This year, though, what’s known as the Truth in Millage notice was colorfully redesigned to make it easier to read. An explainer will be sent with the mailing, and an online interactive guide for the notice can be found at www.pbcgov.org/PAPA.
Property values throughout Palm Beach County continue to rise. Municipalities throughout the county could see a taxable value increase of 6.37 percent, based off the 2018 final taxable value and the 2019 preliminary values. When property value increases in unincorporated areas are added, the total increase is 6.2 percent.
Newly minted municipality Westlake is likely to have a 140 percent growth in taxable value, growing from $45.3 million to $108.8 million. Its proposed tax rate is about $22.88 per $1,000 in taxable value.
Boca Raton remains the leader in taxable property values with an estimated $25 billion, nearly a 5 percent increase from 2018, with a proposed tax rate of $18.58 per $1,000 taxable value.
West estimated total of $13.6 billion. The city’s proposed tax rate is about $22.18 per $1,000 in taxable value.
Every taxing authority saw a net increase except for Palm Beach Shores, which could see slight dip in taxable value of 0.2 percent.
Municipalities will finalize their tax rates by September. Official bills will be sent in November.
If a taxpayer disagrees with the property appraiser’s office’s assessment of a property’s market value, or the notice did not include an exemption or classification, they can contact the office at 561-355-3230 to address concerns.
If the issue is not resolved, the taxpayer can file a petition for adjustment through the Value Adjustment Board until 5 p.m. Sept. 13.
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