the millage levy includes the rates levied by the Sumter County Commission, the Sumter County School Board, South West Florida Water Management District.
Inside each city, the millage levy includes these same rates, plus the millage rate levied by that respective City Commission.
Certified 2023 Millage by Taxing Authority
|Total for County||10.3813|
If your parcel is located within one of the following municipalities, you must add the mill rate as provided below to the County Millage above prior to calculating your taxes.
|City of Bushnell||3.5692|
|City of Center Hill||4.1000|
|City of Coleman||3.4037|
|City of Webster||8.0000|
|City of Wildwood||3.8287|
Property taxes are calculated on the total taxable value of your home. The total taxable value of your home is calculated by subtracting any applicable exemptions from the assessed value of your home. The Property Appraiser's Office is responsible for determining the assessed value of all homes within Sumter County. For more information on how your home's assessed value is determined, please contact the Property Appraiser's Office at (352) 569-6800.
A home with a homestead exemption of $25,000 and a total tax rate, from all taxing authorities, of 20 mills can be calculated in this manner:
Determine the taxable value of the property:
- Assessed value of home: 100,000
- Homestead exemption: (25,000)
- Taxable value: 75,000
Divide the taxable value by 1,000 and multiply by the millage rate:
- (75,000 / 1,000) X 10.40 = $780.00
The proposed millage rate and budget are reviewed each September at two Public Budget Hearings. The First Public Hearing is where the millage rate and budget are proposed. The Final Budget Hearing is where the Board of County Commissioners adopts the final millage rate and budget. To find out more about the millage rate adoption process, please visit the Office of Management & Budget's Budget Resources.
The rolled-back rate is the millage rate, based upon updated property value assessments, which would provide the same amount of revenue as the previous year's millage rate. New construction is excluded from this calculation. If a millage rate higher than the rolled-back rate is adopted, it is considered a legally defined tax increase. For ten consecutive years, Sumter County has been able to prepare a budget at or below the projected rolled-back rate.