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Thursday, October 27, 2011

How much are property taxes in Brevard County, Florida? Florida TaxWatch Analysis

An excellent article in today’s Florida Today newspaper provides answers to many of the questions I receive from people who are considering buying a home in Brevard County. 
Such as..
  • Overall the taxes collected in Brevard County is number 35 of 37 counties.
  • $973 – the amount in property taxes for each person collected by County, Public Schools and municipalities (average statewide was $1,360).
  • Average property tax rate of $18.18 per $1,000 taxable value (state average $19.01).
  • Property tax growth 2000-2010 was 54% (67% state average).
  • Brevard County ranks 10th in population (543,376).
  • Brevard County is one of eight counties that does not collect an optional sales tax or additional gas taxes to add revenue.
Read the entire Florida TaxWatch report here.  A couple of additional links that may be of interest include Brevard Property Appraiser and the Brevard Tax Collector websites.

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