County Millage Rate Information

  1. What is a Millage Rate?
  2. Millage Rate Adoption

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

Sumter County 5.1900
Public Schools 4.9870
Water Board 0.2043
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. 

Example Calculation

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