In the Opinion of Budget Hawks, the Effective Property Tax Millage Rate Is 6.45 Mills When Combined With The Fire Service Tax.

2014 Property Tax at 3.7 mills was $34,317,520

2015 Property Tax at 4.2 mills was $40,360,717

An 18% Increase in Tax Revenue of $6,043,197


2014 Fire Service Fee was                  $32,772,000

2015 Fire Service Fee was                  $41,963,000

A 28% Increase in Tax Revenue          $9,191,000


The combined total of the property tax and the fire service fee revenue is $82 million.  After adjusting for county residents who pay a portion of the fire service fee and non-assessed properties, the adjusted total is about $62 million.

Tallahassee’s Effective Millage Rate is 6.45 mills