County Administrator Hunter Walker will present a proposed budget based on maintaining the property tax millage rate at 6.0953 mills. At that rate, the owner of a property with a taxable value of $100,000 would owe the county $609.53 in property tax. That doesn’t include taxes levied by the Santa Rosa County School District, municipalities, fire districts or other taxing authorities.
Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the budget after Walker’s presentation. Copies of the proposed budget will be advertised Sept. 17-19 and the final budget hearing is scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20.
The county will submit a resolution adopting the approved millage rate to the county’s tax collector and property appraiser and the Florida Department of Revenue by Sept. 22.
Residents who cannot attend the meetings in Milton can watch the meetings live or review them about 18-24 hours after the meeting by going to www.santarosa.fl.gov/bocc/meetings0910.html.